Succinct synopses of our fabulous featured destinations. Like a little alliteration with your destinations?
Yee-haw! Kind of. Austin is probably the least “Texas-y” city in the Lone Star State. It has the same warm, lazy, casual feel, but with a slightly more edgy personality. It combines southern friendliness with new-age optimism. Austin calls itself the “Live Music Capital of the World”, and you probably shouldn’t argue with the home of the Austin City Limits & South by Southwest music festivals.
In addition to the widely-known music scene, Austin also offers some good shopping, fun restaurants, vibrant nightlife, and a completely relaxed vibe that drawls “y’alls on vacation”.
Laid-back, college town set in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, and known to offer up some gorgeous, fit man-candy. And that is precisely what the Chamber of Commerce said.
Home to the University of Colorado, and winner of the following nods:
- #1 in "The Smartest Cities In America" - Forbes, February, 2008
- #1 in "20 Dream Towns" - Outside Magazine, August, 2006
- #3 in Top 10 Brainiest Small Cities - Bizjournals.com, June, 2006
- #1 Best of the Best - Men's Journal, April 2006
- #1 Place You Dream of Living - Backpacker Magazine, February, 2006
- Best Place in the Country for Singles (Denver-Boulder) - Forbes: 2006, 2004, 2003
and more than 300 sunny days a year...wait, why aren't we there right now?
Getaways: Boulder Active Getaway
Our kind of town indeed! The Golightly Girls have roots in the Chicagoland area, and it will always have a special place in their hearts. Awwww. Seriously, though. It’s a big city without the big city attitude. Buenos Aires, we’re talking to you.
Do you really think Oprah would live somewhere that wasn’t wholly fabulous? No. No she would not. If she were to really expand her “Favorite Things” episodes, she would give everyone in the audience a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo on Lake Shore Drive, overlooking Lake Michigan.
Getaways: Chicago Cuisine Getaway
Ahhh the romantic country of Italy. No one country is more constantly linked with romance, food, wine, and all-around sexiness. Sprawling sun-drenched countryside, groves of olive trees, quaint charming villages, and gelato are all reasons you should visit Italy.
Getaways: Tuscany & Umbria Getaway
If you have never been to Vegas, and are reluctant to go, as even the city's name conjures up garish images of neon, flashing lights, fat Elvis impersonators, and hoards of drunk college kids spilling overpriced drinks on you, fear not!
Getaways: Vegas - 7 Deadly Sins Getaway
Stately lighthouses, gorgeous coastline, natural history, and possibly Jake Gyllenhaal. "The Vineyard", as the cool kids call it, is accessible by either land or air only. No roller skate path from the mainland.
Getaways: Martha's Vineyard Getaway
No, it’s not just the sound you make to express your excitement at being on vacation in Hawaii. It’s the third largest island in Hawaii, and home to 75% of the state’s population.
Have you seen “Blue Crush”? “50 First Dates”? “Lost”?
Seriously, none of those? Click here to sign up for Netflix, and catch up.
Then you can get a glimpse of the beauty that is O’ahu. There is a lot to do and see here.
Getaways: O'ahu North Shore Getaway
It’s neither a park, nor a city: Discuss.
Okay, it is probably technically a city, but it seems too tiny and charming to be anything other than a fantastic ski town. TOWN, not city. If we weren’t kind of lazy, we’d look up the distinction.
Getaways: Park City Ski Getaway
Portland is a Northwest city, similar to Seattle, which means you want to visit in the summer months. It is a little more mellow than it's sister to the north, but still offers much in the way of entertainment, outdoor activities and general relaxation.
Not overwhelming, like many larger cities, Portland will allow your pulse to slow, while still keeping you entertained.