Travelling is the ultimate relationship test. You’ll find out more about your life partner while haggling with an Ecuadorian chicken-merchant than you would in 40 years of marriage.
So things are going well: you’ve just started dating your soul mate. You both enjoy long walks along the beach and Meg Ryan movies (the early years). You share a common love for waffles, and they think your Instagram addiction is actually quite endearing. Then they turn to you and say, ‘We should take a trip!’ Enter crippling anxiety.
We were overwhelmed with the range of breathtaking photos and heartfelt reasons why certain places had a hold of your heart. From stunning scenery, rare wildlife encounters, meaningful exchanges with locals and places that were special for personal moments, the responses were truly inspiring.
So, we thought we would share just a few…
Sure, being in love with a real-life, actual person can be pretty great – we wouldn’t deny that. But sometimes being in love with a place can be pretty special too. It might be the food your place-crush feeds you, the beach strolls it takes you on or just that you met your real-life, actual-person lover there. Whatever the case, places deserve some loving too.
This Valentine’s Day then, we want to know which country – or city, or place – has a hold of your heart.