My 5 Most Romantic Trips (and why)

Kauai, Hawaii

The beautiful Waimea Canyon didn’t disappoint.

While visiting Oahu, I thought it’d be fun to take a side trip to Kauai even though I didn’t think it was possible for Hawaii to be any more beautiful than what I had already seen.  Man, was I wrong. Kauai is like being inside one of those motivational posters with a cheesy message urging you to “work hard and one day you’ll get there”. Well, if you’re in Kauai you’ve made it, my friend. Everything is so beautiful that you’ll spend each day pinching yourself.

Every night was dinner near the ocean before strolling along my hotels private beach. During the day I’d explore the Na Pali Coast, admiring its dramatic cliffs before arriving at Waimea Canyon to drink in one of the most beautiful views I’ve ever seen. I watched colorful fish be fed at Lydgate Beach, ate the best shrimp tacos at a roadside stand and visited the quaint town of Hanapepe.

When people ask me for honeymoon suggestions Kauai is always at the top of my list.

Buenos Aires, Argentina


This destination was romantic because it was so exciting and out-of-the-box. Everyone in this city seemed to be gorgeous and in love (a great combination, right?). It was a common site to see people making out on benches or cupping each other’s asses as they strolled the streets. It was the place to visit a Sex Hotel.

Aside from all the hotness, this city is a very romantic place to peruse. For maximum romance, I suggest renting a boat and rowing across the lake at the Jardín Botánico. You’ll feel like you’re in a Jane Austen novel for sure.

Paris, France


Obvious, I know. This city is the epitome of romance and with good reason. First of all, it’s just so damn beautiful. Everything is extravagant and over-the-top gorgeous. Also, there’s the Eiffel Tower which makes you want to kiss someone every time you look up and it takes your breathe away. It’s tough not to be giddy and mushy in this city. The food, the wine, the architecture; it all goes to your head.

Florence, Italy

A sidewalk eatery in the PIazza Santa Croce with the Basilica of Santa Croce in the background.
A sidewalk eatery in the PIazza Santa Croce with the Basilica of Santa Croce in the background.

I went to Florence with one of my best girlfriends. Each morning We’d navigate the narrow roads to our favorite sidewalk cafe for breakfast. Afterwards, we’d walk among the statues at Piazza della Signoria then decide which historic church we’d like to discover that day.

I didn’t have this tug in Rome, Venice, Verona or any other Italian city I’ve been to but there’s something about Florence that makes me want to go there and be in love.

Savannah, GA

The view of Talmadge Memorial Bridge from River Street.
The view of Talmadge Memorial Bridge from River Street.

This seriously southern town is so charming it’s hard not to fall in love with it.

The haunted history adds a spooky edge  while the food is simply some of the best in the south. If you’re there during the weekend you’re sure to stumble upon a wedding or two in any one of the 22 squares that are dotted throughout the city. Savannah is one of these cities where you can plan absolutely nothing yet never be bored. I highly recommend a visit and soon!

Published by Ashley Zoerner

I'm originally from New Orleans, LA and grew up in the nearby town of Waveland, MS. I graduated from Georgia State University with a communications degree in 2010. Since then I've traveled the country and world meeting the most interesting people. My dream is to tell people's stories and share my passions with the world.

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