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9 surefire romantic ideas for your perfect Valentine’s date.

Valentine’s Day is hard: there’s so much expectation and hype around the perfect romantic experience. But the truth is: it should be about you and your partner. That’s why we put together 9 surefire ideas for Valentine’s Day all you heartthrobs without a clue. 1. Your own photo shoot So, this one is a no-brainer. […]

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Airport Layovers: How to Pass the Time

Make the most of your vacation from the get-go!  Vacation season is well and truly upon us! Alas so are the long-haul flights and dreaded layovers. If you don’t fancy taking root outside your gate and using up all your phone battery, you might like to check out what some airports have in the way […]

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9 surefire romantic ideas for your perfect Valentine’s date.

Valentine’s Day is hard: there’s so much expectation and hype around the perfect romantic experience. But the truth is: it should be about you and your partner. That’s why we put together 9 surefire ideas for Valentine’s Day all you heartthrobs without a clue.

1. Your own photo shoot

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So, this one is a no-brainer. Sure, it might be a bit cliche, but who cares because it looks AWESOME. A romantic professional photo shoot tells you and your partner’s story, immortalizing it visually forever. Great for making your friends jealous on Facebook too.

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2. A spontaneous road trip to the countryside

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Give yourself some peace and quiet, for Christ’s sake! Hit the road together and get away from the hectic city. Dramatic landscapes and tranquility are a must for any romantic getaway. It’s a great way to spark that sense of adventure that every romance needs. Driving too stressful? Hire someone to do it for you.

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3. Learn to cook together

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Teamwork builds trust and if you can trust your partner with sharp kitchen appliances: your relationship is on sound footing. Take a trip to the store together, pick out the ingredients, bump into each other in the kitchen, and learn something new. Grab some wine and put on some music and you’re cooking with fire.

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4. Experience sensual delight on a food tour

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Discover new flavors you never knew existed. You can book a tour, or meander about in your favorite picturesque neighborhood, stopping in at all the cafes. Feed each other and indulge your senses. Fun tip: make it a competition to see who can eat the most. Winner gets a free massage.

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5. Romantic spa date

spa dayOr let someone else do the massaging. The stress will melt off and you can enjoy each other’s company. The best way to do so is with an ice-cold bottle of champagne while soaking in a thermal bath. Order some fruit and spoil each other with sweets.

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6. Learn to tango together

tangoEveryone wants to be swept off their feet (admit it, men!). But, let’s just say not everyone has the ability to do so. Nothing embodies passion quite like dancing and undertaking something new together. The experience bonds: physically and mentally!

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7. A rooftop dinner

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Sprawling cityscapes framed by a colorful sunset. Enjoy the seclusion and the view together. Make sure you ask the waiter for some candles and don’t skimp on the special requests. Request a favorite song or a “surprise” in the ice bucket (maybe a little box with something special inside?).

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8. Take the plunge on an extreme sport together

skydiveReady to take the plunge? An extreme experience – like skydiving – will get your heart racing. The thrill of holding on for dear life makes anything seem possible. Once survival mode kicks in, it’s straight into each other’s arms. Netflix and chill can wait. We promise.

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9. Sunset on the water

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Let the waves take you away. It is liberating floating on the open ocean, with the wind in your hair and nothing but the horizon in front of you. Set the atmosphere with some romantic music and wine or go for a dip together.

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Have any other ideas? Make sure to share on Facebook with your own ideas to help inspire others!

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Airport Layovers: How to Pass the Time

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Make the most of your vacation from the get-go! 

Vacation season is well and truly upon us! Alas so are the long-haul flights and dreaded layovers. If you don’t fancy taking root outside your gate and using up all your phone battery, you might like to check out what some airports have in the way of entertaining distractions. Together with the help of the consumer organization FairPlane, we’ve put together our favorite airport attractions from across the globe that will help turn the hours into minutes. Enjoy!

1 – Rooftop Paradise

At Singapore’s Changi Airport, it’s worth having a bathing suit stowed away in your hand luggage. A rooftop swimming pool awaits all those with time to kill! Those who prefer to stay dry can while away the time in the tropical garden, complete with almost 50 different types of butterfly and luscious greenery.

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2 – Airport Brewery

Beer-lovers are bound to feel at home at Munich Airport. Home to the only airport brewery in Europe, what better place to kill an hour or 2 than with a behind-the-scenes tour or a sampling of their very own “Airbräu” beer? Follow the sound of clinking beer steins to the restaurant, located between terminal 1 and 2.

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3 – Play and Fly

Keeping the kids occupied during a layover? Oh boy. All those stranded in Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris can breathe a huge sigh of relief. Here, little ones can let off some steam in the Disney-style play corner whilst the older ones check out the range of simulator games. With Playstation games, cartoons, and themed areas, the only thing you need to worry about is not missing your connecting flight!

4 – Underwater Wonderland

An underwater world of gigantic proportions awaits passengers at Vancouver’s International Airport in Canada. More than 20 different kinds of fish from the Pacific can be found bobbing through this huge aquarium. Go pay them a visit at the International Terminal.

5 – Rest and Relaxation

Travelers with a layover at Frankfurt am Main Airport in Germany won’t find themselves short on options to pass the time. Indulge in a pamper session to chase away pre-flight nerves, or treat your tootsies to a mani-pedi for that all-important beach debut. Those looking for a more spiritual atmosphere can find around-the-clock prayer rooms for peaceful contemplation.

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6 – A Hole in One

The ultimate activity to keep airport boredom at bay can be found directly on the grounds of the Frankfurt Hahn Airport: a fully-functioning 9-hole golf course. Built in 1954 and renovated in 2006, the putting green provides fresh air and welcome relief from the tannoy system.

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7 – The Endless Wait

If you’ve conquered the art of patience by now, why not visit an airport where airplanes are a thing of the past? At Tempelhof Airport in Berlin you won’t see any aircraft on the runway or in the skies above it. All air traffic was discontinued in 2008, although luckily for us the grounds and building itself are still open for intrepid explorers. Embark on a guided tour of the underground bunker system and many other secret corners that have only recently opened up to the public.

8 – Eliminate Further Waiting

After having waited hours for a delayed flight or connection, you’re probably not looking to waste further vacation time on queuing for taxis or navigating an unknown public transport system. Reward your perseverance with a luxury airport transfer, available from major airports worldwide such as Rome’s Fiumicino Airport. Sit back, and let the Mercedes do the work for you.

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