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The 16 Most Romantic Cities on Earth

Looking to add a little romance into your travels? There are some pretty romantic cities to visit and Dave and I have gone around the world rating the romance factor.

We feel that we are definitely qualified to rank the most romantic cities on earth since we have actually been to the ones listed below.

What do you think? Did we get the list right? Do you have a romantic city we should add?

The World’s Most Romantic Cities

We have personally experienced some of the most sizzling destinations on earth.

A glamping experience in the Outback ranks among the tops, and relaxing in our own soaker tub as we look over the Aegean Sea of Santorini it’s about the most romantic cities in the world.

So without further adieu, here are our choices for the 8 most romantic cities on earth.

1. Paris, France


The Best Tropical Islands in the World

Dreaming of an escape? We’ve had the privilege to visit many beautiful destinations on this earth, so we’ve rounded up our favorite tropical islands to inspire wanderlust in you!

Updated June 2019

tropical island pictures | grand cayman island

The Pier of Grand Cayman Island

What is it about the islands that make life better? Is it the tropical breeze coming in from the ocean? Is it the sound of the waves crashing on the shore? Maybe its the laid back vibe or the perfect sunset that you see no matter what island you are visiting.

When I think of our times on tropical islands, nothing but perfection springs to mind. All the complications and stresses of life completely melt away in the tropical heat.

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So let’s take you away, far far away to some of the most stunning tropical islands on earth.



The Very Best Things to do in Santorini

#10 Sunset from the Castle of Oia

best place for sunset in Santorini

I know we said it is crowded, but there is a reason this is the place to watch the sunset on Santorini.

Sitting in the ruins of the Santorini Castle to watch the sun go down over the windmills and caldera of Santorini is a spectacular evening. Sneak a bottle of wine to sip in style as you relax in the festive atmosphere.

Enjoy a sunset wine tour of Santorini to take in spectacular views.

#11 Walk from Oia to Fira (or Vice Versa)

santorini what to do walk from oia to imerovigli

We actually walked from Imerovigli to Oia since we were staying at the time in Imerovigli but one of the amazing things to do in Santorini is to hike from Fira through Imerovigli and Firostefani to Oia.

It’s such a fun way to take in the different villages and all the different views from the caldera.

#12 Three Bells of Fira

three bells of Fira



Sunshine and Old World Elegance in Palm Beach Florida

Sunshine and Old World Elegance in Palm Beach Florida: If you still have not gone to the beach this year, now is the time.

  • You can save by a trip off season.
  • If you love Europe’s charm but can’t get there now, this is the place.
  • This can work for a range of budgets. (i) Air fares are much less than if you go abroad. (ii) Hotels may be higher than some places but see our thoughts below.

Sunshine and Old World Elegance in Palm Beach Florida:  Why Palm Beach?

Have reports of terrorist attacks and jewel heists left you staying at home? Go to Palm Beach where travel time is short if you are in the US or Canada. It has charm and style and is generally sunny. Prices go way up in the winter and holidays.

The only well known safety issue in 2016 has been the Zika virus...


Nordik Spa Nature – A Guide to Ottawa’s Luxury Spa Escape

Just a 20 minute drive from downtown Ottawa is a quiet forest oasis known as the Nordik Spa-Nature.

We arrived an hour before opening to capture photographs and video of the spa before putting away the cameras and cell phones for the day to completely indulge in peace and relaxation.

Nordik Spa Ottawa NAture

The Nordik Spa Ottawa – photo credit: Nordik / Photolux

Note: Cameras and Cell phones are not allowed in Nordik Spa. We had permission to film on the grounds before opening and then put our cameras away. Some photos in this post are courtesy of Nordik Spa. 

Our visit happened in the middle of summer during an intense heat wave but the Nordik Spa is open year round.  Some of the best times to have a Scandinavian experience is during the dead of winter.

winter at nordik spa nature

You can visit Nordik Spa-Nature in Winter too! ...


Staying at Conrad Bora Bora Nui

Staying at Conrad Bora Bora Nui

Even after having been to 70 different countries, French Polynesia took my breath away. Few places on the planet can compare to the natural beauty of this incredible island nation.

Lost in the South Pacific between North America and Australia, this magical place is a collection of more than 100 exotic islands. While it’s a far-flung destination, it’s an easy trip with Air Tahiti Nui. They fly directly from LA to Tahiti and other destinations around the world.

Ready to experience tropical bliss? Here my overview of staying at Conrad Bora Bora Nui.

Bora Bora

Conrad Bora Bora Nui Resort

Nestled beside Motu To’opua lagoon, Conrad Bora Bora Nui is a picturesque 20-minute boat trip from Bora Bora Airport.

This five-star hotel on a private island features a swim-up cocktail bar, infinity pool, spa...