There are basically two types of romantic vacations when it comes to relationships: One is a new couple going away for the first time, or perhaps first few times; the other is a couple who has been together for some time and is looking for a romantic renewal of sorts.
Certain actions during these trips can make or break the entire event and anyone looking to enjoy the greatest amount of success may to take note of such things before disaster strikes. Getting away from the normal daily grind is a big hit on the list of romantic things to do and if you are planning such a trip it’s time to get excited. However, before you grab your bags and head out the door…
Those new to the relationship world head out for various reasons; trips consisting of anything from romantic weekends to honeymoon getaways allow for some spectacular fun and more than the usual lover’s time.
The Do List:
- Bring some sexy clothing, but at least one pair of something comfortable just in case trouble strikes.
- Don’t pack too heavy, extra luggage can ruin the mood.
- Make plans in advance if you’re staying overnight. No roof can often mean less loving.
- Whether heading out for summer or winter getaways make sure to pack a few safety items, you don’t want this trip to be your last.
- Trying new things can be exciting, but take precautions against mood diffusers like misquotes and sea sickness if you have any concerns. (Green and woozy or red and bumpy isn’t exactly in fashion.)
- Take care of anything at home before you leave. Worries about a pet, plant or other projects can easily distract you from your primary goal: romance.
- Allow yourself one extra day of relaxation for long trips after you return home. Not only can this extend the romance back into your usual living space, but you may need the recharge time.
- When staying overnight try to find romantic hotels that may add a little something extra to the mood.
The Don’ts List:
- Leave all work at home. No quick calls, no laptop late-night cramming sessions.
- If double dating on your luxury getaway be sure to book in plenty of alone time so that you don’t feel your romantic style is being crimped.
- Don’t try to cut budget corners by staying in shady places. Bed bugs are not an ideal part of most couples getaways.
- Cutting your time too close can create a rushed feeling that will be likely to crush any romantic feelings. Sensuality is best served slow, rushed is likely to ruin.
- Taking your sweetheart to a romantic bed and breakfast can be a lovely way to spend the weekend, but make sure that your partner agrees. With the typical community feel of many of these locations, including washrooms and dinners, you may find that your sweet surprise ends up being a dating disaster.
Many of the same rules apply to couples who have been together for some time as would to new lovers; however some extra consideration might be in mind as those who have been together sometime may need a refresher course in romance.
The Do List:
- Reminders of when your relationship was new can be a wonderful aphrodisiac. By revisiting an old favorite in romantic places or simply a theme you and your partner might remember you can rewind time and instigate passion.
- Get in shape if you aren’t already. Time can be a real brat and many couples tend to keep up appearances less over the years. Prepare for your trip by shedding pounds (and insecurity) along with a trip to the salon or barber.
- Reignite old passions by sharing something new and exciting together. Many couples activities can help people feel as if their long time partner has a sexy knew side they never knew about.
The Don’ts List:
- Bring your kids along. Family vacations can be great fun, but all couples need time that is for them exclusively to connect. If economics won’t allow for a grownups only retreat, try to at least to find some time where you can be alone with your spouse and the kids are being supervised elsewhere.
- Try to leave as much day-to-day home chat out of the conversation as you can. Consider a time when your love was new and focus more on qualities you admire in your partner than what bills need to be paid once back home.
However you intend to travel and wherever you intend to stay, remember that above all else your focus should be on romance and the one you love. Getting away from the stress of daily life may be just the infusion of passion your relationship needs or the right next step in a budding romance. Most importantly: enjoy yourselves and enjoy each other.