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Camper Van: One of the Best Travel Investments

There are many ways to spice up your travels and ensure that you are getting everything out of them in terms of comfort and convenience. And with so many things to consider on the market, making the right choice can be admittedly a bit difficult.

In this blog, we will look at why we believe a Camper Van is one of the best travel investments you can make to improve the quality and comfort of your travels. If you haven’t thought about a van as an option yet, it’s definitely something worth looking at.

6 Benefits of Owning a Camper Van

If you are dreaming of hitting the open road, amid this coronavirus pandemic, then consider a camper van aka motorhome.

Balancing Comfort & Utility

Volkswagen Autosleeper Clubman GL

The best thing about a van is also the main reason for its existence – it combines comfort and utility, and balances them in a great way that gives you the best of both worlds. It’s hard to overstate how useful a van can be when you have a larger family to ride around with, or a lot of luggage to take with you.

And it can also be great for certain special situations, like when an emergency comes up that requires you to rest somewhere on short notice. All in all, a van can cover many of the important bases for traveling efficiently.

Note: Camper vans due ton their smaller size can be parked in your garage or driveway, which eliminates having any additional storage fee.

Affordable to Own

Photo (Dutch Camper Van) by Charles01 CCBYSA3.0

If you haven’t looked into camper vans yet, you may think that these beasts must cost a fortune. But you would be surprised to know that camper vans are affordable for most people who already owns cars, SUVs, or minivans.

Despite the extra space and additional features, the basic models aren’t much more expensive than a standard minivan. With gas prices at all time low and improved fuel utility, this means you’ll be able to hit the road without overspending on gas.

Note: Camper vans are more fuel efficient than larger RVs.

Easy Maintenance, Affordable Insurance

An Old Volkswagen Camper Van

On top of that, your typical van isn’t that difficult to maintain either. It doesn’t take a lot to keep it in a good condition compared to a regular car, and finding a good insurance quote should not be a problem if you look around.

For example, sites like Quotezone (UK) can provide you with a van insurance quote, but do make sure you’re looking for camper van insurance and not commercial vehicle insurance. While Quotezone is primarily aimed at car and van customers, it can be a great starting reference point for your future search.

Great for Couples and Friends

A Talbot AutoSleeper 1991 model

Imagine road-tripping with your significant other. Or, with your best friend. All without having to worry about having a fixed itinerary or hotel bookings. With a camper van or motorhome, you can make plans as you go. Not only this provides you the privacy and freedom, it is also adventurous.

Any Class B Camper Vans are completely self-contained, which means it makes them a popular choice for camp grounds. You  don’t have to worry about pitch a tent, use an outhouse, or cooking outdoors all while battling unpredictable weather or unfamiliar places.

Great for the Sociable Types

Photo (GMC Chevrolet G30) by Daniela Kloth under GNU1.2

Even if you don’t travel with a family, a van can still be a great investment into your trips that can make them much more comfortable and convenient. If you like getting together with new people, this is one of the best options you have, and you can even throw small parties in there from time to time.

Of course, it can be difficult to keep things clean with so many random people coming in and out, so consider that in advance as well. If you can handle that though, a van is definitely something that will be right up your alley.

Lastly, Safety

Photo (VW Classic Camper van) by Paul Palmer CCBY2.5

We can’t talk about anything that weighs over a ton and moves at such high speed with a metal body without considering safety. Safety is a huge priority for us and it should be all of us.

The good news is all newer models are built incredibly sturdy. Plus these days, you get powerful disc braking systems, parking sensors, backup cameras, etc. in almost all standard models, without paying anything in extra.


These factors and more should get you on the right track and should show you the benefits of investing in a good van.

If you’re still not convinced, just talk to some people who’re already using a van regularly, and get their input. You’ll definitely get many positive responses, and will learn a few more reasons for potentially giving this idea a go if you’re still on the fence about it.

Author Bio

Rosana Beechum is a freelance writer who loves to talk about all things lifestyle, including travel, fashion, money-saving hacks, and more. She’s traveled the world and contributes articles that offer practical advice and tried-and-tested tips.

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How Do You Eat and Stay Vegan While Traveling

From Miami, Florida to the Pacific Northwest, down to the Caribbean, to all the way to the Baltics, and back down south in the good ole US, we have found amazing vegan eats.

Come on a plant-based journey across the world with us and let us inspire you!

A delicious vegan burger

Miami, Florida

To start, let’s say when you think of South Beach, Miami, and all of the food options there, you might not think of it as being a vegan-friendly destination. But, when we spent a weekend in Miami, we found it to be a vegan paradise. 🙂

We went to the hip, graffiti-covered neighborhood of Wynwood to find a couple of spots. We started off at Charley’s Vegan Taco’s CVT.

Charley’s Vegan Taco’s

This hip taco shop with a beautiful mural inside offers quite a big menu of vegan treats. The vibe was cozy as soon as you walked in the door.

It was originally started in Tulum, Mexico. Someday, we will have to make our way down to the original and report back as to which one is better!

We started off with the Mushroom Ceviche – Oyster mushrooms, sunflower seeds, avocado, garlic aioli, and cilantro sprouts.

We spent a whole summer in 2019 trying ceviche all around the states, and this version was the best we had. It was the most flavorful and creative out of any.

We then moved on to our entree portion of the meal. We decided we would share a burrito and an order of tacos.

We ordered the El Diablo burrito.

We had been craving burritos recently so this one hit the spot. It came with Abuelita’s rice, black beans, chorizo, chicharron prensado, fried plantain, jalapeños, shredded lettuce, onion, maldita sauce, garlic aioli, creamy green salsa.

The Plantains in it were a game-changer, as they always are, they added a beautiful sweetness to the spice of the Jalapenos. Such good flavor all through every bite.

For our Tacos we chose the Carne Sin Carne option. Which came with 3 tacos.

  • Chicharron Prensado Taco – porkles cracklings stewed in red morita pepper sauce, served with fresh mango chutney, garlic aioli, onion cilantro
  • Chicharron Verde Taco – porkless cracklings stewed in green tomatillo salsa, topped with vegan creme, onion, cilantro
  • Jackfruit pulled “Pork” Taco – jackfruit in ancho pepper adobo with shredded lettuce, cured red onion, vegan creme, and creamy green salsa.

These tacos were beyond incredible. I think my favorite was the Jackfruit pulled “pork”, such an incredible flavor profile.

Overall this experience was amazing. The vibe inside is fantastic and the staff is really wonderful.

We met the head chef Bryan, he introduced himself and gave some insight into the dishes and then went back to making delicious foods. After a few minutes, he came back out to check on us and our meals to make sure we were enjoying ourselves and our food.

Very cool! Highly recommend this spot.

L’Artisane Bakery

Our next food adventure took us to North Miami Beach and L’Artisane Bakery. This place is beyond incredible. With pastries and sandwich options there is something for everyone and every hunger level.

We ended up going here two mornings in a row, with a pop in on our way back to our hotel after the beach because it was so good.

Our personal favorite was the Guava & Cream Cheese danish. A must at the bakery, the sweet and savory flavor is impossible to resist. We definitely could not and are still craving it all this time later.

Our first visit to the bakery we shared the VTE ”Vegan Travel Eats” Croissant, a beautiful breakfast sandwich with hash brown, sausage patty, Just Egg patty, shiitake bacon & aji amarillo aioli. What an amazing treat. Everything you want from a sandwich to start off your day all in one.

On our second visit, we decided to get a couple of sandwiches along with our guava and cream cheese danish.

We went with… Wild Mushrooms Croissant: this came with sautéed wild mushrooms, fresh thyme, black truffles foam, vegan parmesan cheese, mushrooms crumble.

This is such a beautifully savory sandwich and we highly recommend it. We were sad to see the last bite go.

Croque Monsieur Croissant: this came with vegan deli ham and was so delectable and delicious. If you have ever had this kind of sandwich you will be blown away by how good this one is.

Overall L’Artisane Bakery is one of the best options we have found for vegan food and pastries. It is a smaller yet cozy shop so it can be hard to find a table. But as we did on our first visit it is well worth taking it to go and eat while enjoying North Miami Beach just a short walk away.

British Columbia

Let’s go out now to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, getting here was a beautiful journey by ferry from Seattle. I definitely did not plan on getting seasick on the ride over, I highly suggest bonine or the free motion sickness medication they offer before you leave. Just in case!

One might not think I was excited or ready to get food. But quite the opposite, I was so excited to hit land and walk to get our first meal in Victoria! We dropped our luggage off in our rental car and wandered over to…

The Very Good Butchers

The Very Good Butchers in a food hall/market right in downtown this is by far the best butcher I have been to. It is a fully functional butcher shop. They butcher beans, so you can get your deli needs taken care of and order from a small menu of hot dishes they have at the shop.

Using mostly beans in their patties and their dogs. The flavor and texture that they have created is unreal.

