Valentine’s Day Getaway… Priceless

The following is a guest post by Dan Weisman, blog editor at 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 words…

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

A box of chocolates is like life… you never know what you’re going to get. Do you really want to risk an expensive gift of chocolate that may fall short?

Bottle of Champagne: $49.99

There’s no denying that a bottle of bubbly marks a celebration. It’s best enjoyed in front of a cozy fire or while enjoying a tropical sunset with your Valentine.

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.

    Author Bio Dan Weisman is the blog editor at 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, or on twitter @flipkey.