Amid all the chaos the world faces right now, lots of us have had to put travel plans on the back burner for a while. But for some, fantasizing about exotic travel adventures is providing relief from the confinement of lockdown. A few couples shared their dream escapes with us…
“We’re thinking about a trip to Norway – to see the Northern Lights!” – Chris and Jenny
For romantic holiday destinations, idyllic seascapes like the Greek Islands, the Caribbean or the Maldives might jump to mind.
But if a sunny beach doesn’t sound like your cup of tea (or mojito), the Aurora Borealis could be the perfect backdrop to a couple’s retreat.
“We’re hoping to go to Disneyland Paris to soak up some joy.” – Rachael and Obiora
When you picture a trip to Disneyland, you’re probably imagining families with small children being greeted by Mickey Mouse.
However, it’s also actually one of many Parisian hotspots that attract young couples to the capital. Not to mention that it’s one of the most popular places to get engaged, with one in 500 proposals taking place there.
“One of our favorite places for a weekend break is York. We’ve been loads of times and we’ll probably go again as soon as we can!” – Charlotte and Adam
York might not be everybody’s first choice when it comes to a holiday romance, but there’s plenty to see in this English city.
Brimming with history, it’s home to buildings such as Fairfax House, a monument to Georgian life that at Christmas is transformed into a decorated haven worthy of a TV period drama. There are plenty of museums that offer a truly unique experience, like the Jorvik Viking Centre.
“A picnic in the Italian countryside sounds perfect. It’s something we’ve always wanted to do.” – Jordan and Olivia
Italy is a perfect couple’s paradise and one that crops up frequently on lists of the best honeymoon destinations. With such a diverse landscape, it’s perfect for trips to the beach and city breaks.
But if you, like Jordan and Olivia, are looking for a countryside excursion, Lombardy is home to some breath-taking countryside spots, including the famous Lake Como.
“We’d always talked about spending some time in Australia, long term. We have family over there, and it’d be an amazing opportunity to live in another country.” – Jake and Steph
If you’re looking for a fresh start, a whole new country might be just what you need to find your new normal. With so many lively cities in Australia, it’s the perfect place to discover something new about the world – and yourself!
Buying a car can help you get around and integrate – check comparison sites like carsales.com.au for reasonable deals. And if you’re city-hopping thereafter, sites like Looking4.com are handy for pre-booked airport parking.