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Five Spring Break Destinations You Probably Haven’t Thought About

Who says college students are the only ones that need a break from harsh winters? If you’re looking for somewhere to go this spring but are worried about being mobbed by ravers, don’t fret! We’ve hand-picked five unique destinations perfect for grown-ups seeking the ideal spring Escape. 588a6073-dedf-47f8-b291-72f7a3ed44f1-700

For all of you fitness nuts, we suggest you keep up with those New Year’s resolution #goals with a friendly retreat near the Sonoma Coast. At Ratna Ling Retreat Center, you’ll not only find plenty of beautiful hiking, biking, and walking trails that lead straight to the mighty Pacific, you’ll also be treated to five organic farm-to-table vegetarian meals. The retreat even offers meditation and yoga classes for inspiration on finding your peaceful center.

588ba892-22b3-4fc0-b4c1-c82d303f5317-700If you’re in search of a more secluded vacation spot, check out one of these Escapes to the Catskills or off-season Cape May. Just over two hours away from New York City, Cuomo’s Cove is nestled into the heart of the “Land in the Sky.” Find homey touches like fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs, plus skylights, open floors plans, and wood décor at this cozy retreat. If the Catskills are a little too mountainous for your taste, head to Carroll Villa Bed & Breakfast Hotel, a beachfront property at family-friendly Cape May. Take a walk on the deserted beaches and check out cute cafés and picturesque storefronts before the noisy crowds begin to swarm the Jersey Shore.

5898ad30-aa8d-4b22-b821-4d1c7960e575-700Maybe the US is getting a bit too familiar for you. If that’s the case, we advise a trip to roads less traveled by—specifically, a ten-day trip to Peru or an eight-day trip to Prague, Vienna, and Budapest. Hit up Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca with an English-speaking tour guide who’ll take you through the ropes of the history and culture of this vibrant country. Or, see the best of old-world Europe in three of its most spectacular cities. Both trips are flight-inclusive and include meals, overnight accommodations, and much more.5898ca03-da28-47ff-9bf6-3980df4571dd-700

If you are looking for that Caribbean cruise or trip to South Beach this spring (we don’t judge), you’ll be sure to find awesome discounts for any occasion on our travel deals page. No matter the trip you choose, be sure to send us a picture! We’ll be having #wanderlust for days.



Adieu, Clutter: How to Reorganize Your Space in 3 Days

Keeping your living space organized isn’t exactly easy. After all—you’re pretty busy. But taming the clutter beast doesn’t have to be tough. In fact, you can transform your home by following this simple, three-day plan.

Day 1: Assess, Toss, and Clean

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Inhale. Exhale. The mess isn’t that bad. Mind over matter!

Write down your goals for getting organized. What needs to be addressed? What needs to go? Compile your old books, knick-knacks, décor, and more—then, call a pro junk service to carry away the stuff. Later on, have a cleaning team swing by to scrub down your space, removing allergens and dust. You can also grab this state-of-the-art vacuum to attack the messiness on your own.


Day 2: Less Stressing, More Sorting


OK—now that everything is cleaned out, your next step is to reorganize things in useful storage spaces. Keep your food tucked away in these neat, airtight containers. Then, tackle the cosmetics with this makeup organizer, designed to keep track of stray lipsticks, brushes, and more.


Try putting your stray items in these personalized glass jars. They’re meant for cookies and snacks, but are also perfect for pencils, notes, change, and other small goods.

These Monogram Online jars are an organizer's best friend.

These Monogram Online jars are an organizer’s best friend.


Day 3: Redecorate, finally!

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Now that you’ve made space, you’re finally free to bring in some new accents to your home. Towels are always a welcome addition, or keep it simple with personalized canvas art. By creating something new in your freshly organized space, you’ll bring positive, calm energy into your home that’ll make everyone feel great.

Feeling inspired yet? The LivingSocial editors have handpicked even more organization deals, so you can tackle even the biggest clutter conundrums.



