Euro is Down! Europe Travel This Summer

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If you were waiting for your big Euro Trip, this summer may be the time for you to start planning a visit!

The United States’ economy is currently in a better shape than the European economy, and we do not yet know how long this will last. This means you should take advantage of the opportunity now as no one knows how long this good fortune will last. The Euro has been its lowest since 2006, which means that those using the U.S Dollar will be saving much more than even just last year.

How does this apply for you if you are planning a trip?

The money you will be saving on necessities such as airplane tickets, hotels, and food can be spent on enticing accessories like tickets to museums and souvenirs.

Here are three European cities that will inspire you to start looking for plane tickets to Europe today.

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Not only is this a cheap city to fly into from major airports in New York and Chicago, Copenhagen is also a world-class European city with plenty to offer the tourist. Whether you are interested in the royal history or its fine sense of design, Copenhagen is the perfect city to visit. Noted to be one of the more expensive cities, now is an excellent time to take advantage of visiting.

Not as over-travelled as Amsterdam but still offering equally attractive activities and sights, Copenhagen may be the perfect answer for your European holiday.

Barcelona Spain

Barcelona, Spain

As one of Europe’s more popular cities, Barcelona is full of exciting architecture, food, and nightlife. According to Orbitz, hotel rates compared from 2014 and 2015 in Barcelona are down, meaning now is an excellent time to be traveling to Barcelona.

Whether you are a Picasso or Gaudi fan, or want to watch a football match, Barcelona is bursting with exciting activities for all interests.

Paris France

Paris, France

A must-see for any Eurotrip, not only are airplane tickets flying to Paris an average of 10% cheaper than before, so are hotel rates. There is no better time to book your tickets than now!

As a cosmopolitan capital of the world, Paris hardly needs any more explanation of why you need to visit. From art and culture to fashion, food and design, a trip to Paris can be exactly the inspiration you need.

What are your plans for this summer? Have you been to Europe before? Share in the comments below!

Where To Travel This Spring: 5 Best Destinations In The USA

May is the perfect time to travel as not only is the weather the perfect blend of spring and summer, but it is right before summer vacation. It is the best time to catch the destinations before tourists swamp the area meaning that prices will still be relatively low!

Here are some recommendations of places worth checking out to visit this May:

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Joshua Tree National Park, California

This California desert is filled with natural wonders and gorgeous man-made art installations. May is a great time to visit to avoid the summer heat. Take a hike on the numerous trails or go in time for the annual Joshua Tree Music Festival in mid-May to enjoy some music.

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Louisville, Kentucky

May is the perfect time to visit Louisville, Kentucky as the famous Kentucky Derby Races happen the first week in May. This tradition that began in 1875 still continues, so put on your best dress and make your way to Kentucky! Even if you visit later on in May, you will find horse racing theme al the way through the last weekend of May. Of course, there is more to Louisville than just the horse races, so make sure you spend time in the city as well.

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Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado 

If you love the mountains, try and make it out to the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado this May. In 2015, it is the 100th Anniversary of the park, and there will be a variety of special activities and community events going on to celebrate. The beauty of the Rocky Mountains is indescribable in words and is something you will need to experience in person.

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San Antonio, Texas 

San Antonio, Texas is vibrant city that must be visited. From the River Walk to the Alamo, you will learn both about the history of the place and also see the economic advancements of the city. May is the perfect month to go as there are celebrations almost every weekend. Go for the Cinco de Mayo festival at the historic Market Square, or A Wine and Culinary Arts Festival celebrating Mexican and Latin American culture on May 13-17.

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The Beach

Not specifically a destination, but make your first visit to the beach this May. As Memorial Weekend officially kicks off summer, a fun trip to the closest beach may be the best way to wave goodbye to spring and officially welcome in summer. Take a PICO Compact Foldable Arm Chair and pack a picnic with this Winecoat so that you can have chilled wine while relaxing at the beach.

Whatever mini-vacation you choose in May will be a welcomed teaser to the summer that is just a few steps away!

Top 5 Places to Travel on Valentine’s Weekend

So many wonderful things to do, so little time.  Why not spice things up a bit this year for Valentine’s Day?  Ditch the standard box of chocolates or long-stem roses and book a romantic getaway to sweep your Valentine off his or her feet.  From romantic city escapades to relaxing beach vacations, here are our top picks for the sweetest and sexiest Valentine’s Day adventures.

