I have the privilege of co-authoring a book that releases this week on Amazon! Heart Bouquets is a collection of romantic short stories . . . just in time for Valentines Day. I hope you’ll check out the book, and to get you “in the mood,” I’ve decided to bring a little romance to the blog.
Everybody likes to get away every once in a awhile, and getting away with the one you love is best of all. But where to go? Here are my top 5 picks for romantic getaway destinations:
1. Bald Head Island. A quaint island off the coast of North Carolina with lots of privacy and quiet. Cape fear is a point that juts out into the ocean at the end of the island. The shoals (underwater sandbars) continue out from this point into the ocean for miles. These shoals caused many a shipwreck long ago, but today, they provide a stunning display of crashing waves and splashing surf. Another thing that makes this cape unique, is the fact that you can stand on the beach where waves come in from the northeast and the southeast – two different directions. It’s a stunning place to stand, but the entire island carries a distinct sensation of being “away” since guests arrive by boat and there is no traffic to be had on the island.
2. Grand Cayman. Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman is home to some of the most striking turquoise waters in the world. It is a premier diving and snorkeling destination, but the white sandy beach and breathtaking waters are enough to satisfy any traveller. The people who live on Grand Cayman are warm and friendly, the restaurants are top notch, and it’s an easy island to travel to, since the airport can accommodate large jets from many American cities. More than anything, experiencing this beautiful place with the one you love will form life-long memories you’ll cherish forever.
3. New York City. If cities are your thing, there’s no place like New York. Especially during November-December. New York knows how to celebrate Christmas, and romantic walks along 5th Avenue, and a carriage ride through the park fit well with a night on the town featuring dinner and a Broadway show. I don’t care how many movies include a moment at the top of the Empire State Building . . . it’s still a romantic place and worth a visit.
4. Paris. No brainer here. The city of love sports so many options for romance! A dinner cruise on the Seine, a walk down the Champs-Elysees, a day trip to Versailles, lunch in Les Jardin de Tuileries from a cart: baguette and cheese. Visits to the patisseries, Sacre Coeur, and a view of the twinkling city lights from atop Le tour Eiffel.
5. Su casa. Yes, you heard me right. Sometimes the most romantic destination is the place you work hard to provide for your family. The place where your children learn to walk. Where your spouse forgives you. Where you learned to cook your famous chicken noodle soup. Or chocolate fudge trifle. The place where you like to dunk oreos together. Sometimes, a fire in the fireplace (or a DVD with a fire if you don’t have one) can set the mood after all the kids are in bed (or better, at Grandma’s for the night). Home can be the perfect place for a sweet, romantic moment with your spouse.
It’s fun to dream about where you might travel together “someday.” But romantic destinations can truly be anywhere you choose to express your love – and they will become memorable not because of the scenery but more likely, because of the sentiment expressed.
Don’t wait for Valentine’s Day or an anniversary to plan your next romantic getaway. Plan a romantic moment today. And tomorrow. And next week. And when the budget allows, take a romantic trip together.
So where did your most romantic moment take place? Close to home or far away? Was it a moment that made the ordinary extraordinary? Or was the location so amazing, you couldn’t help but experience a little romance?
For more Romantic Top 5 lists, check out my co-authors’ posts:
And don’t forget, Heart Bouquets is FREE today and tomorrow on Amazon!