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The continent of Europe is undeniably one continent that has romance written all over it. A continent that has almost all of the most romantic cities and places that any romantic lover is looking for, naming a couple – France and Venice. As you can see, when you are looking for romance, Europe is the best stop you can go to.

One such place is Barcelona. Barcelona is a humble city in the heart of Spain. If you ever are looking for a romantic time in Barcelona, then let us help you enjoy it even more.

Romantic Places and Things You Can Do in Barcelona1. Wine Tasting in the Penedas Just south of Barcelona is the Spanish region of Penedes, home to the Spanish champagne, Cava. Spend the day enjoying one another company outside the city and relax with a glass of wine. Tours of the wine vineyards and Cava production are offered daily.

2. Helicopter ride over Barcelona

Spend the afternoon flying of the city of Barcelona and have an unforgettable experience. Enjoy the views of the city and see the city from a way you would never be able to. The company Cat Helicopters offers a ride over the beautiful city of Barcelona.

3. Torre dAlta Mar

Dine at this fabulous restaurant, which sits 75 meters above the Mediterranean Sea. You and your loved one will eat dinner and gaze into the unforgettable views of Barcelona and enjoy a delicious meal. This restaurant is located in the Port Vell area of the city. Be sure to make reservations because this restaurant is frequently booked.

Romantic Places and Things You Can Do in Barcelona4. Picnic in the Labyrinth Park

This park is Barcelona’s hidden gem! Located outside the typical tourist bubble of Barcelona is the cities oldest park, Labyrinth Park. By solely allowing admission to 750 people daily you are assured to have an intimate picnic.

5. Opera at the Liceo

Enjoy a romantic night with your loved one by watching an Opera in Barcelona’s most romantic building, the Liceo.

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A Romantic Time in Palm Cove

There isn’t really much anything to say about this for the place itself really tells that you will have a very romantic time with you and your love one. If you ever are looking for a place to have a date, honeymoon or just simply hang out with your love and spend a romantic time together, then you have just stopped at the right place.

Why not check out Palm Cove and for sure, your romantic vacation will be filled with fun, enjoyment, and most of all, romance.

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Palm Cove Beach. Picture: Paula Shearer Source: National Features

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Peppers Resort, Palm Cove. Picture: Supplied Source: National Features

CAIRNS is where the tourists go to holiday, but Palm Cove is where savvy locals go, because they’re wised up to all its advantages. It’s only 20 minutes north of Cairns, but a world away from the hustle and bustle of that big touristy city.

Palm Cove is quieter, more elegant, less crowded and more relaxed, and if you do need to visit the markets or all the attractions that Cairns undoubtedly has to offer, you can use free door-to-door shuttle bus services. So you can come home in the evening to walk along the beautiful foreshore, the moon cutting a silver path through the lapping waves, Double Island and its accompanying reefs looming mysteriously on the horizon.

And then you can have dinner, in one of the best dining strips in the tropics. Or do the typical Australian thing and take fish and chips onto the grassy strip along the beach. It may not be as romantic as eating in one of the posh eateries, but with a bottle of icy dry white and a light tropical breeze it can be one of life’s great experiences and you won’t find crowds of hoons muscling on your territory.

There’s a huge choice of accommodation places, but if you can, get something along the ocean-facing strip, Williams Esplanade. Among my favourite hotels in Palm Cove is Peppers Beach Club and Spa, for all kinds of reasons, the chief of which is the atmosphere. It’s so gracious with its cool white colonial exterior, the kind of place you’d expect to find Jay Gatsby and his friends very thirties, but with all mod cons.

And although I’m not the person to hang around the swimming pool in a resort, these ones are very attractive, all three of them offering a different kind of experience. Serious swimmers can do serious laps in the formal pool, but for real relaxation, the huge lagoon pool has sandy beaches and a swim-up bar, to keep everyone in the family happy.

But my favourite is the private secluded rainforest serenity pool, which is like a river wandering through rocks and cool tropical vegetation, including the spectacular jade vine. This pool is for the exclusive use of guests in the Serenity Wing, which has private access to the river/pool, your own entertainment area, and a gas barbecue on the balcony.

