Valentine’s Day is coming up and you want to plan a romantic getaway with your partner. Good idea! But how do you make sure it’ll be a boost for your relationship and isn’t just any old trip? Here are some tips:
1. Make a list of places you’ve both always want to go
Crucial with planning a romantic getaway is making sure you’ll be doing things you both love in a place you both like. If one of you is just following the other around or getting bored, it’ll affect the ambiance, which will likely lead to arguments.
Besides, it’s so much more fun if you’re able to check something off of your bucket list together! You could even plan to visit one of the destinations on the list for the years to come. The best thing is, a list like this is never completed. You’ll always find new places that you’ll want to explore.
2. Discuss your favorite means of transportation
Maybe one of you gets carsick and the other is scared of flying. In that case, the train would be the way to go. Of course, transportation isn’t always an issue, but it’s better to make sure you both arrive at your destination in a good mood and not feeling ill or stressed.
With some trips you can’t avoid taking a plane or hiring a car, but when you’re planning a Valentine’s getaway you both should feel at your best all the time, right? So, as with everything else while planning this trip, it’s important to find a middle ground.
3. Agree on the accommodations
Choosing where to stay always depends on several factors like location, price, how much space you need, and so on. When planning a couple’s trip, though, there’s something else that comes to play: the romance factor. Snuggling in a dorm room or enjoying a breakfast buffet at your rental apartment? Not ideal. Figure out what you need to have a romantic stay and what you can do without.
4. Decide on the budget together
This one is crucial. Money is usually the number one thing couples argue about, and you don’t want that to happen on your Valentine’s break, now do you? That’s why it’s important to agree on a budget for the trip before you start booking everything. That way you won’t be looking at hotels that are too expensive or avoiding nice restaurants because you think your partner wants to travel on a budget.
5. Book it
You’ve decided where you want to go, how you’ll get there, where you’ll be staying, and what you’re willing to spend. All that’s left to do now is book the trip. Once that’s done you can both start looking forward to it!