This ended up being our favorite of the trip and kind of ruling our trip eating and snacking game. In our time in Victoria, we tried out…

Jackfruit Poutine: This poutine was no joke the best poutine I have had… hands down. The bbq sauce on the pulled jackfruit was so good and smoky. Fries cooked to perfection and the curds were even better here!

Mac N’ Cheeze: This was an extra cheezy mac with bread crumbs and we added jackfruit to it. Everything you want in a mac n cheeze.

We also got these deli options to go…Bangers in a Blanket: One of their delicious British style bangers wrapped in their homemade dough and cooked to perfection!

Pizza Pocket: A square pocket of goodness, It is stuffed with their homemade marinara sauce and their homemade pepperoni. What an awesome treat.

Meatball Sub: What a tasty meatball sub! On homemade focaccia roll with their cheese strips. Good to grab for a delicious on the go meal.

The portions here are way bigger but I would not recommend sharing, it is too good to only get one option!

Nassau, Bahamas

Let us take you to a small cozy spot in Nassau Bahamas! As the locals say you have to go up and over the hill from the tourist spot to get here.

Locals might also think you are druggies wandering here but they are very friendly, just be careful and keep your wits about you, and maybe do not go at night.

Eat Right Delight

This small but cozy restaurant in King David Nassau, Bahamas is a hidden gem for sure. When you enter you come into the very small dining and take out area and the menu is on the wall.

They always have specials running, so make sure to ask what the special of the day is! It has a small bench for you to sit on while you await your delicious food. Then on the wall by the window, there are two stools set up with a small shelf/table to eat on.

Once you decide what you are going to order you peek your head in through a small hole in the glass that looks into the kitchen.

Everything is made as you order by Shanique so it takes a little while but it is well worth the wait. As we were hanging out and waiting for our food we met two really great locals who turned out to be friends of ours to this day. Like our friend Cliff Riley, pictured below, a Bahamian singer sharing beautiful positivity, who sang to us while waiting for his food!

With Cliff Riley, Bahamian singer

So many good conversations happen around food. These were a couple of the best. The chef/owner Shanique is incredibly nice as well. She is always smiling as she cooks for you. I cannot wait to return to this place!

Every person who walked in the door was greeted with a smile. Most of the locals that came in seemed to know her and how delicious her food is.

Note: If you are arriving in Nassau on a cruise ship, it is walkable, around a 35-minute walk. If you walk to the market street and take a left and keep walking you will find it!

I would also recommend downloading from your app store if you have not for and downloading the map of Nassau while you are in town! Stay on the main road, Market street, on your way. Once you get there. Enjoy!

We asked Shanique to make us something she wanted us to try and to remember this place by. I am pretty sure it was a variation of the…

Thai noodles – these noodles she brought out to us had such incredible flavor. Covered in beautiful veggies and another one of her sauce creations.

We also got to sample a sliver of her pizza and it was really incredible! Thinking about it right now makes me hungry!

On our second time back, on the Keeping the Blues Alive At Sea cruise, we ordered her Spaghetti with “meat” sauce.

This was the best spaghetti we have ever had. The sauce was incredible. We did not ask for the secret ingredient that made it so tasty but we are pretty sure it had some cinnamon in it.

Everything she makes is light, we did not leave feeling too full. We felt quite good even after scarfing down the whole dish.

Spicy Mushroom Sliders (another special) – These little sliders packed so much flavor. From every bite, our noses ran and we got more and more sad every bite knowing this amazing food journey would end.

The spice mixed with her mushroom patties is one hell of a mixture. Just hope she has these when you walk in!

This is such a special spot. Feeding the folks of Nassau incredibly good food that is healthy! We cannot wait to return so we can try some more delicious food! A really special restaurant.

Tallinn, Estonia

Next stop is Tallinn, Estonia, one of our favorite cities we have been to. It has incredible history and architecture from the 1500s. Anything from castles, to modern buildings to communist-era all concrete builds. You can find it all in Tallinn. Old meets new and is bustling with tech. One of the tech capitals of Europe actually.

You have more than likely used one of their biggest contributions to tech and communication… Skype.

More than anything the people of Estonia are kind and welcoming, they want to show you how great their country is and show you a fantastic time. They also share the love with their food.

We found a few amazing options but our favorite by far was Tru Kitchen, we went twice and made friends with the owner and a few of the staff. We genuinely miss our friends and the wonderful food they shared with us.

Tru Kitchen

Tru Kitchen is outside of Oldtown Tallinn, about a 15-minute walk. It is in an old industrial-looking warehouse, which by the time we go again I am sure will be hip and painted in some funky way. When you walk in you are immediately transported to another place.

Plants all over, a few couches along the wall, incredible music vibes, and super friendly Estonians ready to help you out. The owner, Kristo Rosenvald, became a friend of ours very quickly.

Each time we came in he personally greeted us and had nice conversations as long as he could. Then there was the food, what dreams are made of.

Pita Sandwitch (their spelling) – Normally I would not have ordered this sandwitch except that the owner and a few other of our new friends told us it was the favorite menu item. Naturally we had to try and holy hell we were not disappointed, until the end, when it was gone of course.

Served with Voner (a vegan version of doner), roasted carrots, portobello, and a miso mayonnaise. It left us wanting to get 5 more for our journey, but we were too full and let it be a dream to have again.

Tumeric Chickpea omelet was our introduction to beetroot. It was used at every vegan restaurant in the baltic states and is incredibly good. Along with beetroot it came with pickled fennel and green pesto. Another simple dish done perfectly and just bursting with flavor. From the first bite I was sad watching it disappear with every bite.

Grand Leaven Breakfast Sandwitch (their spelling) – this sandwitch comes on local bread from a bakery right across the alley from Tru, it is remarkable how fresh it is. Topped with Kimchi, a perfectly cooked portobello, an avocado, and vegan cheese and served open face, this sandwitch has so much flavor in every bite.

Its only flaw is that it is hard to concentrate on what part is the best because it is all so incredible. 🙂

After our few times here to chat, eat, have tea, and play backgammon, we felt right at home. We had a hard time leaving this magical city.

We will be back and when we do, the first place we will head to is Tru to see our friends and share a beautiful meal.

Traveling Europe in January we noticed a trend in a lot of locals, Veganuary, this was a lot of Europeans way to start off the year with a nice cleanse for their body.

Even though we were seeking out these type restaurants, a lot of others had a couple of special dishes in order to meet Veganuary’s needs. It makes it more accessible to travelers who might be in a mixed travel party of vegans and non-vegans.

Nashville, Tennessee

Last but not least, come on back with us to our hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. A city full of incredible cuisine, maybe not so known for their vegan offerings.

The Southern V

One restaurant, in particular, The Southern V, will keep you far from feeling deprived of wonderful Southern cookin’. Open since 2017 in the location they are in now they aim to be the staple for southern cuisine in Nashville! Their menu has so many amazing options but these were our favorites.

Nashville Hot “Chicken” – This seitan based Hot chicken is incredible. The spice they bring is hot enough for you to feel it but not be overwhelmed. As a staple in Nashville cuisine this dish is up there with any in the city, better I would think!

BBQ Jackfruit Nachos – This beautiful “American” sized plate of jackfruit nachos was out of this world. Enough jackfruit to cover any chip you can find under the beautiful toppings. Mix and match the veggies you would like and enjoy this incredible dish.

Turnip Greens – Whoa! Talk about flavor, these greens will blow you away. Incredible spice and flavor will make you sad when they are gone.

Mac N “Cheese” – This mac was some of the best I have ever had, and believe me as a picky eating kid Mac N’ Cheese was one of my few food groups that I ate out of. The thick and creamy sauce with amazing texture and taste. Your friends who are scared of vegan food would never know the difference, probably would say this was better.

Southern V has all the fixings you are looking for in a down south meal right here in Nashville.


I think people get the wrong idea when it comes to veganism. What you have to give up, what you miss out on. But in fact, you are not missing out on anything.

Chefs work that much harder to get past the stigma to get people into the restaurant and then make incredibly creative and delicious food to keep people coming in.

We have found some of the most creative food while traveling and experienced a rich culture within the vegan community.

No matter where you travel there is always somewhere to find a plant-based meal if you look hard enough, and that looking is part of the fun and beautiful way to get to know the culture where you find yourself.

We hope you enjoyed our plant-based wander around the world! Peace signs up!

Author Bio

My name is Nik Sheasby, I am half of the wanderlustmoonduo. I have toured with bands for the last 13 years while traveling for myself on the downtime. I started my travel later in life but dove in head first once I was able to. I love immersing myself into new cultures and meeting new people. Traveling has been my life and also saved my life. I want to share my world, seeing our beautiful world, with you. Spread love and humanity. Peace Signs up!

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Honeymoon In Seychelles: A Romantic Escapade

Seychelles, a tiny nation consisting of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, is indeed one giant, never-ending, fantasy right from the time your plane starts to descend.