1. New York, New York

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Love is all around in the Big Apple. For those who haven’t experienced it for themselves, they sure saw it on Sex and the City.  From horse-drawn carriage rides through Central Park (with your own Mr. Big) to Eskimo kisses on the ice rink at Rockefeller Center, love sure is in the air. This Valentine’s Day, add some edge to your romance with a downtown Manhattan adventure. Spice up window-shopping with a trip to SoHo’s sophisticated and saucy Agent Provocateur for some sexy skivvies. Next head to the Meatpacking District for a romantic stroll along the neighborhood’s unique elevated park, the High Line. The Valentine’s Day package at the Hotel Gansevoort is equal parts sweet and sexy featuring roses, chocolate-covered strawberries, champagne and the classic game of Twister.

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Hotel Gansevoort

Gansevoort Park Lobby

Gansevoort Park Lobby

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Rooftop Lounge and Heated Pool

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Take advantage of the late check-out time and sleep in or spend the morning lounging at the heated outdoor rooftop pool. With so much New York has to offer, how could you not fall in love?

2. San Francisco, California

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Woo your Valentine with some canoodling penguins in flirty San Francisco. Gourmet Walks celebrates the holiday with a sweet stroll around town. The Champagne and Chocolate tour kicks off with a bit of bubbly at a wine bar followed by 7 stops for gourmet chocolate tastings. Yummolish!  Next, why not get some sex tips from the birds and the bees at the San Francisco Zoo’s “Woo at the Zoo.” This quirky, adults-only event shares the secret sex lives and mating rituals of some of the zoo’s favorite residents. When it’s time to turn in, the “Lose Your Heart” package at Campton Place Hotel in Union Square promises more romance with dinner and a wine-tasting at the restaurant.

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Golden Gate Bridge at night


3. San Juan, Puerto Rico

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A trip to the beach in the middle of winter just might be what the doctor prescribed and Puerto Rico is a great choice with no passport requirements and quick direct flights from many US airports. Let your love glow in San Juan, a city perfect for strolling, lounging and club-hopping at night. The Luminescent Love Package at the San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino includes an oceanfront room, champagne, a massage and a trip to the Bioluminescent Bay in Fajardo. This ethereal “biobay” is filled with microscopic plankton that glitter and glow in the water.

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Puerto Rico nightlife

Keep the romance going with an aphrodisiac in the ornate red and gold dining room at Dragonfly. Latin American and Japanese cuisines are fused to create the most scrumptious and sexy sushi rolls. Indulge and eat your hearts out!

4. Savannah, Georgia

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Savannah’s cobblestone streets, moody Spanish moss and Southern charm are known to inspire hand-holding and stolen kisses for new lovers and seasoned partners. You can paddle a canoe for 2 on a Wilderness Southeast tour. The area’s coastal creeks are framed by stately tupelo and cypress trees and filled with cool wildlife including herons, turtles and alligators. If waterfront fun is more for you, head down the Savannah River for a brunch or dinner riverboat cruise.

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Image via terragalleria.com

Once back on dry land, indulge in a sundae at Leopold’s Ice Cream, which has been scooping up tasty treats since 1919. Rose Petal Cream and Chocolate Cherry Cordial are only available in February. The city is filled with romantic inns and cozy bed and breakfasts. Check into the Ballastone Inn or the ultra-luxe Mansion on Forsyth Park.

5. Denver, Colorado

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The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa celebrates love and lack of it all month long. The Love Stinks package pampers the broken-hearted with cocktails, stress-relief massage and a copy of the book “He’s Just Not That Into You.” History buffs can take a hotel tour and learn about romantic rendezvous of celebrities and even past presidents that have happened at the hotel since it opened in 1892. How fun!  Instead of bickering about your own lack of love life, indulge in this juicy gossip of ghosts de le Brown Palace Hotel and Spa. Those feeling a bit more amorous will enjoy the decadent chocolate brunch or the spa’s cherry chocolate scrub.

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Love reaches new heights — 12,050 feet to be exact — at The Loveland ski slope, located just an hour from Denver. Couples tie the knot or renew their vows during the annual Mountaintop Matrimony Ceremony and then ski down the hill to their reception. Adventure at its best!

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Loveland ski area

Whatever your choice may be, be sure to enjoy the day and weekend to its fullest.  Fill it with love and laughter no matter of your surroundings! Cheers to February!