Chocolates, roses filled suites, sandy beaches. Your love is unique and to avoid the cliches of Valentine’s Day, we suggest some alternative destination options for an unforgettable romantic experience.
If you love animals and met the great love when you strap your dogs intermingled, then the ideal getaway for Valentine’s Day should include contact with animals. The Husky dog farms abound in Norway and Villmarkssenter in Tromso is the place to cuddle friendly puppies and their loved ones, of course. You can also enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Alps on a sleigh pulled by these beautiful animals. We have not forgotten cat lovers. The perfect romantic break for you may include Hello Kitty and the infamous brown cat in Tokyo, Japan.
If the thought of a meal by candlelight or a spa treatment for two seems boring, choose something more subversive for Valentine’s Day. The Krabi on the west coast of southern Thailand offers a unique adventure. In a few days you can climb into the caves, walk through forests, canoeing, jungle trek trek and try quad biking.
It has gone through your mind the thought that you and your partner could easily have been born in another era when corsets were tight, the armors were well polished and ballrooms were crowded? The ideal destination for you is the fabled city Carcassonne in southern France, one of the few medieval fortified cities, which have been preserved fortifications and the old medieval center. Wander with your mate in the medieval towers and feel for little knights and princesses of a bygone era.
Many of us would gladly put the hiking boots to escape the traditional Valentines. Good place for isolation is the Cradle Mountain National Park. Even a half day hike will give you a taste of the beauty of this remote destination. If you are experienced hikers do not miss the challenge of the Overland Track. With the imposing silhouette of Mount Cradle Mountain surrounds you in a fairytale setting with lakes, you’ll feel the only two people on Earth.
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By Nicole P.
Alternative destinations photos: Paul D’Ambra, Phillip Brown, Susie Barber, Karon Liu.