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Explore the World’s Top 5 Must-See Landmark Attractions

TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards – Top 5 World Wonder Landmarks – Photo credit: Viator

TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards – Top 5 World Wonder Landmarks – Photo credit: Viator

“As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life”
– Buddha

Find out what TripAdvisor travelers ranked as their top five must-see landmark attractions to visit according to this year’s Travelers’ Choice Awards. The list includes ancient archaeological sites, iconic structures and architectural masterpieces. Have you seen any of these amazing world wonders?

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10 Romantic Getaways for Valentine’s Day

 

Romantic Valentine's Day Getaways © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Romantic Valentine’s Day Getaways © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday – the timing couldn’t be better to romance your honey all weekend long.  But where do you go and what do you do? No worries… we’ve put together a list of our Top 10 Romantic Getaways for Valentine’s Day. Each destination includes a brief description of fun things to do and a link to sightseeing tours and activities. Have fun celebrating with your sweetie and make it a Valentine’s Day to remember.

1.  San Francisco, CA

It’s no secret that San Francisco is one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world. It’s also a top foodie destination. We may be a teeny bit biased because we live here, but it is really is a very special place. Whisk your honey away on a scenic twilight bay cruise with the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the city skyline as your backdrop. Explore North Beach and its outdoor cafes, a perfect spot for a cappuccino and espresso. Enjoy a romantic Italian dinner, then take your honey to see Beach Blanket Babylon, a hilarious, one-of-a-kind, only-in-San Francisco show featuring song, dance and comedy – it’s so good, we’ve seen it four times! Visit Fisherman’s Wharf and feast on San Francisco’s famous sourdough bread and fresh Dungeness Crab. For a romantic setting overlooking the ocean, head over to the Cliff House for cocktails and dinner as the sun sets over the Pacific. If you have time, take a fun day trip along California’s spectacular coastline and visit Monterey and Carmel – both offer a truly romantic setting for Valentine’s Day.
Click here to find more fun things to do in San Francisco and the Bay Area

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World’s Best Cities – Top 10 Overall, Europe’s Top 10 and U.S. & Canada’s Top 10 Cities

Bangkok, Thailand

Every year we look forward to Travel & Leisure’s “World’s Best Awards.” We love it when our “City by the Bay” makes the list – and our hometowns too (London and New York)! And of course we always like to see if our favorite destinations are mentioned 🙂

Looks like one of our cities made the “Overall Best Cities” list – can you guess which one? Two made it into the Top 10 U.S Cities (way to go, San Francisco!)… and one of our all-time favorite destinations (Florence) ranked highly in two categories. Continue reading

Fun Things To Do and See in Barcelona – Spain’s Most Popular Tourist Destination

Barcelona is Spain’s most popular tourist destination. Steeped in history, art and culture, the picturesque city makes a great family vacation destination. Visitors flock here from around the world to explore Barcelona’s historical sites, cathedrals and temples, world-class museums and art galleries, sandy beaches, fun restaurants and sizzling nightlife. Wish we were there now!