10 Romantic Getaways

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Love is patient. Love is kind. Love is a many-splendored thing. Love is blind. Love is a battlefield.

OK, OK. We know what love is. But the question is: Where is it? Every year, millions of people jet all over the globe trying to find love: in rustic wine cellars, on tropical beaches, in dimly lit restaurants. In 2009, 1.7 million honeymooning couples spent more than $8.3 billion seeking out the most romantic places on Earth [source: BAA]. And that's just newlyweds! Add to this number those who are dating, celebrating anniversaries, or simply rekindling old flames, and that adds up to a lot of candlelight dinners and moonlight boat rides.

So where are the most romantic places to go? Well, the list is about as long as those walks on the beach at sunset, but here are 10 recommendations for you and that special someone.