Friday, 28 September 2012

Vacations for Two?

Vacations for two are generally intended to be a romantic getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Just about anywhere can provide a great opportunity for romance, but there are some places that more enjoyable than others. Most people think tropical when they think romance, but this does not necessarily have to be the case. There are many places all over the world that can put the spark into a romantic relationship.

One place that relatively few Americans go is Africa.  This is a place where you don’t have to wish for adventure because you experience it. Sub-Saharan Africa provides some of the greatest opportunities for wildlife viewing on the planet. In addition to the wildebeests, giraffes, elephants and lions, the scenery in Africa is very diverse. Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the few places on the equator that has visible snow. Subtropical grasslands, majestic mountains and humid rainforests are all sub-climates on the African continent. If wildlife viewing is not high on the list, Africa can still be enjoyable for history lovers. Egypt has some of the most impressive cultural artifacts in history with the Cairo Museum and the nearby pyramids at Giza. A trip on the Nile is also a great romantic option for couples.

Tropical locations are always high on the list for romantic getaways. Within the United States, Hawaii in many ways seems like a foreign country with the island culture. The tropical warmth is great for outdoor luaus that couples can enjoy. Many hotels have spas located within their doors, and a couples massage might just do the trick. Many Caribbean islands and the Mexican coast also have the tropical feel and generally cost less than a flight to Hawaii. All of these are great options for a vacation for two.

Some people like cooler weather, and mountain locations can be just as romantic as tropical venues. The United States has two major mountain chains that have a number of ranges attached to them. The Appalachians and the Rockies are both great venues for winter sports like skiing and snowboarding. Many ski resorts have romantic lodges, but couples may want to book a separate cabin instead. Many mountain cabins come complete with hot tubs and other such romantic amenities.

Of course, these suggestions are only the proverbial tip of the iceberg when it comes to romantic getaways for two. Many South American, Asian or European cities could also be noted. Those who like ancient sites will enjoy the Mediterranean basin. Trips to Asia can provide a very exotic experience for those of European and American stock. The choices are nearly endless.

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