Easy Guide to Romantic Destinations
Baby Boomer Romance sometimes need a hand and what better way than to travel to a romantic hideaway to rekindle or ignite those romantic intentions. There are hidden spots in Australia and around the World for you to plan a surprise or choose with your partner. We have independently searched for some new romantic escapes and updates of familiar romantic destinations.
Hepburn Springs in Victoria transfers you into a romantic hills setting with small villages to wander through, cosy cottages, luxurious accommodation and amazing spas to enjoy together. The mineral spas are set at 37 degrees and you can choose from an array of aromas and herbal infusions. You can get warm beside a fire, take brisk walks, and dine out in an array of good eateries and restaurants. Create your own romantic adventure.
Qualia on Hamiltion Island, Queensland, pronounced Kwah • lee • ah, is situated on the secluded northern-most tip of Hamilton Island. A secluded and relaxed atmosphere have been meticulously created to encourage all of your senses and give you the freedom to just be. A truly world class resort in a tropical setting – set for your romantic interlude.
McAlpine House in Broome, WA offers boutique accommodation in the old part of Broome in two converted historic Houses. One house comes with its own house keeper. The McAlpine Suite has a four poster bed and claw foot tub. Old-world charm is combined with understated elegance, relaxed style and unsurpassed personal service.
The Observatory Hotel is situated in the 'Rocks' area near the Sydney Harbour Bridge and provides luxurious accommodation so you can pamper yourself and your partner. There is also an exceedingly good day spa and a glorious basement pool featuring a domed ceiling with fibre-optic lighting giving the appearance of stars twinkling above. A hidden gem is its proximity to the Sydney Observatory enabling you to book an evening star gazing in the romantic grounds of the Observatory.
Byron at Byron Bay in NSW is set within a 45 acre rainforest and provides an atmosphere of lush tranquillity and the opportunity to completely relax and rejuvenate. You can stroll along the boardwalks through the sub tropical rainforest and for access to Tallow Beach, perfect for a morning walk while the sun rises over the ocean. Relax by the 25m infinity pool or poolside sauna or experience the ultimate indulgence in the luxurious day spa. Each suite has been designed to capture the essence of being nestled amongst the sub tropical rainforest.
Paris to Venice on the Orient Express combines two romantic cities in one experience and transforms you to another time. The legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express luxury train offers a journey unlike any other. Step aboard and you step back into a more gracious, elegant age of travel. Ornate luxury cabins, sumptuous cuisine and attentive personal service make the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train one of the finest luxury travel experiences in the world. Romance, adventure and style are all intimately bound up in this journey through the sublime scenery of Europe.
Brittany also in France offers a different experience to staying in Paris which you could also do as part of this trip. One of France's most rugged regions, Brittany is a fascinating mix of spectacular coastline, ancient towns, magical islands and inland woods. The capital of Brittany, Rennes, is just two hours from Paris via TGV rail and acts as a gateway to the wonderful region of Brittany. Stay in a romantic French hotel, farmhouse or luxurious accommodation.
Andalusia's is the region in Spain where Grace Kelly had her Honeymoon at the Parador San Francisco in Granada. The stunning Moorish, Renaissance and, above all, Baroque architecture to be seen in its most important buildings, the castles and monasteries found throughout the region. It is a region to get lost in and get carried away with the romance of life.
Easy Guide to 50 and beyond
50 and beyond...
Some people say Baby Boomers feel 'forever 40'. Whether this is true or not, it's never too late to rekindle your existing relationship with your partner or if you are single - this could just be the time for the beginning of a new adventure in your life.
Rekindling your relationship
This can be exciting and well worth the effort. Maybe you've just got out of the groove and don't know how to get back in rhythm. Most probably, life has taken over and you need to get to know each other again and understand what your needs are now, not when you first met. Some tips are available from Relationships Australia.
Motivating yourself can just be too hard and stressful. Tips and help on how to navigate the relationship minefield from your family and friends can be good, along with information from trusted sources. Going slow is probably best to get to know new people and test out what is important to you now.
Respected online source Choice Magazine offers some insight and tips to help you make a more informed decision.