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    There's some special about a picnic that conjures up childhood memories of Sundays in the park but also adds a spark of romance to any outing. Combine great food with the world's most exotic destinations and you've got a truly unforgettable afternoon. From white sand beaches down-under to the forested slopes of the Himalayas, these outdoor meals are sure to fill your tummy and satisfy your senses.<p> The <a href="http://www.perrycabin.com/web/omic/inn_at_perry_cabin.jsp" target="external">Inn at Perry Cabin</a> is perfectly nestled on 25 acres overlooking the Miles River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. The elegant circa 1816 waterfront property is the perfect spot to sit and look out on the bay, enjoy a snack and maybe a bottle of chilled rose.
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    <a href="http://www.molori.com/" target="external">Molori Safari Lodge</a>, located in South Africa's Madikwe Game Reserve, offers breathtaking views of the expansive valley and Dwarsberg Mountains, as well as of an abundance of game including several prides of lion, large herds of elephant and more than 340 bird species. After an exhilarating day outside, guests can choose to relax with a picnic on the Star Deck overlooking the water hole, which frequently attracts elephants in search of a cool drink, or enjoy true South African braai -- or barbeque -- at Molori's Boma.
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    <a href="http://www.saffire-freycinet.com.au/" target="external">Saffire Freycinet</a>, an ultra-luxury boutique property situated off the Eastern coast of Tasmania's Freycinet National Park, offers spectacular views from the Hazards Mountains to white-sanded shores of Wineglass Bay. Saffire's staff will arrange a gourmet picnic hamper for two to be enjoyed while absorbing the atmosphere of a quiet, relatively untouched paradise overlooking the Hazards Ranges.
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    Rivaling the beauty of ancient Babylon, <a href="http://www.ubudhanginggardens.com/web/pubu/picnic.jsp" target="external">Ubud Hanging Gardens</a> is situated along the steep ravines and rice paddies of Bali's Gianyar region. Offering the ideal mix of adventure and tranquility, this area has long been a retreat for artists in need of inspiration. Take the afternoon off from traditional dining and let the resort organize a picnic for you to enjoy while experiencing the natural beauty of untouched Indonesia. Indulge in a feast of native dishes -- served Hanging Gardens style -- as you venture along the Ayung River, or stay close to the resort and enjoy all of the stunning scenery Bali has to offer.
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    When planning an afternoon in the countryside of Virginia, <a href="http://www.keswick.com/web/okes/keswick_hall.jsp" target="external">Keswick Hall's</a> chef will create a customized picnic basket to make a guest's experience even more memorable. The rolling hills of the 600-acre estate set the perfect scene to dine in peaceful solitude and Keswick's team will custom design a feast to suit the mood of any adventure -- just let them know when and where.
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    Situated on the edge of the walls of the old city of Marrakech, <a href="http://www.mamounia.com/fr/index.php" target="external">La Mamounia</a> remains a symbol of traditional Moroccan hospitality and a classic example of the great age of grand hotels. Offering an ideal combination of glamour and authenticity, the concierge team can coordinate chic picnic experiences for guests, overlooking the breathtaking Atlas Mountains.
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    Also in the South Pacific, guests of the <a href="http://www.tahitiresorts.intercontinental.com/" target="external">InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa and InterContinental Le Moana Resort</a> do not have to look far for romantic ideas. Couples can sneak off to enjoy a secluded picnic or candlelit dinner for two on a private motu, used exclusively for guests of the two resorts.
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    Guests of <a href="http://www.oberoihotels.com/oberoi_wildflowerhall/index.asp" target="external">Wildflower Hall, Shimla</a> in the Himalayas, can choose to indulge in the magical experience of picnicking 8,250 feet above sea level. The resort offers a choice of hand-picked picnic locations in the sanctuary, where guests can savor a gourmet hamper in the midst of a dense pine and cedar forest. The picnic hamper may be carried by the guests or a special set-up is arranged at a location of the guest's choice. Outstanding views of snow-clad peaks, rugged mountains, verdant valleys and a dense cedar forest are part of this experience in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh at the foot of the Greater Himalayas.
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    Looking for the perfect beachside picnic? This summer, enjoy the ocean breeze at <a href="http://www.thecrane.com/" target="external">Crane Beach</a> with a delightful picnic from Cutters of Barbados. This family owned delicatessen will pack and deliver a delicious picnic of selected sandwiches, salads and fixings to the Crane Beach located in St. Philip, Barbados.
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    <a href="http://www.hotel-laresidencia.com/web/olar/la_residencia.jsp" target="external">La Residencia</a> in Mallorca, Spain has welcomed three new members of staff for the 2010 season – three donkeys whose task it is to accompany guests along a new nature trail created on the picturesque hillside that forms the backdrop to the historic Mallorcan manor house. Guests will pass through pinewood forests and olive groves where they will be able to take in the breathtaking views of the Tramuntana mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, pausing by a rustic shepherd's house to enjoy a traditional Mallorcan picnic lunch, entirely made from locally sourced produce.
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    With nine acres of lush gardens and foliage, the <a href="http://www.mountnelson.co.za/web/ocap/mount_nelson_hotel.jsp " target="external">Mount Nelson Hotel</a> is a sprawling estate in the heart of Cape Town's vibrant cultural center. The grounds host an abundance of roses and vibrant flowers in the summer and a wonderland of leafy greens in the winter, making it the perfect place to enjoy a picnic year-round.
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