It’s not that I dislike children, mind you, but when your own are grown up other people’s can be a bit of an intrusion on a holiday, and that’s another reason that I like Peppers, because it’s family-friendly without being anything like a full-on family holiday camp.

I could spent all my time just lazing around the resort and shopping for Aboriginal art at Jungara Gallery a block or two along Williams Esplanade, and its slightly less expensive Jama Dreaming in the same block, where I bought a long strand of hand-carved and painted wood and seed beads made by the women of the Western Desert.

But we did venture out of town once, to drive a little further north to the Tully River and Mossman, where my friend bravely went white-water rafting on the river while I had a one-on-one painting lesson in Mossman from Binna Swindley at the Janbal Gallery.

This opened my eyes in more ways than one, because as well as hearing Binna’s dreaming stories and something of his Kuku Yalanji culture, I learned that dot painting is not as easy as you might think. The materials may be basic, just a handful of bamboo skewers and some pots of acrylic paint, but to design a decent pattern on a boomerang or a sheet of canvas, and then to get those dots exactly the right size, takes more skill than I could manage.

“Little dots with the pointy end, and big dots with the flat end” should have helped, but when I compared my out-of-kilter tortoise to Binna’s exquisite barramundi boomerang, I felt like slinking away. But he’s such a lovely man that I soon got over my shame, and spent more time with him than I had intended, watching him doing his own large paintings and hearing the stories behind them. This would be a unique experience for a family, too, because both children and adults can learn to respect Aboriginal culture and fall under the spell of this mesmerizing man.

But I had a wet, exhausted, slightly scraped and exhilarated friend to pick up, who said white water rafting was the best thing he’d ever done. But he is a Pom, after all, who doesn’t get out much except when he comes to Australia, so although I don’t agree with him about extreme sports, at least he’s doing his bit for the tourist industry.

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GETTING THERE Palm Cove is 20 minutes north of Cairns, and 30 minutes south of Port Douglas. There are daily flights by Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Blue to Cairns airport from all major Australian cities. Shuttle buses operate from the airport to Palm Cove, or hire a car or take a limousine transfer. Details and prices on www.palmcoveaustralia.com.

STAYING THERE Peppers Beach Club & Spa, 123 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove 4879. Reservations telephone 1300 663 786, general enquiries 07 4059 9200, email via website, www.peppers.com.au/beach/club/spa Summer special rates from $218 per night in a lagoon spa room two nights minimum, room only. See website for other deals.

DOING THERE relaxing on a quiet non-surfing beach (stinger nets in summer), trips to Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef, fine dining and shopping. For more ideas about things to do, see www.palmcoveaustralia.com. Janbal Gallery Mossman, www.janbalgallery.com.au

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Spain is surely one of the most beautiful places on earth and besides that, it is also one of the most romantic places that all of you coupes out there will love. A place filled with the romantic aura day and night. Furthermore, there are a lot of places that you couples can check out.

Well, if you are confused on what to expect in Spain, especially vacation rentals, if you ever plan to visit this amazing place, then we can help you with that.

Spain is a country and a member state of the European Union located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula.

Five Romantic Places In the Spain - Vacation DestinationsIts mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar; to the north by France, Andrra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the northwest and west by the Atlantic Ocean and Portugal.

Spain is known as the country of passions. It is a perfect place to take your loved one and enjoy some of the most romantic places that the world has to offer. There are hundreds of places that would indeed capture the heart of the one you love without a doubt, but here are 5 best romantic places in Spain.

The Magic Fountain of Montjuic

The Magic Fountain of Montjuic is a fountain situated at the head of Avenida Maria Cristina in the Montjuïc which is neighborhood of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The Magic Fountain of Montjuic fountain is located below the Palau Nacional on the Montjuïc hill and near the Plaça d’Espanya. The fountain, like most of the surrounding developments, was constructed for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition.

La Alhambra

La Alhambra also known as Calat Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex located in the Granada, Andalusia, Spain. It was constructed during the mid 14th century by the Moorish rulers of the Emirate of Granada in al-Andalus. It is occupying the top of the hill of the Assabica on the southeastern border of the city of Granada.

