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5 Steps to planning a romantic holiday


Hello everyone!

Every now and then it is nice to surprise your partner or spouse with something out of the ordinary. A surprise date, token of appreciation, or even a surprise holiday can spice up a relationship and add fun to the daily mundane habits of life. While relationships take a lot of work and planning something fun and out of the ordinary once in awhile should also be fun for you! This article will provide some tips and ideas on how to plan a romantic holiday that you will remember for the rest of your life.

Step 1

The first thing to do is to decide if you want to keep the holiday a secret or if you want to involve your partner. Either option is great, however this decision does make an impact on how you begin to plan.

Step 2

If you choose to keep the holiday a secret, you will need to drop hints from time to time to gauge the response of your partner. You may need extra time to plan your holiday so that you can find out if your partner is interested in traveling during a certain time of year or if they would rather not due to work or school commitments. If your partner is a planner and enjoys structure, you may want to let them in on the planning so that they can be clear with their expectations and give input on the planning process.

Step 3

Decide on where you want to go. There are a variety of places in which you can take romantic holidays. If you are planning a surprise, consider all the places you and your partner have discussed in the past. Where have you been lately? Where can you go with the time that you have and within the budget you have settled on? After you have answered these questions, you can begin to make plans. If you and your partner are deciding together, asking yourselves these same questions can help narrow down your choices. 


Step 4

The next thing you will want to do is decide on is your travel logistics such as but certainly not limited to transportation and lodging. If you are traveling within driving distance, this may be a better option so that you can have your car with you. If you are flying to your holiday destination, make a decision on whether or not you will need a rental car. Also decide on the type of place you want to stay in overnight. If you are in the mood for quiet, relaxing, romance, consider a hotel with a spa so that you can get a couples massage. If you are interested in being adventurous, consider a cabin in the woods or a tiki hut on the water. If you are trying to stay within a small budget, consider a quaint bed and breakfast or hostel.

Step 5

Pack accordingly. Be sure to pack a variety of clothing items. If you are traveling to a warmer climate, it is still a good idea to pack a sweatshirt or light jacket in case it gets chilly in the evening. If you are traveling to a colder climate, be sure to pack a pair of shorts and a t-shirt in case your lodging runs warm. It is always best to be over prepared than underprepared so if your luggage can manage it, be sure to pack a few extra things just in case. 

So, what are your tips for a successful romantic holiday? Let us know in the comment section below.

As always, thank you for visiting and have a great day!

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  • Reply Michelle Langi

    Wonderful article. Dropping hints is important or you end up in a desfination your partner doesn’t really like.

    May 14, 2017 at 12:59 pm
  • Reply Corinne & Kirsty

    These are great tips! My boyfriend and I are looking at going on a holiday later this year. Probably the Canary Islands and we know we should be booking flights right now but we’re just not doing it ahah. Not living in the same city makes it harder to plan so yeah, there must be some logistic planning! xx corinne

    May 14, 2017 at 1:22 pm
  • Reply Mollie

    Loved this post! Full of great tips x

    May 14, 2017 at 1:43 pm
  • Reply Annika

    These are great tips. Great reads.

    May 14, 2017 at 1:44 pm
  • Reply Jenn

    I would love to plan a romantic getaway. Hmmm. These tips are terrific!

    May 14, 2017 at 3:19 pm
  • Reply Debbie Nicholas

    Oh I would love to do this as a break for me and hubby. This year I have planned a break for us all including the kids and I haven’t told them where we are going lol

    May 14, 2017 at 3:45 pm
  • Reply Hannah @ The Northern Writes

    some great advice. I struggle to keep the holiday secret for practical reason but I do keep a few activities as a surprise.

    Hannah @ The Northern Writes |

    May 14, 2017 at 7:52 pm
  • Reply Jasmin N

    I’d love to book a surprise trip for our little family without my husband knowing. That would be so flippin’ cool! Great tips here 🙂

    May 14, 2017 at 8:05 pm
  • Reply Nora

    What a great post! I love planning but it would be cool to get surprised with a holiday or give a surprise holiday to my fiancé. 🙂

    May 15, 2017 at 9:04 am
  • Reply Maikel

    These are some great tips. Who doesn’t love a romantic holiday

    May 15, 2017 at 10:03 am
  • Reply Mapolo

    Great post, I’m all about surprises, but I don’t like being surprised haha.

    May 16, 2017 at 10:02 am
  • