With numerous government lockdowns behind us, one thing is clear: spending quality time with those we love is important. However, this one-on-one time is even more important when it comes to romantic relationships – regardless of whether you are long-distance or live together. Yet, with busy work schedules and bustling social lives, it can sometimes be hard to carve out enough time to spend with our partners. As a result, our relationships can suffer. Communication can break down, and conversation switches from something exciting to arguing about whose turn it is to take the dog for the walk.
As a result, you must always be on the lookout for ways to surprise the man in your life – ways to show them that you genuinely care. One way in which you can achieve that goal (and fuel up the spark in the relationship) is by surprising them with the perfect romantic getaway in the new year!
With that in mind, here are some top tips for planning the PERFECT romantic vacation!
- Remember that ANY location can be romantic. Most romantic getaway guides will encourage you to hit the couples hotspots – aka the spaces that seem to scream romance (think Paris, Rome, Bali). However, it’s also important to remember that anywhere can be romantic if you’re with the right person. So, instead of choosing a place on this stereotype alone, select a destination you know your partner will love. For example, this could include a destination that you know for a fact is on their travel bucket list.
- Splash out on luxury accommodation. A romantic getaway should be a special treat for both partners – and how better to treat yourself than with a luxury hotel suite? For example, you could check out hotels with jacuzzi in room in michigan so that you have even more to look forward to on your trip. While this may be a little more expensive, it’s a lot more luxurious (and fun).
- Try to keep it on the down-low. While you should probably let your partner know that you’re planning a trip, you can keep some of the details to yourself. For example, you should let them know if they need to book any time off work, but keep the destination to yourself until you get to the airport. You might even want to take this a step further by packing their case on their behalf, so they genuinely have no idea what to expect. This is a great way to keep them wondering what will happen next!
- Turn off your phones. Studies suggest that the average person spends upwards of six hours a day on their phone – most of which can be attributed to mindless scrolling through social media. And, while you may be tempted to upload a few holiday snaps onto your Instagram, you should also take this trip as an opportunity to unplug and unwind. Turn off your phones and spend time with your partner – not their phone screen. This makes for more interesting conversations and more lasting memories as it encourages you to live in the moment.