Are you totally sick of seeing loved-up couples? Do you DREAD this annual date and find yourself crying into your pillow as you scroll through pic after pic of couples on Insta? If you’re ridin’ solo and trying to escape all the romantic bullsh*t today, we got you.
Swap ‘I love you’ for Canggu
After two years of being shut to the public, Bali FINALLY opened its borders to all foreign travellers on 4 February (it’s been a long time coming, if you ask us). Are you itching to crack open a can of Bintang and spend days lazing around on one of Gili’s gorgeous sandy beaches? Our dreamy one week Delve Deep: Bali and the Gili Islands trip is back up and running! Right on. Join us and get ready to do paradise properly. Rolling jungle landscapes, shimmering turquoise water, sea life in every shape and colour. F*ck saying I love you at home when you could be living your best single life at a beach club on Gili T dancing the night away.
Swap being on lock for Khao Sok
Have you ever seen how paradisal Khao Sok National Park in Thailand is? Think sparkling emerald green water, out-of-this-world beaches and more islands than you can count. This place is picture perf. If you’ve got the urge for a Thai splurge, our Delve Deep: Thailand trip is a match made in heaven for you. Expect: buzzy Bangkok and paradisal Phuket. Fairytale lakes and tangled rainforests. And more tradition, temples and tropical vibes than you can shake a satay skewer at. What are you waiting for?
Swap a rose for sand beneath your toes
We all know roses really smell like poo-oo-ooh anyway (Outkast knew it). Why wait around for a rose when you could be snapping that beach pose? We hit up endless beaches around Europe on our fast-paced, bucket-list Get Social: Mega European trip. You could be sinking your toes into the soft sand beaches of Mykonos, dancing until dawn in La Concha or sipping on a cocktail on a glamorous beach in the French Riviera. On our Mega European trip, you see it all. 49 days, 18 countries. We vote that over a rose any day.
Swap a starter and a main for a bullet train
50 bucks for a meal out on V Day? Hell, nah! Just think what you could do if you saved all that cha-chinggg from eating out! Hop on the Shinkansen (bullet train) for an awesome journey from Tokyo to Takayama. At 300 kilometres an hour, you’re in for a ride. In under two weeks, our Delve Deep: Japan trip gives you the highlights and the hidden gems. The culture and the crazy. The ultra-modern and the historic. The scenery and the cities. Are you ready to tuck into some of the best ramen, udon and katsu you’ve ever had? We HIGHLY recommend Japan for a slam dunk into some new cultural experiences.
Why cry over not having a date when you could be straight on a plane with some new buds on a once-in-a-lifetime Topdeck trip?