Traveling with your partner can be an incredibly romantic experience, especially when you make an effort to actually create it.
Here are some tips to make your next trip more fun and romantic:
How To Plan A Romantic Holiday
Surprise get away
For those who love to travel, there is no better gift than a surprise get away trip – this was what Nathan did the first time that we traveled together a couple of years back.
I will never forget the day when he brought me an envelope and asked me to open it – inside was a poem, and playing on the words all he said was the time and date where he would take me to ”a place which is Nice”.
Quirky as he is, he stood by his words, literally, and took me to Nice in France a week later. 😉
Draw the lottery
A perfect birthday present to your partner is to let him/her know half the surprise, but not the complete story – that way they can look forward to something for a while and feel excited about something – but keeping the ”surprise” part.
Ask your partner to write down the places he would most like to visit on small pieces of paper, which he then puts in a hat or bag.
Mix the bag around, and then you take one of the notes from the bag and read it – whatever is on the note, is the place where you’ll be going, only your partner is not allowed to know.
So all he knows is that you will be going to one of the places he wrote down, but he doesn’t know which one…
Book a romantic hotel in secret
If you’ve already made travel plans to a certain city, or if you want to plan at least the destination together, you can then arrange the rest of your trip in secret.
I knew a couple who went to Seychelles last month, and the boyfriend pretended to have booked a simple budget hostel, but when they arrived he took her to Banyan Tree Seychelles instead – which was an amazing 5 star hotel.
Perfect for a romantic getaway!
Surprise with an experience
You don’t have to make a trip romantic by buying the entire trip, or staying in luxury hotels like the Four Seasons Seychelles, but often it’s the small things that can make a simple trip more romantic.
Surprising your girlfriend by booking an appointment for her or both of you at a Spa, booking a table at a romantic restaurant in advance or buy tickets for a concert with an artist or band that you know your partner likes.
Often it’s not the destination itself or what you end up doing that is romantic, but knowing that your partner took action and took the time to create something special for you.
What was the most romantic trip you and your partner took?
Top 5 Romantic Valentines Day Destinations In The UK
It’s time for all love birds to start planning for the most romantic day of the year; Valentines day! But instead of showering each other with gifts and cards, why not get away from the whole commercialized event and experience something together, go somewhere romantic and enjoy some couples-time?
Let’s leave the cliché destinations of Paris and Venice to the less creative and venture out to some unique romantic destinations in the UK.
Few things are as romantic as a long weekend in a cottage on the British countryside. The great thing about winter is that prices are often lower, and Romantic Holidays to Dorset Coast have a great promotion running at the moment, offering discounts for couples, just in time for Valentines day. Here are a few ideas of some romantic destinations to take your loved one on Valentines day…
Isle of Wight
During the winter months, with the summer guests long gone, the Isle of Wight turns into a blissfully peaceful island.
Renowned as one of the richest areas to find dinosaur fossils in Europe, the island has been nicknamed “Dinosaur island”.
It’s still a popular place to “hunt for fossils”.
The Lake District is one of the most naturally beautiful areas of the country, and covered in a thick layer of white gold, February could be even more enchanting.
Take boat rides on the lakes, or settle into one of the cozy regional cottages and cuddle up by the fireplace.
While Cornwall is beautiful at any time during the year, many actually prefer it during the winter months.
Free from crowds of tourists, and a milder climate in winter than most places in the UK, Cornwall is a perfect valentines destinations.
Best of all, there is something to enjoy no matter the weather.
Sunny days are perfect for walking along the deserted beaches, and stormy days are fantastic to walk up towards Godrevy Lighthouse watching the massive waves crashing against the rocks.
For something more relaxing and indulging, nothing beats a day getting pampered in a spa.
Nourished by Britain’s only natural hot springs, no city does spas better than Bath. The city is practically shaped by its waters, and a visit to the Roman Baths and Thermae Bath is a must.
The North Yorkshire Moors countryside is as romantic as ever in the midst of winter, just slightly colder.
The weather can be at its most dramatic and the changing light on the hills and the moorlands seem to be constantly changing.
It is a landscape of open heath land with hidden valleys with villages that look as though time has passed them by.
What are your plans for Valentines day this year?