1. Patagonia, ArgentinaSpend a day at an authentic ranch in El Calafate surrounded by open pastures and rolling green hills that drift into snowcapped mountains reflected in milky blue waters. After sheep shearing and herding demonstrations with real gauchos, venture off into this dreamy Patagonian landscape on a private hike or horseback ride to Argentino Lake, where everything aligns—even the purple-pink sunset—for an unforgettable proposal.
2. Okavango Delta, BotswanaDreaming of your own private safari and African night sky? Travel to Botswana and stay at the intimate Sanctuary Baines’ Camp set on the glorious Okavango Delta. Spend the day tracking all of Africa’s “Big Five” game, returning after a night game drive to your suite and a “star bath,” arranged just for you on your own private deck. Picture a traditional free-standing zinc bathtub filled with warm water and bubbles, and surrounded by rose petals and lanterns. Here, under a moonlit Botswana sky with chilled vintage bubbly in hand, the only thing to say is “yes.”
3. Little Petra, JordanLook beyond massive Petra to lesser-known Beida or “Little Petra,” where you can propose as part of a private dining experience illuminated by candlelight. Arrive at Little Petra, where Nabatean soldiers greet you and show you a torch-lit walkway of Bedouin carpets that lead to a dining table set in a dramatic canyon. Once seated, the sound of approaching horses announces the arrival of the Nabatean “King,” who welcomes you in Arabic, English and Nabatean. Dinner is served, accompanied by classical music.
4. Venice, Italy
Hopeless romantics can’t resist the charming canals and marble palaces of Venice. Step inside St. Mark’s Clock Tower (Torre dell'Orologio), home to an amazing 15th-century astrological clock that indicates the phase of the moon, the dominant Zodiac sign and an original bell rung by two statues. Climb a spiral staircase to the rooftop to see the masterpiece up close and its views over Piazza San Marco, enjoying a sweeping private moment far from the crowds. After your return to terra firma, celebrate your new engagement with music and Champagne aboard a gondola.