A romantic getaway is a great way to see the world and reconnect with your partner, away from everyday stresses. Whether it’s your first break together, or you’ve been married for years, there is something magical about leaving work or your online MEAD degree studies behind, leaving your family and friends, and being alone together. Getting away is automatically romantic, as you’re leaving your everyday life behind to be together. Here are eight ways to make your trip even more romantic.
Avoiding crowded tourist destinations, hotels, and attractions is a must for a romantic getaway. Travel to somewhere quiet and peaceful. Eat in small local restaurants. Explore quiet areas. Enjoy each other’s company, without competing with the hustle and bustle of busy crowds.
Go somewhere neither of you have been before. It can be great visiting old favorites or introducing each other to places you’ve been in your past, but these destinations already carry memories. Going somewhere new allows you to start making your own memories together. You’ll have no expectations, and nothing to compare your vacation to.
This is a big one. In our ever-connected world, where many of us work or study remotely, perhaps an online M program, we are always looking at our screens, only ever giving the people around us half of our attention as we constantly check our phones. One of the easiest ways to add romance to any situation is by giving your partner your complete and undivided attention. Leave your phone at home, or at least in your hotel room, if you can, so you’re not tempted by it.
Surprises don’t have to be huge, just small gestures. Arrange for a bottle of champagne to be waiting for you when you arrive. Plan a romantic meal or day out. Small treats are often more romantic than the large gestures.
Self-catering is the only option for a romantic break. It gives you a much greater freedom to explore local restaurants and sample different foods, which is much more romantic than having to eat in the same place every meal.
Taking photos is one of the best ways to create lasting memories. Taking photos of your partner is also a brilliant way to show them that you are proud of them, and that you fancy them.
Behave romantically. Say romantic things to each other, complement each other, and hold hands as you walk around, or across a table. Little gestures like this are a great way of adding romance, not just to a break, but to everyday life.
Suggest visiting an attraction, or eat in a restaurant that wouldn’t normally be your first choice but that you know your partner will love. Think of them, and their needs, before your own. Be thoughtful and considerate at all times.
The main thing is to have fun and enjoy being together. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself and your partner to be romantic. Just have fun together. The romance will come naturally as you reconnect as a couple.
What tips have you used to make your vacations more romantic?