Time passes so fast and it’s important to make the most of it with every chance that we have. I’m getting sentimental here, but in a few weeks me and my husband have our wedding anniversary and I decided to surprise him with something that we both love, a romantic getaway.
We haven’t travelled much since our little daughter was born and I think it’s time to change that and explore new countries, just like we used to. But you know what? Planning a getaway is not as easy as it seems, especially when you’re trying to do it alone and surprise your partner and that’s where the idea for this post came.
To make it easier, I’ve put together a few tips that will help you plan the perfect getaway in no time! Curious? Then read on!
Set a budget
In my opinion, this is the hardest part because so many unexpected things can happen and your whole budget is ruined. When I plan a trip, I always put some money aside for unexpected situations, so I won’t be caught off guard. So, think of how much money you want to spend on this getaway and then get ready to pick a destination.
What destination to pick?
Well, here my friend you have to rely on how well you know your partner. Think about where you’d like to go, where your partner would want, do you have a common place that you wanted to visit? Make a list of all the destinations that are on your bucket list and try to find the perfect one. Choosing your destination is the beginning of an exciting process for creating the perfect vacation.
To be honest with you, I made things easier for me by checking out the Destination 2 website. They have so many wonderful places to go to and after I hesitated a lot, I picked Portugal. This is a country that has been on both our minds for quite a while and it seemed logical to pick.
Do your research about the destination
You don’t want to go on holiday and know nothing about the place you are visiting. So learn as much as you can about the destination that you picked. Make itineraries of the places you want to visit, check for restaurant reviews, ask other people that visited the same place. In a few words, make things easier for you, that way you won’t have to lose time by asking around there and you can enjoy your holiday.
Take advantage of your time spent together on your vacation. Do things you never thought you would do. Make your vacation as memorable as possible because these will be the stories that you as a couple hold with you always. And don’t forget, it’s never too early to start planning your next vacation!