Admittedly, I tuned into a couple episodes of The Bachelor this season. Not only did I watch pilot Jake fly — "on the wings of love," no less — into Vienna's arms, I got quite a few glimpses of St. Lucia. Now, to honor the recent surge in publicity and popularity, almost two dozen of the island's resorts have joined together in a Red Rose Romance promotion with special discounts for trips booked by March 31, and completed by the end of the year. While some are pricier — like the four-night Proposal Package at the rose ceremony location, Cap Maison (starting at $3,400, bachelor not included) — there are plenty on the more reasonable splurge side.
I'm definitely reminded of my fabulous honeymoon on this isle, and of so many other places I'd love to visit after seeing them on the small screen (like Vancouver). When you think about vacation wishes, are they ever fueled by places you spotted on television?