Are you long overdue for a romantic weekend getaway? While you love your significant other, life can sometimes get in the way of your date nights and spending quality alone time together. This is especially true if you have kids and work a lot of late nights in the evening. Thus, it’s time for you to plan a small weekend road trip together, or simply plan to go somewhere, for some quality bonding time between the two of you. It’s necessary to strengthen your relationship, and in order to relax from everyday life and responsibilities. Here is your guide on what you should consider.
Preparing for it
The hardest part will simply be deciding where you should go. Given that it is a weekend, you may not want to fly somewhere too far, unless you can take a few extra days off from work. Moreover, don’t forget to consider the cost. You don’t want this time, which is meant to be a fun experience, to cause you to go into debt, or get behind paying on your monthly bills. If anything, you should consider saving for the weekend in advance if you opt to do something that is more expensive, or look for last-minute bargains, regarding accommodation and spots.
Unplug from work
Unplugging from work is key if you want this weekend to be a good time for the both of you. The whole point of the trip is to relax and spend time together, and if you bring your work laptop or start answering work emails, this will defeat the purpose. Take it as a vacation, even if it’s only for a two- or three-day weekend. If you think it will help, consider even setting up an out of office email so that people know that you will answer them when you are back from the trip.
Determining the activities of your weekend getaway may be the hardest part. Depending on where you decided to go, ask your place of accommodation what they recommend doing in that area. A good plan could also be to simply walk around during the day, and you never know what you will find. Of course, this is meant to be a romantic time for the two of you, so you can’t neglect this factor. The candle-lit dinner is an important component, as well as your time spent in the bedroom together. You could even have some fun at night by doing something out of your usual routine. For example, you could buy some stripper clothes to wear at night, to make things more exciting for the two of you.
Both of you need to be in a positive mindset going into the trip. Even if the weekend doesn’t all pan out exactly as you would have hoped, you can still use this opportunity to relax with one another’s company. You aren’t at work, and you shouldn’t be thinking about any of the responsibilities that often cloud your mind. Be happy about the small adventure and remember that you will always remember it. Of course, you shouldn’t wait too long to book your second one!