Weekend Getaways


One thing that we frequently hear from readers, friends and family members is amazement that we’re able to travel as much as we do. It may seem like we’re always going somewhere…and usually we are. One way we’re able to travel so much is through strategic use of our very limited vacation time. Like most Americans, we have a limited 2-3 weeks (10-15 days) per year. That means we need to be really smart in how we use our time.

One way we’re able to make the most of our limited vacation time is through weekend getaways. These two- to four-day breaks give us the chance to see the “best of” a destination in a short amount of time. The articles in our weekend getaway section are the best of these experiences. This is how we make the most out of a limited amount of vacation time and still see the world.

From visiting historic sites to wine tasting and seeing art, there are lots of fun things to do in Winston Salem NC

15 Fun Ways to Spend a Weekend in Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has the feeling of a small town wrapped in a big city. Once known for its industries like tobacco and textiles, Winston-Salem has broadened its appeal as a center of art, culture, and food while still paying homage to its past.

Taking a walk down the charming streets is one of the fun things to do in Annapolis Maryland

15 Ways to Have Fun in Charming Annapolis, Maryland

The beautiful city of Annapolis is often overlooked in favor of its larger neighbors like Baltimore or Washington, DC. But Annapolis is a waterfront retreat, a college town, and a picture-perfect capital city full of fun things to do.

A visit to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi is just one of the fun things to do in Sante Fe, New Mexico

What to Do, See, and Eat in Santa Fe

Apparently we have been living under a rock. I have no other explanation for why we were unaware of the charm, culture, fun, and deliciousness in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The Hanseatic city of Lubeck, Germany, is full of fun things to do an beautiful views -- like this one along the Trave River

36 Hours in Lubeck, Germany

The beauty of Lubeck, Germany, is complemented by divine food, great shopping, and a proud history still visible across the city today. With so much to offer, this northern German city is not to be missed, even if you’re short on time.

There are many amazing things to do in Tirana, Albania. It's an emerging and economical travel destination in Southern Europe.

10 Great Ways to Spend a Weekend in Tirana

Tirana, Albania isn’t at the top of most travelers’ lists. Even in Europe, it has a rather checkered reputation. But we found the Albanian capital city to be a fun and lively place.

The church in Andorra la Vella with the Pyrenees Mountains towering above.

A Weekend Getaway in Andorra

High in the Pyrenees Mountains is the tiny principality of Andorra. It’s the 179th largest country in the world, which is to say, it’s one of the smallest. Actually, it is the 16th smallest by size and is the 11th smallest by population. Despite its limited size, there are lots of great things to do in Andorra la Vella and the surrounding countryside.

Broadway in Nashville, Tennessee. A visit here is one of the best things to do in Nashville TN.

33 Ideas for Your Next Trip to Nashville

Nashville seems to have it all. There is live music basically any hour of the day, fun places to hang out and relax, and history stretching back to the early days of America. And don’t forget the food.