It’s something of a delightful travel dilemma. Springtime cherry blossoms or powder-perfect winter snow? Summer fireworks and tropical beaches or a blazing golden sea of autumn leaves? Japan’s eclectic mix of ancient traditions and modern, big-city fun will ignite your imagination year-round for a romantic getaway or memorable stopover. With captivating adventure, culture, and cuisine around every corner, this all-season escape is even better when you discover it together. And whether you’re planning your first trip or looking to delve deeper into Japan’s many treasures, a little local knowledge is always welcome! Which is why we turned to Australia’s leading Asia specialist, Wendy Wu Tours. After devouring their new 2020/2021 Japan brochure — a bumper guide brimming with inspiration, itineraries and tips — we’ve fallen for this enchanting destination all over again! Bring on the next Japan sojourn…
If you are to colour Cornwall, then mix a hundred shades of green, a dozen of blue and as many shades of grey. The grey is for the granite that provided the building material for houses, barns, cathedrals and drystone fences over the centuries. The blue for the waters of the English Channel and the Atlantic Ocean that wash its 500-kilometre coastline. And the green for its valleys and hills that stretch to the horizon.
There's something undeniably alluring about sailing through glistening waters, side-by-side with your sweetheart – complete with a cheese platter and wine, of course.
Between Sweden and Finland in the Baltic Sea lies a blue-sky paradise.
We woke in the boathouse at dawn. The water lapped outside our window and an early boat puttered past in the distance, somewhere out on the sound. The soft morning mist was thinning and from it emerged a family of swans gliding past the wooden jetty. As the sky began to clear, a wide expanse of water was laid before us, glistening in the late summer sunlight. We sat on the back deck, watching swallows as they darted and swooped for insects, and listening to the bull rushes sighing contentedly in the breeze. It was one of the most peaceful and romantic mornings we could remember.
Almost countless creatives have written about or fell in love with this extraordinary destination – Henry Miller and Jack Kerouac are just two. A spellbinding stretch of California coastline, the Big Sur (as it's known), is a haven for adventure-loving romantics.
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