Inspire me: February

Inspire me: February

We've got something for every couple planning a romantic escape this February, including honeymoon inspiration if you're planning ahead.

Romantic retreats for right now:

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Nowhere does romance on St Valentine's Day quite like the ancient Umbrian town of Terni
Festivities fill the streets around the Basilica di San Valentino (where the saint is interred) throughout the month; a large feast takes place on 14 February. Grab your loved one, pack a picnic and prepare for public displays of affection, Italian style. (image courtesy of Mararie)

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Catch the heart-fluttering sight of millions of monarch butterflies
Catch the heart-fluttering sight of millions of monarch butterflies, just before they migrate north for the summer. From Nov-Mar, the monarchs rest amid the mountainside fir forests of Mexico's Mariposa Monarca Biosphere Reserve, and the nearby community of Anguangueo puts on its butterfly festival.

Dreamstime _5445347Tiger-tracking, India

Exquisite palaces and temples set India's past in stone, a backdrop to an exotic and colourful society. And then there are tigers...
To maximise your chances of a sighting of India's elusive big cats, visit the country's key national parks (try Ranthambore, Bandhavgarh, Corbett or Pench) between Feb-Apr when the grasses have died back and the tigers are easier to spot.

Check out more February honeymoon ideas in our Honeymoon Calendar

Planning ahead?

We've put together a 12-month guide to the world's best honeymoon destinations - find out where to go and where to avoid. So get organised early on with this look ahead at where's hot to honeymoon in the months ahead.

Where's good in 3 months time…

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Botswana, Morocco, Canada
Check out more honeymoon destinations in May

Where's good in 6 months time…

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Fiji, Alaska, Bali
More honeymoon destinations in August

Where's good in 9 months time…

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Indochina, Oman, Patagonia
More honeymoon destinations in November 

Inspired by this?

The 2013 issue of Unique Honeymoons magzine went on sale on 10 January! The award-winning team behind Wanderlust have found romantic honeymoon breaks for all budgets (£100 to £10,000!), spas with soul, exotic itineraries in India, places to stay in the landscapes you love and ideas to add extra sparkle to your honeymoon. Plus there's:

Get your copy for £4.99 from WHSmiths, our online shop or download a digital edition from the app store.

You can also check out more places and experiences the experts rate with our honeymoon advice and peruse handpicked honeymoon trips in our Honeymoon Finder. Or if you want tailor-made honeymoon recommendations straight to your inbox, check out our Honeymoon Wizard tool - romantic expertise, just like magic.

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