While Valentine’s Day clearly marks February as the designated month of romance, escaping for a few days alone with your sweetheart any time of year is always a good reason to nurture and celebrate your relationship. Just ask Traveling Mom Kim-Marie Evans, who recently rekindled her 15-year marriage on an ultra-romantic getaway to Costa Rica (see below).
From beach towns and snowy cities to lighthouses and ships, Traveling Moms share their favorite places to snuggle with their partners away from the kids for a few days. Here you’’ll find some Valentine’s Day specials as well as year-round romantic destinations.
Fifteen years and four children later, Luxury TravelingMom (Kim-Marie Evans) and her husband took afternoon naps, frolicked on the beach and engaged in deep conversations during their three-night romance getaway at the Four Seasons in Costa Rica. “We haven’t acted this gooby in love in years. Nothing says sexy time like sleeping with the windows open to the chirping birds, no children in the bed and no reason to get up other than to make your paddle boarding date,” she says.
Amie O’Shaughnessy of CiaoBambino.com says that when she and hubby get a chance to go on a romantic outing, they seek special experiences, such as sleeping in a geodesic tent (pod) perched on the side of a mountain in the Alps. Whitepod, an eco-luxury getaway in Switzerland, features a wood stove, a cozy bed, and a real bathroom. “I loved my hubby even more than usual after he stoked our fire all night long,” says O’Shaughnessy.
New York City, there’s a new ship in town. Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Breakaway is making its home in New York City.
Home to the Shakespearan Festival of Oregon and several cozy Bed & Breakfasts, Ashland, Oregon is a favorite retreat for this TMOM.
Who would think of a jail (OK, a former jail facility) as a romantic destination? Check out the surprising honeymoon site for this Traveling Mom. She says it was incredible!
A four season playground, Colorado is a fun destination with and without kids. Standby TravelingMom shares her romantic tales here.
Park City is a great destination that offers a variety of romance and activity for the couple that wants the perfect combination of both.
For some, Baltimore makes the heart sing with its combination of historic and trendy, romantic and fun characteristics.
With its year-round mild climate and gorgeous beaches, California is an ideal romantic getaway any time of year.
This TMOM shares her tips for a romantic getaway to Denver.
The kids might be jealous but spending a night in a lighthouse can be a cozy retreat for a couple looking to get away from it all.
There’s more to New Orleans than Mardi Gras. An adventurous cuisine and romantic carriage rides make this a romantic city any time of year.
Aruba, One Happy Island, will come to life on a heated, pop-up beach in Times Square, where couples and individuals alike can enjoy hourly trip giveaways to the destination, photo opportunities, warmth and relaxation from noon to 5:30 p.m.
Married couples can re-tie the knot during a romantic vow renewal ceremony at 6 p.m. on the iconic Red Steps, followed by a reception on the pop-up beach. The ceremony will be broadcast live on the American Eagle Times Square Digital Billboard and webcast live at TimesSquareNYC.org. One lucky couple who pre-registers to renew their vows will be entered to win a second honeymoon to Aruba.
Los Angeles TravelingMom, Mimi Slawoff, writes a monthly family travel column in L.A. Parent magazine. Follow more of her travel adventures at www.writemimi.com and on Twitter @mimitravelz.