It’s a rare occasion when Mom and Dad get the chance to sneak away alone to enjoy each other’s company, without the children in tow. If you’re anything like us, those moments don’t happen often (or, ever?) and that’s why we’re here today to bring you an amazing destination for a romantic couple’s getaway, that is quaintly charming, yet stunning and relaxing: Traverse City, Michigan.
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A trip to Florida doesn’t have to be a week long, over the top, theme park extravaganza where you go home sun burned and exhausted. Maybe you’ve avoided traveling to Florida because you don’t want to spend your time uncomfortable in a crowded tourist trap. However, not all of Florida is like that. In fact, there are some sweet spots in the sunshine state that offer quiet little weekend getaways. No huge crowds, no theme parks, just beautiful scenery, relaxing destinations, and natural outdoor adventures. Here are seven hidden gems of Florida.
Arizona is a magical place, full of desert beauty, snow capped peaks, canyon lakes, and magnificent wildlife. It’s a state where you can view dusty, sandy grounds dotted with cacti as towering mountains blanketed with snow serve as a backdrop, all in one scene. Wild horses and cattle roam the landscapes, while one lane roads stretch for miles between sky high striped rocky cliffs. Where world famous landmarks lay as people from all over the Earth come to photograph and honor their longevity. It’s a place where the views that are set before your eyes seem unreal, as something flawlessly painted by an artist, a priceless piece of art. Even though it’s impossible to capture on a screen what these views look like in real time, we still tried to portray the power of nature and faith in these images, from the north to the south of Arizona. Savor each image, and please add them to your traveling bucket list, as each is truly a sight to behold.
This spring and summer, we want to inspire you to hit the road and visit new places. Weekend getaways are perfect for the busy family wanting to travel. I’m Elena, Daily Mom’s managing editor and lover of all things travel. I want to share my city, Naples, Florida with our readers. I am always jetting off to other locations all over the world, but I call Naples home and know that it is a fabulous place to visit. If you want to visit Florida this summer, I think you should add Naples to your itinerary. Here is my personal list of places to visit and see while you are in my gorgeous city on the Gulf!
Mazatlán is a wonderful city in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. This resort town located on the Pacific Coast has so much to offer. You can stay at an all-inclusive resort and still venture out for an authentic local experience. There is so much to see and do here. Try the cuisine, enjoy the natural beauty, learn about local history, and just generally have a ridiculously fun time while doing all this. Mazatlán itself is a very historic town, authentically Mexican, not overly touristy, and has lots of flights (direct) from the continental US and Canada. Believe it or not, you can experience the best of Mazatlán in less than a week. Here is how…
Each year, people in Mexico gather together to celebrate the Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos. This holiday and its celebrations are unique to Mexico. It is actually celebrated over more than one day as everyone gathers together in different ways to remember friends and families that have died. This holiday is also famous for the colorful, yet gothic style art, costumes, decorations, and imagery. While the Day of the Dead is celebrated all over Mexico and by those of Mexican descent everywhere, especially in the United States, if you want to experience this cultural tradition firsthand, you should travel to Mazatlán. This historic city celebrates The Day of the Dead like nowhere else. Just take a look…
On the Pacific coast of Mexico, you will find a resort town full of history and tradition. Don’t take that to mean this place is boring. The exact opposite is true. If you are looking for a party, they’ve got all the fun you could want and then some. You will find yourself surrounded in natural beauty unlike anything you’ve ever experienced as you try to experience it all. Mazatlán is a magical city in Mexico, and we have the photos to prove it.
You have a lot of choices for where to stay when planning a vacation to Orlando, Florida. Not all hotels and resorts are created equal though. Don’t just stay at any boring old hotel. Live a little, and pick a world class resort that is a destination in itself. Loews Sapphire Falls Resort transports you to a tropical paradise. The grounds are lush and full of palm trees and other tropical greenery. Beautiful blue waterfalls cascade around the grounds. The rooms and suites are fantastic. The pool is luxurious and so much fun, and you get some amazing benefits that make experiencing all the excitement at Universal Studios even better.
When thinking about getting on a plane with two 4 year olds and flying 5 hours across the country just to spend 2 days hiking and then repeat it all over again to get back home, most moms would start hyperventilating. It’s true, preschoolers aren’t the easiest to hang out with in general, then put them in a tin can for hours straight and the resulting nightmare can give anyone a heart attack. Between the why’s and the constant whining and the snacks and having to sit still for 5 hours, you would think that the majority of sane people do not plan short stints across the country. And we say they are missing out!
Travel is a passion for the team at Daily Mom. We’d travel all the time if we could, but that’s just not possible. One way that we all travel as much as we can is by taking weekend getaways instead of long vacations. You can take a weekend getaway with almost no notice and have the best time ever. In some ways a weekend getaway is superior to longer trips. However, just because you are taking a quick trip doesn’t mean you shouldn’t plan that trip. Get the most out of your weekend getaway with these planning tips.
Just north of Tucson, in southwestern Arizona, you will find a gem in the desert. Hacienda Del Sol is a luxury guest ranch that gives you an authentic Tucson experience with wonderful amenities, beautiful sights, and memories that will stay with you forever. This isn’t your normal hotel. You will take a piece of Hacienda Del Sol with you when you leave and will find yourself dreaming of your days here until you can return.
One of the most amazing things about traveling throughout the United States is the diversity between the states. No two places are similar, and some are so unique that they seem like their own world. Arizona is one of these fabulously unique places. It may be known for its deserts but this great state is so much more. Pack your bags! In less than a week, you can journey through the desert and beyond, soak in the sun, and savor every sight.
In southern Arizona, not too far from Tucson, there is a funky little town that you must visit if you like to take in sights that are just a little out of the ordinary. Bisbee, Arizona will draw you in with its sense of freedom and creativity. With just the right amount of retro and a small town feel, it truly is a unique place that everyone with wanderlust must check off their to visit list. Here are some of the sights that make Bisbee such an enticing place…
In Arizona’s Sonoran desert, you will find a gem of a city that is a little off the beaten path, Tucson. With mountains surrounding the city and sunshine year round, outdoor adventures await you. You can explore the natural beauty and unique ecosystem of the desert by visiting the various gardens and parks. This city in the southwestern U.S. will delight you with a hip, booming arts and culture scene. There are tons of museums, theaters and galleries to check out. Ride a streetcar through the heart of the city and take a walk around the University of Arizona (Go Wildcats!). The list of things to see and do in Tucson goes on and on. This city is anything but boring!
The historical architecture in Tucson is all around. We love the adobe style row houses and restored mansions. Tucson is a great destination for those who like studying and enjoying different styles of architecture. One detail we kept noticing in Tucson was all the beautiful doorways!
Summer is starting to wind down. Your kids are about to go back to school or they already had their first day back. If you were not able to go on a big family vacation this summer, don’t worry! You can plan a weekend getaway right now and hang on to whatever summer is left. Weekend getaways are an amazing alternative to a long vacation. You don’t need lots of time off work, airline tickets or a faraway destination. You can pick a place within driving distance and get a hotel room at Hampton by Hilton for a couple of nights. In fact, we think weekend getaways can be better for families that want to travel. Here are 5 great reasons to take weekend trips instead of long vacations.