From time to time, every couple should escape boring and everyday routines on some romantic trip. Although such trips seem attractive, couples often avoid them because they have the impression that something like this requires serious and exhausting planning.
Do not give up so easily because the value of this type of vacation and its importance for your relationship far exceeds the work required for planning and organizing.
1. Decide When to Go and Ask For a Couple of Days Off
This is a crucial and often neglected step. Asking for days off from work on time will ensure that your trip is not delayed due to various obligations, and you will save yourself the extra stress.
If you have children, make sure in advance who will look after them while you are on the road. By asking grandparents or closest friends to look after them in time, you will save yourself from the awkward situation of canceling a trip at the last minute, you will be relieved, you will not have to worry about it, and you will allow these people to prepare for time for that.
2. Decide Where to Go
This item depends a lot on the budget you have. Boastfulness can be interpreted in some situations as a romantic gesture, but a romantic trip does not necessarily have to be a luxurious stay in a fabulously expensive hotel. Consider going to a bungalow in the nearest tourist place (it will certainly not be expensive), or even, if you are really penniless, simply spend the weekend at home, but without children. The most important element of a romantic trip is actually the fact that the couple needs to escape to a place that will be only theirs and where they can fully focus on each other.
If you do decide to travel, take care of travel activities that you will both enjoy (e.g. long walks in the woods or skiing if you travel during the winter…). You can stay in a small resort that offers a bed and breakfast where you will have complete privacy instead of large hotels teeming with tourists from which someone will surely approach you and try to make contact with you. Try to find a beautiful, as yet undiscovered destination, instead of a popular one. Also, if either of you is afraid of flying, eliminate the option of going on a trip by plane because in that case there would be a lot of stress in the trip, which is supposed to be pleasant and romantic.
3. Make Reservations in Advance
With this, not only will you provide yourself with the desired comfort, but you will both commit to that journey (which is often the most difficult step for workaholics). Book accommodation in advance, buy tickets for a plane, train, or bus, and book a car rental in that place if necessary.
Include one day off after returning from the trip to unpack and adjust slowly and without stress before you start working again. Nothing kills romance like the awareness that as soon as you return from the trip you will both encounter stress and a fast pace of work without a phase of adjustment.
4. Don’t Go Overboard With Planning
This is a romantic trip so leave some time for romance. Some trips and some hotels have a rich offer of various entertainment and sports activities. You do not have to sign up for just about everything, the only result of that can be exhaustion and fatigue and by no means romance.
Choose two or three activities that you will both enjoy, and leave the rest of the time unplanned. Be spontaneous. Also, be careful with outdoor activities: sunburn or skiing injuries can completely ruin your trip.
5. Be Romantic
Women should find their lace or silk underwear that they have never worn and pack it in a suitcase, along with scented candles, aromatic massage oils… so pack everything you consider necessary for a romantic trip. Buy chocolates, strawberries, champagne…
Make this time you spend together really special.
6. A lot depends on men, too
Men must be aware that it also depends on them how romantic the trip will be. Turn off your mobile phone, do not carry a tablet or laptop, do not insist on watching a game of the sports team you support while traveling or betting on them at your favorite online casino among those by the link, etc. but buy flowers and pay attention to personal hygiene (get shaved). You can prepare and serve your partner a breakfast she adores.
The most important thing is to focus your attention entirely on her. This special attention will help your relationship a lot and bring you much closer to your partner.
Arranging a Trip as a Surprise Is Really Something Special
It does not matter if this is planned by a man or a woman. Imagine coming home on a Friday afternoon and finding packed suitcases and tickets to a romantic destination. The excitement and enthusiasm in such a situation are certainly worth the effort. Even if something goes wrong at the last minute and you are prevented from going on a trip, your partner will remember and appreciate your gesture a lot, and that will affect your relationship in a positive way.
On a trip like this, the couple should enjoy the time spent together. Also, you should try to discover something new about your partner (no matter how long you have been together, he/she can always surprise you). With a little planning, a bit of strong will, and a good mood, a romantic trip can turn into beautiful and pleasant shared memories.