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.
Few Australian destinations offer couples as many once-in-a-lifetime experiences as the magnificent Northern Territory. Whether it's spotting the world-famous Uluru, trekking through the beguiling Litchfield National Park or sipping Champagne on a yacht while cruising along Darwin's coastline, there's something here for everyone.
From its dreamy cities and rugged coastline to its high-end boutiques and quaint cafes, France is like a treasure box full of remarkable sights. Looking to do more than just eat croissants and sip red wine (though, we wouldn't blame you if you did plenty of that!)? History-buffs and romantics, step back in time and discover the beauty of France's captivating medieval castles..
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