Robin Robinson, Toronto Sun

Robin Robinson.

Robin Robinson is the Travel Editor for the Toronto Sun.


Outdoorsy couples can embrace winter at an Ontario Park this Valentine's Day. (Wayne Eardley/ONTARIO PARKS PHOTO)

Amping up the romance for Valentine getaways

For many romantics, flowers and chocolates just won't do for Valentine's Day. And the travel industry has responded by dreaming up some very creative ideas. Here are a few:

Waterlillies and ferns thrive inside the steamy Waterlily House at London's Kew Gardens. The small glasshouse has an 11-metre circular pond at its centre and is popular visitors of all ages. ROBIN ROBINSON/TORONTO SUN

Serene, green Kew a respite from London hubbub

It's no big secret that the English love their gardens. As a result the country is chock-a-block with public gardens, garden shows and other leafy attractions.

The Viking Sea cruise ship docks at Greenwich as the Shard, the tallest building in the UK, stands in the distance in London, Thursday, May 5, 2016. The vessel, owned by Viking Sea, arrived in London Thursday for its naming ceremony in Greenwich where it will be the largest ocean ship to be christened on the River Thames. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Viking Cruises struts its Sea legs

The ultra stylish Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, may not have been the most fashionable lady on the London scene last week.

For white sand and blue water you can't beat the beach at Paradisus Cancun. ROBIN ROBINSON/TORONTO SUN

Paradisus Resorts in Mexico set the stage for love

Whether you are planning to tie the knot, renew your vows, celebrate an anniversary or rekindle love's flame, an important romantic moment demands an equally romantic setting.

(Courtesy InterContinental Toronto Centre)

Be the belle of the ball in Toronto

Just in time for the holidays, the InterContinental Toronto Centre's Cinderella package can add some magic to the season.