World's Top Ten Romantic Getaways

Where to Take That "Special Someone"

Maybe you are attracted to someone, and maybe they are attracted to you, and maybe not. Maybe your obnoxious personality, lack of hygiene and general unattractiveness are not the problem. Maybe it's the venue. Maybe if you swept them away to a romantic milieu things would be different. Hah! But, heck, at this point anything is worth a shot, right? What's that? They don't want to go? Relax. Get yourself a giant duffel bag to stuff them in and let's go. Here's a top ten list of places to take your true-love-to-be!


10. Camping

Awaken primitive desires and urges in the object of your affections with an adventure in the great outdoors! What's that? They don't like camping? Bull! Everybody likes camping! And besides, if you're far enough out in the woods, it won't be so easy for them to get away. Pick a weekend when you know it's going to rain so they'll be stuck in the tent with you for hours upon hours. If you run out of things to do, I'm sure if you put your heads together, you'll think of something.

Another big plus about camping is that it is inexpensive, so you can win the heart of your desire without breaking the bank. What could be better?

9. A Star Trek Convention

What could be more romantic than sharing your obsession with your true love. You may have to use blackmail or other coercion to get them into their Captain Kirk or Nurse Chapel costume, but once they are firmly planted in a sea of Enterprise replicas and other Trekkie memorabilia, they will undoubtedly catch the Star Trek bug. In no time you will be talking for hours on your communicator style flip phones and comparing notes on that controversial episode 94. It will be a match made in Planetia Utopia!

8. A Desert Island

If your sweetness simply can't stand you at all, you might whisk them off to an otherwise deserted island somewhere in the middle of the ocean. With no one else around at all, sooner or later they will have to talk to you. And as the months go by, eventually the spark of love will ignite in their tortured lonely soul and they will be yours! How's that for a plan, eh?

One thing, though. Make sure you hire someone reliable to drop you off and later pick you up. Just in case things don't work out like you plan, at least there should be an end to it at some point.

7. The Gym

Maybe your love is a little on the flabby side, or maybe your butt is the one that needs to be downsized before they have to rezone your neighborhood. In either case, bring your dearest one to the gym! If it is they who are out of shape, it will show them how much you care for their health and well being, not to mention their looks. And if it is you, you can show them how you intend to make a new you just for them! Tip: wear lots and lots of deodorant.

6. Newbury Street, Boston

When in Boston, be sure to take a walk up Newbury Street. Start at the famous Public Garden with its beautiful flowers. Maybe enjoy a ride on a swan boat. Feed the ducks. Then walk past the Taj Boston hotel at the beginning of Newbury Street. As you walk up the street, remark on the lovely bridal shops and darling boutiques. Stop in at Deluca's market for some wine and cheese. And if your pudding pie is a little dense and still does not get the idea, stop in at Condom World. That should give them a hint.

5. Seattle

Visit the Space Needle, one of the worlds's most famous phallic symbols, or tour some of the 35 or so wineries in the Puget Sound area and get your boy- or girlfriend-to-be a little tipsy. That might work, and is certainly worth a try.

Seattle gets around 36 inches of rain annually. Yes, it's a wet place, and in the game of love, wet is good.

4. A Fraternity Party

One of the keys to romance is stimulation: emotional, physical, sensory, and intellectual. This is the reason that so much romance happens at frat parties. Frat parties are chock full of stimulation of all kinds. Like so many frat party attendies, your darling may find themselves jammed deeply into romance before they even know it is happening.

Also, if virginity has been a sticking point thus far, a frat party is often a cure for that particular malady.

Too old for a frat party? Look up some alumni. They're probably still at it.

3. The Parents' House

Taking your potential playful partner to your parents' house is a clear signal that you mean business. Parental approval is an ancient part of today's mating rituals, and is always taken as a possible step toward the edge of the marital abyss. Let him or her know that you are ready to take the leap. They may find this the most romantic idea ever.

Caution: your wanted one will look at your parents and see in them the future you. If your parents are something other than an example of marital bliss and happiness, or if they are obese and flatulent, for example, you might consider hiring actors and telling them to act as if they have great sex every single night.

On the other hand, you might be able to get your honey pumpkin to invite you over to their parents' house. If they like you, it could really raise your status in your sweetness's esteem. If they don't like you, you can show your superior nature by not taking offense, and your soon-to-be squeeze may very well offer you compensatory intimacy to make up for your unjust treatment. If they beat you up enough, you can definitely hint in that direction. It's a win-win scenario for sure!


