Tips for Planning a Truly Memorable Romantic Getaway

Travel cruise ship couple on sunset cruise on holiday. Two tourists lovers on honeymoon travel enjoying summer vacation.

It can be hard to find the time to keep the romance alive, but a little preparation – and a little inspiration – can help you create a moment that both of you will remember for the rest of your lives.

They say that opposites attract, but even if you two come from different walks of life, it’s important to find a destination that works for both of you. You can even turn the process of picking a destination into a bonding activity. Throw darts at a map and look into where it hits. Themed dinner nights and parties are a great way to get yourself hyped for your trip and also learn more about the cultures you could be exploring.

If you are planning on going to a popular destination for travelers, keep in mind that you’ll have to find a balance between availability and demand. A romantic getaway is only romantic if you aren’t shoulder-to-shoulder with a dozen other people, and it can be worried to go to a popular destination in the offseason or go a little more off the books to find a romantic getaway with a little more solitude. If you are looking to completely disengage from everything, then you should definitely consider going during the offseason.

Honeymoon couple relaxing in a hotel room

Once you make it to your destination, you and your partner should make sure you get out and check out your surroundings. Finding out about a destination you are normally unfamiliar with can be both exhilarating and inspirational. And keep your mind open when things don’t go as planned. A simple dinner or a wrong turn when looking for the hottest beach could easily become an unexpected moment that you’ll remember for the rest of your lives.

A good idea to surprise your partner during the perfect romantic getaway is to have several romance cards ready upon arrival. Whether you’re on an island honeymoon or a skiing trip, hiding special notes around where you’re staying can provide a sense of warmth to your room and encourage your partner to go exploring. You could potentially use travel tickets and/or a picture of your desired destination to announce where the two of you are going to go.

One thing you should definitely consider is unplugging your devices. Oftentimes we are so bogged down by what is happening on our smartphones that we don’t sit back and experience the beauty in the world around us. While phones can be a great escape and help with anxiety, it is best to turn them off when you’re trying to connect with the person you love.

Romantic couple snorkeling in the sea in honeymoon

Sometimes it’s easy to get sucked into being frugal while traveling. But it’s hard to spark romance when you’re fussing over the budget. There’s nothing like waking up to a perfect view of the beach, and we can sometimes forget to assign our happiness when determining the value of the things we shop for.

It can also be easy to not want to let go of your own desires to be in control when we are so used to doing things for ourselves. But resorts have a concierge that is there to help you with your travel arrangements to make your stay comfortable and memorable. All you have to do is remember to leave a generous tip.

You should finally be careful about overbooking your trip. It is so tempting to book consistent activities if you are an active couple, but planning too much will actually close you out of opportunities. All-inclusive resorts offer a nice balance because you’ll always have activities available to you, but you can choose to pursue or ignore them based on your mood.

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