Travel bloggers share a perfect romantic getaway
for Valentines day
So it’s just around the corner and you have no idea about what to do for that special someone in your life….how about traveling somewhere romantic as a getaway? Here are some of the most romantic places to visit around the world from travel bloggers sharing some of the best places to visit.
“Chania on the Greek island of Crete is well-known among honeymooners. The calm old harbour is ringed by restaurants and bars with plenty of outdoor seating to you can gaze out across the sea. Or walk along the sea wall with your sweet heart and watch as the sun dips over the town.”
Jade Johnston http://ouroyster.com/
Lovers Bridge Paris (Pont de l’Archeveche)
Nicole Connolly (& Michael Wright)
Suitcase Stories www.suitcasestories.com
Cape Town, South Africa
Maupiti, French Polynesia
Ontario’s Algonquin Park
The piercing cry of the loon reverberates across the polished glass lake. Pine needles fall from above and skittle across the roof of the tent, all while there’s a faint crackling of snapping cedar and maple from the neighbour’s campfire.
Welcome to Ontario’s Algonquin Park. Imagine picnics on the beach, late nights melting Brie and roasting marshmallows on the fire, sipping fine wine from Tupperware. Active folks can channel the romance and mystery of legendary Canadian painter Tom Thompson as they retrace his footsteps around the park, while those more inclined towards relaxation will surely find plenty to do within the confines of the tent
Vanessa Chiasson at www.turnipseedtravel.com
There is no better and more romantic destination for Valentines than French
Alps. Imagine this scenario. You are staying in a lovely and awfully French
mountain village. All covered with snow. Magical white all around. During
the days you go crazy on the snow. During the evenings you enjoy romantic
walks and dinners with some local wine. You can be sure your darling will
thank you in all kind of ways while snuggling by the fireplace in the
chalet. Happy Valentines!
Marysia Maciocha at http://www.mytravelaffairs.com
Prague might not immediately jump to your mind when you think of romantic holiday getaways, but this Eastern European city has all the trappings of a romantic city. Prague, especially in February, evokes a feeling of having walked into a fairy tale land–the soft snow falling on cobblestone streets; the castle on the hill; the Charles Bridge and winding walkways; the cafe dedicated solely to hot chocolate. It’s the perfect place to book a romantic hotel with a view of the Old Town Square and cozy up to your loved one to stay warm.
Vienna does not limit its romantic charms to lovers– instead, romance envelops the entire city, no matter if you arrive in the arms of your partner, in the company of a friend, or completely alone.
Vienna flirts quietly, through the tip of an Alpine hat, the playful piaffe of the graceful Lipizzaner horse and the gentle chiding of the bow-tied waiter in a fin de siècle cafe. Allow the city to seduce you and you will be rewarded with something far more meaningful than a fleeting affair– the experience of Austrian “gemütlichkeit,” a word that defies English translation, but can be felt in the warm welcome, coziness, and unhurried nature of the Viennese people.
Kristin Francis, http://souvenirfinder.com
Los Cabos, Mexico
Hard to believe we’ve been married for 32 years but my husband first proposed to me on Valentine’s Day that many years ago. You always remember the place and setting on the special days of your life. We were at the historic Maryland Inn in Annapolis on a snowy mid-winter evening. As the years pass, starry-eyed young coupledom tends to give way to the real-life stresses of juggling work, parenting and caregiving, so it’s nice to set aside time on the day of love and friendship (Día del amor y la Amistad, as its called in Latin American countries) to relax, remember and restore. Our ritual for the past eight years has been to return to Los Cabos, Mexico where we escape the wrath of cold East Coast winters to bathe in the warmth of the sun and golden sand. Time slows down and makes way for romance when you’re watching the waves beat against the rocks and wash up on the shore in between dazzling sunrises and sunsets.
17 Mile Drive, Carmel, California
Approaching the 17 Mile Drive situated on the Monterey Peninsula you are likely either visiting to be a part of the golfing legends that have walked the fairways of Pebble Beach or to relax on scenic beaches lining the Pacific Ocean.
However, there is much more to this region that will capture your imagination, especially if you have interest in photography, natural beauty or romantic bliss. Nature is abundant here with the jagged cliffs and rocks being a haven for wildlife, Bird Rock being a perfect example of thousands of species flocking here year round. The Lone Cypress sits proudly, the sole survivor of climatic conditions that batter this stretch of coastline.
To read more about A Brit and A Southerner’s experience on the ’17 Mile Drive’, visit our post here: http://abritandasoutherner.com/2014/01/15/17-mile-drive-on-the-monterey-peninsula/
Almuncar Costa Tropical, Spain
The Wagoners Abroad tell us why they fell in love with Costa Tropical in the Costa del Sol and the sunny Mediterranean coast of Spain. Here’s 65 reasons to reasons to visit their Costa Tropical Spain.
Lake Louise, Canada
Lake Louise is the perfect romantic destination for active couples that enjoy spending quality time together, surrounded by nature’s beauty. Lake Louise is a joy to visit in any season, but has a lot to offer couples looking to embrace winter while rekindling the spark.
Couples can enjoy ice-skating on Lake Louise, the Victoria Glacier and snow covered Rocky Mountains setting the perfect romantic scene. Each year, an intricate ice castle is built to highlight one of the world’s most breathtaking skating rinks. Dog sledding is another favorite activity for couples visiting Lake Louise. It doesn’t get any better
than being snuggled together under warm blankets as you glide by the mountainous peaks.
By Rhonda Krause of Travel? Yes Please! http://www.travelyesplease.com
Hawaii at Sunset
There’s nothing like being at any of the Hawaiian Islands during sunset timeframe….yes it’s cliché but ever wonder why it’s the most popular honeymoon destination? Well it could be the sunsets, an amazing dinner facing the evening event and maybe a little stroll on the beach after dinner? There are gorgeous road trips to scenic beaches or snorkeling spots, beautiful hikes in a rain forest or waterfall, even a romantic sail at sunset, it’s all ready if you have an adventurous or romantic nature.
Noel Morata at http://travelphotodiscovery.com
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