4-Jan-10The island of Newfoundland, canada Off the beaten track - with not many tourists -Locals are exceptionally friendly - Dame Judi Dench declared it was like England in the 1950's when she wasthere filming the Shipping News - as in folks don't lock doors, car doors and know who everyone isWildlife viewing for Whales - where you can go seakayaking or out on zodiacs to view them up close. Also atcertain times of year ice bergs float down from greenland past the Newfoundland coast. One of the last places inCanada where Guy fawkes night is still celebrated.Place names such as the Avalon Peninsula,Hearts Desire, Hearts Delight, Hearts Content, ConceptionBay(named after the immaculate conception of the Virgin mary according to some newfoundlanders), Cupids,(settled in 1610 by Bristols' John Guy is now the oldest official english colony in Canada) - with b&b's and innssuch as Leaside manor, Inn by the Bay, Rose Manor in harbour Grace, and Fishers Loft -a visit to this part of Canada is often the start of a lifetime love affair. (fishers loft is where Kevin spacey and the crew stayed during thefilming of Shipping News)Air Canada restarting direct flights to St. Johns this MayAC 823: LHR 12:35 – YYT 14:35AC 822 YYT 21:55 – LHR 06:25 (next day)Flight is daily, 27th May to 26th September – Airbus 319 of 120 seats (14 Executive first, 106 economy)More info on www.newfoundlandlabrador.com4-Jan-10Longitude 131°, Uluru (Ayers Rock), NorthernTerritory, AustraliaExperience Australia's spiritual heart, for a honeymoon surrounded by ancient wonders. Luxurious, eco-sensitiveand romantic...Cleverly hidden behind soft undulating sand dunes in the heart of Australia, Voyages Longitude131° award-winning luxury wilderness camp, with only 15 superbly furnished 'tents', offers complete indulgencewith unadulterated views out to Uluru (Ayers Rock). Cleverly designed to make the most of magnificent monolith,each tent faces directly onto 'the rock' so that sunrise and sunset can be sumptuously enjoyed from the comfort of your bed by simply flicking a switch and having the curtains open to reveal the changing moods of Uluru. Allinclusive of accommodation, contemporary Australian cuisine, an excellent Australian wine cellar and exclusivetouring, guests even get to dine under the stars, sand under foot, champagne in hand with their own astronomer.After a refreshing dip in the swimming pool, the central Dunehouse is the perfect place to enjoy a drink and regaletales of the outback with other guests before (or after) tucking into to a 4 course dinner, quietly relax in the libraryor more simply sitting on the terrace to contemplate the wondrous dreamtime view.Honeymoon couples can also opt for a private guide and dining. Arguably Australia's most iconic and luxurious pro4-Jan-10Big Sur - California, USA - the destination andthe Post Ranch InnThere is something about nature at its purest that is incurably romantic and Big Sur, the famous stretch of coastalCalifornian highway that is one of the ultimate drives in the world, offers just that. Miles of winding cliff top dropsoff into the Pacific Ocean and behind are mountains to explore including the highest coastal mountain in thecontiguous US.The area has always been a mecca for an artistic and spiritual community from poet Henry Miller to the foundingof the Esalen Instite retreat in 1962. The area still maintains this serenity and natural beauty offering visitors thechance to experience nature at its finest.For a honeymoon there's no doubt that Big Sur offers a comprehensive get away from it all destination!Nestled on the cliffs of Big Sur, California, Post Ranch Inn provides the ultimate place for a romantic getaway for those seeking a luxurious escape. The luxury resort’s organic architecture embraces the dramatic beauty of theBig Sur coastline. From here you can explore all that nature has to offer, or take a short drive to the picturesquetowns of Monterey and Carmel.Located off Highway One in Big Sur, this Preferred Boutique Hotel member is a sanctuary. Rooms offer a rustic elePost Ranch Inn awards - 2009 Award for Excellence, Most Romantic Hideaway, Conde Nast Johansens; 2009 BesActivities in the area - hiking, horse riding, exploring Carmel and Monterey, hot springs, secluded beaches, whale4-Jan-10KasbahTamadot, Atlas Mountains, MoroccoThe ultimate in romantic, honeymoon suitesThe new addition to Richard Branson’s Atlas Mountains hideaway are the five Berber Tented Suites, perched on ahillside with unsurpassed views over the mountains and valley. Each has a plunge pool, private diningterrace and a freestanding bathtub with views to die for. Heated in the winter, cooled in the summer, theyrepresent the ultimate in romance and privacy.4-Jan-10CORSICACouples seeking character properties in ahistorical and romantic setting should consider Calvi Citadel in North West Corsica.Calvi fulfils the image of the perfect ‘picturepostcard’ Mediterranean: a colourful array of buildings and a pine fringed crescent of silver sand beach stretching as far as the eye can see.All of this is crowned by cobbled streets climbingup to the town’s main attraction, its GenoeseCitadel.CORSICAReferred to as ‘Kalliste’, meaning ‘most beautiful’ by the Greeks, Corsica has always possessed an exclusivereputation, long having been the choice of the world’s rich and famous: Prince Rainer of Monaco brought hisbride, Princess Grace, to Calvi for their honeymoon, as did Richard Burton when he married Elizabeth Taylor. Thediversity of Corsica adds to its romantic appeal: stunning beaches and breathtaking mountainous scenery contrastperfectly with old-fashioned rural hamlets, the seaside, or more bustling, modern towns.