To restate one of the most romantic sentiments, if I had a place for every time I thought of you, I could walk the earth forever.
1/ Vienna, AUSTRIA
Take a horse-drawn carriage ride in the country’s capital of Vienna like this couple sporting traditional dirndl and lederhosen.
2/ California, USA
What could be more romantic than flowers? Edible, gelato ones! Made with finesse and delicious, you’ll still be able to hold hands.
3/ Kauai, Hawaii, USA
A pair of black swans glide past a stone bridge in a scene that looks straight out of a romantic comedy.
4/ Wales, UK
Something out of a fairytale: sunset and horses, or are they unicorns, traipse through fields of gold and green.
5/ Ontario, CANADA
Share a meal together at Langdon Hall where fresh, foraged ingredients come together to make stunning plates.
6/ Cornwall, UK
Stroll the South West Coast Path, admiring the scenery and stopping off at beautiful spots like this at Padstow harbour.
7/ Nassau, BAHAMAS
Colourful buildings at Compass Point Resort put you in a happy-go-lucky mood. After all, there are only 2 speeds here: slow, and stop.
8/ ST KITTS AND NEVIS
Secluded beaches, vertical hikes, and bustling towns, this two-island nation has something for everyone.
9/ South Carolina, USA
Oozing southern charm, avenues of Spanish moss-covered oaks frame pathways. Just the place for you and your sweetheart.
Šiauliai’s Hill of Crosses is so magical it continues to inspire weddings, engagements and dates to this day.
11/ Aitutaki, COOK ISLANDS
What could top breakfast in bed? Breakfast by the pool! Wake up to glorious atolls, blue skies and plenty of Polynesian hospitality.
12/ Cesky Krumlov, CZECH REPUBLIC
With buildings from Medieval times onward, you could spend all of your time gazing at the architecture. A great place for creating memories.
13/ Trinidad & Tobago
Go for a romantic walk in the Bamboo Cathedral, where natural archways provide beautiful shade. Look out for tropical birds galore and perhaps a monkey or two.
14/ British Columbia, CANADA
Lakes, vineyards, and mountains combine to create a lovely backdrop for picnics-for-two, couple hikes and sunset sailings. Cozy-up with this province’s easy-going attitude.
15/ ST LUCIA
If it’s good enough for Josephine (yes, Napoleon’s wife), it’s good enough for you too! With its thermal springs, lore and lushness, and chocolate, it’s a winner.
Imagine sipping coconut water beneath palm trees, surrounded by rolling waves and any colour of sand you can imagine.
Everybody loves a good time in Mexico: poolside cocktails, amazing food and friendliness all round.
18/ Sao Miguel, Azores, PORTUGAL
Owners of Furnas Lake Villas toast to spectacular views from atop their property which includes a former dormant volcano.
This original travel article first appeared in the Summer 2022 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.