2. A Flower Show

Flowers are all about reproduction. They just let it all hang out: stamins, pistils, pheromones - it's all there. They exist to have sex, not unlike you. As you walk your sugar dumpling around the show, casually point out the details of each exhibit, the openness of the blossom, its tender invitation, its poignant and lovely display, its ready surrender, the mosture glistening on a lustrous petal, the extension of its reproductive gear in a plea for fulfillment and satisfaction. Sigh.

1. HubPages

Number one on my top ten romantic places in the world: Show your syrupy-glistening molasses cupcake what a talented writer you are. Show them the hub you wrote about Barack Obama, that illustrates how well-informed you are about current events. Show them the hub you wrote about having a successful relationship, although you personally have never had one. Show them the hub you wrote about men wearing panties. They'll be so hot after the third or fourth hub, you'll actually be frightened.

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Bruce Elkin 8 years ago from Victoria, BC Canada

Hey Tom, cool hub. I thought it'd maybe be same old same old, but you've put a whole new twist on the romantic getaway. Hey, but what else would we expect from a trombonist!

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Tom Rubenoff 8 years ago from United States Author

Thanks for stopping by, Bruce! I kept having that movie, "Misery", appear in my brain as I wrote this.

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Greatlife 8 years ago

Wow great going.. This is one hub that has crossed my expectations , I simply love all the ideas listed they are innovative and out of the box ideas.Tom you have a new fan consider me as one of them now.

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Tom Rubenoff 8 years ago from United States Author

Thanks, Greatlife! I had fun writing it.

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SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

A Polynesian Island is my idea location. Fun hub by the way.

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Tom Rubenoff 8 years ago from United States Author

Thank you SweetiePie! I have found that anywhere I go with my wife is the most romantic place.

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WeddingConsultant 8 years ago from DC Metro Area

Tom, although I'm not sure I'd agree with #2, I do wonder about #3. Is there really such thing as an island that is also a desert? So are there cacti on this desert island?

And I'd have to agree with sweetiepie- I'm a huge fan of polynesian islands!

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Tom Rubenoff 8 years ago from United States Author

Did I say 'desert?' I beg your pardon. I meant 'dessert,' as in the dessert island at Denny's.

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WeddingConsultant 8 years ago from DC Metro Area

Well now we have three interpretations!

1. Dessert island (aka dessert buffet at your local Denny's)

2. Desert island (Island that only has sand, maybe some cacti and minimal rain accumulation)

3. Deserted island (tropical island that is void of humans)


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Tom Rubenoff 8 years ago from United States Author

There could be Desiderata Island, too. It was pretty hard to get away from that for a while in the 70's and 80's.

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needful things 8 years ago from Poland

I wish I still have her... tis too late now. She'd love camping and the Star Trek convention and a round of airsoft games. Tumbs up.

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Tom Rubenoff 8 years ago from United States Author

Glad you enjoyed! Airsoft, ya. That should definitely be in here.

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countrywomen 8 years ago from Washington, USA

Tom- I am so happy to see my city Seattle being listed in the top 10. That's a cool list and enjoyed it. Thanks for the nice hub.

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Tom Rubenoff 8 years ago from United States Author

Thanks for stopping by. I expect Seattle will see a spike in tourism as a result of this hub, ha ha!

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countrywomen 8 years ago from Washington, USA

Oh yes it's raining tourists now instead of cats and dogs..LOL

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foxility 8 years ago

You have some good tips.

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Tom Rubenoff 8 years ago from United States Author

I hope you find them helpful! I hear there is a clearance on huge duffel bags at Footlocker now!

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venus_smileygal 8 years ago from Philippines

Hi there! Nice hub. I expected romantic places but this is far more unique romantic getaways... This would surely win the heart of your true love.

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Tom Rubenoff 8 years ago from United States Author

Unless they are dead or they are not the sexual orientation you expected, one of these should bother your honey melon cupcake pie to requisite hotness.

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yashcool 8 years ago


to all the girls

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J_Eds 8 years ago from Blackpool

Erm, Hi, Yashcool....

Anyway :P

Thanks for the inspirational list!

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sheenarobins 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

funny and informative, Tom.

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Tom Rubenoff 8 years ago from United States Author

The REI tent sale should be coming up shortly!

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Rhiannon_2009 8 years ago from Lacey, Washington

Fabulous hub! I laughed all the way through!!!

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Tom Rubenoff 8 years ago from United States Author

Romance is hilarious, is it not? Thank you

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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

I especailly like your comment " anywhere I go with my wife is romantic"..that's what I call true love...and all the things and places are nice but only with the Right One...otherwise they are just Places...God Bless...G-Ma :o) Hugs & Peace

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Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

My favourite would be #8! and HubPages of course! Interesting list, thanks for sharing :D

vijay 8 years ago all....i..need...from.this....

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