Located northeast of Madagascar and about 1,600 km east of Kenya, the majority of the Seychellian islands are uninhabited, with most of them dedicated as natural reserves.

Honeymoon Trip to Seychelles

Photo: Honeymooners at the tea factory

With white-sand beaches everywhere, and I mean EVERYWHERE, with gorgeous, lush jungle covering the semi-mountainous island interiors makes this place “Perfect” in every sense of the word. No doubt why this place is considered as a paradise among honeymooners!

Photo: The Art of Travel Partner

Day 1: Reaching Mahe Island

After a 10 hour of layover at Sri Lanka (will be covered in my next blog post), we finally reached Mahe Island at 5:30 in the morning.

Mahe Island is the main entry point for Seychelles. It is the largest island in Seychelles with the smallest capital city of Africa – Victoria city.

Ferries run frequently between Mahe and Praslin, or you can also fly between the two. The ferry only takes about an hour, though, but is more of an adventure.

It is advisable to avoid ferry during the rainy season or in case you are prone to seasickness. During the rainy season, the sea gets so rough that there are high chances of people getting sick due to heavy wind.

After an hour journey, we reached Praslin Island and our first reaction was WOW!

Photo: Honeymooners paradise / The Art of Travel Partner

Our accommodation was booked in Indian Ocean Lodge which in itself was so spectacular. We booked our stay for 3 nights but, literally we could have stayed here forever.

The property gates open into Grand Anse Beach which is the longest beach in Praslin.

Day 2: La Digue Island

Photo: La Digue Island, Seychelles / The Art of Travel Partners

After relaxing for the whole day and enjoying the sunset at Grand Anse Beach we were ready for a whole day bike tour at La Digue Island.

It is the third smallest island on Seychelles and holds one of the most beautiful beaches of the world, Anse Source d’Argent.

We started our day early and after taking a stroll at the Grand Anse Beach. Then we left to catch our ferry to La Digue Island via Cat Cocos.

By 11 am we were at the La Digue beach and ready to rent bikes for a day tour.

Bike Tour at La Digue Island

Photo: La Digue Beach / The Art of Travel Partners

The island has no car traffic, and bikes are commonly used here. The road of La Digue is divided into three parts:

One goes to famous beach Anse Source d’Argent which is plain hills, another one goes to Anse Bananes which is also a hilly area, and the third one goes to the Grand Anse which is for professional bikers and hence we did not take up that route.

Anse Bananes

Our first route was to Anse Bananes where we took halt many times at different types of beaches. All the beaches were giving us major travel goals and we even had the beaches to ourselves. Not to forget the weather was pretty HOT! Very Hot!

The path was very steep and after several halts, we conquered our path and reached Anse Bananes which has again a breathtaking view. Amazing views, fresh fruit drinks.

Riding at steep hills and such a humid climate that we were exhausted by the time we reach Anse Bananes.

There we found the famous Cafe, Chez Jules, ordering coconut water and Indian vegeterian food rejuvenated us.

Photo: Seychelles Islands / AOT Partner

Seeing all the neighboring islands was something unforgettable but we also wanted to explore what’s the deal with Praslin, the world-famous Seychelles island.

After exploring La Digue Island, we took our ferry back to Praslin enjoying the cool breeze.

Day 3: City tour of Praslin Island

Photo: Beautiful Praslin Island / The Art of Travel

Our last day in Praslin Island included city tour. We rented a car for the day and headed straight to Vallee de Mai, a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This is a nature preserve filled with rare Coco de mer palms – they’re so rare that they only grow in Seychelles! They also produce the largest, heaviest seeds/nuts in the world, which are pretty cool to see.

After Vallee de Mai, we headed directly to Anse Volbert at Cote D’or. Here you will find lots of shops to take back momentous for family and friends.

We spent a few SCR (Seychelles Rupees) on momentous and went straight to Anse Lazio, which is considered to be the best beach in the world. To our surprise, it indeed was the best beach we have seen and also a private beach for us.

Day 4: Ferry to Mahe Island

The last two days we were supposed to spend in Mahe. Unfortunately, we missed our morning ferry to Mahe Island. Thankfully our travel agent helped us to get transferred to the next ferry and we also got permission for a late check-out.

By the time we reached Mahe, it was already late in the afternoon and you won’t find anything open in Seychelles post 5:30 pm. So we planned to go straight to our hotel, Coral Strand, located in Beau Vallon.

Photo: Beau Vallon / The Art of Travel PartnerPartner

Beau Vallon beach is the biggest tourist area in Seychelles and largest beach we came across.

It’s a gorgeous, wide bay with calm, gentle waters. The sunsets here are out of this world, and the glassy-smooth water reflects the light beautifully.

Day 5: City Tour of Mahe

Next morning we woke up early and our plan was to see as much as possible which was only doable by renting a car. So we did!

La Plaine St. Andre

Taking delivery of our car from the airport, we headed direct to La Plaine St. Andre, the famous Takamaka factory (however the distillation activity was closed due to Christmas), we tasted different varieties of Rum. We even bought a few for ourselves. 🙂

Jardin Du Roi

Photo: Cocoa Fruit, Spice Garden

Heading South our next stop was Spice Garden, Jardin Du Roi. The terrain to the Spice Garden was so steep it really gave us heebie-jeebies.

Tea Factory

Yet there was another adventure waiting for us, the Tea Factory. It’s all the steeper literally taking our breath away. At the end when we saw the view from Tea Factory, it was actually worth both the dare and physical effort.

Mission Lodge

Our Driver cum Guide then suggested us to visit Mission Lodge, the most famous vantage point in Seychelles. Even after refusing to visit there, he took us to the view point. It indeed was worth the famous vantage point in Seychelles.

Victoria City

Before we head to the airport for our flight to Sri Lanka, we paid a visit to the capital city. Victoria city is regarded as the smallest capital in Africa. We covered the whole of the city walking in just three hours sightseeing Clock Tower and afterward enjoying desserts in La Dolce Vita.

We wanted to explore Eden Island, which is one of the man made island (after 115 natural islands, they created few more ;). But due to time constraint, we couldn’t.

Also, it was late evening by the time we left from Victoria and as I mentioned earlier nothing in Seychelles is open after 5:30 pm except Pubs, Bars, and Restaurants.

Photo: Saying goodbye is always hard

After taking millions of photos of this part of the island, we knew, our vacation in the Seychelles islands is literally over and it’s time to fly back.

Would you consider going to the Seychelles islands? Or have you already experienced this lovely paradise? How long did you stay and what did you see? Tell us more in the comments below!

If you enjoyed reading this blog post, feel free to share it with others. Maybe some of your friends are planning to visit Seychelles in the near future and will need some additional reading on the destination.

Author Bio

This blog post is written by Vishakha, a finance girl by profession and a traveler by heart. You may also get in touch with her through her personal blog at TravelJaunt.

5 Exceptionally Romantic Getaways in South India

There are many destinations all around the world that have marvelous wonders to win your heart. India is one of such place where the natural beauty and cultural influence can make people fall in love all over again.

There are many historic monuments as well as the natural beauty that attracts many travelers from all around the world. India is a huge country with diverse culture and landscape.

A traditional South Indian home lunch on a banana leaf

If you are looking for a romantic getaway there are some exceptionally romantic destination in the Southern part of the country.

Romantic Getaways in South India

South India is also called the romantic hub as it has gorgeous hill stations, beaches,  and natural heritage. It is also a great place to visit on a honeymoon.

The states of Tamil Nadu, Goa, Kerala, and Karnataka take their tourism very seriously and make sure that the tourists have a good time. Here are some of the most  romantic spots in the southern part of India which is worth a visit.

Related: 10 Best Summer Places To Visit In India


Photo: Munnar tea plantations/ CC Rajib Ghosh

Munnar is a place that comes on any list of best honeymoon destination in south India. The tea gardens, lakes, waterfalls, and beautiful countryside can make your romantic getaway unforgettable.

Munnar also has a rich natural heritage. This place is a complete relax zone for people who want to take a break from the busy city life.


Coorg is another hill station situated in the beautiful state of Karnataka. Considering the fact that Coorg is only 260 km from the city of Banglore, the beauty of Coorg is unparallel.

The morning time on this hill station truly makes the couples enthrall with bliss. The mix of white fog and green landscapes makes Coorg a beautiful and ideal romantic spot for couples.

Marina Beach

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This long 12km beach in Chennai is one of the longest urban beaches in the world. The sunset and sunrise at the beach is what attracts couples where they can witness the true beauty of the sun.

Take a stroll down the beach and make memories. This can surely influence your relationship in the best way possible.

Related: 25 Beautiful Couple Travel Quotes

Mudumalai National Park

This is a stunning spot for romantic couples who are looking for a walk in the wild. The Mudumalai National Park is known for its rich vegetation and unique biodiversity.

