When you are going on a trip with your partner, you have an opportunity to grow your relationship and strengthen the bond between you. However, you might feel a little anxious about what you should wear, what you’ll be doing on your trip, and whether you and your partner will get along as well as you hope. If you are planning a romantic trip with your partner, read these tips before you go to get the best out of your time.
Pack the Right Clothes
It can be tricky getting the right outfits for a holiday with your partner. On the one hand, you want to look fabulous, but as you might be taking in the local sights, you also want to be comfortable. Choose clothing that flatters your body shape, while being suitable for the climate of your destination. Because you have to fit everything in one suitcase or backpack, go for items that can be mixed and matched with one another. Take a look here for inspiration on how to look good but be comfortable too.
Swimwear is another essential item for a romantic holiday. Whether you go for sophistication with a classic style swimsuit, fun and frivolous with a fifty’s style, or total sex goddess in a skimpy bikini, make sure you get swimwear that fits you well. When you look good and are supported where you need it most, you will naturally feel more confident.
Travelling can take its toll on your skin. Dust, dirt, pollution and air conditioning can all lead to dry, flaky skin that needs care. Don’t forget to pack a few luxury skin care items with you, such as a rich moisturising cream, as well as sun lotion to protect you for UV rays.
A small brush for exfoliation is easy to pop into your travel bag. Use it in the shower every morning to keep your skin soft and touchable.
Show your Adventurous Side
There is nothing more attractive than a partner who has a sense of adventure, and when you are away from home and the usual stress of work and other responsibilities, you have the opportunity to let your hair down. When on holiday with your partner, have fun together by showing your adventurous side. Do some activities that get you out of your comfort zones, such as scuba diving, rafting, or paddle boarding. When you try new experiences together, you create shared memories that you will both treasure.
For romance to blossom, you don’t want to be fighting your way through crowded streets, having to wait for ages to get served in restaurants or being unable to find a vacant sun lounger by the pool. Instead, opt for quieter locations where you can spend time with each other without having too many distractions.
Choosing the right accommodation can make your holiday even more romantic. While a busy resort hotel might be good in terms of facilities, how romantic are you likely to feel if you are surrounded by families with children running around? Go for smaller hotels where you get a more exclusive feel and quieter atmosphere. You could also choose a self-catering holiday, where you and your partner can cosy up for an intimate stay. Think winter wonderland with a warming fire and a bottle of wine, or head for tropical climates and enjoy sunning yourselves on your own private veranda.
The Money Issue
Lots of couples find the issue of money a source of tension. What to spend it on, how much, or whether to budget, are all questions that invite disagreements, especially if it means paying for something that one of you wants. It is best to discuss things after you’ve paid for travel insurance and before you go, set a daily amount to spend on your trip, with money set aside for special excursions and activities. That way, you both know where you stand, and arguments about money are less likely.
Play to your Strengths
If you are travelling around while on holiday, it is a good idea to use each other’s strengths in organising your day. For example, your partner might be a great map reader, so he is likely to be the best person to decide what routes to take. You might be the best at negotiating, so you can haggle to get the best prices. When you both have clear roles, it saves you getting frustrated with each other because you think you can do a better job.
While on holiday, up the romance by surprising your partner with some gifts. This doesn’t mean you have to spend lots of money; it can just be little things that remind them of the day you’ve had together. It could be chocolate from the shop where you gazed at all the sweets through the window while holding hands, or a shell from the beach where you spent a sunny afternoon. Giving a little gift here and there shows you care and lets your partner know that you are thinking of them.
Have a Sense of Humour
When on holiday, sometimes things don’t always go how you like. There are likely to be times that are less than romantic, but keeping your sense of humour is key to still having a good time. So, you might get stung on the behind by a jellyfish, you might spill a meal all over your favourite dress, or accidentally trip over and land in the swimming pool, but as long as you can laugh about it, it won’t spoil your day.
Going on a romantic holiday with your partner is a time where you can get to know each other better, or rekindle the passion you have. While every moment might not be hearts and flowers, getting through the more challenging times helps you work together as a team and strengthens your bond. Keeping these tips in mind will ensure that you have a great time, no matter the destination, and return feeling even more in love.