Take a Tour or Hire Your Own Driver?

So, you’re in a tourist area and you want to see the sites. You see lots of tour options, what should you do? I highly recommend you consider hiring a private driver. It has lots of benefits, plus it can add a little romance to couple getaways! In Mazatlan, a popular tour I’ve been on several times is to Copala and Concordia, two small mountain towns. It’s really a fun tour. You get to see old Mexico and meet adorable kids. Recently, my husband and I were going to go on this tour. We were the … [Read more...]

Don’t Forget These 10 Items on Your Romantic Getaways

There are zillions of sites and checklists to help you pack, but for romantic getaways, you might consider these extras: 1)      iPod plus decent speakers-Nowadays, this is super simple. When my husband and I first got married, it took some serious effort…packing CDs, a CD player and some computer speakers we took from home. Now, you just need an iPod or other MP3 player and you can often forgo the speakers. 2)      Candles-Ignite your getaway with candles. Nothing sets the mood quite like … [Read more...]

Living the Suite Life – Hotel Deca in the U District of Seattle

Hotel Deca wins the award for the BEST balcony in the city of Seattle! My husband and I recently had the extreme pleasure of staying in the Isabella Suite at Hotel Deca. I think I could write an entire post just on the balcony! The balcony of the Isabelle Suite has a full 250 degree view of Seattle. We could see the Space Needle, Lake Washington, Lake Union, Gas Works Park, University of Washington, the 520 bridge, and the Olympics, the Cascades and more. Simply amazing! Oftentimes, in … [Read more...]

Hotel Review – The Roosevelt in Seattle

The Roosevelt Hotel in downtown Seattle is a classic retreat in the heart of the city. My husband and I recently enjoyed our couple getaway at this stately hotel, as part of the Ultimate Shopping Package. First off, the location is amazing. The Roosevelt is located on the corner of 7th and Pine. It’s across the street from the Convention Center and Pacific Place. It’s also near Nordstrom, City Centre, and Macy’s. It’s easy walking distance to Westlake Center. The Roosevelt is surrounded by … [Read more...]

Secrets Priceline Professional Bidders Know – Priceline Rebids

This is Part 3 in a 3-Part Series on Priceline: Cheap Romantic Getaways-Priceline 101 Priceline Tools-Cheap Romantic Getaways To the best of my knowledge, there is no such thing as a Professional Priceline Bidder; I just liked the way it sounded. Anywhoo…. Priceline allows you to bid once every 24 hours unless you change your dates, your zones or lower your star level. Bummer. The real secret to getting rock bottom hotel prices on Priceline is the magic of the free rebid. However, if … [Read more...]

Priceline Tools – Cheap Romantic Getaways

  This is Part 2 in a 3-Part Series on Priceline: Priceline Tools-Cheap Romantic Getaways Secrets Professional Priceline Bidders Know-Priceline Rebids Priceline offers several unique tools to help your bidding process: The first is Hotel Bid Alert. Click on the link below to access this tool. See Winning Hotel bids in Top Cities from $28 per night! With this tool, you simply enter your destination city, the specific zone you are hoping to stay in and a star rating. Then you … [Read more...]

Cheap Romantic Getaways – Priceline 101

This is Part 1 in a 3 Part Series on Priceline: Priceline Tools-Cheap Romantic Getaways Secrets Professional Priceline Bidders Know-Priceline Rebids Cheap romantic getaways pretty much exclude jetting off to Paris for the weekend. However, if you have an adventurous spirit, utilizing Priceline might provide just the cheap romantic getaway your heart desires! This guide will introduce you to Priceline while future blog posts will get into some details and a top notch bidding … [Read more...]

Questions to Ask When Planning Couple Getaways

When planning couple getaways, it’s important to ask yourselves lots and lots of questions to make your getaway as special and memorable as possible. The first step in planning couple getaways is to consider what the two of you enjoy. Do you like to snuggle up and watch a movie in bed? Do you enjoy quiet conversation by a roaring fire? Do you like communing with nature on a nice long hike? Or perhaps a little time on a sandy beach is more your style. The next step is to determine what your … [Read more...]