Viewing: Romantic Getaways

Frederick MD: A Mini-Philly With A Charm All Its Own

WHY GO: Maryland’s second largest city (after Baltimore), Frederick MD, is on the move. Distilleries have popped up like stills in the hills, and a stunning downtown canal-walk swarms with locals on balmy days and nights. With its brick row homes, adorable boutiques, and growing culinary scene, Frederick feels like a mini-Philly but has a […] Read more

Stony Creek CT and the Thimble Islands; A Favorite of Presidents, Tom Thumb and Ayn Rand

WHY GO: When Ayn Rand needed to gather material for The Fountainhead, when President Taft sought a summer home, when Tom Thumb came a-courting, they all turned to this slip of Connecticut that many travelers miss. Most assume that the dingy industrial harbors glimpsed through windshields while barreling up I-95 define the Connecticut coast, but, […] Read more

The Historical Romance of Quebec City

If ever a place looked like a movie set, it’s Quebec City in springtime. Pristine stone walls brightened by jewel-tone doors and kaleidoscope window boxes seem to have been plucked from a historical romance. Buildings don’t appear to have withstood a day in the elements, let alone hundreds of years. In reality, Quebec City was established in […] Read more

Love and Crepes In Mont Tremblant

When a Parisian vacation is not in the budget, consider a road trip to Quebec, Canada. Just a five-hour drive from Albany, NY along the Adirondack Northway (Interstate 87,) Mont-Tremblant is well-known for its challenging ski runs and European-style village. Less well-known is that year-round it’s an ideal destination for couples seeking the romance of France, and its […] Read more

30 Surprisingly Romantic Getaways in NJ, PA, and Delaware

“Romantic Escape” may not leap to mind when you come across some of these destinations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, but the following 30 ideas might just open your eyes to new places to explore together. From snug B&B’s to urban hotels, revitalized cities, and quiet bay, river, and lakeside resorts, you’ll find something […] Read more

30 Surprisingly Romantic Getaways in Maryland, DC, and Virginia

“Romantic Escape” may not leap to mind when you come across some of these destinations in Maryland, Virginia, and DC, but the following 30 ideas might just open your eyes to new places to explore together. From snug B&B’s to urban hotels, revitalized cities, and quiet riverside resorts, you’ll find something just perfect for the […] Read more

55 Surprisingly Romantic Getaways in New England

“Romantic Escape” may not leap to mind when you come across some of these destinations in New England. But the following 55 ideas might just open your eyes to new places to explore together. From snug B&B’s to urban hotels, revitalized cities, and quiet lakeside resorts, you’ll find something just perfect for the quirky, fun-loving, […] Read more

35 Surprisingly Romantic Escapes in New York State

The State of New York is full of towns and destinations you wouldn’t ordinarily think of as “Romantic.” But combing through the following 35 ideas just might open your eyes to new places to explore together. From snug B&B’s to urban hotels, revitalized cities, and quiet lakeside resorts, you’ll find something just perfect for the […] Read more

17 Best Things to Do Around Lake Atitlan, Guatemala: One of the Prettiest Places on Earth

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, a four-hour drive from the international airport in Guatemala City, is beguiling in its beauty. Ringed by mountains, volcanoes, and twelve towns and villages, Lake Atitlan is best discovered by small boat. From artisan weavers, to legends of The Little Prince (the author spent time here recovering from injuries sustained in a […] Read more

Middleburg VA: Tiny Enclave, Huge Appeal in Virginia Horse Country

WHY GO: Fox Hunting and Wine rule the day in Middleburg VA, a small well-to-do hamlet in Loudoun County outside Washington DC: so much so that you can stay in a 250+ year old Inn called the Red Fox, or in a new posh country estate centered on equestrian activities, and visit some fantastic wineries […] Read more

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