The Mudumalai National Park is spread across 6000 square kilometers protecting many endangered wildlife species. This is the best place for newlywed couples looking for an adventure for their honeymoon.


Kodaikanal is a beautiful hill station located in the state of Tamil Nadu. Kodaikanal is also known as the princess of hill stations throughout the country.

It is also regarded as one of the famous romantic spots for a honeymoon in the state of Tamil Nadu. There are many enchanting viewpoints and lakes filled with water lilies that give the couples an opportunity to cherish their relationship.

Related: 5 Tips For First-Time Visitors To India

The romantic trip to South India is the dream of many couples and honestly, it is worth a visit. There are many South India Tour Packages available from many online platforms such as Tamil Nadu routes.

If you are planning a trip to south India then makes sure to pack properly and prepare yourself for a treat.

Read Next: Visit the 36 UNESCO Heritage Sites in India


Author Bio

Charles A. Jacobs has visited several places in the world including the 7 wonders of the world and is still looking for a place where he might end his journey. He is a travel enthusiast and owner of the TamilNadu Routes.

5 Places In Mexico That Are Better Than Cancun

Mexico is a huge and beautiful country that attracts millions of tourists every year. Sunny weather, stunning beaches, delicious food, and world-class cultural attractions are just a few of the reasons to go.

However, with such a high volume of visitors, its easy to feel like you’re stuck in a crowd of tourists and that you haven’t seen the “real” Mexico, especially in the bustling resort towns of Cancun and Playa del Carmen.

Even Chichen Itza, one of the modern wonders of the world, slightly loses its wow factor when you’re being jostled by hundreds of other people all trying to get the same perfect photo as you. So in no particular order, here are the five slightly off the beaten track destinations to check out the next time you’re in Mexico.

Isla Holbox

This tiny island off the north coast of the Yucatan Peninsula seriously has it all: pristine white beaches, crystal clear turquoise oceans, chill cafes, and a good mixture of funky backpacker hostels and boutique hotels.

Honestly, there’s nothing not to love. Even better, between June and September, it’s one of the best places in the world to swim with whale sharks and to see the bioluminescent plankton the whale sharks feed on.

Sadly I wasn’t able to experience this as I visited in February but I still ended up extending my stay on Isla Holbox twice because I simply couldn’t bring myself to leave somewhere so perfect.

The island is small enough to explore easily by bike or golf buggy in a day, or you can just lie on a hammock by the beach and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Lake Bacalar

This freshwater lake in the southern part of the Yucatan is another jewel in Mexico’s crown. Also known as the “lake of seven colors”, prepare to be wowed by the otherworldly beauty of the water. Make sure you stay in a hostel or hotel that has lakefront access so you can maximize the time you spend on or next to the water.



I stayed at Zazil Hostel which was a little more expensive than the popular Yak Lakehouse, but included free kayaks, bicycles and paddle boards in the room cost. Witnessing sunrise and sunset from the middle of the lagoon was truly a breathtaking experience.

There is even a cenote in the lake with a restaurant, slack-line, and swings over the water, and for 25 pesos you can have access for the whole day. The town of Bacalar itself is small and quiet, but it does have some great breakfast cafes tucked away in the side streets. Check out El Manati and Enamora for delicious fresh smoothies and healthy eats.


The Mayan ruins of Tulum are rightly famous and are the 3rd most visited Mayan site in Mexico (behind Chichen Itza and Teotihuacan). I wasn’t expecting to like Tulum as much as I did, which is why I’ve included it in this list.

There’s a lot of great things about Tulum, but I particularly appreciated using it as a base to explore other sites. Moving hostels every couple of days gets exhausting after a while, so it was nice to spend several nights in Tulum and just do day trips.

I absolutely loved the Tulum ruins, although we did rock up an hour before they officially opened because I’d read online that it was possible to gain admission from around 6:30 am rather than the advertised opening time of 8 am.

Experiencing sunrise over the ruins was one of my favorite moments in Mexico and I would absolutely recommend trying to get in early before the crowds. Tulum is also a great spot from which to explore the Mayan ruins of Coba, which are a short drive away.

If possible try and hire a car so you can also visit some of the many nearby cenotes. Underground cenote Zacil-Ha has 5m and 10m jumps if you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, or cenote Dos Ojos offers the opportunity to go diving or snorkeling through a network of linked cenotes.

Puerto Escondido

This sleepy surf town on the Pacific Coast is exactly what I thought Mexico would be like. There’s not a single multinational chain in sight, the pace of life is slow and chill, and you can go for hours without seeing another tourist.

Read: Beach Safety Tips: Ocean, Rip Current, Sharks & Swimming


Several people told me that Puerto Escondido is what Cancun was like 20 years ago, so go now while it’s still an unspoiled gem. My absolute favorite thing about Puerto Escondido was the opportunity to visit a turtle sanctuary and help release newly hatched baby turtles into the ocean.

A local eco-tourism company drove us to a wild beach where a local guy called Mario had started a little turtle sanctuary. There’s no government funding available so Mario relies entirely on the money raised by the tours, or on private donors.

He drives his bike up and down the beach every night waiting for the mother turtles to lay their eggs, then carefully transports the eggs to a safe enclosed space on the beach to protect them from predators. Once the eggs hatch he calls the eco-tours and they bring tourists like you and I to help actually release the baby turtles.

Watching the sunset over the ocean whilst the tiny little turtles crawled to freedom was an incredible moment. Some of the beaches aren’t ideal for swimming due to big waves and dangerous rip tides, but Playa Carrizalillo is a gorgeous tucked away cove with calm turquoise water perfect for sunbathing, swimming or snorkeling.

Oaxaca City

The capital of Oaxaca state, Oaxaca city punches above its weight in terms of cultural attractions. Not as many local people speak English as in the Yucatan Peninsula, but it’s well worth brushing up on your Spanish to experience this beautiful and unique city.

My friend Chiara and I arrived in Oaxaca at 5:30 am, fresh off the night bus from Mexico City, and after dropping our bags off at our hostel we spent the next couple of hours wandering around the historic city center. The sun rose slowly behind the neighboring hills and the sleeping city slowly awoke around us.

The brightly painted colonial buildings are charming even when in a state of disrepair, and the huge church in the central plaza was all the more impressive for being completely deserted with not a tourist in sight. In addition to wandering around the quaint streets of the old town, there are several worthwhile day trips from Oaxaca City that you should take.

Monte Alban

Less than an hours drive away is Monte Alban, an incredibly well preserved Mayan site. Due to our very early arrival in Oaxaca, we arrived at Monte Alban as it opened, and were able to wander around virtually undisturbed. By the time we left at 11 am the carpark was completely full with buses and tour groups, but even if the crowds don’t bother you I’d recommend visiting early in the day before the sun gets too hot.

Hierve el Agua

Another interesting site is Hierve el Agua, a naturally occurring rock formation that looks like cascades of water. If you don’t have a car then you’ll either need to book a tour or hire a taxi to get here but its definitely worth it for the panoramic views and a chance to swim in a natural infinity rock pool.

Oaxaca state is also a center of traditional Mayan textiles, and there are still many artisan producers weaving incredible pieces entirely by hand.



Better than Cancun

Is Mexico on your bucket list for 2018? If you’ve already been, where are your favorite spots? Share with us in the comments below.

Author Bio

Becca is an experienced solo traveler and event manager who firmly believes that with the right attitude anything can be an adventure. After gaining a degree in history from the University of Manchester she worked for two years in the UK as a wedding and events coordinator before quitting her job to travel in late 2014.

The initial 6-month trip still hasn’t finished and Becca has now lived and worked in multiple countries including New Zealand, Australia, and the Philippines. Follow her on Instagram @becca_ems to see photos of her adventures, or check out her blog

Best Glamping Experiences for Couples

If you have been looking for somewhere unique and one-of-a-kind to spend a weekend away in nature with your special someone, then look no further, because these romantic glamping accommodations are available to make your getaway special and memorable.

From cozy tents to charming cabins, for outdoor enthusiasts who want to indulge in some luxury and restoration away from the hustle and bustle, there is nothing better than a glamping getaway tucked away in the heart of nature.

Your partner will absolutely adore waking up to the smells of organic coffee, epic views of the gorgeous landscapes, and high-end amenities at each of these unbeatable retreats.

Treat your loved one to something magical this Valentine’s Day, or during the summer and enjoy a stay at one of these best romantic Glamping sites.

Glamping for Couples

Glamping Hub provides a unique selection of glamping experiences all over the world from tree houses to Yurts to Tipis! 

Cottage with Wooden Turret in The Berkshires

What could be more of a fairytale getaway than a stay in a tower cottage in the Berkshires? Found in the heart of the forest, glamping duos will fall head over heels in love with this romantic cottage accommodation and everything it offers guests this year.

