Whether you’ve been dating for years or married for decades, you likely still desire to spend time with your loved one. However, life can get in the way as you get pulled into work or activities with your kids. As the years pass and your commitment builds, you may lose some of that romantic magic you had, even though you still love one another. When that happens, it’s time to go on a couples’ weekend so you can revitalize your relationship.
There are tons of great destinations to discover worldwide, and they all bring a special touch that can bring your relationship to another level. Take a trip outdoors, and you’ll be able to recapture your love while inhaling the beauty of nature. To help you along, we’ll discuss the benefits of a weekend trip and planning tips, picking a place to go, and how to stay safe along the way.
How A Couples Weekend Can Help You Rekindle Your Love
So, how can taking a couples’ weekend trip revitalize your relationship? There are actually many reasons why this short vacation can be so impactful. One of them is that this time alone can give you both a chance to communicate like you may not be able to at home. A walk down the beach or a hike through a gorgeous forest can leave you time alone to talk about what you love so much about each other. It may also give you time to re-establish goals for the future — whether they’re personal or financial. This trip should provide a safe space to communicate and get your feelings out so you can return to the normal world stronger than ever.
This time in a new place will also help you create new memories you can cherish as the years go by or until you have your next special couple’s getaway. Think about how much fun you’ll have rehashing the memories of that amazing dinner or the people you met during your getaway.
Then there’s the newfound time you’ll have to rekindle the intimacy that may have been put on the back burner during your hectic lives. With keeping up with the rest of your family, making time with your friends, and building your individual careers, it’s too easy to go through the motions. You may find that you’re both too tired to plan dates since a typical night consists of sitting on the couch silently watching TV. Intimacy during the trip can mean whatever you want it to mean. Intimacy can be physical, but it can also create a stronger connection through your shared experiences.
Plan It Together
You and your partner must come together to plan the trip as one. This matters because you’ll each have an equal say in what you do while ensuring that you’ll both have fun. Sometimes, planning the details of your trip can be just as exciting as going there, so enjoy it. For every place you decide to go, come up with little adventure ideas and look at the restaurants that will provide an experience you’ve never had before.
You’ll want to decide on several factors together when planning your couples’ getaway. One is where you’ll stay and how you’ll fit your trip in your budget. Before booking a hotel or an Airbnb, think about what you’ll do on your trip. Do you plan to spend a lot of time together in your room or at the pool? If so, you may want to splurge to find a luxurious hotel. Or do you intend to explore, see the local architecture, meet people, and have new adventures? If that’s the case, you’ll probably want to save money on the hotel or lodgings. After all, you won’t be there most of the day anyway.
Next, you’ll want to consider your entertainment options and create a loose itinerary of what you hope to achieve during the weekend. If you’re hiking or camping, you’ll want to look up some of the cool local trails. If you’re going to a city, think about the tourist attractions you have always wanted to try and add to the plan. You may also decide that you want to be spontaneous and see what fun activities you may stumble across. Whatever you want to do, plan it together, and you’re sure to have a blast.
You can make your couples’ weekend worth it by choosing a destination that will balance private couple time with fun activities that you can do alone or with others. There are tons of fantastic destinations around the globe that you can add to your bucket list.
If you both love the idea of going to the beach to share your love for one another, then you have many incredible options. One of the best beach vacation ideas is a weekend trip to the Bahamas. Take an early morning flight and arrive just in time to lie in the sunshine as you relax in a hammock or a sun lounger and clink your glasses as you create new memories. You can even rent a private beachfront cabin to enjoy each other without distraction.
If you live near the border, you could visit amazing beaches in Cancun or Cabo San Lucas. These gorgeous destinations provide more options for walks along the coast, spa treatments, and fun in crystal-clear water.
Many couples want to go to a warm climate, but they don’t necessarily need the beach. Consider the other great locations that also provide an unforgettable and quick weekend getaway. For instance, Palm Springs, California, is a desert oasis loaded with incredible resorts, fabulous restaurants, and perfect weather. Couples looking for a real splash of culture may also enjoy Charleson, South Carolina. You can’t go wrong if you and your partner love history and incredible landmarks.
Your other option is to get away from it all and take a camping trip at a campground in your city, or somewhere you’ve never been. There’s nothing quite as romantic as being out amongst nature and under the stars as you rekindle memories of your past and talk about new memories of the future. During the day, you can walk the trails and see wildlife first-hand, then cuddle near the fire at night.
While your main focus during your romantic couples’ weekend is to revitalize your relationship and have fun, you also need to stay safe, especially when your trip is outdoors. If you decide to go camping or hiking in the autumn, wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts. The outfit will keep you warm and help you to avoid ticks and pests.
Whether you go into the forest or a secluded beach, a vital tip for staying safe outdoors is to not go off the beaten trail. You could get hurt by tripping over debris or finding yourself in a dangerous situation. You could walk into an area with poison ivy or a predator animal’s territory if you go camping. No matter your destination, though, always drink enough water so you don’t become dehydrated. That could lead to fatigue, dizziness, and nausea, and you don’t want to be sick during your special weekend.
If you’re going on a road trip, practice safe driving habits at every point. While most people will take this as avoiding alcohol before driving or utilizing defensive driving tactics, you should also avoid distracted driving as well. Recent estimates have found that nearly 20% of accidents can be attributed to distracted driving. You don’t want to end your dream-worthy trip by adding to this statistic.
As a final tip, even if you’re only leaving for the weekend, keep your home safe while you’re out of town. Activate your security alarm and keep your valuables out of view. If you have neighbors you trust, let them know you’re leaving town so they can watch your property during your absence. You can return the favor for them when they go on their couples’ weekend.
It’s a wise idea to enjoy a weekend retreat at least every one to two years so you can keep your relationship fresh and exciting. Plan the getaway together and compromise on the entertainment. You’ll create amazing memories to hold you over until the next trip.