Romance the World Over

Romance the World Over

Get closer to your romantic getaway with these travel tips from the experts.

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ONCE UPON A TIME PROPOSALS
“On a flight. A guy proposed over the intercom with help from passengers who held up signs that read “Will you marry me?” The flight attendants threw flower petals down the aisle and delivered a bottle of Champagne.”
–JEN MAKI, TRAVEL PROFESSIONAL FOR 9 YEARS; DULUTH, MN

“He arranged for her family to be waiting at London Heathrow Airport to surprise her, as well as tickets to Mexico for right afterward.”
–KRISTIN GODFREY, WEDDINGS BY FUNJET DIRECTOR

“While onboard a ship, sailing through the glaciers in Alaska.”
–SARAH KLINE, TRAVEL PROFESSIONAL FOR 23 YEARS; DAVIDSONVILLE, MD

BEST ANNIVERSARY SPOTS
“Some popular spots are Italy, Australia and French Polynesia.”
–NANCY BARKLEY, TRAVEL PROFESSIONAL FOR 25 YEARS; NORTH WALES, PA

“Costa Rica. It’s more for adults, and the natural beauty is penetrating; you can’t help but feel connected to it and your partner.”
–PAULA COFFARO, CONCIERGE

“An adventure journey for two to Iceland. It is rich in culture, ecotourism and fine cuisine.”
–KIM STEIGER, TRAVEL PROFESSIONAL FOR 22 YEARS; MAPLE GROVE, MN

MOST ROMANTIC DESTINATIONS
“The lush green rainforests of St. Lucia, the crystal blue waters of the Exumas and the romantic canals of Venice.”
–ELIZABETH HENN, TRAVEL PROFESSIONAL FOR 18 YEARS; RONKONKOMA, NY

“Santorini, Greece, with the white buildings against the blue sky, and open air suites with plunge pools that hang over the cliffs.”
–SK

“Winter in Breckenridge, Colorado transforms into magic. There are miles of white mountains and enchanting views.”
–KG

“Cancún and the Riviera Maya, are not only full of endless beaches, but wildlife, rainforests and archeological sites that distinguish its authenticity.”
–CARISSA DEMBRASKI, TRAVEL PROFESSIONAL FOR 3 YEARS; JACKSON, WI

UNEXPECTED ROMANTIC DESTINATIONS
“Belize offers beach resorts, beautiful waters, organic spas and great adventure. It is the perfect blend of romance and adventure.”
–CD

“A luxury safari in South Africa. These lodges offer outdoor rain showers and heavenly tubs.”
–NB

UP-AND-COMING WEDDING DESTINATIONS
“Couples who dream of a destination wedding in Mexico are increasingly drawn to Puerto Vallarta, because it’s so authentically Mexican. It has its own distinct vibe.”
–KG

“People are gravitating to destinations that resonate with their interests, like Costa Rica for adventure and eco-friendliness, and Cozumel for scuba diving.”
–KARMEN SCHMID, CONCIERGE

“Negril, Jamaica, is absolutely stunning—from its white-sand beaches and turquoise water to the thriving nightlife and sheer number of brand-new properties.”
–ASHLEY GROSSMANN, CONCIERGE

After spending a decade in Los Angeles where she worked with top travel news journalists, produced and casted for such shows as The Biggest Loser, Endurance, Extreme Home Makeover and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search, the travel industry never lost its luster. Lisabeth continues to appease her roving curiosity with travel writing and research as an Editor for Here and Beyond. And, by packing a bag once in a while, to anywhere.