Six Romantic Trip Tips to Plan the Perfect Valentine’s Day Getaway

Six Romantic Trip Tips to Plan the Perfect Valentine’s Day Getaway

REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 4, 1998 — Have you ever thought about traveling to the Amazon jungle for a true romantic adventure? Or are you still searching for the perfect Valentine’s Day getaway for your sweetheart? The Expedia
.com online travel service ( offers the perfect solution with six romantic travel ideas to sweep your valentine off his or her feet.

“From detailed, easy-to-use information to low-priced travel options, is a great tool for the busy romantic to book last-minute Valentine’s Day travel,” said Josh Herst, group product manager, Microsoft® “It’s our goal to help make planning that trip as simple and affordable as possible.”, the place to go on the Internet to plan and purchase travel, offers six quick trips and tips on how to plan a perfect romantic getaway:

  • Outdoor adventure. For those with a taste for the wild and unusual, a trip to Shamwari Game Reserve in South Africa or El Questro Station in Australia may be the ultimate romantic adventure. Beginning Feb. 6, the Untamed Luxury editorial feature on highlights rugged romantic vacations. These adventures do take time to plan, so slip fun highlights and photos of the vacation destination into your sweetheart’s card on Valentine’s Day. Or browse together and pick a trip that makes both your hearts race.

  • Bed and breakfast. Bed-and-breakfast inns (B & Bs) are known for pampering their guests with cozy rooms, fireplaces, special dinners and breakfast in bed. Within Travel Agent, click Inns & Outs for access to thousands of B & Bs. If the getaway is just for the night, find an inn within an hour-and-a-half drive of your home to spend less time driving and more time enjoying the experience.

  • Ski trips. An increase in direct flights to favorite ski destinations makes a weekend ski escape worth the trip! Check Real Steals on Ski Travel Online through for the latest rock-bottom rates to breathtaking ski destinations. And, with more than 75 insider tips and bargains, the Ski the West editorial feature from gives you the latest and most comprehensive information on snow conditions, off-slope activities and more.

  • Cruises. A popular travel choice for couples seeking peace or adventure, a cruise allows you to visit spectacular scenic ports in the Caribbean, Mexico, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Alaska or Europe. Whether it’s nightlife, gaming, a spa or fitness room, find a cruise with activities that are most important to you. Cruise Outlet on offers the best cruise lines, including Royal Caribbean, Holland America and Celebrity.

  • Hotel destinations. Couples who find that variety is the spice of life will probably enjoy a full-service hotel. The Hotel Wizard locates hotels nearly anywhere in the world, offering detailed description of each. Many offer a variety of activities for two, including golf, tennis, swimming, climbing and full-service exercise areas. Connoisseurs of good food and wine should not overlook package deals that include dinner. Many hotel restaurants are first rate.

  • Sun and fun. What could be more romantic than whisking your valentine off to the airport with a swimsuit, sandals, shorts and a T-shirt? All-inclusive beach resorts let spontaneous travelers leave the winter doldrums behind. If it doesn’t matter which beach you sit on, some resort companies offer reduced, last-minute rates, provided you’re willing to go with the flow. The Expedia Travel Network links travelers to SuperClubs Resorts and the Online Vacation Mall, where “hot deals” offer last-minute vacation bargains.

Whatever destination is appealing, you can check for the best rates and special package deals. also links travelers directly to a range of travel services, including Amtrak, Cruise Outlet, the Online Vacation Mall, Ski Travel Online, SuperClubs Resorts, TravelSmith, Renaissance Cruises, Delta Vacations and Sandals Resorts.

The Microsoft online travel planning service ( is part of the Microsoft Expedia family of travel and mapping products and services. These include the Microsoft Expedia Streets 98, Streets Deluxe 98 and Trip Planner 98 CD-ROMs .

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software for personal computers. The company offers a wide range of products and services for business and personal use, each designed with the mission of making it easier and more enjoyable for people to take advantage of the full power of personal computing every day.

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