Today I want to talk about something fun. Romantic locations. What makes a place romantic? I think it's who you're with, that right there is half the battle. The other half is setting the mood. In my first published release I have the couple in a cabin in the woods. A few reviewers who are 'city girls' swore that wasn't very romantic until they read Haley's Cabin, then they were ready to find their own Jeremy Pickett and head off into the woods! LOL
So, clearly we writers can make any location seem romantic, but I'm personally trying to think of a place to have a second honeymoon. Oh, not this year, maybe not for a few years yet even, but I'd like to (someday) go away with my husband and do it up right. No expense spared! So, with my youngest daughter's help I started to search out the MOST romantic locations. I found 7 and I'm going to share them with you here and I want you to tell me which place you think is the most romantic and why. Ready?
#1 Cape Cod, Massachusetts. There's something so completely romantic about a lighthouse. I don't know what it is. I can so easily picture walks on the beach, drinks by the fire, a carefree week spent with no outside influences at all. Sound exciting?#2 An expensive hotel in the Cayman Islands. I've always wanted to go there! Sand, surf, the least amount of clothing possible. Fruity drinks and room service. Days spent lounging about making love and licking whipped cream off each other, evenings spent dancing and forgetting all your troubles. Maybe even a third party joining in. Sort of a 'what happens in the Caymans stays in the Caymans' kind of wild time. Kinky, huh?
#3 Cliffs of Ireland. Ah, now we're going back in time, aren't we? This place just speaks to the romantic in all of us, I think. At the heart of every woman is the dream of visiting Ireland with their husband. Stepping off the grid and having picnics and telling each other tragic romance stories and pretending that time has somehow stood still. That life has given us a gentle reprieve from reality. And all that matters is making love on the hauntinly beautiful rocky cliffs.
#4 Cabin in the woods. This is the type of vacation where you let your imagination take you on a ride. You'd pretend you're a teenager again and you're with him for the first time. Suddenly the years fall away and you see him as the hot, wild, guy that you flirted with shamelessly. In your mind you envision that you're way too innocent and he's about to take total advantage of that...hot tubs, hot chocolate and very naughty games of strip poker!
#5 A cruise to exotic locations. This romantic vacation would be all about indulging appetites. Pleasing all the senses, but esp. touch and taste. I have this idea in my head. Lots of delicicious food and lots of hours making love! What better way to spend a week?
#6 Rome, Italy. I've always wanted to visit Rome. This place seems so timeless and so perfect for a second honeymoon, don't you think? We could tour the city during the day and then later in the evening pretend to be members of some sort of rich Roman Empire...hehe.
#7 the master bedroom. This is the final stop on the tour, ladies. Your own bedroom. The wonderful places I mention above are exciting and romantic, but maybe the most romantic place in the world is only a few steps away. A few candles, some soft music, the kids staying at a grandma's house for the weekend...grab the wine bottle, the strawberries and the chocolate sauce and let the games begin!