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Big Sur, originally El Sur Grande ('The Big South') was once uncharted, but CA Route One now cuts through the 90 miles of cliffs between San Fran and L.A. The views are immense, and the protected parks lining the road offer ideal romantic sanctuary.  
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On the Aegean Sea, Orpheus pleaded with Hades to resurrect his love, Eurydice. The myth ends tragically, with Eurydice sinking back to the underworld and Orpheus spending a lifetime locked in the chains of unrequited love.  
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The cherry blossom is a common image in haiku poetry, representing renewal, love, and feminine beauty. Each February, Japan kicks off the hanami (flower-viewing) season with celebrations under the pink- and white-blossomed trees.  
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Argentina's Iguazú Falls stand 66 feet higher than Niagara and the mile-wide crescent of cataracts creates a perpetual cloud of mist threaded with the spines of rainbows—unquestionably, Iguazú is an escapist couple's pot of gold.  
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Until recently, the many islands of Thailand's Krabi Province were a hideout for pirates. These remote islands are laced with beaches, waterfalls, and rainforest more immaculate than in the country's more mainstream regions.  
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In Martinique in 1763, upon the birth of a baby girl, one of the island's soothsayers predicted she would be a queen. The little girl, better known as Empress Josephine, left the 'Land of Flowers' permanently when she joined her husband, Napoleon, on mainland France.  
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Casablanca crowned Morocco with permanent romantic status, but as Rick Blaine explained, he came for the water and found none. With the Atlantic to the west and Mediterranean to the north, its vivid yellow and red hues are infused with the blues of sky and ocean.  
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The term 'igloo' actually means any kind of dwelling—the icy versions were just used as temporary shelter for Inuit hunters. In Alaska, the only igloos these days are those built by trekkers, but with a good fire, the domes are warm enough to sleep naked under a fur blanket.  
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