After all, its latest research shows that travel is the most common topic of conversation on a first date. Jessica reveals all...'Expedia had chartered a plane to take us to Venice for the day for our three dates - an unusual outing and unlike anything I had even done before.
The whole experience actually started the night before our flight, when we arrived at Luton Airport and checked in at the Hampton by Hilton Hotel.
It's not often that you get whisked away to Venice on a first date.
But when TV production manager Jessica Enderby signed up for the world record attempt for the highest ever speed-dating event, she knew her 'date' would be far from ordinary.
There are over 300 walks, many of which are themed including heritage trails, fossil hunting and even a speed dating walk.
Whether it's walking with Alpacas, encountering a zombie on a ghost walk, hiking round the Isle of Wight coastline or taking a leisurely stroll through beautiful gardens - there's a perfect walk for you, whatever your age, interest or ability.
Joining Expedia and alternative dating website uk as they whisked 60 solo travellers to Italy in search of love, 34-year-old Jessica 'dated' 21 bachelors at 35,000 feet during the flight.
For example, I have never skied but would love to go and Olly was telling me about his skiing trips and giving me information on where to go.With over 200 walks to choose from, this year’s Isle of Wight Walking Festival between April 30th and May 15th features a very topical Capability Brown Walk at Appuldurcombe (in the 300th anniversary year of the great man himself), as well as the Festival’s famous Speed Dating Walk. TASTE OF THE WIGHT (May 11th) Let Taste of the Wight take you on a tour to delight your tastebuds.A pdf of the full programme of walks can be downloaded from the Festival website, but here’s our “10 of the Best” to get you started… TAI CHI AND QI GONG (May 8th) This Tai Chi and Qi Gong walk is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. FRIENDSHIP AND SPEED DATING WALK (May 8th) Meet the person of your dreams on a speed dating walk along Sandown Bay. Starting at Ventnor Haven Fishery, you will take-in Steephill Cove, Ventnor Botanic Gardens up St. Cost: Sponsorship or donation to the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.THE JIMI HENDRIX AFTON EXPERIENCE (May 6th) Anecdotal guided walk to the site of the legendary 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, returning to Dimbola to see the Festival Exhibition (and ‘experience’ the award-winning tea room! They have come looking for love in woolly hats and clumpy boots - the keen, the hopeless and the sexy."The idea started when Sue Emmerson from Isle of Wight Tourism was looking for something new to publicise this year's annual walking festival in May.