Whether you are single or “engaged”, Valentine’s Day can be an occasion for stress and anxiety. Do I have to give chocolates or flowers from any Valentines flower delivery companies? Would you like the seafood restaurant I chose? And if you are single, how can you avoid Valentine’s Day altogether?
Instead of spending time and money organizing the umpteenth, monotonous evening of mid-February or despairing because you do not have a special person to spoil, imagine what else you could do (and where you protest) on February 14th … Here are my suggestions :
- Go surfing in Costa Rica or Cape Town
Learning how to ride the waves is as difficult as it is rewarding. There’s nothing cooler than getting off those water walls and resorts like Costa Rica and Cape Town in South Africa are famous for surfing beaches. Yes, it is true, there is a minimum risk of meeting one or two sharks, but personally I prefer to come face to face with a white shark who stay home and pay the prices that some restaurants apply on Valentine’s Day.
- Climb up a volcano in Honolulu
Hawaii is one of the most breathtaking places in the world and the city of Honolulu on the island of Oahu is the flagship of the archipelago. It is in fact famous not only for its beaches and restaurants, but also for the fantastic excursions that can be done just outside the city, such as those at Koko Crater and the Diamond State Monument. And then who knows, maybe it’s the right place to leave the marked path, meet someone else who is lost and find the love of life.
- Go shopping in London
London is not only one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, but is also one of the world’s fashion capitals, an element that is reflected in the myriad of clothing stores of all kinds, from the highly discounted Primark to the luxury boutiques of East London. If you travel as a couple, a new outfit is a great gift, but if you are alone you can shop just for you! Between the two alternatives, I would already know which one to choose.
- Tanning in Sydney
February 14th may be a cold day in the northern hemisphere, but this does not apply to the other part of the world where it is summer. In fact, the inhabitants of Sydney are always beautiful tanned and fit: the healthy and cared for is essential to make achievements if you are single and it is equally if you plan to spend the day of Valentine’s Day sunbathing and walking hand in hand with the beloved Bondi Beach.
- Appointment with a Bretzel in Berlin
Come to think of it, most of us would rather spend an appointment with a freshly baked hot bretzel instead of a person in flesh and blood. If you actually have a special person in your life and want to spoil her with good food, why not leave for a weekend in Berlin. The cultural capital of the German-speaking world offers many curiosities and historical peculiarities that date back to the times of the wall that divided it. But Berlin with its nightclubs is also the right place for singles who want to have fun celebrating and dancing all night long. And then there is the currywurst, a typical dish so tasty that you will argue with your travel companion so you can eat it all by yourself!