There’s nothing better than a relaxing break. It’s just you and your significant other, with no distractions, and the rest is history. If only it always worked out like this.
Unfortunately, the definition of a relaxing, romantic break and the reality of one are often very different. What tends to happen is that a whole host of stresses enter the picture, and before you know if you can’t wait to get back home to the rigors of day-to-day life.
This is the reason behind today’s post. Before you set sail on your romantic getaway, it’s time to set some ground rules. Let’s take a look at some examples to set you on your way.
Research activities before you go
One of the most stressful elements of one of these breaks can be finding out what you actually do on them. Sure, at times there is nothing better than sleeping in until midday and just relaxing in each other’s company. However, over time, this can become a little mundane.
As such, before you consider booking your destination, see what is available to do. In keeping with the relaxed theme, a spa can always be a good suggestion. Or, it might be simply the case of visiting a show in a nearby theatre.
Regardless of the activity of choice, just make sure you have a list handy. The last thing you want to be doing is bickering about what the two of you should be doing on your break and ultimately, eating away into your relaxation time.
Avoid the tourist hotspots
This point follows on perfectly from the previous one we have just discussed. One of the big mistakes a lot of couples make when jetting off on their romantic getaway is targeting tourist hotspots.
Sure, you might want to cross them off their list, but leave it for another vacation. This one is all about you two enjoying time together, and these hotspots tend to be crowded and ultimately, prompt a lot of stress.
It’s worth remembering that you’re not there to fill up your camera with Big Ben or whatever sight takes your fancy. If your camera is going to be filled with anything, it should be selfies of the two of you.
Leave the phone at home (or on silent)
Few would disagree that the mobile phone has changed the way we live, but for the purposes of a romantic break it should most definitely be left at home.
Being constantly contacted for work reasons isn’t just going to drain you, but it’s also going to eat away at your significant other. Even if it’s not work related in the slightest, but perhaps linked to your social media activity, being glued to your phone in this way is again a big slap in the face for the other person. After all, do you want to be spending time with them, or your trusty cell phone and the people on the other end of it?