12/31/2012 05:30 pm ET Updated Mar 02, 2013

My 6 Sexiest Stays of 2012

Like Woody Allen says, sex is the most fun you can have without laughing. And a beautiful setting on vacation is the perfect recipe to encourage more of it.

Most of the time, as a travel writer, I experience these romantic hotels alone. But if I were with my guy, these six hotels I stayed at over the past year would have boosted my sex life exponentially. I share them so at least you, with your love, can benefit from their off-the-Richter-scale romance factor.

Here are my top six sexiest stays of 2012:

6 Sexy Stays of 2012