Fan those amorous flames during a romantic escape from the commonplace, from no-holds-barred extravagances to simpler intimate breaks. Robert Frost said, “Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” We might add…“in faraway romantic places.”

Travel and Leisure Magazine recently offered specifics on the most romantic cities (see list below). They also provided resources for America’s most romantic restaurants, as well as the world’s most romantic hotels.

We follow that lead by offering our research on romantic getaways – the top 20. It may be a bit late to whisk your loved one off to one of these special places next weekend, but certainly not too late to present such an excursion in the name of love on February 14th.

This week we will write about romance and love, and would love to hear your thoughts on the subject. We hope to inspire you to express your love on Valentine’s Day in a very meaningful manner. You have one week to conspire.

Top 5 romantic cities for falling in love:

  1. New York
  2. Paris
  3. Rome
  4. San Francisco
  5. Venice

Top 20 romantic getaways:

Adventure

  1. Airship Adventures

Cruises

  1. Windstar
  2. Seven Seas Charters

Exploration & Education

  1. Arctic Odysseys
  2. Biosphere Expeditions

Beach

  1. Jimbaran Bay, Bali, Indonesia
  2. Jumby Bay Island -St John’s, Antigua
  3. Ugaga Island, Fiji

Exotic

  1. Baobab Expeditions
  2. Dolphin Island, Fiji
  3. Hale Ohia, HI
  4. Madikwe Game Reserve, NW Province, Africa
  5. Turtle Island

Eco-Resort

  1. Big Sur Treebones Resort
  2. Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort

Spa

  1. Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa, Cook Islands
  2. Huvafenfushi

Culture

  1. Artisans of Leisure

Romantic Fitness

  1. The Wayfarers
  2. Whitefish Mountain Resort
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