If you love the beach scene in Europe but you're craving something new and exciting, head to the Bulgarian town of Nessebar. One of Europe's oldest cities is also one of its most exciting beach resort towns, with plenty of great restaurants and hotels. And when you need a break from the sun and sand, you can browse Byzantine ruins, wander ancient cobblestone streets, and explore some of southern Europe's most fascinating architecture. READ MORE
I expected everything on Crete to have a rough and rustic feel. After all, this Greek island was home to one of Europe’s earliest civilizations and has history that goes back thousands of years. It’s the mythical land of King Minos and the minotaur, a place whose name conjures images of crumbling stone walls.
So imagine my surprise when I arrived at the Lato Boutique Hotel in the city’s capital of Heraklion. This small, stylish hotel single-handedly smashed every preconception I had about lodging on Crete.
Home to a fascinating mix of desert and tropical landscapes, Aruba is an island unlike any other. Its beaches are exquisite, but you'd be cheating yourself if you missed out on everything else Aruba has to offer. Five quick tips will help you make the most of your time in this unique paradise. READ MORE
Ireland is better know for its pubs than its restaurants, but The Greenhouse - one of Dublin's newest eateries - might help change that. Their selection of gourmet food is to die for, and each dish is presented with so much style and flair that the plates look like canvases for modern art masterpieces. Aptly located off the fashionable St. Stephen's Green, The Greenhouse brings a welcome burst of cosmopolitan indulgence to Dublin's restaurant scene. TAKE ME THERE
In tourism terms, Montenegro has always been like a rough diamond. The tiny European country has beautiful scenery and plenty of charm, but its travel amenities have struggled to pull themselves out of the Soviet-era quagmire. But with the arrival of new properties such as the luxurious Porto Montenegro resort village, that diamond might be getting the polishing it so richly deserves. TAKE ME THERE
From October 5-7, Las Vegas will host its 3rd annual Food & Wine All-Star Weekend. Celebrity chefs, wine experts, and other superstars of the culinary world will host events spread out over five of the town's most prestigious properties - Aria, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, and the Mirage. Sample tantalizing food and drinks while soaking in all the glitz and glamor that makes Vegas so unique. TAKE ME THERE
Fall is the perfect time to visit Venice; airfares have dropped, the summer crowds have thinned down, and temperatures are more tolerable. But before you tour Italy's most romantic city, read these tips for getting the best bargain on your gondola ride. After all, you want to end your boat trip with a full heart, not an empty wallet. READ MORE
There's never been a better time to visit England's capital. All the renovations that were made and new attractions that were added before the 2012 Summer Olympics still have the city looking bright and new, but now the crowds are gone and bargains are plentiful. Expect to save as much as 50% on hotels, reataurants, and entertainment. TAKE ME THERE
The newest member of the Disney World hotel family, Disney's Art of Animation Resort, is now open for business. Family suites are already available, and standard rooms will be open in mid-September. The rooms are decorated in themes inspired by four Disney favorites (The Lion King, Finding Nemo, Cars, and The Little Mermaid), and the resort grounds contain multiple pools and playgrounds based on the characters from those films. The resort is adjacent to Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park. TAKE ME THERE
The Hard Rock hotel chain brings its signature brand of head-banging fun to Mexico this month with two new properties in Cancun and Puerto Vallarta. Expect all the usual perks of an all-inclusive tropical resort including amazing pools, in-room Jacuzzis, and a nice selection of restaurants and bars. The grand opening parties promise plenty of great music along with the Hard Rock Guitar Smash, an opening-day tradition. TAKE ME THERE