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8. Proposing at the home of 'The Bachelor,' St. Lucia

The resort that played host to the reality television show "The Bachelor" is offering a Bachelor Proposal Package of its own.

Sit down to a candlelit dinner bordered on three sides by the sea at Cap Maison, and on your nod, an engagement ring, red roses and Champagne will be whisked down a 30-meter zip line from clifftop to your table on a private terrace.

You’ll have to hope the answer is yes, as the package also includes seven nights in a villa with private pool, a sunset cruise on a private 14-meter yacht, breakfast, dinner and bubbly.

US$8,875 buys all this and the nearest thing you’ll get to a guarantee: in the past four years there have been nine proposals, all of which received an affirmative answer; www.capmaison.com
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9. Riding through the snow, St. Petersburg, Russia

Take a horse-drawn troika past the pastel-colored palaces, onion-dome churches and canals of the Venice of the North. See the finest art collection on the planet at the Hermitage, visit the royal residences of Pushkin and Pavlovsk, and take in "The Nutcracker" at the Mariinsky Theatre.

You can also skate on outdoor ice rinks, marvel at the interior of St. Isaac’s, one of the world’s greatest cathedrals, and shop for caviar, amber, Cossack hats and sets of Russian dolls tricked out as the country’s leaders.

Four nights' bed-and-breakfast at the Revolution-era Hotel Angleterre with airport transfers, tours and troika ride from US$1,089. www.originaltravel.co.uk
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10. Sleeping on the dunes, Marrakesh, Morocco

The Sahara is particularly beguiling when you start your trip in a romantic riad within the old walled city of Marrakesh, surrounded by roses.

Riads -- traditional townhouses built around courtyards -- are now 10 a penny and available to suit all budgets, but to really spoil yourself, book into Riad Farnatchi (www.riadfarnatchi.com) with its own private hammam and the best masseurs in town.

The desert adventure starts with a ride over the Tizi’n’Tichka pass into the land of kasbahs and dunes, nights are spent dining by candlelight outside your own luxurious tent and daytime activities include walks out into the desert with Berber guides.

US$1,125 for two per person including three nights in the desert with all meals and transportation; www.specialistmorocco.com
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11. Gazing at the San Francisco skyline, Sausalito, United States

San Francisco, possibly the most romantic city in the United States, has one major problem -- when you're in it you can't see that amazing skyline.

The answer is to stay at the fabulously romantic Inn Above Tide, just over the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito. You can gaze upon the skyscrapers from every one of the bay-view rooms, then take the ferry from outside the hotel and sail across for dinner at one of the many fine restaurants.

Top the experience off with a Ramos Fizz brunch at Sausalito’s Alta Mira, which overlooks the skyline from a hilltop.

From US$320 per night; www.innabovetide.com
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12. Horse-surfing, Florida’s Gulf Coast, United States

Bradenton is the unspoiled, natural face of Florida. On this part of the Gulf Coast there are almost as many award-winning beaches as there are loved-up couples dabbling their toes in the water. Balmy blue seas and a string of natural islands, as well as the odd chic restaurant and bar, top it all off.

On Valentine's Day, horse aficionados can salute the beasts as well as their beloved with a burst of equine interaction on Anna Maria Island. Guides instruct in the art of swimming, water-skiing and surfing with horses, as well as riding them bareback along the secluded shore.

Horse-surfing session US$119.95 at www.beachhorses.com; area info at www.annamariaisland-longboatkey.com

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This post was edited by robert237 at 2012-2-8 21:55

I tried horse surfing but unless the horse has all four of his surf boards pointing in the same
direction he always wipes out. Paddling out is a real challenge too.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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