TOUR D’ARGENT, PARIS

This historic French restaurant claims it was founded in 1582, and centuries later, it still remains popular. The eatery even inspired scenes for Pixar’s 2007 movie Ratatouille. The views of Notre Dame and the Seine River alone make the visit worthwhile. But then, you’ll fall in love with Tour d’Argent’s classic French cuisine (the specialty is pressed duck) and […]

Katikies Hotel – Santorini, Greece

Katikies luxury hotel in Oia Santorini makes the list for its warm service and incredible views of the sublime Santorini sunsets. The white washed suites have views of the Aegean Sea, which can be seen from the large terrace with an open-air dining area and two-person Jacuzzi. Master Suites have an open air plunge pool that’s […]

Door County, Wisconsin

Wisconsin might not sound like the most romantic place in the world, but this area has lots of secluded spots and fun activities that make it perfect for a couples trip. Check out Blacksmith Inn on the Shore, a bed and breakfast where all guest rooms have a fireplace, in-room whirlpool, and private balcony with […]

Bequia, St. Vincent

Having your own private island is the epitome of a romantic getaway, and this tropical destination gets you very close. At just 7 square miles, with about 5,000 residents, there are no traffic lights, no neon signs, no chain hotels or restaurants, no golf courses, and no gated communities. In order to get there, travelers […]

China: Take a Seat

  In China, a bride’s family will hire a “good luck” woman to take care of her as she travels from her home to her groom’s in an elaborately decorated sedan chair. Even more, attendants are busy shielding the bride with parasols and tossing rice (a symbol of health and prosperity) at the chair.

Costa Rica

The amazing jungles on this island will give you plenty to explore as a couple. You can sign up for a group trip or take tours on your own, and then relax at Playa Cativo Lodge in the heart of Costa Rica’s rainforest. Eight of the eco lodge’s rooms have a private outdoor terrace and […]

China: Bullseye!

  Let’s hope the groom remembers to remove the arrowheads. In China, a prospective husband will shoot his bride with a bow and (head-less) arrow several times, then collects the arrows and breaks them during the ceremony, to ensure their love lasts forever.

Congo: Keep Things Serious

GETTY IMAGES While most about-to-be marrieds brim with excitement and anticipation, Congolese couples must keep their happiness in check. During their entire wedding day, from ceremony to reception, the two are not allowed to smile. If they do, it would mean they aren’t serious about marriage.

Aspen, Colorado

Whether it’s skiing down the slopes to a cozy mountainside lunch or hiking through fields of lupine and columbine to a high mountain lake for a picnic, there’s something for everyone in Aspen. For a romantic stay, opt for a room at The Little Nell.