The following is a guest post by Dan Weisman, blog editor at Flipkey.com.
After Christmas and Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day is the third biggest holiday of the
year for shopping, with spending reaching an all-time high last year of $17.6 billion.
We recommend skipping town for a surprise romantic getaway instead of shelling
out for expensive gifts. But don’t take our word for it – a picture is worth a thousand
Flowers Delivered to Work: $44.99
You could send your sweetheart a dozen red roses, but the embarrassment of receiving flowers in public (not to mention the inevitable comparison of bouquets within the office) may have you making up for it later.
Box of Chocolates: $70
Bottle of Champagne: $49.99
Vacation Rental for Two: $145
Get away to your own private romantic paradise. This year’s top Valentine’s Destinations are Miami Beach, FL; Lahaina, HI; Palm Springs, CA; and Rio de Janeiro for international travelers. A vacation rental is the perfect way to guarantee a memorable—and private—getaway.
Those Five Little Words, “Let’s Come Back Next Year:” Priceless
There are some things money can’t buy, but a spontaneous romantic trip can go a long way toward creating the priceless memories that last a lifetime. Make this Valentine’s Day special by taking a break from the ordinary and set off on the best trip of the year.
Dan Weisman is the blog editor at Flipkey.com. He is dedicated to the pursuit of fun, and enjoys every vacation and trip that he encounters on the journey. Find more travel ideas and tips at www.flipkey.com/blog, or on twitter @flipkey.