Plan Your Date Night: Valentine’s Day 2017 Edition

Planning the perfect Valentine’s Day can be stressful – but it doesn’t have to be. When it comes to creating an unforgettable surprise for your special someone, we’ve got you covered with ideas both unique and traditional.valentines

Dinner & A Show

Leave your date laughing through the night with tickets to a comedy show. Watch in awe as Cirque de Soleil acrobats fly through the air. Immerse yourselves in dinner theater or enjoy your favorite tunes with a romantic night of music.

Activities for Two

Prefer a more interactive date night? How about Paint Night at a local pub or finding your way through the Escape Room? If the weather allows, a trip to a winery can allow for a touch of romance as can an intimate dinner at a new restaurant, an evening of dancing or ice skating. A couples massage brings romance and relaxation in to the mix.

How About an Adrenaline Rush?

For a far from ordinary Valentine’s Day date, consider private flight lessons or a helicopter tour package. Take a leap of faith and go skydiving or fly down the mountains during a ski getaway for two.

Drinks, Please

Maybe “date night” is code for “night out with the guys/girls” or maybe you and your significant other just like to party. Regardless, we’ve got local pub crawls and booze cruises in pretty much every location to help you celebrate together.

A Romantic Getaway

If you really want to make this the best Valentine’s Day ever, may we suggest a romantic getaway? Cozy up for the weekend by the snow covered mountains with a trip to the Rockies, whisk your lady away to a beachside island, or explore an exotic destination for the first time. The options are endless and can be customized to create an experience that’s completely your own. If you really want to bring out all the stops, you won’t want to miss this trip through Paris, Rome and Madrid but you can browse more of our favorite romantic getaways here to find something more your style.

For gift ideas to complement your perfect date night, see our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide or browse our collection of 2017 Valentine’s Day Gifts.

Beat The Cold With Warm Weather Getaways

Now, more than ever, it’s the perfect time to get away if you’re suffering from the chilly weather. If you’re tried of layering up, runny noses, and trekking through rain or snow, it’s time to treat yourself! We’ve listed vacations for you to take solo, with family, and with friends so you can easily find some sun and fun in the last winter months. These affordable beach destinations won’t break your pockets or spirits. Take a look at the trips below to see which one fits your needs best. Read more ›

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2017

Love is in the air — or it will be in two weeks.  Get ready to show your sweetheart some love: we’ve got some recommendations for fabulous gifts!

5887b8c2-719b-4421-8d7c-4517c9075a21-700Nothing is more classically romantic than flowers, but this year, give the traditions a spin.  Roses are the flower of choice for Valentine’s Day, but delicate daffodils, lush hydrangeas, or adorable daisies are fantastically fresh options that not only show your love but bring a welcome reminder of Spring.  Or, for a sweet Pal-entine’s gift, send your bestie yellow roses or a cute potted plant to brighten up her desk.

For lovers and friends who like the finer things, spring for a hand-selected box of cigars.  Curated collections of fine tobaccos can help introduce your Valentine to new brands and labels they’ll adore.

Jewelry tops lots of romantic gift lists, and this list is no exception!  Check out the huge selection of jewelry on LivingSocial, where you’ll find adornments and ornaments for pet-lovers, wine-lovers, friends, sisters, men, and everyone you want to shower in affection.

It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without wine.  Send a special message with a custom-etched bottle of red, white, or bubbly — or sip from customized couple’s glasses.  Or stock up for a romantic evening with an awesome-curated wine collection!


And don’t stress over dessert.  Gourmet chocolate-dipped berries and sweets can be delivered straight to you, along with cute cakebites or show-stopping fruit arrangements.

No matter how you choose to celebrate your love, it’s always the gesture more than the gift that makes for real romance.  Set the scene with romantic music and write a hand-written note to truly personalize your presents.  Sealed with a kiss, an old-fashioned love letter will last long beyond the gift itself and be a sweet reminder of your affection for years to come.  What’s the most romantic gift — or gesture — you’ve ever received?