From destination weddings to romantic adventure-sports getaways, we’ve got you covered for the best romantic travel ideas. Check out our list of the top romantic travel trends to watch in 2012.
<b>Top Destinations to Propose</b><br />Every year nervous men everywhere try to find new and romantic ways to pop the big question. Popular destinations in 2012 include Puerto Vallarta, onboard a popular cruise liner, London (on everyone’s hot list after the royal wedding and soon-to-be-site of the 2012 Olympic Summer Games) and Buenos Aires, Argentina, says PeterGreenberg.com. Good luck!
<b>Destination Weddings</b><br />Picture this: You spend a long weekend in a tropical paradise, you say your “I Do’s” and immediately start your honeymoon -- now you see why destination weddings are still a must-do.
<b>Mini-Moons</b><br />Congratulations on your engagement! Now for the fun part -- planning your honeymoon. If you’re on a budget, mini-moons, which usually last less than a week, are a great alternative to a longer honeymoon vacation.
<b>Multi-Destination Honeymoon</b><br />In the luxury category: More couples are opting for an around-the-world honeymoon, picking at least 2 international locations. So imagine: You tie the knot in Sri Lanka and honeymoon in Patagonia.
<b>International Destinations</b><br />Travel agents report strong consumer interest in 2012 for international destinations such as Croatia and Vietnam. Croatia is known for having some of the world’s sexiest beaches. Hint, hint ...
<b>Romantic Destinations in the US</b><br />Looking for ideas for a short or long romantic getaway? This year, emerging and classic romantic destinations to watch include Kauai, Maui, San Francisco, Key West, US Virgin Islands, Savannah, Santa Fe, Charleston, NYC, Chicago, New Orleans and Fort Lauderdale.
<b>"The Love Boat"</b><br />The cruise line industry has its eye on an entire generation of travelers who have never cruised before. If that includes you and your significant other, take note: Uniworld’s river cruise line, Super Ship Antoinette, boasts open-air balconies and daybeds. On Norwegian Cruise Line’s new ship, Breakaway, enjoy leather headboards and waterfall showers.
<b>Baby Moon</b><br />Calling all expectant parents: Now’s your time for one last “hurrah” before your new bundle of joy puts a stop to any future vacation time, at least for a while. No wonder the baby moon is one popular travel trend that shows no signs of slowing down.
<b>Adventure Sports</b><br />Getting away from the mundane is essential, especially if you want to keep the romance alive, relationship experts say. An adventure for 2 can include canoeing, kayaking, bouldering, mountain climbing, hiking, skiing, snowboarding -- you name it. Escaping to the great outdoors with the one you love -- what could be better?