After a long, tiring week in the office, you and your love deserve a break in the midst of nature. The Shawnee National Forest in Illinois is the perfect place to escape to if you’re looking for a peaceful haven to reconnect with each other. Sitting between the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, in the south of Illinois, a natural landscape beckons, filled with forests, hills, lakes and waterfalls. Pack the camera, some snacks and water and kick off the day with a hike along one of the scenic trails. Throughout the area enjoy horse back riding, fishing, paddle and swimming, whilst keeping a close eye out for wildlife. The Shawnee National Forest is the perfect destination to escape to when you need to let go of all life’s worries and reconnect with nature. These luxury cabins, cottages and tree houses set the perfect scene for a romantic weekend trip away for two!