My husband and I have come to the place in our life when the kids don’t need us so much any more. We find we have a little more time and a little more money to spend on time together. We are enjoying traveling to new places together.
When we decide on a location for our next adventure, I start with a few research essentials.
Bing Maps- http://www.bing.com/maps/?FORM=Z9LH2
Fodor’s Travel- http://www.fodors.com/
After that, if airfare is involved, I always check the destination for the main carriers that fly to that destination and then check the individual carrier websites. Using a one-stop travel site is efficient and useful but I always like to check the carriers because sometimes they have better deals and/or better travel times. I just like to cover all my bases, and I hear travel research is good for keeping your mental status happy.