ExpertFlyer Hot Topics — Where the Rubber Meets the Runway
Valentine’s Day may be over, but romance is still in the air. In last week’s Hot Topic installment of the World’s Most Romantic Cities, we fell in love with Carcassonne, France, Havana Cuba, Fez, Morocco and Buenos Aires, Argentina. With help from our romance tour guide and TripHackr travel blogger, Clint Johnston, we’re wrapping up our list of eight ideal cities for sweeping sweeties of their feet — That’s Amore!
It is easy to see why they call it the “pearl of the Adriatic.” Dubrovnik boasts beautiful architecture, museums, fountains, and monasteries. The medieval fortifications will bring out your inner romance. Enjoy the beautiful beaches of the Dalmatian Coast or explore the old cobblestone streets. This city is one you will want to return to for many years to come.
Imperial gardens, temples, and shrines are the hidden gems of this urban city. What was once the imperial capital of Japan is now a rich cultural epicenter. Enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms, when they are in season, and sip sake as you explore the alluring city of Kyoto.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Often considered one of the sexiest cities in the world, there is plenty of room for romance. Rio has wonderful weather year-round so even the off-season is a wonderful time to visit. Head there around Valentines Day and experience Carnival! You can’t have a bad time in Rio with the beautiful beaches, vibrant city, and friendly people.
I don’t care how cliché it might sound but nothing beats a gondola ride through the canals of Venice when you are in love. Gliding through the canals while your gondolier is singing to you is too great to pass up. The historic city offers great food and the prefect backdrop for romance. It has always been a favorite city of mine.
Clint Johnston is author of the travel blog, Travelhackr.com. He offers Travel Hacking for the Non-Travel Hacker -Travel tech, destinations, and photography. He’s travel hacking 50 countries and counting.