Love and London – A Royal Pairing (Travel Tuesday)

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, but this year's biggest celebration of love may very well be April 29. For those of you who haven't made your travel plans yet, that's the date of the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. According to Huffington Post, London's hotel rooms are all but booked solid and apartment rentals are going fast. As of writing this post, FlipKey still has over 200 London vacation rentals available the week of the wedding, so royalty buffs still have the chance to bask in the atmosphere of the big event. Beyond the wedding itself, the city expects to play host to street parties and other unofficial celebrations - love will literally be in the air.

In other vacation rental news, the booking season is warming up. It's time to start thinking about spring and summer vacations. Here are some items to help you prepare:

I'm not going to make it to Paris this weekend, but I have been thinking that a trip to Quebec for winter carnival would make a pretty awesome Valentine's Day retreat. I could practice my French and possibly even catch a glimpse of royalty!