Valentine’s day is almost here. If you’re thinking of spoiling your loved one this year, why not skip the card and chocolates and plan a mini-break instead. Nothing shows someone quite how much you care as much as a surprise romantic trip, especially if you’ve been together a long time. Plus with so many destinations to choose from you really are spoilt for choice. So use this fantastic guide to inspire you and start planning your trip today.
See the Northern Lights In Greenland
Taking your Valentine to magical Greenland Magical Greenlandto see the aurora borealis is a one in a lifetime experience. You could sit in a cosy log cabin by a roaring fire and watch the supernatural colours light up the sky above. Or you could stay in a glass igloo surrounded by snow for a more unique accommodation option. It’s a natural wonder than many people would love to see as it is so unusual, making it a perfect Valentine's day destination. While you wait for the lights to begin you can also go dog sledding, kayaking or snowmobiling to see every aspect of this beautiful country. Experiencing something so spectacular together will give you a fantastic memory to treasure forever. Just remember to pack your thermals as it can get very cold in winter.
Go shopping in Morocco
If you’d rather go somewhere slightly more exotic, Morocco could be the destination for you. It’s renowned for it’s markets where they sell almost anything you can imagine. You could take your Valentine for a unique and memorable shopping trip where you can treat her to anything she desires. You could even buy her valentine’s day gift in one of the thousands of shops and stalls. Spend time exploring the colourful stalls and trying out the local delicacies such as mint tea and makouda. It might also be fun to try bartering with the locals to see if you can grab yourself a bargain. Afterwards, why not head to a hammam or Turkish bath for an afternoon of pampering with hot mud baths, saunas and massages. This is an ideal trip if you love meeting people and finding out more about a country, and it’s cultures.
Hop aboard a train in London
Travelling by train can actually be highly romantic and a fantastic choice for valentine's day. If you haven’t got the budget for a trip abroad, a luxury train ride may be the next best thing. You can hop on board a sleeper train in London that will take you all the way up to Scotland. You can dine in the lounge car and the retire to your own comfortable room where you can take in all the wonderful scenery along the way.
With only just over a week to go, you need to start planning and booking as soon as possible. The last thing you want is to disappoint your Valentine. Also, remember to give your loved one enough time to pack their essentials and plan suitable outfits for your romantic adventure. You’ll undoubtedly end up in their good books after this.