Travel

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

Valentine getaways amp up the romance

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:

View from the Terranea Resort on the Palos Verdes peninsula, not far from ultra urban Los Angeles. The '60s Batman TV series and some Pirates of the Caribbean scenes were shot in the area. MARK DANIELL/TORONTO SUN

Rethinking the Los Angeles experience

Tell someone you're going to Los Angeles, and it's unlikely the first thing they're going to think is: Wow, what a great place to hike, escape to an island and get in touch with nature.