On this season of ABC’s reality series The Bachelorette, single mom Emily Maynard and her bachelor suitors have jetted off to four amazing and romantic destinations over the past several weeks: Bermuda, London, Dubrovnik, and Prague (shown at left). I have been to each place several times – and loved them all – so I decided to create a quiz to help you figure out which of the four destinations is best for your next romantic getaway. Answer the 10 questions that follow (write down the letters you choose on a piece of paper) and then read on to find out where you should consider heading to next. (They’re all great . . . just completely different!)
1. Cities leave you feeling
a) Excited and energized b) Inspired by arts and culture c) Crazed by constant car honking
d) In desperate need of a beach
2. Foreign languages and currencies are
a) A hassle b) No big deal c) Part of the joy of traveling d) My worst nightmare
3. On your next romantic getaway you
a) Can afford to splurge b) Want a mix of luxurious and local experiences c) Crave an intimate ambiance
d) Don’t want to fly too far
4. Food-wise, you are most into
a) Everything – the more options the better b) Meat and potatoes c) Fresh seafood d) Surf n’ turf
5. Activity wise, you prefer
a) Museums and shopping b) Historic architecture and castles
c) Wandering pedestrian-only cobblestone streets d) Swimming, sailing, and snorkeling
6. At night, you enjoy
a) Attending plays or hitting trendy clubs b) Listening to classical music concerts
c) Strolling hand in hand and exploring d) Dining by candlelight on a terrace or beach
7. Your preferred mode of transport is
a) Public – taking trains and buses is fun b) Streetcars c) Walking d) Scooters
8. Rivers are
a) Vital to any great city b) Great for photo ops c) Nice, but the ocean is better d) Totally for sissies
9. In keepsake photos, you’d prefer to pose with
a) A giant Ferris wheel and guards wearing funny hats b) A medieval bridge and a castle on a hill
c) An historic red-roofed walled city below you d) Pink sand beaches and turquoise surf
10. When you return you want to be able to say
a) That was brilliant – what a historic yet hip city! b) I felt like I was living a fairytale
c) I discovered one of the prettiest places on Earth d) I am more relaxed than I have ever been
Okay, so here’s what your answers reveal:
If you chose mostly A’s, book a flight to London – but not until after the Summer Olympic Games, which take place from July 27 to August 12. In Episode 5, Emily and her bachelors explored one of the world’s most enjoyable big cities, visiting the London Eye, Stratford-upon-Avon (to perform scenes from Romeo and Juliet), the Tower of London, and a traditional pub, while staying at the wonderfully located, 406-room The May Fair London. The hotel is offering a Bachelorette Bliss Package, which includes accommodation, breakfast for two, a bottle of chilled Prosecco in-room, and spa access daily during your stay, from $405/night.
If you chose mostly B’s, pack your bags for Prague – the stunning capital of the Czech Republic that seems lifted from a fairytale. Will this be one for Emily? She narrowed her suitors to four as they spent Episode 7 enjoying the city’s captivating sights (including the statue-lined Charles Bridge and Prague Castle) as well nearby Krivoklat Castle and Sychrov Chateau. Emily and the guys stayed at the music-themed, five-star Aria Hotel, which offers 51 rooms and suites in Prague’s historic Mala Strana (“Little Quarter”). Room rates start at $217/night.
If you chose mostly C’s, head in the direction of Dubrovnik – Croatia’s “Jewel of the Adriatic.” This seaside city is a wonderfully romantic backdrop for Episode 6 as Emily and her eight remaining guys walked the ancient walls encircling Old Town, ate yummy Czech zmrzlina (ice cream), dined in candlelit courtyards and engaged in Scottish Highlands Games (oops . . . wrong country, but it was a Disney-ABC promo for the movie Brave and it was fun to see the guys in kilts). The guys stayed a short drive from Old Town at the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Dubrovnik Sun Gardens, which includes 201 rooms and 207 residences. Room rates start at $260/night, including breakfast.
If you chose mostly D’s, book a stay on Bermuda – convenient, close by, and U.S. dollars are accepted. It doesn’t get much easier than this beautiful and botanically blessed island located just 650 miles off the Eastern U.S. in the Atlantic. Emily and the bachelors frolicked all over Bermuda in Episode 4, exploring quaint St. Georges, competing in a sailboat race, riding scooters, learning the legend of “moongates,” and staying in style at Rosewood Tucker’s Point, a sophisticated 88-room British-colonial-style luxury resort. Check out the “More Rosewood” promotion: With a stay of three nights you get a fourth night free. It’s valid until December 31, 2012 and rates dip from $735/night in summer to $575/night October to December.
See our London, Prague, Dubrovnik, and Bermuda destination guides for more trip-planning information, then use our Travel Search price comparison tool to find the lowest rate on flights, hotels, cruises, and more travel deals.