With a queen-sized bed and other modern amenities, glampers will be able to snuggle up and enjoy the coziness of this rental without any distractions to draw their attention away from reconnecting with each other and nature.

Head to the Berkshires in Massachusetts this Valentine’s Day to sweep your special someone off their feet with a glamping trip.

All-Inclusive Luxury Tents in Northern California

With a completely unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocean, nothing will be a more romantic setting to embrace and indulge in with your loved one than these luxury tents on the California coast. For an authentic glamping experience, guests visiting these spacious tents will adore the amenities, activities, and everything to experience from the comfort of this retreat.

Why rough it in nature, when you can reside, refresh, and relax at these stunning accommodations with a beautiful view of the ocean right before your eyes. Enjoy a fresh cup of coffee while sitting under a tree and watch the sunrise over the mountains in the distance.

Luxurious Log Cabin for Groups in Oregon

Take advantage of all the spaciousness and activities to participate in at these spacious and luxurious log cabin for groups near Eugene, Oregon. This cabin not only offers a bundle of romantic amenities within the cabin but also has some secret natural features to discover when venturing through the woods surrounding the site.

Whether you are looking to call a few other couples to share this experience with you and embrace the comforts of nature, or you and your loved one want to share this adventure just the two of you, you will not want to miss this once in a lifetime chance to call the great outdoors your romantic home away from home.

Glamping Cabins at River Farm in Virginia

If your Valentine’s Day desires include visiting vineyards, enjoying views of the river, and escaping to the Blue Ridge Mountains, then be sure that your accommodation awaiting you is this deluxe glamping cabin at River Farm in Virginia.

This is no ordinary cabin, glampers, as this cabin offers a number of activities guests can do together including visit some of Virginia’s best wineries, go golfing, fishing, horseback riding, and more. You will not want to miss the opportunity to embark and participate in a number of excursions with your partner by your side.

From eating up all the high-end and top-tier amenities and features both indoor and outdoor to letting your stresses and woes be washed away by nature, spend your romantic weekend at this deluxe cabin with your loved one.

Tents for Glamping Getaway in Santa Rosa, Florida

Wake up with a view of the beach from the comfort of your stunning and cozy bell tent in Santa Rosa, Florida. From walks along the shore to bonfires outside your tent to make smores and bring the wilderness right to your quiet retreat, for glampers looking to spend their romantic holiday tucked away from it all, these tents are the places to be.

Don’t forget to ask the host for some beach rentals to paddleboard, kayak, and even paint by your accommodation. There is a brand new experience awaiting you and your special someone, and you can be sure that you and your partner will want to celebrate this weekend again and again.

Please let us know if you have an interesting glamping experience to share with us.

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50 Best Couple Travel Quotes: Romantic Travel Quotes for Couples

A couple that takes the initiative to travel together embarks on a journey of discovering not only the world but also his/her partner.

Traveling together tests your patience, flexibility, reaction to stress and unknowns, and ultimately pushes your relationship to another level.

Read: Couple Goals Bucket List

In this blog post, we have compiled 50 beautiful and romantic couple travel quotes that will make you want to pick up your bae and catch a flight now!

1) I would like to travel the world with you twice. Once to see the world. Twice, to see the way you see the world. – Anon

2) A journey is like a marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it. – John Steinback

3) Home is not where you are from, it is where you belong. Some of us travel the whole world to find it. Others, find it in a person. – Beau Taplin

4) A couple who travel together grow together. – Ahmad Fuadi

Read: Our Story and the Love of Travel

5) Will you give me yourself? Will you come travel with me? Shall we stick by each other as long as we live? – Walt Whitman

6) It’s wonderful to travel with somebody you love and we never travel anywhere without one another. – Roger Moore

7) Nothing compares to the excitement of exploring every corner of the earth with the person you love most by your side. – Anon

8) We are the luckiest people in the world. How many couples get to travel together and spend quality time like we do? – Lindsey Gormley

9) As with any journey, who you travel with can be more important than your destination. – Anon

10) Here’s to all the places we went. And here’s to all the places we ‘ll go. And here to me, whispering again and again and again and again: I love you. – Anon

11) Go the distance, couples who travel together are more likely to stay together and feel more connected. – Anon

12) No road is long with good company. – Turkish Proverb

13) Never go on trips with anyone you do not love. – Ernest Hemingway

14) I get a friend to travel with me, I need somebody to bring me back to who I am. – Leonardo DiCaprio

Read: 30 Best Inspirational Travel Quotes

15) I don’t want to be tied down to someone. I want to be set free with someone. – Anon

16) A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles. – Tim Cahill

17) You can always make money, but you can’t make memories with your love. – Anon

18) We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls. – Anais Nin

19) I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them. – Mark Twain

20) When traveling with someone, take large doses of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee. – Helen Hayes

21) Wherever you go, go with all your heart. – Confucius

22) Home is where the heart is, and my heart is wherever I am at the moment. – Lily Leung

23) That is why best trips like best love affairs, never really end. – Pico Iyer

24) It doesn’t matter where you are going, it’s who you have beside you. – Charles Schulz

25) I don’t want to be tied down with someone, I want to be set free with someone. – Anon

26) Date someone who is a home and an adventure all at once. – Anon

27) Road trips are the equivalent of human wings. Ask me to go on one, anywhere. We’ll stop in every small town and learn the history and stories, feel the ground and capture the spirit. Then we’ll turn in it into our own story that will live in our history to carry with us, always. Because stories are more important than things. – Anon

28) The goal is to laugh forever with someone you take seriously. – Anon

29) As with any journey, who you travel with can be more important than your destination. – Anon

30) I’ve fallen in love with adventures, so I begin to wonder if that’s why I’ve fallen for you. – E. Grin

31) I would not wish any companion in the world but you. – William Shakespeare.

32) Here’s to all the places we went. And here’s to all the places we’ll go. And here’s to me, whispering again and again and again and again: I love you. – John Green.

33) You’re the kind of person I want to be with when I want to be alone. – Eleanor & Park

34) Happiness is planning a trip to somewhere new, with someone you love. – Anon

35) Be careful who you make memories with. Those things can last a lifetime. – Ugo Eze

36) Our journey isn’t perfect but it’s ours…and I’ll stick with you till the end. – Anon

37) The best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures. – Lewis Carroll

38) Life is about doing things that don’t suck with people who don’t suck. – Anon

39) As soon as I saw you I knew a grand adventure was about to happen. – A. A. Milne

40) Maybe it won’t work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever. – Anon

41) A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it. – John Steinbeck

42) Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction. – Antoine Desaint-Exupery

43) We are all travelers in the wilderness of the world & the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend. – Robert Louis Stevenson

44) Traveling is the best thing any couple (new or old) can do. That’s how we had the idea of the honeymoon. Newly ed couples going to a new place on their own so that all they could have is each other– Salil Jha

45) What we all want in life, to travel, fall in love, and be happy. – Anon

46) Let’s find some beautiful place to get lost together. – Anon

47) You’d be surprised who the love of your life turns out to be. After all, adventure fell in love with lost. – Mary Oliver


10 Best Wine Tour Destinations in the World

Wine tourism is the latest trend among travel lovers. Wineries that offer wine tasting and Vineyard tours are on a growth all around the world. They are a must-visit place for people who love to travel and explore the world.

Best Wine Tour Destinations

The wine tour is a journey you make through the valleys of wine making. It is not just the mere bottle with a label on it. It has so many things related to it, that you can’t help, but admire. Wine tours give you an idea about the surrounding, where it is made and people, who make it.

The wine tour is an enchanting experience and should be on everyone’s travel list. Here is our list of top ten wine tourism destinations in the world.

Tuscany, Italy

Being the most renowned wine region in the world, Tuscany is a trending destination for wine tours. The highlight of this region is Florence, which is the beginning spot for all wine tours. The city is famous for its red wine, such as Chianti and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

However, there are a couple of other interesting ideas of wine tours in Italy. Wine tours are trekking through fields or valleys, right? And how would you find an idea of a cruise?

Italy Wine Tours

In Italy, you will have the freedom to lounge on the deck and do onboard tastings, as well as do occasional stalls at harbors and visit the vineyards. These cruises are more expensive, than the rest of the tours, but believe us, you will love the 7-night cruise from Rome to Cannes.

Another wine tasting destination, Amalfi coast is known for its archaeological remains. In the areas of Paestum, Pompeii, and Herculaneum, you will discover many historical sites. And alongside, there is Campania, where you will study the ancient method of winemaking. By ancient, we mean four thousand years of wine making.

You can book this tour during August and September. Have a taste of wine made of the rare grape collection, and you will never forget this trip!

See it: To view this blog post as an animation, take a look at Tango Tours.

Napa Valley, California

Credit for 90% of wine production in the US goes to California, which is a home to over 1200 wineries. It is the classic example of sprawling vineyards.  Wine lovers from all over the world come here for wine tasting. A five-day tour here is a luxury, which is worth the money you spend on it.

