Romantic adventures you’ll love… both near and far

Dancing to the sound of the band Merengada at the South Bank / Garry Knight CC 2.0

Dancing to the sound of the band Merengada at the South Bank / Garry Knight CC 2.0

You don’t need to travel far to step out of your ordinary routine


Today, while preparing my morning tea, I browsed through Daphne Oz’s cookbook Relish:  an adventure in food, style and everyday funand a sidebar titled “Near and Far” jumped out at me.

I often write about big romantic adventures that you need a passport and a lot of time to get to. But you don’t need to travel for hours on airplanes and trains to experience something new.

Whether you stay local or far away, you can:

  • Cook like a French chef… in Paris, or in New Orleans
  • Drive on the “wrong” side of the road… in Edinburgh or in the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Learn to surf… in Sydney, or Maui
  • Take a long hike… in New Zealand or on California’s Pacific Crest Trail
  • Enjoy wine and cheese… in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France or in Napa Valley
  • Go skiing… in Switzerland or at Lake Tahoe
  • Dance the Merengue… in the Dominican Republic or in Miami

The point here is that there’s no need to wait for that once-a-year vacation to have an out-of-the-ordinary adventure.

As Daphne says, roam far or stay close.  Whichever you choose, you can do the things you love.  So step outside and head to the town next door, or drive to the airport for a grand adventure in a town a world away. A romantic adventure awaits you!

Have you ever gone anywhere close by for an adventure?  Or do you prefer to go far away?  Let us know in the comments below!

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About Melody Moser

Melody Moser is a Travel Expert & Travel Writer specializing in Europe, river cruises and romantic travel. Based in southern New Jersey, she spends her time traveling the world, writing about it, and helping others fulfill their travel dreams.