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Use Google Earth to search your Valentine's Day Getaway

Updated on February 2, 2010

Where do you want to spend your Valentine's Day?

In a pool with a dolphin?
In a pool with a dolphin?
In Hollywood?
In Hollywood?
In Swastika-like building in California?
In Swastika-like building in California?
In San Quentin prison in California?
In San Quentin prison in California?

Unique ways to celebrate Valentine's day

I don't fancy anything special this Valentine's day. Aside from the fact that it falls on the Chinese New Year on February 14, 2010, I am surely working onboard ship for another six-month contract. I don't have any serious relationship either. There are tempting suggestions from my sisters, brother and friends to have a blind date, but, I've been there and done that.

What I'm craving to use these days is Google Earth software. Although I could still use the free edition software even I'm offline, it is still an advantage if I have a GPS (Global Positioning System) gadget. One of my officers onboard ship bought one in the US two years ago. He said that he enjoys looking for peculiar subjects using Google Earth. We even search the location of his home here in Camarines Sur, Philippines. It is really addicting to use it.

To narrow the search for a good Valentine's Day getaway , even you'll spend it alone or with special someone, you can jive it along with your special interest or hobby. Things you want to explore for the special day, like finding an island that is dedicated to Saint Valentine.

Possible Getaways

  1. Some couples may want to spend their Valentine's day at the pool of an affordable hotel or the luxurious ones.
  2. You can go to Hollywood to greet your favorite artist, if by chance you meet her/ him there (during that date?).
  3. You can scout a wierd-looking building (not a haunted house) to spend the special day.
  4. You can visit a prison institution to cheer or greet some friends or new acquaintances.
  5. You can google an uninhabited island to spend the special day, there if you can afford it.

The island is located in Zadarski Kanal between Zadar and the Island of Pasman in Croatia.
The island is located in Zadarski Kanal between Zadar and the Island of Pasman in Croatia.

Lover's Island

It is just 130,000 square yards and is uninhabited, making it an intriguing location for a romantic Valentine's Day getaway. I'm sure the tourism industry in Croatia will boom this February, 2010.

It is less romantically known as Galesnjak and is located just off the coast of Croatia in Adriatic Sea. Croatia's temperature during February is just 14C and it will still warm lovers compared to other countries in Europe.

Being heart-shaped, just like the island spotted in Australia by Google Earth, it will be worth a trip for  eager lovers.

Recommendation for Google Earth

 There's an islet in Barangay Bagolatao, Minalabac, Camarines Sur, Philippines which is also heart-shaped. Is is called Bagapuso, meaning it resembles like a heart. It can be reached just by walking during low tide, while frolicking the shore of the Bagolatao beach.

Unfortunately, it cannot be enjoyed by lovers, because it is being used as a public cemetery by the villagers.

Maybe, Google Earth can also look for Bagapuso, one of these days.

-17.083 123.317 (Valentine island)

Valentine Island in Perth, Western Australia
Valentine Island in Perth, Western Australia


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    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      9 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      What did you say?

    • farooqueum profile image


      9 years ago from mannarkad


    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      9 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      You can check Google Earth for a romantic location for your future dates. Thanks a lot, bacville.

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      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I don't have plans this coming Valentine's Day but we have some classroom activities to keep us busy. Happy Valentine's day to you, travel_man1971.


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