A tour around the Dry Creek, Sonoma Valley, and Napa Valley is a brilliant way to find out more about the wine-making. And don’t worry about the accommodation, as hotels are multiple here. The most famous Californian wines are Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Merlot.

Loire Valley, France

The valley, situated along the Loire River, is famous for its white wines. The region is divided into three sections, by grapes and wine produced:

a)   Upper Loire is known for Sauvignon Blanc

b)   Middle Loire for Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc   

c)   Lower Loire is dominated by Melon De Bourgogne

You can take a 7-day tour around the area, visiting beautiful nearby chateaux and vineyards.

Chenonceau, Vouvray, Bourgeuil are gorgeous places, which produce indulgent wine. A wine guide will take you on an incredible tour of the historical vineyards.

Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza produces two-thirds of the entire wine production of Argentina. And you will also find various wine tasting tours here. The area offers some really amazing views, as it lies in the foothills of Andes Mountain Range.

Duero River Valley, Spain & Portugal

Spain is the world’s third-largest wine producer. Duero River stretches from Spain to Portugal, with multiple vineyards along its way. Red and white wines of the exceptional quality are produced here. Moreover, wine cruises are also widely available.

Another famous wine region of Spain is Andalusia. It offers one of the longest wine tours, and if you enjoy Sherry, this trip might become your favorite. La Mancha is the starting point, and you will move around the area, tasting some of the best wines.

You will also enjoy delicious meals of Andalusia on the way. Tapas and Iberico ham are the signature dishes in its gastronomy.

Central Otago Wine Region, New Zealand

New Zealand is the southernmost wine producing region of the world. 70% of the plantations in Queenstown are dedicated to Point Noir. Other 30% host Chardonnay, Reisling, Pinot Gris, and a few more kinds of grapes. The region also offers wine tours for every taste and budget.

Constantia Valley, South Africa

Constantia Valley in South Africa is a vineyard with the glorious history of winemaking since 1685. The region is breathtaking, due to the vicinity of Table Mountain National Park. Numerous travel agencies offer wine tasting tours here, along with great opportunities for shopping, due to its proximity to the city.

Barossa Valley, Australia

Barossa Valley is one of the oldest wine regions in Australia, which dates back to the 19th century. This region is known for its Shiraz grapes, which is used for making Penfolds Grange, the most famous wine in Australia. It is also a major tourist destination.

Chilean Wine Country, Chile

Chile is famous for its wine. Fourteen different valleys of the region, including Valle del Elqui and Valle de Limari, offer plenty of wine tours, suitable for every taste and budget. And the most famous Chilean wines, known all over the world, are Santa Carolina and Errazuriz.

Willamette Valley, United States

Willamette Valley is a gorgeous region in Oregon, surrounded by mountain ranges, is home to almost 500 wineries. Its most famous wine is Pinot Noir. Several exquisite wine tasting tours are available.

To learn more about these world’s best wine tour destinations, have a look at the Gifographic (animated Infographic) shared by Tango Tours.

7 Island Trip Ideas For Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is only days away, what are your plans this year? A romantic trip to a sandy beach with balmy breezes sounds like an ideal vacation for many couples. Whether it is the sea salt in the air, or the tropical temperature, or maybe the delicious food, islands are almost always a romantic destination. However, for this article, we did the tough job of selecting the top 7 Islands for a romantic getaway.


Floating on the Mediterranean Sea, “the Island of Beauty” is the title given to the isle of Corsica. Beautiful trails and exotic beaches make the island stand out as a premier romantic destination. If both you and your partner like an adventure, you can traverse the GR20 Trail, which runs from the north side of the island to the south. This trail is considered to be particularly difficult; it takes about two weeks to complete. However, there are other trails in Corsica which consume fewer days. Aside from the premier trekking trails, excellent beaches also adorn the Mediterranean Coast of Corsica. All kinds of water sports, from snorkeling to surfing, are available to you. If lounging is your thing, end the day watching the stunning sunset, then head to beachside bars for a gelato with your partner.


The Azure waters form a stark contrast to the white sandy beaches in Huahine. When you reach this tropical paradise, relaxing on the beach is the first thing you must do. Just bask in the sun with your partner and commune with nature. Or you can visit the ancient archaeological sites as well. After a day or two of relaxing, your muscles will ask for exercise. When you begin to feel stir crazy, you can go horseback riding along the beach or indulge in water sports. 

The two islands, Big Huahine and Little Huahine, have unique features that make them gorgeous but distinct. Big Huahine attracts the attention of tourists and it is far more developed than its sister island. However, Little Huahine boasts rugged raw beauty, quiet lagoons, and isolated beaches.


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For a taste of romance, visit the seven acres of stunning gardens in Southern Charleston, the capital of Nevis. The locals are conservative to the core, which is why we recommend you avoid showing off excessive skin at the beaches. Maintain a respectable image as a couple, and enjoy your time here. Pinney’s Beach is the premier beach in Nevis.

During your visit, you can play various sports in the turquoise waters. For the adventure seekers – hike Nevis’s Peak where you will get a panoramic view of the island. From idyllic beaches to thrilling hikes, a trip to Nevis is well-rounded. 


Secluded from the rest of Australia, Tasmania sports natural grandeur that is hardly seen anywhere else in the world. Even though there are 334 islands to enjoy, tropical island delights are not the only thing Tasmania has to offer. You can indulge in decadent wine tours or get a taste of the typical Tasmanian Gourmet dining on food tours. Plus, you can take a tour of the National Parks to get a glimpse of the renowned Tasmanian wildlife. Tasmania’s splendor unfolds your romantic story like no other island can.


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On the East coast of Malaysia lies Tioman Island. This island has a small population, composed of people who live a simple life. Quaint huts on the golden sands with azure water lapping against the dense rainforest, stepping onto the island definitely feels like walking back in time. Getaway from the fast paced life this Valentine’s Day and discover the tranquil atmosphere of Tioman. Air Batang, Juara, and Genting are different stretches of sands on the island. Genting Village and the southern beach of Juara stand out among the rest. 


The Qurimbas Islands lie to the north of Mozambique. They serve as an off shore national park of sorts for the country. The string of about 30 islands extends from Pemba to Palma. Plus, each of the thirty islands has a quality that stands out. Thus, you can choose from virtually 30 unique islands during your visit. For example, Ibo Island has the haunting beauty of a colonial ghost town, whereas Matemo Island boasts indigenous charm. Although, the tremendous opportunity for fishing and diving is what attracts most visitors to Mozambique. 


The palm tree fringed, sandy coastlines of La Digue are studded with pink granite rocks. This fantastically tropical scene earns La Digue the title of “World’s top beach.” Even though it is one of the many islands that comprises Seychelles, it is the most romantic by far. Isolated and serene, La Digue has several hotels which create the perfect island experience for your Valentine’s Day.

Top 5 Affordable Valentine’s Day Getaways

Lovebirds are meant to be flying. This Valentine’s Day you need not sit and brood, landlocked, because you cannot afford to travel. Instead, take to the skies with your partner. A simple change of plans and you can be on your way to one of these affordable and fun destinations.


During February, Portland always freezes no matter what. So when you decide to indulge in the romance of this funky city, pack warm clothes with you. Although, you can always just share body heat with your partner. During the early months of the year, the hotel prices are low, since this is the off-season. The airfare, as well as the hotel rooms, are up for grab at dream prices. After reaching your destination, stroll hand in hand through the Arts District or window shop at East End. Portland is a river side city, that lies along the Columbia River. Conseqeuntly, a visit to Portland is not complete without a glimpse of the Old Port where you can surf the designer shops or buy a surfboard as a memento.


As the former capital of the U.S. – Phily is not just a home base for history buffs but also a home for lovers. There are several different types of love in our world, ranging from the love of a partner to the love of family. Philadelphia has been called the “city of brotherly love,” and it continues to enchant all those who feel love within its boundaries. Lovers find their home in the city at ‘Love Park.’ For many couples, ogling the large “Love Sculpture” in the park has made it to their bucket list. Philadelphia is not only a city of love but also one of history. The city preserves American history in art galleries and museums such as the Philadephia Museum of Art and the Mutter Museum. Plus, if you both are foodies, there is an array of delicious food to try in the Reading Terminal Market.


For many couples, quiet time to themselves during a romantic vacation is a must. If that is your goal, busy tourist destinations are not the place to travel. If you are one of those couples who are seeking peace, consider visiting Columbus, Ohio for your quiet getaway. There is nothing better than exploring a laid back city with your partner. Discover the quirky art galleries in Short North Arts District or have a look at the murals throughout the city. Top it off with a show at the Newport Music Hall. Plus, there are several microbreweries which boast an excellent collection of craft beers.  Try Bodega which has 150 kinds of beers!


