Anyone who has been in a relationship for an extended period of time knows that it’s important to make the effort to keep the romance alive by changing pace and scenery every once-in-a-while. A romantic get-away vacation can be a great way to do that. Even if you can’t get away for a second honeymoon or go to an exotic vacation, planning a weekend at a nearby bed-and-breakfast can help rekindle excitement about your relationship with your partner. It’s just good relationship maintenance to have time to focus exclusively on one another. Here are a few tricks for planning a great romantic vacation.
Surprise Your Partner
If you’re not able to make a trip away a full surprise, you can tell your partner to plan to be away on specific days without revealing the destination or details. If you’re flying somewhere, don’t reveal the location until you reach the gate at the airport. The anticipation will be exciting and romantic, and your partner will enjoy having the surprise revealed at the very last minute. If you’re driving somewhere, the drive will be fun as your partner gradually begins guessing where you’re going. Drop some hints, but don’t give too much away.
Do Something New
It may sound a little awkward to some, but doing something neither of you have ever done before is a great way to grow intimacy between you. You’ll enjoy the challenge of having to depend on one another. It can also be great to go somewhere neither of you have ever been before, and learn to navigate a new city or culture. Travel as a couple to new sites, and enjoy discussing what surprised, inspired, or challenged you throughout your adventures. It will be a special time that only the both of you share – truly something you’ll look back on with happiness.
When you’re on an extended vacation or even just a weekend get-away, it can be easy to over-plan your time. If you truly want to unplug and grow closer together, be sure to plan in down-time, whether it be relaxing on a beach together, or enjoying long, leisurely meals. If you have space to cook your meals, working together to create your meals may be a fun endeavor. Give yourselves experiences where you can laugh and connect on different levels while you’re away from daily life.
About the Author: Sara Martin is a travel writer who loves romantic getaways with her husband.