A Valentine’s getaway to remember forever
If you’re looking for a way to kick Valentine’s up a notch this year, give your sweetheart the gift of travel! Imagine falling in love all over again in one of the world’s most romantic destinations. Even if you’re booking last minute, it’s not too late to find a great fare abroad! Many airlines and travel vendors consider February low season, making it a little easier to snag a great price! As long as you don’t mind the cooler weather, you can take advantage of some really great deals.
Here are a few ideas you and your valentine will love!
Dinner Cruise in Budapest
The Danube River, made famous by Johann Strauss’s waltz, “By The Beautiful Blue Danube”, flows directly through Budapest, Hungary. What location could be more idyllic for a romantic dinner cruise at sunset? This 2-hour cruise offers of live music and a traditional Hungarian dinner as you glide past landmarks such as Buda Castle and Andrássy Avenue. Budapest is one of the fastest-rising tourist destinations on the map. This charming city offers a great depth of cultural richness while still boasting affordable prices.
Stargaze in the Atacama
Did you know astro-tourism was a thing? Book a trip to Chile’s Atacama desert for a romantic week under the stars! Since this desert is extremely dry, high, and unpolluted, it is one of the best stargazing locations on earth. Make the most of your experience by taking a guided tour with an expert astronomer (don’t go during a full moon!). While you are there, check out the popular hot springs, Termas de Puritama, or the moonlike landscape of Valle de la Luna.
Ski in the Swiss Alps
Winter is at its peak in Switzerland at this time of year. If a week of skiing in the snowy Alps sounds appealing to you, Saas-Fee (beginner), Engelberg (intermediate), Andermatt (expert) are favorite destinations with stunning, panoramic views. Cozy up at night by the fire, sharing a slow dinner of raclette, or a bar of Switzerland’s mouth-watering, milk chocolate. Consider taking a tour of the Cailler Chocolate factory, accessible only via the Swiss Chocolate train from Montreux.
Soak Up The Sun in Bali
Indonesia boasts some of the most luxurious resorts in the world. Relax in the cliffside infinity pools at the Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort. Rejuvenate in the 20-room spa at the Mulia & Mulia Villas, which includes a Finnish wood sauna, steam room, and Ice Fountain room to get your circulation going. End each day with a meal under the stars, enjoying the resort’s unique blend of Japanese, Chinese, Pan-Asian and Mediterranean cuisines.
Road Trip Along the Amalfi Coast
See Positano, Sorrento and Ravello, traveling at your own pace and stopping to see whatever interests you. Make a day trip to Capri or Pompeii. Explore one of Italy’s dazzling grottoes by rowboat. Pick up some local staples — bread, cheese, cured meats and fruit, and drive to a quiet location for a picnic with a view.
Kayak Through New Zealand
Imagine just the two of you, drifting across a crystal clear lake with the warm sun on your backs and breathtaking mountains all around. New Zealand is full of opportunities for adventure-loving couples. Take an evening kayak tour in Tauranga or explore the rainforests and waterfalls of the Milford Sound.
See the Northern Lights in Iceland
Who doesn’t have, “See Northern Lights” on their bucket list? This ethereal phenomenon can be seen from several countries, but Iceland’s relatively warm weather, clear skies and classy capital city, Reykjavik, make it an ideal destination. Head to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and you may see a pod of orca whales. Unwind at the Blue Lagoon, geothermal spa on the Reykjanes Peninsula.
Fall in love all over again as you explore some of the world’s most beautiful and romantic travel destinations.