Five Romantic Places In the Spain - Vacation DestinationsCazorla National Park

Cazorla National Park is a natural park. It is located in the eastern and northeastern part of the province of Jaén, Spain. It was established in 1986. It has an area of 2,099.2 square kilometres which is 810.5 sq mi. It is the largest protected area in Spain and the second largest in Europe. It was declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1983 and also a Special Protection Area for migratory birds in 1988.

Old Town of Caceres

Old Town of Cáceres is an outstanding example of a city that was ruled from the 14th to 16th centuries by powerful rival factions. Fortified houses, palaces and towers dominate its spatial configuration. It is located in Estremadura. It bears the traces of highly diverse and contradictory influences, such as Islamic arts, Northern Gothic, Italian Renaissance, arts of the New World, etc. The walls of the city bear exceptional testimony to the fortifications built in Spain by the Almohads. The Torre Desmochada in Cáceres is part of an ensemble of walls and towers which is representative of a civilization and which has been largely conserved.

Famara Beach

Famara Beach is located in Lanzarote. Be Idle and lie in the sun and soak up the warm rays on the Beach. The long sandy beach is one of the largest in Lanzarote. It is incredible to spend a day or two. You can also venture over to the small village of Famara. Where the small roads are made of sand and the atmosphere is relaxed and chilled.

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It was surely a blast to celebrating the coming of 2012 but do you know what is coming up next? Well, it is Valentine’s Day. A day where lovers go all out on sharing their love with their partner and where families also go all out in giving love to one another.

Of course, never forget that love is not only made for Valentines. Just, a reminder to us all, Valentine’s Day should be everyday, and I am pretty sure all of us agree to that. Well anyway, if you do not know what to do this coming Valentines well, here are tips.


Not forgetting, of course, the joys of the famous Thermae Bath Spa where romantics can bathe in the natural spring water and look out over the city from a warm roof top pool.

Romantic Things you Can do This Coming ValentinesPlus there are stunning places for proposals from hiring a Hot Air Balloon to walking the 200 steps to the top of Bath Abbey.

Legendary writer Jane Austen is one of Bath’s most famous residents and author Lauren Henderson has written ‘Jane Austen’s Guide to Dating’ based on the heroes and heroines of Austen’s novels including Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park and Sense of Sensibility.

The rules include ‘don’t make snap judgements’, ‘be prepared to wait for the right person to come along’ and ‘have faith in your own instincts’.

And that’s not all as you can see where Jane lived in the city and visit locations in Bath used in some of the period television dramas which brought her work to life for a new generation.

Plus Bath was the place where the Forever Friends bear was launched – designed by artist Deborah Jones and released as a greeting card by Andrew Brownsword.

We’ve picked out 10 romantic things to do in Bath whether it’s to start a new relationship, celebrate an existing one or to start a new chapter with a proposal.

1. Royal Crescent Hotel– promises a Valentine’s Retreat for February 14 2012 or a Valentine’s Ultimate Indulgence Package.

For the first prices start at £380 and include a double room, full English breakfast, five course Gourmet dinner, box of chocolates on arrival and use of The Bath House Spa meanwhile the second comes in at £1150 and features a master suite, five course Gourmet dinner, bottle of Laurent Perrier Pink Champagne, bouquet of red roses on arrival, Champagne afternoon tea for two, full body massage in the couples’ treatment room plus access to the Bath House Spa.

Royal Crescent Hotel, 16 Royal Crescent, Bath, BA1 2LS T: 01225 823333

2. Thermae Bath Spa – something a little different; a two hour or four hour spa session in the historic Baths. Both include use of the Minerva Bath, four aromatic steam rooms with essences such as Frankincense, lavender or eucalyptus mint, open-air rooftop pool plus the Springs Restaurant. In addition there are more than 50 different spa treatments available to purchase. A two hour spa session is £25 and four hours £35.

Thermae Bath Spa, Hot Bath Street, Bath, BA1 1SJ T: 0844 888 0844

3. Prior Park Landscape Garden – described as an ‘unforgettable place to propose’ by some. It features a Palladian Bridge – one of only four of this design in the world. Created in the 18th century by local entrepreneur Ralph Allen with advice from Capability Brown and the poet Alexander Pope. This National Trust garden is reached by foot or bus.