Cuddling with your partner is just the medicine you will need to combat Montreal’s cold, February weather. What better way to fire up your romance than cuddling beside a fireplace? You never know when things will get hotter. To encourage the romance, we recommned you stay in one of the hotels overlooking Park Mont Royal. With the glittering ice, the friendly people and the never-ending hot chocolate, Montreal establishes a perfect atmosphere for Valentine’s Day. If Maple syrup is your thing, get psyched up to sample some of the highest quality Maple syrups in Canada at the Sugar Shack in Montreal. Aside from the syrups, the Atwater Market boasts a variety of gourmet cheese.


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Located just 80 miles from New York City, the tiny village of Paltz has a lot to offer. Whether it is hiking along the Shawangunk Ridge or sipping decadent hot chocolate, anything you do here brings you two closer. The primary cost when visiting Paltz is the lodging. However, you can trim the price back by staying at a Love Shack for just $75. So cuddle up near the warm furnace and reinvigorate your romance.

5 Places to Visit During Your Honeymoon in Mauritius

Mauritius is the perfect place a romantic destination for newlywed couples. The exotic scenery and the white sandy beaches are enough to call it the Paradise Island.

You can have candlelit dinner or skydive here. A wide range of options is present for you. The blue shores and sandy beaches will give an experience of a lifetime. Here are a few places you can’t miss out on your trip to Mauritius.

Read: Top 10 Places to Visit in Mauritius 

Ille Aux Cerfs

Romantic isolation is what every couple craves. The treasure island gives you just that. The island is on the east coast. You can hold the hands of your partner and walk down the white sands.

The colorful sunsets are a must watch. Just spend a day alone at the beach together. Barbecue and go for a swim.

You can even parasail here. The classy restaurant Chez Tino will offer you delicious meals with exotic flavors. A dinner on the terrace watching the dark blue harbor with your loved one. Nothing can be better.

The Spa at Four Season Resort

It is located in Anahita. A complete day in spa sounds too good to be true. Pamper yourself and your partner. You can have an Indian, European, Chinese, or African spa treatment. Get a relaxing massage from this spa. You will feel refreshed after a day here.

Both of you can get buffed up for your night. It would be a delight to spend the time in Spa together. When you get back to the hotel, you will be well prepared for the night. Have a soothing spa day at Mauritius.


Shopping Spree

A honeymoon is all about romance. But you also need to take your lady for shopping. You can buy her sexy lingerie or a hot mini, right? Mauritius has a lot of shopping places you can go to. Goodlands, Grand Baie Bazaar are the places you cannot miss if you are on your shopping spree.

The prices here are reasonable. You will get a range of products to choose from. Ladies don’t forget to doll yourself up for him. Buy something to tease him throughout your beach day.

Sunbath Together

Every couple dreams of a beach day. You can have an excuse to wear a skimpy outfit in front of your partner and torture him. You have an array of beaches in Mauritius. Belle Mare, Pereybere, Blue Bay and Grand Bay are beaches you can enjoy.


If you want to keep holding her, give her a naughty parasailing lesson. You can even go on a ski ride. End your day with a dinner on the breezy beach. Nothing feels good as cuddling up in the sand with your partner.

Charmarel Village

You can call it the rainbow village. Due to dome geographical reasons, the earth here is of different colors. It is a myriad of red, yellow, orange and pink. Just witnessing this geological wonder with your partner will fill you with awe.

Ile Maurice – Terre des 7 couleurs by Nicourse CC BY-SA 3.0

Chamarel is abundant in natural beauty. The highest waterfall in Mauritius is in Chamarel. The scenic charm of this village and a splendid company will make you feel like “the happiest person on the earth.”

5 Quirky and Unique Wedding Destinations

Are you and your partner wired in a different way? Do you both think of some crazy ideas together? Is he the one? Have you thought of any wedding venue in case he proposes to you?

Romance and craziness are aspects of love which are too common nowadays. You want a wedding, but you also want it to be unique.

If that’s the case, don’t worry. We have found some quirky venues which will match your style.


Marrying in a Treehouse! Sounds unusual as well as unique.

When you want your wedding to be a small affair you can go with The Tree House. It is a secluded 5 stars lodge in Loch Goil, Scotland. If you have the money to blow on your wedding book this magical retreat and let your dreams come true.

View of Loch Goil, Scotland


The little girl in you would truly want to squeal. It is located on the fringes of Lake Goil. The stunning scenery will greet you as you exchange vows with your beloved.

Moreover, who wants to bother with what would be the food menu or which colors chair covers and linens to rent when you can simply outsource that to an outdoors wedding planner! A win-win and everyone’s happy!


Are you both winter lovers? Then we have got the perfect wedding venue for you. A chapel made with snow! Sounds heavenly, doesn’t it? You can walk down the aisle in designer gowns which are available in the hotel.

Hôtel de Glace by Matias Garabedian CC BY-SA 2.0

A wedding inside the snow chapel is something you can only wish in dreams. Why not make it real? Don’t worry about freezing. The hotel has got saunas to keep you warm.


When people think of wedding people, think of flowers, church, aisle, gowns. But if you want to do something out of the box on your wedding, start with the wedding venue. When you hear a cave, you might be pretty excited about it.

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The underground cave can look beautiful when lit with thousands of candles. Invite your family and close friends to the magnificent location.

The green waters of the pool reflect in candlelight. The rock formations glow golden in the light. It adds a bit of mystery when you vow to each other lifelong love.


We are talking about quirky locations. You read about a treehouse, a cave, and a snow chapel. Now let us take you to the next wedding venue that is a bridge. The romantic in you must be smiling.

Everyone dreams of a day when you can kiss your beloved on a bridge with the sun shining on you.

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Golden Gate bridge will give you that opportunity. When the sun goes down in the bay your sun will rise. Hold each other’s hand when you feel this epic moment in your lives.


Some like it intense. If you are a wild couple, Go for a safari wedding. It sounds like you can say “I do” when the lions are hearing you. The safari which Ulusaba offers has it all planned. After your vows, you can have a relaxing day here.

A lion cub with his mommy lion

A message is a must for the couple. Enjoy the night. Then you can have breakfast in bed too. What can be better than not having to cook on your wedding day! Get wild with the wildness of Africa.

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Top 5 Things To Do In New Zealand As Couples

A couple that travels together stays together. Traveling will help you bond intimately with your partner. New Zealand is a perfect location for you both to renew the magic. You will find lovely spots in New Zealand to add charm to your relationship. It has fresh white sand beaches to cool you down as well as geothermal springs to warm you up.

For a couple traveling together, there are plenty of places you can visit. The exquisite beauty of romantic landscapes will make your heart sing. We are listing a few places you can visit with your other half.


A sweet beach town in New Zealand. You can find a quiet spot for yourselves. Raglan is sparsely populated. You will find all the space and privacy that you want. You can take a swim at the ocean beach or surf on the long waves.

You can just cuddle up on the black sands and watch the night sky unwrap before your eyes. It is a place where you can silently commune with each other just through the beautiful atmosphere.


You might have heard about this rare caves. They are known for glowing in the night. These caves were formed by running streams cutting through limestone. Now it is a unique place to visit. It has an intricate structure made with stalagmites and stalactites. You can walk along the underground caves and watch it unfold its magic before your eyes.

Green Glow Caves in New Zealand by Donnie Ray Jones CC BY 2.0

You can even take on to rafting if you are adventurous. Above the cave lies the small town of Waitomo which has a limestone bridge called Mangapohue. Steal a kiss on the top of the bridge. The romantic countryside will take you on a love-filled journey.


Rotorua is a natural wonder of New Zealand. You can scent the sulfur in the air. It is a geothermal destination. Many thermal mud pools and geysers abound the area. The town also has the lake Rotorua.

You can cruise along to nearby Mokoia Island. It is full of Maori tribe. You can learn about the love story of Tutanekai and Hinemoa by the locals. The warm atmosphere and inspiring tale might boost you up to spice your love story.


A microcosm of New Zealand’s wildlife. It was earlier known as Karori. It is home to many endangered species. The sanctuary is located near a reservoir. You can hear the tune of nature, bubbling in the forests. In such a secluded place you both can rejoice in the beauty of nature.

You will hear songs of birds chirping while you stroll through the forest. You can prefer outdoor walks during day or night tour. Endangered species like spotted kiwis, kaka, takahe can be seen here. Efforts are made to restore this stretch of rare land.


Relish the scene of sun rays filtering through the mists. Milford sound is the unacknowledged wonder of the world. It was created by glaciers during the Ice Age. You can take a boat trip with your partner and dwell in the magnificent beauty of Sound. The blue waters expand the horizon, making you feel like you are on a timeless journey.

Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park by Krzysztof Golik CC BY-SA 4.0

The peaks pierce the skies while waterfalls cascade through the cliffs. If you both love adventure sports, you can prefer Milford track. If you want a relaxing day, take a boat cruise.

