A Holiday in One of These Top Ten Destinations Could Make This the Summer of Love
LONDON–(Marketwire – August 10, 2010) – Statistics show that nine out of ten holiday romances go pear shaped within a matter of weeks. Cheapflights.co.uk, the UK’s leading website for price search and comparison, helps travellers avoid the heartbreak with its Top 10 Travel Talents to Impress a Date and acquire a definite sticky factor.
The formula for getting a second date goes well beyond just good looks in today’s fiercely competitive world of singletons. Personal travel experiences go a long way in making a good impression on a first date. Experiences in exotic locations make a person all the more interesting, but having acquired a novelty skill while there make for second date worthy material.
“Being worldly is an important characteristic to have in today’s increasingly global culture where influence from exotic locals is seen in everything from food to fashion and even music,” says Nadine Hallak, Travel Expert for Cheapflights.co.uk.
“Given the accessibility of low cost flights, exposure to different cultures is relatively easy for most, but what gives a person an edge over others is acquiring a skill while travelling; it makes you exotic, well rounded, and increases that oh so sought after romantic appeal,” continues Hallak.
Here we preview five of Cheapflights’ Top 10 picks for places to learn brag-worthy local talents that will get that sticky factor:
Yoga retreats and tours in India
A balance of the mind and body, yoga attracts folks who appreciate a hybrid of fitness and spirituality, not to mention it’s all the rage with celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna, Gisele Bunchen, and Jennifer Aniston. A certain discipline is necessary for perfecting the art and stillness of practice, and the best place to capitalise on that is yoga’s birthplace — India. Take a yoga tour of either one city or a multi-destination package to see some of the world’s most ancient spiritual sights and to deepen your practice of meditation. Search flights from just £295 return.
Cooking tours in Thailand
If the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, then cooking lessons in a culinary mecca like Thailand should be a no-brainer. Searing flavors and hot spices are bold moves on the palette as well as the dating CV — so take a food tour of the country from £333 return, to see the sights and learn the trade. You’ll be serving up a tasty dish in no time.
Painting lessons in Rome
The starving artist and sensitive soul — there’s nothing like a modern-day Michelangelo. Travel to Rome from just £79 return and take a 12-hour painting lesson at the Rome University of Fine Arts. Courses are open to the public, but held in Italian (so brush up, fast). Learning the trade here says you appreciate the history of the work and the style of creation.
Surfing lessons in Australia
Everybody likes a date with a rocking body, and there are few better ways to achieve said physique than by surfing. Australia’s Gold Coast is home to the Association of Surfing Professionals, and runs both the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Trials. It also boasts 43 miles of white sand, and holds the title for the most consistent waves in the nation. We suggest Noosa for the beginner and Surfer’s Paradise says it all for the experienced. Get ready to hang ten (and then tell someone about it) from just £398 return.
Wine-tasting in California
Sure, there are plenty of wine havens peppered around the world, but Northern California has a modern and casual flair that takes the edge out of wine-tasting. Become an overnight sommelier by taking daylong courses in grape growing, wine-tasting (and even blending your own little love potions) in California’s wine country. Compare flights from just £326 return.
Up your game in the romance department and see the full list of Top 10 Travel Talents to Impress a Date at http://news.cheapflights.co.uk/2010/08/10-travel-talents-to-impress-a-date/
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