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Window Seat or Aisle Seat: Valentine’s Day Two for One

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Most people think of Valentine’s Day as a holiday just for couples, but romance can spoil fast if you spend the whole trip worrying about your children. Instead, Kerri Zane suggests bringing the family along. This month’s Window Seat or Aisle column teaches how to find romance on a family trip.

Nearly 1 billion will exchange cards this year for Valentine’s Day, 35 million will give someone a heart-shaped box full of chocolates and 189 million roses will be purchased (including the 15 percent of women who send roses to themselves that day).  And millions of couples around the world take a romantic trip.

Remember Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to just be for couples. Instead, think of the day as an opportunity for family members to say, “I love you one and all.” The key to family travel over Valentine’s Day is to find properties that offer supervised kid’s activities while mom and dad share some romantic time along.

According to Karinna Kittles-Karsten, relationship expert and founder of the Sacred Love, “Most couples need some extra time for themselves to rekindle their romance, relax and have some fun together. At the same time, if children are left at home, the couple may spend more time thinking about what is going on there rather than being present with each other.”

Kittles-Karsten suggests,  “a getaway that includes a little couples time as well as time with the children can be the perfect blend.” 

A Family Affair

Many resorts and vacation destinations are savvy to this Valentine dilemma and have created special family packages that can accommodate everyone!

Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa in Moab, Utah has put together a special package just for readers. And the best part it comes with supervised kids’ activities.

The “Family Affair” Valentine’s Day Package, only available during the month of February, includes three nights in a mountain view room, family dinner in River Grill one evening, breakfast daily, roses for mom, a Hummer tour for the family, cider, champagne and chocolate strawberries, guided Arches National Park hike, a kids’ geocache adventure and wrangler demonstration (roping lesson, crafts and branding demonstration). Plus s’mores by the fire for the family! Click here for your special PGW offer. Rates starts at $2,625.74 double occupancy in a mountain view room.