It takes commitment and effort to maintain a long and happy relationship. Taking time out for a romantic getaway is one way to invest in and nurture your relationship. For a romantic vacation to truly have a positive effect on your relationship, you must consciously design your trip so that you are able to make the most of the time you have together. Here are our top tips to make that happen.
Unplug – Literally
The first step toward a romantic experience is to physically unplug from social media. The point of a romantic getaway is to connect with your significant other in real life, in real time. Social media, email, apps, and alerts are all distractions that keep you from being fully present. Make a commitment to each other to either limit or completely avoid social media during your trip.
Try Something New
One of the ways to get back that old romantic feeling is by stepping outside of the norm. Relationships can become more like busines partnerships when you fall into the trap of daily routines. Stepping out of your comfort zone and trying a new activity is a surefire way to shake things up and open your eyes to the world around you (not to mention your significant other). Try a cooking class, take a tour, go for a scavenger hunt, learn how to make pottery – anything that is new and different from your life back home.
Be Curious About Your Partner
Part of what makes us fall in love with someone is the fact that they are interested in us. After years and even decades together it’s easy to believe you know everything there is to know about your significant other. But if you choose to be curious and inquisitive about your partner, you’d be surprised what you’ll find out. Conversation starters serve as great prompts and allow you to learn things about your partner you never knew. This leads to an even deeper connection. A quick google search brings up hundreds of blogs with great conversations starters you can use.
Do Something Interactive
In addition to making a heart connection, romantic getaways are all about making a physical connection. Interactive activities such as cooking, playing games, or dancing help ignite the flirtatious and sensuous side of your partner. Being playful and letting loose also help both partners relax and fully enjoy the moment.
Our lives are busy enough as it is. You don’t want to spend your romantic weekend booked to the max. So, make sure to schedule downtime. Not only will it give you an opportunity to relax, but it will also allow for spontaneity and chance. That’s when the real magic happens!
Indulge A Little
Last, but not least it is vacation. And what is a vacation without a little indulgence? Champagne, chocolate covered cherries, and a gourmet meal all help the trip feel special and lavish. And when you and your partner feel special it elevates the experience even more.
So, take the time to consciously plan your next romantic getaway. If you follow our tips, we know that you will experience a vacation that will truly bring the two of you closer together.