Whether you’ve been with your partner for a decade or just a few months, a romantic getaway is a great way to bond, get to know each other a little better, or reminisce about all the great experiences you’ve shared.
The time you two get to spend together alone is precious, so how do you make those few days away extra special? Here are some easy ways to spice up that next trip away.
Turn off the gadgets
Leave the phone at home. Book accommodation that doesn’t have a TV. In fact, don’t take any gadgets with you on your trip; they’re a big distraction and will stop you both from enjoying each other’s company. Instead of checking Twitter every five minutes, talk to one another! You may learn something new about your other half.
Holidays should be about relaxation, and the more chilled you both are the more loved up you’ll feel. Treat yourself to a few hours in a spa; a couple’s massage is sure to be romantic and bring those stress levels down.
A candle-lit dinner for two is a great way to set the mood, so ditch that diet and indulge yourselves. After all, you are on holiday.
Avoid the crowds
The Eiffel Tower is renowned as one of the most romantic places on earth, but being surrounded by hundreds of tourists wielding selfie sticks isn’t many people’s idea of romance. If you want to woo your lover, stay away from the tourist destinations.
We Brits are lucky really; the British countryside is full of whimsical places you can take your partner. A picnic by a lake or watching the sun go down on a sandy beach can be just as romantic as anything France has to offer.
Surprise your partner
A surprise here and there can do wonders for your relationship, especially if you’ve been together for a while and things have become a bit…routine. With this in mind, why not pack a special something in your partner’s suitcase when they’re not looking? A bottle of champagne, a box of chocolates or some massage oils will make your partner feel special and loved.
If your significant other has a birthday coming up, or if your anniversary is just around the corner, there’s nothing to stop you making the entire trip away a surprise! You needn’t force them to take time off beforehand (and thus ruin the surprise!), just book a weekend away somewhere special. A holiday is a gift they are sure to remember.
Get those hearts pumping
Physical activities are a great way to bond and have fun with your partner, as well as get those hearts pumping. A game of tennis, a hike across the UK’s picturesque countryside, and a cycle ride through a National Park are all great ways to work up a sweat with your other half. And after all that exercise, why not go for a swim to cool off?
Get a fire going
There’s nothing more romantic than cuddling up with your partner by a roaring fire. Buy a big cosy blanket, some marshmallows and a few pointy sticks to roast them on. Add a bottle of wine and you’ve got yourself a simple, but effective, romantic evening. This is a great thing to do on the final night of your trip, as you can reminisce about everything you’ve done.
Avoid stressful subjects
While trips away are supposed to be relaxing, they can be stressful too. Holidaying in the UK should prevent travelling from being too irksome, but how can you ensure you and your partner remain loved-up and stress-free for the entire holiday?
The key is to avoid using your holiday as an opportunity to vent all your frustrations. Don’t talk about work, your family, or anything else in your life that’s currently causing you hardship. Forget about your day-to-day life and focus on being totally away from it all. A remote, tourist-free location should help, as should ditching all those gadgets. Make your trip about the two of you.
Life is often full of stress, so we hope the above tips really do make that next romantic trip away extra special. Wherever you decide to go, treasure this time you have alone with your partner – we guarantee you’ll look back on these days fondly when you’re old and grey.
Luci loves getting out and about for a good cycle ride or easy-going walks in the countryside, and thoroughly enjoyed the time she previously spent working for the National Trust. Her love of writing started from a young age and on rainy days nothing beats curling up in a secret corner with a good book.