John films a guest appearance in LA on the Fine Living television network.

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We’re pleased to say that has recently garnered the attention of many national and regional publications and broadcasts including:

2009, Dec. 20, 2009 was selected Cool Site of the Day.

“High Tech Wedding,” South Bend Tribune, Dec. 8, 2009

Lovetripper listed as resource on high-tech weddings in the special Michiana Brides wedding section of the South Bend Tribune.

“10 Great Places to Stage a Romantic Scene,” USAToday, Feb. 13, 2009’s editors selected 10 movie locations you can actually visit (and some hotels where the two of you can stay) for this “10 Great Places” article.

“10 Great Places to Stage a Romantic Scene,”, Feb. 12, 2009’s editors selected 10 movie locations you can actually visit (and some hotels where the two of you can stay) for this “10 Great Places” article.

“16 Tips to Make Any Trip a Romantic Getaway,”, Feb. 2009’s editors were interviewed for and quoted in this article about ways any vacation can be transformed into a romantic trip.

“America’s Most Romantic Places To Visit,”, Feb. 2009 editors were interviewed for and quoted in this article about some of the most romantic getaways in the US; editors selected St. John, USVI; Clingmans Dome, Tennessee; and other destinations as tops for lovers.


Red-Hot Road Trips,” Men’s Health magazine, Feb. 2009 editors interviewed and quoted about how to make any getaway sexy.

“‘Til Travel Do Us Part,” MSNBC, Feb. 7, 2008

“‘Til Travel Do Us Part,” Budget Travel magazine (in print and online versions), February 2008 issue

“‘Til Travel Do Us Part,”, Jan. 28, 2008

Editors Paris Permenter and John Bigley were one of eight couples of professional travelers interviewed for and quoted in this article on successful romantic travel.


“Beautiful Barbados,'” Sway, May 2007 is quoted about famous places romantic travelers have visited in this glossy Canadian travel magazine.

Interview with Paris and John, Open Road Publishing, May 2007

To celebrate the publication of Paris and John’s Best of National Parks with Kids, Open Road Publishing featured this question and answer interview with the authors.

“Suites for the Sweet,” Movie Entertainment magazine (Canada), February 2007’s Paris Permenter quoted in this article on celebrity getaways around the world. Author Melanie Reffes termed the site “the fabulously informative”

“Navigate the Net Before You Travel the Globe,” Tucson Citizen, Feb. 12, 2007 included in article covering suggested sites for romantic travel research.

Budget Travel magazine online, Feb. 6, 2007 editors hosted an online chat about romantic getaways around the world.

Around the World Radio, Feb. 8, 2007 editors discuss romantic getaways for Valentine’s Day.


WHO Radio (Des Moines), Dec. 27, 2006

In preparation for the Alamo Bowl, Lovetripper editors discuss San Antonio travel.

Proliner Awards, San Antonio Women in Communication, October 2006

Paris Permenter and John Bigley received two Proliner Awards from the San Antonio chapter of Women in Communications. The award recognizes outstanding professional achievement in the field of communications.

Budget Travel magazine online, Aug. 22, 2006 editors discuss destination weddings worldwide in this online chat.

“The Clueless Guy’s Guide to Planning a Romantic Getaway,” Smarter Travel, Feb. 13, 2006

Lovetripper interviewed and included as resource for romantic trip planning.

“Swoon service,” The Globe and Mail, Feb. 7, 2006

Editors Paris Permenter and John Bigley were interviewed and quoted in this story about the trend of hotel romance directors.

Budget Travel Online, Jan. 24, 2006

Hosted interactive “Trip Coach” Q&A session on romantic travel around the world.


Que’s Official Internet Yellow Pages, 2006 Edition

This guide to the internet’s best sites includes, which was awarded the highest ranking of five stars. “Here, you can find everything you need to plan your trip.”

“New Rules of Engagement,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, July 3, 2005

Editors Paris Permenter and John Bigley were interviewed and quoted in this story about “destination engagements” and also contributed a top 10 list on the best places to propose.

“Meet the Vendor: Paris Permenter & John Bigley,” Arrington’s Bed and Breakfast Journal, July 2005

This trade magazine aimed at B&B owners profiled editors Paris Permenter and John Bigley.

“Packing for Romance,” True Romance, June 2005

Lovetripper contributed a full-length article on how to pack for romance.


“Don’t Just Sit There: Do Some Snooping,” USAToday, Oct. 29, 2004 was interviewed for this article about booking hotels in hurricane damaged areas.

“Today Throws a Destination Wedding,” Today Show, NBC, Oct. 27, 2004’s Romantic Escapes in the Caribbean: Lovetripper Guide was featured as one of the items in a wedding guests gift basket contest.

“Traveling to Areas Touched by Hurricanes” and “Getting Deals and Avoiding Risks,”, Oct. 28, 2004 was interviewed about traveling to Caribbean islands touched by this season’s hurricanes.

“Travel on a Shoestring,” GEICO Direct, Fall 2004 was interviewed about ways for travelers to save money on the road.

