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Snapshot St. Petersburg: What to do, see and eat

Canal in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is a charmer from first sight. Pastel-painted 18th and 19th century buildings are like jewelry boxes begging to be opened. 

Thankfully, we had five days and six nights to explore Russia’s second largest city of 5 million.

Founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, this once swampy, flood-prone land with access to the Baltic Sea became the emperor’s Naval headquarters and his grand experiment in building the city of his European travel dreams. Just stroll the streets and you'll see that he succeeded, thrusting Russia onto the cultural world stage.

Here's my snapshot of trip bests, eats and treats.

10 Romantic Hotels to Love

Balcony view from Palazzo Avino
View from balcony at Palazzo Avino in Ravello, Italy

Choosing the right hotel for a romantic getaway can make or break your love celebration.

In a labor of love, my husband and I reminisced to come up with our list of the 10 most romantic hotels we’ve found over our travel years. What better way to celebrate the summer of our 10-year anniversary.

Ignite your passionate side by booking one of these swoon-worthy stayovers.

Southeast Asia: Land of a Thousand Smiles


Sunrise and Angkor Wat

Southeast Asia has been on my travel wish list for years.

I’m no 20-something looking for price-conscious adventure. Admittedly, that’s how I envisioned the stereotypical tourist visiting Southeast Asia.

Instead, the region’s reputation for incredible food, enchanting temples and friendly people drew me here. Not to mention, every person who has visited the area raves about it.

Southeast Asia is what I’d call restrained exotic. It’s different enough to stimulate all of your senses, but sprinkles in plenty of smiles to make you feel comfortable.