Prior Park Landscape Garden, Ralph Allen Drive, Bath, BA2 5AH T: 01225 833422.

4. The Pump Rooms – it remains a genteel meeting place for visitors with traditional afternoon tea served to the accompaniment of the Pump Room trip. Mentioned in several Jane Austen novels, the Pump Room is next to the Roman Baths. It is where people gathered to taste the waters and visitors still can try the Spa water which contains 43 different minerals. Whereas one cup is enough these days – in Georgian times people could be recommended to drink more than two litres!

The Pump Rooms, Stall Street, Bath, BA1 1LZ, T: 01225 444477

5. Bath Abbey – survey the city from the top of the Abbey tower and another suggested place for that important proposal but be warned you’ll need to climb 200 steps to get there! Tower tours are organised by the Abbey.

Bath Abbey, 12 Kingston Buildings, Bath, BA1 1LT T: 01225 422462Romantic Things you Can do This Coming Valentines

6. Peto Gardens – a little way outside of Bath but not too far is Iford Manor which boasts grade 1 Italianate garden famous for its tranquillity and designed by architect and landscape gardener Harold Ainsworth Peto who lived there from 1899 to 1933. Described as a romantic hillside garden, it is characterised by steps, terraces, sculpture and incredible views.

Iford Manor, Bradford on Avon, BA15 2BA T: 01225 863146

7. Walking Tour – there’s nothing better than strolling hand in hand with a loved one and this is a free way to discover Bath on foot. The service is provided by the Mayor’s Honorary Guides daily Sunday to Friday at 10.30am to 2pm and 10.30am on Saturday. Meet outside the Abbey Churchyard entrance to the Pump Room. Tours last approximately two hours.

8. Minerva Chocolates – mmmm what a perfect way to celebrate the day by discovering chocolate created in Bath by Belgian Master Chocolatiers Phillippe Wall and Thierry Spierkel. They also run chocolate workshops as well as selling Champagne produced by Thierry’s family vineyard.

Minerva Chocolates, 15 Abbey Churchyard, Bath, BA1 1NA T: 01225 464999

9. Café du Globe – you may not be able to take your loved one around the world but here you can find a piece of Morocco. Be transported to Morocco with handmade paintings, carvings and chairs featuring Berber script.

Café du Globe, 1A North Parade, Bath, BA1 1LF T: 01225 466437

10. Fashion Museum – a stunning display of wedding dresses has just ended but coming on February 4 is Glamour featuring evening wear fashion over the last century. It’s bound to give inspiration before hitting the shops in the city.

Fashion Museum, Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath, BA1 2QH T: 01225 477173

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One of the best ways to keep love as warm and cuddly as possible is through, romantic things! May it be simple dinners, picnics or a tour. Having those simple ideas to spend time with your love one can surely make him or her fall in love with you again and again and again.

Impressing your man can sometimes be hard for most men just want to keep things simple. However, it does not mean that it is impossible to make them feel your love for them. If you are confused then let us help you. Here are ways to make him feel special.

This article is about what the girlfriend should do in the relationship to make the partner feel special.

One Romantic Idea: Make Him Feel (Very) Special The article is extremely useful and original because most of the relationship advices given everywhere usually are about what the male should do to make the girl be satisfied in the relationship and what romantic ideas for her are most effective.

Most of the stereotypes in the society and most of the girls have an attitude that it is not their job to make the relationship work, but that it is up to their partner to make them feel special and wanted. They are so used to being chased and pursued by the males and give rejections that they find it awkward having to please and give attention back to their partner. The girls have developed a belief where they think that the male gender is less emotional, not wanting to express their feelings and won’t appreciate receiving attention, romantic gestures or compliments from the opposite gender.

This article fights against those stereotypes showing the girls how to make their relationship more solid and meaningful. As it is being said in this article boys are not as different as the girls and want to occasionally receive attention from their girlfriends in the same way that they try to make them feel special. This article continues to say that it is not true that boys don’t want to talk about their feelings or their day at work and that they want to be asked about it from time to time.

It also gives examples of how the girls can make their boyfriends feel special by leaving them notes to say how they feel about them, telling them what is it that they love about their boyfriends, showing them that they are interested in what they do and by giving them compliments when they think some of their behavior is cute.

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