Planning a Romantic Break
Saturday, February 18th, 2017
Take a short break
Week long package holidays may be the cheapest option, but it is best not to commit to a whole week together if you have never spent more than a day or two together at once.
Go short-haul or local
A long flight can be quite testing for a relationship and jet lag can make even the calmest of people feel grumpy. Go for a short haul flight within Europe, or aim for a holiday even closer to home instead.
If you are looking for cheap flights and have flexibility about when you go, try websites like Skyscanner, or Kayak which allow you to check a range of dates and locations.
Find somewhere that you are both excited about
Write down a list of all the places you would love to go to (that aren’t too far away) and compare your lists. Hopefully you will both have chosen some of the same places.
Check the reviews
Whether you are booking a hotel, a B&B, or a cottage, it is a good idea to check the reviews before you go so that you don’t end up staying somewhere that has an unusual smell about it, or that is right opposite a noisy building site.
Discuss money in advance of your trip
Do you want to pay for everything separately, do you want to split the bills 50:50, or do you want to put money into a shared fund before you set off? This may seem like a petty thing to be discussing in advance, but spending can cause rifts if you don’t have an agreed plan.
Plan the basics
Plan the practicalities like how to get to your accommodation and how you will get around. If you want to do any activities that require special clothing, it’s best to plan that in advance too so that you can pack the correct items.
Don’t overdo the activities
When you go to a new place it is tempting to run around from dawn to dusk taking in all of the scenery and all of the tourist activities. However, it’s important to have some relaxing down-time together when you aren’t doing anything in particular so that it does not feel like a school trip.
Last, but not least – have a fantastic time!