The Secret of St. Valentine
Valentine’s Day is named after a priest who lost his head over love. Literally. A Roman Emperor had trouble getting soldiers—they wanted to stay home with their sweethearts. “I know! We’ll ban marriage and engagements, that’s the ticket,” he said to a hapless aid.
Valentine thought that was just ridiculous, and he performed marriages in secret. Someone snitched, Valentine was arrested, and he was punished on February 14th. Having paid the ultimate price for love, he was declared a saint. And so we celebrate him.
All travel plans are a love letter. We suggest a trip to Ireland and Scotland, two countries that are in love with love.
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Whiskey, Pubs & Music Itineraries
Alexander Graham Bell applied for a patent on Valentine’s Day, thus making it easier to reach out, reach out and touch someone. YouTube was launched by a bunch of college kids on Valentine’s Day so they could, perhaps, post clips of themselves getting engaged, or eating chocolate while binge-watching episodes of ‘Friends.’
It is all about the Joy
My husband and I traveled to Ireland and Northern Ireland for 12 days for our 15 year anniversary. Our accommodations were each amazing and appreciated everything Authentic Vacations arranged for us. We felt safe, confident and never lacked for a missed opportunity. We enjoyed every single minute of it and felt we really did get to see the ins and outs of Ireland.
“Ireland Was Out Of This World!!”
The ease of scheduling our honeymoon and working with Authentic Vacations was wonderful. My newlywed husband and I had a blast in Ireland and tried to fit as much in as possible. It was so beautiful! The locals we ran into were super friendly and the food was delicious. This was definitely a trip of a lifetime!
Authentic Vacations was a great company to work with to plan our 25th anniversary. They offered excellent ideas for the trip and were very flexible to take care of any requests or questions we had. The accommodations they booked for us were amazing and much nicer than we expected.