A world of romance

Everyone loves to be treated on Valentine's Day. Even if they are not in love! Whether it comes from your husband, wife, partner, best friend, mum or even your cat...there's nothing like being spoiled and made to feel special.

Next year, instead of the usual chocolates and flowers, why not plan something really unforgettable, and visit one of the most romantic places in the world. There's plenty to choose from, but we've managed to narrow the list down to five:

If Venice didn't exist, someone would have invented it by now. Possibly Walt Disney. Venice is like a fairytale come to life, replete with canals, bridges, and centuries old buildings. It's guaranteed to make your romantic heart beat just a little quicker. An evening gondola ride along the Venice canals is an absolute must, as is a stroll around Piazza San Marco, one of the grandest squares in Europe. If you’re still not romanced-out, then head to both the Rialto Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs, where the two of you can declare your undying love once more.

Buenos Aires
It's impossible to deny the passion in the air when you hit the streets of Buenos Aires. It practically oozes sensuality on every corner, especially when you catch an impromptu tango performance in the middle of the stree. Buenos Aires is sensual mix of European elegance and Latin American seduction, with monumental architecture, tree-lined boulevards, and al fresco dining. It combines Old World grandeur and tango performances with fabulous nightlife and cutting-edge restaurants. But beware, you'll fall under its spell very quickly. 

Without a doubt, Paris is the ultimate romantic city. Millions of lovebirds flocking here each year to take in such wonderful sights as the Eiffel Tower, and to drink in the artistic atmosphere of the Left Bank. Take a moonlit cruise down the Seine or head to the Museé Rodin to see the sculptor’s famous work, The Kiss. With rich food, glamorous fashion, and countless charming boutiques and cafés for a young couple to explore, it’s no wonder that Paris is known globally as the City of Love. If the city of love doesn’t put you in the mood, the wine certainly will.

Aspen, Colorado
A playground for the rich and fabulous, Aspen offers more than just good celebrity spotting. Yes, this is a skiier's paradise, but it's also a great outdoor romantic destination winter or summer with its stunning scenery, great hiking, superb accommodations and a busy nightlife. Travel down to Maroon Bells with its lake and alpine meadows, where there is limited vehicle access. Hike the trails, enjoy the mountain air and take in the stunning scenery. Whether you choose to curl up in your lodge in front of a roaring fire, take a romantic carriage or sleigh ride, or live it up at the manypubs, clubs, discos and country and Western bars, it's all here in Aspen.

Costa Rica
Stunning natural rainforests and exotic landscapes make Costa Rica not only a superb romantic getaway, but also an eco-friendly one. There are so many romantic things to see and do in Costa Rica that it's hard to know where to start, but be sure to include at least a few of the following: a trip to the Irazu and Poas volcanoes, the romantic La Paz Waterfall and Butterfly Gardens or a tour through the Braulio Carillo National Park. Bond with your loved one as you zip-line through the rainforests or take a rafting trip. Only in Costa Rica can you see big cats in Corcovado National Park, monkeys and turtles in Tortuguero or oodles of orchids in the Monteverde Cloud Forest.

Where's the most romantic place you've ever visited? Tell us about it in the comments section below. Or head to twitter and Facebook to share your storis and upload pictures.

If you've ever found love on a Peregrine trip, feel free to tell us about it at facebook@peregrineadventures.com We'd love to write a blog for you!

If you're ready to see the world, either with your lover or perhaps to find yourself one, take a look through our list of destinations today.


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