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Walk through anything from a drugstore to a jewelry store you are bombarded with Valentine’s Day.
It is wonderful to celebrate love and take an extra moment to show that special person in your life how much you care. But how to do that becomes the question.
Restaurants offer special dinners and many people flock to them on Valentine’s Day. Yet that is the one day you will probably not get the best service or food. If you want to dine out, find a small restaurant that is not promoting the day or a very high end restaurant that will not allow the volume to go beyond the capacity, one that requires reservations all the time.
A better option would be for whoever does the cooking to whip up a special dish sprinkled with your love. If cooking is not an option, pick something up and make a pretty presentation and dine in the privacy of your own home. When did romance involve 100 other people?
As a lover of chocolate I believe Valentine’s Day is a great excuse for more but for those who are not fans, find another sweet to express your love. Honey is the base of sweetness so stop by your local Greek restaurant and pick up some Baklava or make a honey cake or wow your love with Bananas Flambe.
Valentine’s Day gifts can create panic attacks and stress. For some women jewelry is always the answer for others a single rose is great. Look to history, what day was really special and what can you give to remind your love (male or female) how much you enjoyed that day? My husband usually turns up with balloons that sing, simple but he knows how much I love music and the love songs with the balloons or a stuffed animal just warms my heart.
Take Valentine’s Day to make a special point of saying ‘I love you’ and surprise your partner with a weekend away later in the month. There are lots of place in Virginia for a weekend escape and at Hershey, February is Chocolate Month.
Whatever you do, remember that romance is what you want it to be and for each couple it is different.
Love and travel on!
Hawaii brings visions of a hula dancers, warm sands, luaus and magnificent sunsets.
Before it was our state it was ruled by kings, the most famous, Kamehameha united the people and brought peace.
Whether you are surfing the waves, climbing the mountains, taking in the sweet scent of an orchid or sipping the rich Kona coffee Hawaii is bound to give you the vacation of a lifetime.
Visit Hawaii anytime of year. You can cruise or fly but keep in mind it is 2500 miles from any land mass so leave time for traveling and then soak in the sun.
Fun Fact: It snows every year on Hawaii’s tallest peaks which are up to 13,000 feet high.
Want to sound like an ‘islander’? Ask for Shave Ice, the Hawaiin version of a snow cone.
Whatever your interests, take time to enjoy. If you don’t have time to figure out where to go or what to do call us at 703-350-2999 or email email@example.com and we will create your unique ‘Getaway’. Visit our website for more info.
Ask yourself this question the next time you are ready to make travel plans whether for work or pleasure, ‘what am I worth’, or perhaps what is my time worth? Would I rather spend it searching the internet for hotels and flights and figuring out how to entertain myself and my family or would I rather let someone else do that for me so I can make money or enjoy time with my loved ones?
Travel agents save you time, and their fees are paid by the hotels, cruise lines and vacation companies. So why waste your time, leave the ‘surfing’ to us.
Time to build up that Vitamin D and enjoy the sun. Whether you just sit out in the yard and sunbathe or splash the waves of the Atlantic, summertime is a great time to be outside.
There is nothing like a walk on the beach in the moonlight after parasailing over the waves. There are beaches up and down the East Coast from Maine to New Jersey to Virginia and down to Florida. Sip some wine and listen to a local band as you let the waves wash your stress away.
This is usually vacation time so from road trips to cruises most folks are taking time with family and friends. Don’t forget to do this for yourself.
Unique Events can take the stress out of planning your Getaway and give you the experience of a lifetime. Let us make it easy and fun for you. Just call 703-986-0934 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to start your journey of fun.
Let me tell ya ’bout the birds and the bees
And the flowers and the trees
And the moon up above
And a thing called “Love”
We can thank Jewel Akens for those words and a reminder of what spring brings to mind. We re-establish our relationship with the sun and reconnect with people. Winter so often sends us into doldrums that spring really becomes a time of awakening.
As we watch the buds bloom on bare tree branches we know that we too can bloom. The butterflies and honeybees are looking for nectar and the flowers beckon them with bright colors. Human beings are not much different.
Now is the time to refresh for your new venture into romance or maybe spruce up the one you have. Pack a picnic basket and head for one of our great parks, like the glorious forests of Shenandoah or the wonderful waters of Assateague. You can even take the metro to the National Mall and take in the sites while sharing the fun with someone new or someone already special in your life.
If its raining, make some popcorn, snuggle up, rent Fantasia and enjoy the music and imagery that came long before MTV and Anime.
But the sun will shine and a warm wind will blow most days. Unique Events can help make those days special with Getaway and Date Night plans.
Even Cruises are affordable and really give you a chance to see the world.
After climbing the Mayan temple at Xunantunich and walking the ruins at Tulum I could almost see the civilization in its glory. The connection with nature exuded from every stone and love and belief in life danced at Tulum. Just an fyi, 2012 is NOT the end of the world. Our guide was a native Mayan and explained that in 2012 the calendar resets and new cycle begins, as if it were a new century, exciting but far from fatal.
The romance of past civilizations and the mark they leave on today is amazing. Having the opportunity to travel is such an incredible gift. We learn that although there are differences we also learn that family is pretty much the same all over and people want the same things, to provide safe and secure surroundings, enjoy the simple pleasures of a good meal and good company, to watch children play and grow and as couples grow old together in peace.
Whether you explore 30 miles or 30,000 miles from home, do explore. You will grow as a person, become entwined in a new kind of romance and establish one more very real connection with the world and bring it home to share with others.
Unique Events would love to give you the romance and adventure you deserve.
Roadtrips are great for romantic getaways. The destinations are limited only to the distance you wish to travel. On the east coast you can escape to the mountains, from the Poconos to Shenandoah in the mid-atlantic area to the ski slopes in New England. If its beaches you like they range from Maine to Florida.
The question becomes what to do while on that 3 hour or more journey. Books on tape are an option if both of you enjoy the same type of literature and of course music, whether its CD, radio or Sirius or XM. But what about conversation? This is becoming a lost art and when traveling its easy to fall into the habit of talking about day to day life, the kids, the job, the bake sale, all the things you are trying to escape from.
Consider this- If you have a destination, pick up a book or magazine about it, learn the history while you drive and then determine what you might like to see when you arrive.
You can also have some fun and learn a little more about each other. For example, there’s the What if? game. What if, it were 1890? Think about how you would get where you are going, how much longer it would take to get there, etc. You’d be amazed at the interesting conversation that can ensue.
Also, If you could be a character from history or a book or a movie, or even a movie star, who would you be and why? What would you do? How would your character indulge in romance? You might want be adventurous, like Ameilia Earhart or mysterious like Mata Hari. Perhaps James Bond or Daniel Boone, it doesn’t matter who you choose, just have fun imagining what could happen.
This is also great for a date night when the conversation starts to slow.