Must See Beautiful Villages in Britain

Britain is not only known for its classy cities but the beautiful hamlets. You can travel to cities if you want the crowds and party. But if you are searching for a peaceful spot, Hamlet is an answer. Britain has some of the prettiest villages around the world. They offer you peace. You can experience the serenity of nature. Below are some villages if you ever want a short quiet vacation in the countryside.


It is located in the northwest of Loch Carron, which is in Scotland. During the eighteenth century, this village was a house of fishing community. Plockton is in a bay area. That is the reason fishing used to be a greater part of the economy.

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But now the main income comes from the tourists who visit it. It is an ideal place for a photographer. It has a lot of scenic charm to be captured. The pretty cottage is lined up down the harbor along with boats. Across the bay, you can see the Castle Duncraig. A calm village away from the world. Here you can commune with nature.


Not all villages start with letter P. Polperro is also a coastal village. It was popular as a smuggling spot for contraband goods. Now this village is peaceful. It serves you delicious seafood. The cafes and pubs are a good way to refresh your mornings.

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A leisurely stroll on the street will bring you to tiny shops. You will be happy to browse the handcrafted goods. The streets are crowd free. You can even take a selfie in the middle of the street. If you want to getaway. Polperro is the place to find peace.


On the western corners of Snowsonia national park lies Beddelgelert. A place which is a perfect symbol of the countryside. The floral blooms across the fields will put a grin on your face. The village is situated between two rivers.

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Something else that adds to its beauty is its closeness to nesting ospreys. It has got everything that calls for natural beauty. The gushing water, colorful flower beds, chirping birds will bring out the poet in you.


Have you ever watched the movie “Warhorse” or “Stardust”? Both are popular movies featuring the village. It is one of the prettiest hamlets Britain has got. It lazily sprawls on the edge of Byrook river. The old streets are free to wander around. You can see the Cotswold stone wall cottages nestled beside the streets.

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Castle Combe has an antique location you ought to see. The St Andrew’s church has got the oldest medieval clock in Britain. It is a place you will stay to take your mind off things. Just enjoy the simplicity of countryside.


The doom of Eagle Wing! Have you heard of that tale? In the sixteenth century, a group of Scot-ulsters made an attempt to travel to America. But they met their end. Every place has its story. Gloomsport was the launching place of Eagle Wing. This event defines Gloomsport. The village celebrates the Eagle Wing Festival every year.

The doom of Eagle Wing! Have you heard of that tale? In the sixteenth century, a group of Scot-ulsters made an attempt to travel to America. But they met their end. Every place has its story. Gloomsport was the launching place of Eagle Wing. This event defines Gloomsport. The village celebrates the Eagle Wing Festival every year.

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It is a celebration of three days. Tiny fisherman’s huts have been transformed into museums. The culture you will see here is raw and real. Bloom sports is sparsely populated with only three thousand inhabitants. A less populated place sounds pleasurable for a getaway.

Travel Is The Best Thing Any Couple Can Do Together

The beauty of a relationship lies when two individuals become one in order to create moments of love, care, understanding, adventure, thrill, silliness, and teamwork.

When this happens, almost anything possible. People have different views about what the key to a good relationship is, but the universal goal of any relationship is to be happy.

Traveling together as a couple is a perfect way to understand the depth of a relationship.

When people start a relationship, they look for opportunities to know each other and plan to do things together. Be it the initial dating phase or the later partnership phase, you are getting to know your partner every single day.

There will be situations in everyone’s life, whether they are negative or positive. These are situations in which you’ll get to know your partner better.

You might also think that if this would not have happened I would not have known or felt things differently. There will be situations in everyone’s life sometimes up and sometimes down that you will get to know your partner deeply.

You might also think: if this hadn’t happened, I wouldn’t have known or I would’ve felt things differently. Sometimes, you might also wonder: what if this scenario happens? How would my partner react?

Now you can know since traveling is exploring the world with different countries, people, cultures, language, geography, and activities.

When couples are exposed to a surrounding and an environment, there is a lot for them to learn about the world, as well as themselves.

Here are some reasons why travel is the best thing any couple can do together:


Traveling as a couple initiates several things. These include planning destinations, activities, things to do, organizing, and budgeting.

All of these things combined bring them together. It also gives them a great platform to build mutual understanding and to help each other.

Shared Experiences

When couples travel together, they are collecting experiences every day. Things are perishable but moments and experiences last forever.

Appreciating Life

Navigating through various parts of the world, overcoming obstacles, and experiencing difficult things helps couples unite and appreciate life.

Creating Memories

All the shared experiences from traveling around the world and doing things that you have not done before together create fond memories. These will be cherished forever.


Couples bond at a different level through traveling. During travel, couples have more time to just relax and communicate on a deeper level.

Exploring new cultures and places gives a couple more opportunities to bond.

A Sense of Accomplishment

There is a deep sense of accomplishment through traveling. Be it navigating through a place where you both were lost, going somewhere where you both have dreamt of doing some adventure all of these helps the couple feel accomplished from a relationship as well as personal level.


When couples travel, they become transparent with each other. When they get to know each other under various different circumstances, the trust between partners grows. The more time that couples spend together they will have more reasons to know and trust.

When couples travel, they become transparent with each other. When they get to know each other under various different circumstances, the trust between partners grows. The more time that couples spend together they will have more reasons to know and trust.

Relationship Growth

All of the experiences collected over time help couples and their relationships flourish. It is not all about the time, it’s all about the experiences (both good and bad) that help couples take their relationship to a higher level.

All of the experiences collected over time help couples and their relationships flourish. It is not all about the time, it’s all about the experiences (both good and bad) that help couples take their relationship to a higher level.

Connecting with Nature

Traveling couples connect more with nature and admire significant things in life, rather than material and physical things. It helps them to be more grounded.

Traveling couples connect more with nature and admire significant things in life, rather than material and physical things. It helps them to be more grounded.

A Purpose in Life

Traveling serves to identify the purpose of life. Couples seek happiness, build relationship goals, and give purpose and meaning to their lives through travel. They get an opportunity to reflect on their life as one.

Traveling serves to identify the purpose of life. Couples seek happiness, build relationship goals, and give purpose and meaning to their lives through travel. They get an opportunity to reflect on their life as one.

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8 Tips on How to Travel As a Couple on a Low Budget

For some couples, a travel budget (or a lack of it!) is the primary reason they don’t travel to new places. For others, it’s more of an excuse.

But if you have been thinking about taking your girlfriend or partner away for a surprise weekend, don’t worry too much, because, with these simple budget hacks, you can have a great and fun time traveling together.

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If you are traveling to some faraway place and don’t have an abundance of resources to spend, planning well is a good first step. Calculate the money you have saved up to the point, and research the place you are planning to visit.

Learn about the lodging, places to eat, places to see, etc. so you can go through with the ones that fit your budget. A place to stay can cost between very little to more than what you earn per month. So planning is incredibly important to saving money.


If there is some time remaining till you plan to take the trip, begin saving now. You can cook food at home instead of eating out, with no extra useless expenses like buying a cool title or some fancy shoes you don’t really need, the furniture you don’t really care about and the like.

You should save as much as you can, as the time you travel will be memorable for both of you, and each little penny might help.


You need to realize that the trip you are making is about the two of you spending quality time together.

Because it’s about you guys, you don’t need to waste money on shows, parks, events and anything that you already attend where you reside. Traveling is for trying out new things. Be wise with how you spend the time away with her.


Like we mentioned already, time is something you would need to manage well. This is because all extra time would mean extra expenses on lodging and food.

Therefore, make sure to allocate the necessary time to each activity before you start the trip. There might be some things more alluring than the others, so manage them well with the time you have.


Your lodging will be the main part of your travel expense. People tend to opt for the famous chain hotels thinking they’re classier or provide more comfort. Do not adopt that thinking. Go for a smaller hotel.

You don’t need to shell out loads of bucks just for the brand value. Remember, it is about you and her. So it is okay to go small on the hotel budget. However, keep the safety factor in view too, and get lodgings in a safe place.


You don’t need to deny yourself the ideal vacation you have been wanting with your significant other. However, it is okay to do a bit of compromise so that the vacation is possible without putting a huge load of stress on your expenses.

If a particular destination is very costly due to its tourist popularity, you can travel to nearby places. They would offer the same environment, without overcharging you. Going in an off-season would further save you some money.


In some cases, taking combined packages can help save money when you know nothing about the place.

The total cost of food, lodging, and transportation are combined with a discount, and that can save you some money as compared to going clueless to a location and then spending on things that are available as you have no other option.


If the trip is really about you and your partner for a romantic time away, you don’t need to worry about bringing a costly souvenir for other people. Yes, this is what it is.

When you are on a tight budget, this shouldn’t be a concern of yours. If you want to bring back something for you two as a memory of your time together, get something cheap and simple.

Shells collected from the beach or a wooden bracelet are good souvenirs. A huge plasma TV isn’t.

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