“After the storm: Traveling to destinations touched by hurricanes,”,
Oct. 18, 2004 was interviewed for this Associated Press article about traveling to destinations touched by recent hurricanes. The story also ran as:

  • “Traveling to areas touched by the storms,” Charleston (SC) Post Courier, Oct. 24, 2004
  • “Up and running, thank you,” Providence (RI) Journal, Oct. 24, 2004
  • “Get Deals, Avoid Risks in Areas Hit by Hurricanes,” The Register-Guardian (Oregon)
  • “Call Hurricane-Hit Destination Before Packing, Fort Wayne (IN) Journal Gazette
  • “How to Get Deals & Avoid Risks in Destinations Touched by the Hurricanes,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  • “Some Hurricane Fears Overblown,” Dallas Morning News
  • “Tourism Takes Latest Hit from Hurricanes,” Knoxville (TN) News Sentinal
  • “After the Storm: Traveling to Areas Touched By Hurricanes,” MSNBC
  • “Traveling to Areas Touched by the Storms,” The Journal News (NY)
  • “Vacationers Breeze Past Hurricane Damage,” Northwest Herald

“Destination Weddings: More Couples Choosing Ceremonies That Fit Their Personalities,” The Southern Illinoisan, Aug. 23, 2004

Editors interviewed about destination weddings around the world.

Travel Hub, World Talk Radio, Aug. 19, 2004

Editors Paris Permenter & John Bigley interviewed live in this 40-minute call-in segment covering romantic travel around the globe.

Insider’s List, Fine Living Network, June 2004

Editors Paris Permenter and John Bigley taped two episodes for this new series on the Fine Living Network, talking about romantic travel.

KVUE-TV (CBS), Austin, Texas, May 2004

Paris Permenter taped a special segment on travel security for this Austin television station.

“Reality TV Locations As Must-See Destinations,” USAToday, Feb. 13, 2004 was interviewed and quoted in this story about resorts used as settings for reality TV shows.

“Honeymoon Hot Spots,” San Diego Magazine, February 2004

Editors interviewed for their recommendations and quotes on honeymoon destinations.

The Web’s Greatest Hits 2004 by Lynie Arden

Published by Barnes and Noble Books, this new guide selects
the web’s top sites. is recommended for romantic travel
due to the online magazine, searchable directory and “helpful planners
to choreograph your wedding in an exotic place.”


“Engaging Getaways,” Toronto Star, Oct. 18, 2003 was interviewed and quoted on this story about destination weddings.

“Wanted: Fairy-tale Wedding at a Dream Price,” The Christian Science Monitor, July 23, 2003 interviewed and quoted for this story on destination weddings.

“There Goes the Bride,” Boston Globe, July 20, 2003 was included as a resource for brides planning a destination wedding.

“Caribbean Isles Vacation Choices,” Oakland Tribune, June 23, 2003

Editors interviewed and quoted in an article about romantic Caribbean destinations.

“A Taste of Travel,” WSTU1450 AM (Florida), Feb. 13, 2003

Live interview about romantic Caribbean destinations.

“Hot Stuff,” Boston Herald, Feb. 9, 2003

“, a Web site for romantics, is written by Paris Permenter and John Bigley, who travel everywhere in search of sensual spots,” wrote columnist Holly Reich.

KGO AM 810, San Francisco, Feb. 8, 2003

A half-hour interview on “On the Go with John Hamilton” about romantic travel, destination weddings, and honeymoons around the world.

Miami Herald, Feb. 2, 2003 provided a list of the Caribbean’s top 10 romantic locations for a special romance feature in the travel section.

“Desktop Traveler” column, Wall Street Journal, Jan. 21, 2003 was named “Top Choice” in this compilation of romantic travel websites. “Enough information to play Cupid all year long,” wrote columnist Charles Passy.

“The Land of Romance: Caribbean Lures Couples,” Orlando Sentinel, Jan. 12, 2003

Editors interviewed and quoted in an article about romantic Caribbean destinations.


“Islands of Love,” Toronto Star, September 21, 2002 was noted as a source of information on destination weddings in the tropics.

“Romance in the Isles,” Austin American-Statesman, August 25, 2002

Editors interviewed and quoted in an article about romantic Caribbean destinations. “Permenter and Bigley launched to complement their 27 travel guides, 20 of which focus on the Caribbean. The site, recommended for romantic travel information by National Geographic Traveler’s online edition and Yahoo Internet Life magazine, has more than 900 pages of destinations around the world for weddings and honeymoons and romantic getaways.”

San Diego Union-Tribune, April 21, 2002 was noted as a source of travel information and inspiration.

“Texas Food and Travel,” KLIF 570 Talk Radio, April 21, 2002

Paris Permenter was interviewed by host June Naylor and discussed romantic travel in and around San Antonio.

Yahoo! Internet Life Magazine, March 2002

Cited in the travel and recreation web guide, Yahoo says “the well-traveled editors of this on-line magazine offer trail-tested advice to lovers of every stripe.”, Feb. 2002

Cited as a “Cool Click,” this publication’s editors noted that “in this site you’ll find candid reviews of resorts, bed-and-breakfasts, and hotels from staff writers who specialize in romantic travel-plus, details on top-notch honeymoon destinations and wedding spots.”

“Globe Trotting Honeymooners Ignore Travel Jitters,” Atlanta
Journal-Constitution, Feb. 21, 2002

Editors Paris Permenter & John Bigley were interviewed and quoted by the author of this piece on post-9/11 honeymoon trends.

The Virginian-Pilot, June 3, 2001

Editors Paris Permenter and John Bigley were interviewed as expert sources for an article on destination weddings.