TIEBREAKER: IBIZA OR MALLORCA?

It’s summer and you’re heading to Spain but are unsure which Balearic island to visit: Ibiza or Mallorca. Both islands have turquoise waters, secret coves and stunning beaches. Both have incredible food: Iberico ham, Spanish cheeses, Padron peppers, suckling pig, heaps of paella and glorious wine. Both have gorgeous nature and a warm Mediterranean climate.

TIEBREAKER: AZORES OR MADEIRA?

You’re excited to visit Portugal but can’t decide whether to visit the Azores or Madeira. Both are amazing islands off the coast of Portugal with a mild climate, lush green hills and fabulous Portuguese food. It’s possible to visit both the Azores and Madeira in one trip (there is a direct 2 hour flight from

Azores Luxury: Best Hotels, Restaurants & Activities

The Azores are 9 volcanic islands located a thousand miles off the coast of Portugal with lush mountains, bubbling hot springs and rugged vistas. The islands are best known as Portugal’s eco-paradise and a haven for outdoors enthusiasts, but with the opening of several cool hotels, trendy restaurants and activities companies stepping up their game,

TIEBREAKER: CORSICA OR SARDINIA?

It’s summer and you’re figuring out whether to visit Corsica or Sardinia for your holiday. Both islands bask in the Mediterranean sun, have rugged interiors and plenty of gorgeous beaches. The 7 mile channel separating the two islands is crossed via a 50 minute ferry ride. If you’re not able to fit both islands into

Off the Beaten Path Florence & Tuscany Hidden Gems

Italy is amazing for so many reasons – vibrant culture, delicious food, stunning scenery and wonderful people. If you love Italy just as much as we do but have already seen the top sights, keep reading for our recommendations for the best off the beaten track Florence spots and Tuscany hidden gems. 

🐾 LUCY’S CUBA TIPS

These are Lucy’s tips from her trip to Cuba where she spent 2 days in Vinales, 2 days in Trinidad, 1 day in Cienfuegos and 3 days in Havana. Lucy’s visited with her husband to experience the culture, history, UNESCO sites, nature and enjoy the food and drinks. Each night at an AirB&B rental cost about

🐾 LOU’S TURKS & CAICOS TIPS

These are Lou’s tips for the Turks & Caicos. Lou is retired and spends 6 months of the year on the islands (the other 6 months he spends in Rhode Island). Lou’s tips are great for anyone who wants to enjoy the beach!

🐾 SLAVA’S PORTUGAL TIPS

These are Slava’s tips from his 5 day trip to Porto and Douro Valley in Portugal. Slava visited to relax, see the beautiful city and landscape. And of course, eat great food and drink great wine. Slava traveled to Portugal with his now fiance!

🐾  SJ’S ICELAND TIPS

These are SJ’s tips from her trip to Iceland. SJ traveled all over Iceland. Her stops included Reykjavik for 1 day, Borgarnes for a half day, Sauðárkrókur for 1 day, Snaefellsjokull National Park for 1.5 days, Hellissandur for 1 night, Blonduos for 1 night, the Ring Road for 1 day, Landmannalaugar for 1 day and Vik for 1

🐾 AMY’S PORTUGAL TIPS

These are Amy’s tips from her trip to Portugal. Amy spent 2 nights in Lisbon and 6 nights on Sao Miguel island in the Azores. Amy visited Portugal to experience the culture, see the sights, go hiking, eat all the food and drink all the wine.

🐾 SAM’S ROME TIPS

These are Sam’s tips from her trip to Rome, Italy. Sam visited Rome to relax, have some alone time, eat good food and learn some history. Sam spent $450-500 on her lodging. The hotel was fabulous and highly recommended.  Sam also loved seeing the city on the back of a Vespa and learning about the Colosseum from PhDs.

🐾 JESSICA’S SICILY TIPS: TRAPANI AND FAVIGNANA

These are Jessica’s tips from her trip to Trapani and Favignana in Sicily, Italy. Jess visited Sicily to relax and experience the culture. The meals ranged from 12 – 20 euros and my villa apartment was roughly USD 85 a night for a weekend in September.

🐾 AMY’S SÃO MIGUEL TIPS

These are Amy’s tips from her 6 nights on Sao Miguel island in the Azores.  Amy’s from Boston and went with friends, they wanted to experience the culture, see the sights, go hiking, eat all the food and drink all the wine. The average price of the hotel was 175 Euros and the average entree at the restaurants we

🐾 ALEX’S ICELAND TIPS

Alex’s tips for her trip to Iceland with two friends in October to Skaftafell, Lake Myvatn, Egilsstaðir and Seydisfjordur on the Ring Road in 6 days.

🐾 COLLEEN’S ICELAND TIPS

Colleen’s tips from her 4 day trip to Iceland in October with her brother and friend. They thought Iceland rocks and did as many activities as possible during their visit.

🐾 BETSY’S ICELAND TIPS

Betsy’s tips for her 11 day trip to Iceland in the summer with 3 other active adults. She visited Iceland to relax, see nature, hike a bit and relax.

🐾 AMY’S ICELAND TIPS

Amy’s tips for a 4 day trip to Iceland. Her goals were to be active, see beautiful scenery, be adventurous, then take a shower and have a nice meal after. 

🐾 CATHERINE’S SÃO MIGUEL TIPS

Catherine tips from her amazing 7-day trip to Sao Miguel island in the Azores in July with her husband. Our goal for the trip was relaxation, hiking, food and wine, and to get off the beaten path.