Whether you are planning a trip away with your current squeeze for the first time or the fiftieth, romantic breaks can be tricky. Sure, the idea of the two of you getting away and spending a lovely time together is exciting, but much can go wrong that could end up ruining the mood. With this in mind, I’ve put together some of the simple things you can do to make sure your romantic vacation is a wild success and doesn’t turn into a relationship-testing nightmare.
Point One: Romance goes two ways
Even though you and your partner are perfect together, it’s rare that two people share the same ideas about what romance actually is. And it’s important to make an effort to appeal to your partner’s wants and needs, as well as your own. While you might love the idea of relaxing on a beach all day sipping cocktails, your partner may be wishing they were doing something far more adventurous. So, always consider what he//she might want from a vacation – there is plenty of room for doing what you both want.
Point Two: Think differently
You might have an idea in your head of the perfect romantic breakaway., But actually, many people find that doing something they wouldn’t normally do brings them together a lot more than you might think. Whether it’s trying something challenging like taking on an enormous hike up a mountain or just going to an off-the-beaten-track location, try to do something that neither of you has ever done before. You will find the new settings, activities, and exciting challenges bring you closer together.
Point Three: Get value for money
Sure, it’s nice to spend a small fortune on a beautiful hotel every now and again. But while some may find it incredibly romantic, others may find it stuffy and overbearing. The truth is that you can still have a glamorous trip away without the cost of a five-star hotel. For example, I just looked at some boat rentals near me, and you can pick up some nice deals to hire a yacht or sailboat. If you can find a good deal, you get to spend some incredible time alone together, on your own clock, and for a lot less than a night at the world’s most expensive Hilton.
Point Three: Do your research
Be careful of all the marketing literature you see on your local travel agent’s website, brochures or flyers. Travel companies are great at framing a particular location in a positive light, and while they are legally obliged to tell the truth, the pictures you see and write-ups you read can often distort the destination’s actual quality. So, while travel agents are a good starting point, make sure you read real people’s reviews of an area or hotel before making a booking. And also, it’s worth getting in touch with the resort in question beforehand, to ensure there is no building upgrades or work being carried out when you travel. Even the most romantic hotel in the world can be a disappointing place when your view is basically a construction site!
Do you have any romantic travel tips to share? Feel free to do so in the comments section below!