Whilst Michelle Obama might have honoured Valentine’s Day by making her husband a playlist, wanderlust couple Jack Morris and Lauren Bullen (of ‘doyoutravel’, who reportedly earn over 6K for each one of their enviable Instagram posts) celebrated in a hot tub in Finland…
Below are a few picks to inspire you to grab your beloved, bribe your inlaws to take the kids – and pack for a #nofilter trip.
A stay at the Ice Hotel at the foot of Mount Kebnekaise, the highest peak in Sweden might mean you’ll need to swap your La Perla for (less romantic) reindeer skins, but as the venue melts and is then rebuilt each year, the snaps you tag yourself in will literally be ‘once in a lifetime’.
The chalets at Nebesa (meaning ‘heaven’) in Slovenia are not only picture windows for the snow-capped Adriatic Sea, but they are also situated in perfect geometry on the mountain landscape. So no need to adjust your frame. Each chalet sleeps two and you can help yourself to the complimentary wine and cheese (which is #winning, whichever way you look at it!)
Even complete novices will be riding the waves after a week of instruction at luxury Costa Rican resort Kalon Surf, claim its owners (who themselves are a husband and wife team). The proximity to the unspoiled jungle, sandy beaches and the idyllic infinity pool mean that – even when you’re not out on your board – things won’t seem boring.
Goodwood House’s ‘Little Moments of Winter’ breaks are available until March and the estate – owned by Lord March – provides the perfect backdrop for sporting matching tweeds and Dubarry wellingtons. Snuggle up in The Snug and act British.
The Gypsy Rose is a traditional bow top wagon owned by The Apple Store Retreat at Maytree. Situated permanently in a private glade (full of bluebells at the right time of year) overlooking a waterfall, she takes glamping to another level. Instagram food-porn comes courtesy of the complimentary hamper of farm produce; including homemade cake and cider,
Go on – book that babysitter and grab some alone time. Your social media feed will feel better for it.