Particularly after a few years of a relationship, the term “romantic” tends to be eradicated from your domestic dictionary. You’re used to each other; you’re too busy; the list of excuses can go on.
Of course, it doesn’t have to be that way. Sure, your day-to-day lives might be hectic to say the least, particularly if you already have children. However, you can still inject a little romance into your relationship through travel – and that’s the angle we are going to focus on today.
Bearing this in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best ways to plan a romantic getaway with your other half.
Avoid the crowds at all costs
First and foremost, this isn’t the type of trip that is going to see your bucket list dwindle down. On the contrary, popular sightseeing attractions should be a long way off your list. These are the types of places that attract crowds and suffice to say, crowds are not something that prompts romance.
Instead, quiet and quaint settings totally are. A trip to a local spa is a common romantic destination, and it’s for good reason. These are the types of places that are full with others like you; desperate to escape from the rigors of day-to-day life and spend quiet time together.
You don’t have to do anything
Following on from the previous point, you don’t actually have to do anything to enjoy a romantic trip of this ilk. Sure, it might be nice to see the odd local attraction from time to time, but don’t forget that the main aim here is to spend time with your significant other and to enjoy each other’s company, and to not cram too much in.
Don’t underestimate the power of doing nothing. It might not make headlines on the postcards you send out, but that’s irrelevant.
The fine line between planning ahead and being spontaneous
This next point is a little difficult to cover. On one hand, you really should make sure you at least have some form of itinerary to help you along your way. One of the big pains for a lot of couples when they venture on a short break is arguing on what you are actually doing. While one half might want a walk around the local park, the other might prefer some fine dining. Ultimately, make sure you both know what you want from your trip, so such awkward conversations don’t blight it.At the same time, there’s nothing wrong with you both deviating from the plan if you agree. If you both feel like staying in instead of venturing out for that Michelin-starred restaurant, go for it. If you’re still not aware, the big message from this article is to enjoy each other – not necessarily the local attractions.
Leave the phone at home
Ok, so you don’t necessarily have to leave your phone at home, but at least don’t be glued to it for most of the day. Phones might be at the center of most of our lives nowadays, but for the purposes of staying romantic they can completely ruin the mood. If you’re fixed to Instagram for hours per day, it’s hardly sending the right message out to your other half is it? Sure, take photos, but again, make sure that the two of you are the focus of any phone activity.