It’s the time of year when love is in the air, and here at Exodus, we believe that there is nothing more romantic than travel. The joy of booking a trip and counting down the days to your departure date, the simple pleasure of a perfectly packed suitcase, and the thrill of a fresh stamp in your passport… there just isn’t anything better than knowing you are about to be off on a brand new adventure. Forget your standard flowers, chocolates, and date night, because this Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing five destinations that will have you falling in love with the world.

 Swiss flowers in the Alps

1. Switzerland

Rolling green hills, rocky peaks in the distance, quaint villages, cheese, and, of course, chocolate. What could be more romantic than the spectacular scenery and cuisine of gorgeous Switzerland? From a cycle along the shores of Lake Lugano to a trek up the peaks of the Swiss Alps, Switzerland will send you head over heels as you discover the charm and history of this delightful destination.

 Colorful fish in the Maldives

2. Maldives

Unbelievable beaches, unrivaled luxury, and a stunning underwater world – it doesn’t get more once-in-a-lifetime than the Maldives. Awake to the sun rising over the azure ocean, snorkel areas of stunning beauty and abundant marine life, visit unspoiled islands by day and by night relax on deck gazing at the millions of stars above you. A paradise of sand and surf, the views of the spectacular Maldives will take your breath away.

 Iconic Dutch windmills and tulips

3. The Netherlands

Tiptoe through the tulips of The Netherlands and immerse yourself into the endless swaths of rainbow colored flowers. The Dutch landscape’s picturesque vistas will have you swooning as you explore dreamlike villages, iconic windmills, and the not-to-be-missed Keukenhof Gardens, home to more than seven million flowering tulips in a magnificent 80-acre setting of traditional and modern gardening architecture. The spring blooms of The Netherlands coupled with the history-rich cities and spectacular food scene are enough to make anyone fall in love with this magical slice of the world.

 Italian gelato

4. Italy

A candlelit corner of a vineyard restaurant, sipping locally produced wine and eating regional cuisine while letting waves of the lilting Italian language wash over you. Is there a more romantic experience than immersing yourself into the multisensory delight of a meal abroad? Italian food has long been a date-night staple around the world, and experiencing it in the motherland of pasta is a must-do for any traveler. Beyond food and wine, the landscapes, history, and warm hospitality of Italy, from Chianti to Tuscany, Rome to the Amalfi coast, Milan to Venice, what’s not to love?

 Spices in a Moroccan bazaar

5. Morocco

If you’re looking to spice things up, look no further than Morocco. The scintillating city of Marrakech is full of vibrant color, exotic bites, and yes, spice. From dizzying mosaics and bustling bazaars to the peaceful hideaway of the Jardin Marjorelle, Marrakech is a treat for the senses, and the crown jewel of Morocco. Beyond the city, the dunes and deserts of Merzouga, at the edge of the Sahara provide a sultry experience ideal for watching the sunset over the sensational sandy horizon.