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Will your Valentine be adoring or snoring on your romantic getaway?

Issue 02
Dear 360Traveller,

Welcome to our second edition of 360TG Views, News & Reviews.

Throughout 2007, our newsletters will let you know what's hot and what's not in the wide world of travel. Thanks to our unique 360 degree panoramic images we take you to all the best places in the world and give you the very latest news & reviews from both you, our readers, and our photographers in situ.

Valentine's Day is only a week away, so if you're thinking of where to take that special person in your life, we thought you might like some inspiration, with a twist ...

... so this month, we give you our Red List of 5 places NOT to pay a romantic visit to in 2007!

1) Corfu, Greece - In the south of the island, Kavos is Corfu's clubbing capital. Great for partying, but perhaps not the most romantic of destinations. Don't discount Corfu though - instead, spend a couple of nights in the heart of Corfu's historic Old Town. Take a stroll with the locals in the Spianada Gardens, sip drinks over looking the Venetian Castle & harbour, and wine and dine in some truly romantic tavernas, hidden away in the myriad of narrow back streets. For the ultimate in romance, take the sea plane down to neighbouring Paxos for a truly special getaway.

2) Algarve, Portugal - If you play golf and have little or no will power, do not take your golf widow(er) here. With over 300 sunny days per year and dozens of golf courses to choose from, you simply won't be able to resist playing golf from dawn till dusk. Instead, leave the golf clubs at home and come to the Algarve to treat your loved one to a truly romantic break. Take a drive into the pine clad foothills of the Serra de Monchique, pamper each other in the secluded spa hotel at Caldas de Monchique, enjoy a romantic sunset meal at one of the many beachfront restaurants scattered along miles of golden beach, or why not enjoy an open air opera in the grounds of the Moorish Castle in Silves.

3) Queenstown, New Zealand - Bungy jumping, jet boat riding, para-gliding, aerobatics, mountain biking, skiing - if only one of you enjoys these things, then this is perhaps not the ideal destination for a romantic break. However, if you both thrive off adrenaline fuelled adventure sports, enjoy great food and local wine, and love the notion of luxury lakefront accommodation with views to Lake Wanaka and the Remarkables, then there is no better place. OK, the flight to New Zealand may be long, but you can always stop off in Fiji for some tropical indulgence - better still, upgrade to First Class and you won't want to get off the plane!

4) New York, USA - Fancy a quiet, romantic escape? Just the two of you, far away from the madding crowd, with nothing to do except unwind in each other's company? Well, don't come to New York then. The city truly never sleeps and offers a wealth of experiences that rightly make it one of the most exciting places to visit in the world. Window shopping on Fifth Avenue, taking a ride in a Yellow Taxi or riding the Subway are all essential activities, but Manhattan has so much more to offer - carriage rides in Central Park, outdoor ice skating at the Rockefeller Center and, this month, the amazing Chinese New Year celebrations ... maybe you should come after all.

5) Bruges, Belgium - It is entirely possible that the delights of Belgian Beer pass you by, you do not enjoy eating delicious fresh mussels, you are chocolate intolerant, and have no time for fine lace or diamonds. In that case, you really shouldn't come to Bruges. For everyone else though, delightful and compact Bruges with its cobbled squares, cafes and waterways could not be more perfect for that romantic weekend away. Come in early April and indulge yourselves at the world famous Chocolate Festival or wait a little and come in July for the Klinkers Music Festival, where you can enjoy an intimate performance in one of the many bars and cafes.

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