With Valentine's Day just around the corner, this is the perfect time to start planning and preparing for a romantic getaway with your partner. Whether it's to get to know each other better, or rekindle the romance of a long relationship, getting away from it all and taking a vacation together is the best way to get closer with the one you love.
Romance shouldn't get in the way of safety, though, which is why we're sharing 6 tips to have the pandemic-safe romantic vacation of your dreams.
1. Choose an Underrated Location
It can be tempting to go for the most famous and scenic locations in order to impress your date, but sometimes it’s best to pick somewhere more lowkey. Popular places will always mean high-traffic, and there’s nothing less romantic than spending half the day in long lines and in close contact with potentially sick people.
However, just because you’re looking for a less popular location, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice beauty and enjoyment though! There are lots of underrated beautiful locations that you and your partner can explore. All it takes is a little more searching, but the end result will almost certainly be worth it when you get to enjoy a more peaceful trip without the hustle and bustle of overpopulated locations.
2. Choose Outdoor Date Spots
If you want to stay covid-safe this Valentine’s Day, the best way to do that is to choose a mostly outdoor date, as long as the weather permits. Try something beyond the typical indoor dates that most people suggest. Museums and movie theaters are overrated anyway!
Down on ideas? If you and your partner enjoy an outdoor sport, like skiing or hiking, give that a go! You could also take them on a picnic, a walk on the beach, or even find an outdoor cafe with a lovely view where you can just relax and chat. There are so many options for enjoyable outdoor dates that you should have no problem finding the perfect one for you and your partner.
3. Try new cuisines
Arguably one of the best parts of traveling is the opportunity to try new foods and desserts. It’s the best way to step out of one’s comfort zone without too much risk, and you never know when you might discover a new favourite meal. So why not share that chance with your loved one?
If you discover a new food you both love, it can become a staple in your relationship, something you can enjoy together in the future. And worst case scenario, if it’s not to your liking, at least you’ll have a funny story to look back on and an excuse to go out for a dessert you know you’ll both like.
4. Relax and enjoy the scenery
Traveling isn’t always relaxing, but when you’re trying to enjoy a romantic trip with the person you love most, it should be! That’s why, in the midst of the activities you have planned, you should always leave some time to relax and enjoy a nice view with your partner.
A day at the beach or in a mountain resort is the perfect way to wind down, especially if you’ve spent the days leading up to it exploring or doing other activities. Plus, relaxation time is the perfect time to get to know your date better, since you get the chance to just sit and talk instead of trying to keep up with whatever activity you’re doing.
5. Plan something enjoyable for both!
When you’re planning activities, make sure you choose ones that both of you will enjoy! One person being happy while the other is miserable is a great way to suck the romance and enjoyment out of any date. You want to make sure everything you do will keep both you and your date entertained.
Make sure you understand what your partner enjoys and plan accordingly. Even if you’re planning a trip as a surprise, you can still discreetly ask about their hobbies without spoiling the surprise. Find out what they like, and plan activities that you think will appeal to the both of you.
If you're planning together, use a travel planning board like MiTravel to help you find activities and locations that you each like, and organize them on a hassle-free platform.
6. Stick to the budget.
Although it can be tempting to splurge for the sake of romance, it’s super important to remember that you still have to stick to your budget. This is especially important if your partner is contributing to the cost of the trip, as you don’t want to disrespect the budget they set.
Even if you’re the one treating them to the trip, you shouldn’t be irresponsible with your own money. It’s perfectly fine to plan a trip that’s within your own financial limits; if anything, your partner will appreciate your responsibility.
Be sure to use these tips to make sure this Valentine's goes perfectly without letting the pandemic stop you. And if you have any pandemic-safe date ideas, be sure to comment them down below!
Happy travelling! :)
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