Travel is romantic. There is a certain nervousness and anticipation to exploring foreign soil and experiencing new things. It is like the energy before a first kiss.
That highly alert tingling feeling, almost like static electricity, is then combined with a reduction in inhibitions the moment you open the door to a fresh hotel room. You suddenly realize that you are no longer responsible for cleaning, cooking, laundry and much more.
There should almost be a warning label in hotel rooms for this liberating feeling. Instead it is used as marketing: “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.”
In other words, they are promoting a vacation from our day-to-day life. But we don’t throw caution to the wind just because it is Vegas; we do it because we are in a stimulating new environment that we are less responsible for.
As such, travel to anywhere cannot help but feel exciting and spontaneous. That is why travel is so powerful to boosting your love life.
Honeymoons are often considered to be some of our best memories. Although honeymoon packages on the island of Mauritius may seem amazing, long time couples looking to keep the spark alive in their relationship can benefit from the travel tingle too.
However, you don’t need to be able to afford an extended vacation to an exotic location to use travel to liven your relationship.
Here are 4 simple and affordable travel ideas to keep your relationship exciting:
As mentioned earlier, merely spending an evening at a hotel can be exciting. Choose one of the many attractions within a couple of hours from your residence and book a weekend there with your partner. See everything there is to see. Eat at all the places the locals tell you to eat. Take pictures and make memories. Staycations have proven to work wonders to reinvigorate our relationship.
Camping is the least expensive way to tap into the tingle of travel. The change of scenery, fresh air, and privacy of nature can have us acting a bit primal in a good way. Camping can do wonders to recharge the relationship batteries. However, camping comes in many different comfort levels. Make sure you find one that works for both of you.
You can go total primal and sleep in the sand or get comfortable by glamping at one of the amazing new spots marketed to people who otherwise would scoff at the idea of sleeping in the great outdoors.
If your goal as a couple is the lazy pursuit of pampered pleasure, then a cruise is a perfect fit where eating is the only necessary chore. There are countless cruise choices each more comfortable and incredible than the next.
Who said vacations were the only way to travel with your partner? Do something inspiring together. Plan an extended adventure around something you both care deeply about. It may be to hike a famous trail to photograph it, or to catalog the best street food in all of Thailand. Plan it. Save for it. And just do it. So-called responsibilities and real life can wait for you to return. They will be there when you get back. Live now, travel hard, and love each other.
Do you have any other ideas of how to celebrate your love life on the road? What has worked for you? We'd love to hear about it in the comments below!