Traditionally Valentine’s Day is spent preparing romantic meals, eating chocolates and expressing our feelings for that special someone in our lives.
However, there are a few of us that like to spend this day with the person we love while hiking to the top of volcanoes, scuba diving on a remote island or wandering in the wild.
Dating an adventurer is always filled with excitement and daring experiences. By nature, adventurers live for the moment and are heavily driven by passion. Believe it or not, this makes us some of the biggest romantics on the planet.
If you are looking for a daring or adrenaline filled Valentine’s Day, these are four getaways just for you!
First let us head into the stunning Adirondack Mountains of New York. Hidden away in these towering mountains and deep into the thick forest, we find Whiteface Lodge, a stunning, high-end five-star resort.
This is the perfect getaway for couples who want out of the big city without sacrificing luxury. Skiers in the winter and trail hikers in the summer often pack out the high demand lodge.
However, because Valentine’s Day is right before the start of the spring skiing season in New York, it is a perfect time to visit the lodge for an excellent romantic getaway. The lodge caters to adventurous couples and you will discover a ton of fun-filled activities to fill your itinerary.
To name a few, you can go rock climbing, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, dog sledding and enjoy guided hikes. Later in the evening after a long day of adventuring, head to the spa to relax, recover, and recharge.
Whiteface Lodge offers plenty of special moments to share with your significant other.
If you want to experience the beautiful wilderness of America, then almost any river rafting trip out west would be perfect. However, whitewater rafting in the Grand Canyon is by far the most popular.
The scenery is beautiful, and several companies offer a range of tours that are sure to fit anyone's needs. You can choose from many rafting trips that last 1, 4, or even 7 days.
River rafting along the Colorado River with the one you love is a trip like no other, filled with majestic landscape and exhilarating excitement of a true adventure.
One of the best places to combine adventure and romance is on the sunny islands of Hawaii. It’s hard to have a more adventurous getaway than staying in an exotic treehouse next to a national park full of volcanoes.
Imagine sitting in this tree house perched up high on a cozy balcony while sipping coffee or waking to multi-colored light creeping through the jungle and into your stained glass window.
Spend the days hiking through exotic national parks or relaxing in your tree house listening to the sounds of jungle birds. The nights are filled with stars - thousands of stars - and are wonderful to view from a cedar Jacuzzi.
For a unforgettable night adventure, head to the park at night to watch the glow of flowing lava from the nearby volcanoes. Beautiful, exotic, and adventurous this is one of the best getaways for the adventurous couple.
Pick any one of the Virgin Islands and you are almost guaranteed a perfect romantic getaway. However, you might want to consider choosing the island of St Thomas.
This island is not only gorgeous but offers so many activities for couples to enjoy. The island is beautiful, filled with mountains, and surrounded by blue azure waters.
A few of the fun activities that St. Thomas offers are kayaking, parasailing, snorkeling, windsurfing, and scuba diving. The island is also filled with pristine beaches, hidden bays and even old castles and forts to explore. One of which, according to legend, was used by the infamous Blackbeard himself.
For many, all of these perks make it perfect for a Valentine’s Day getaway.
Planning an unconventional Valentine’s Day helps us share exciting moments and daring adventures with the person we love. This year why not spend the evening of Valentine’s Day cuddled up to the warmth of a nearby active volcano or a roaring campfire after rafting down the Grand Canyon? It just might be your best Valentine ever.
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Stephen Schreck is a world traveler, nomad, and adventure backpacker. Knowing a life of aimlessly wandering the globe in search of adventures was the only life for him he set out to make his dream his reality. Currently he is trying to conquer his fears and tackle his bucket list. Follow Stephen's adventures at A Backpacker's Tale or on social media on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.
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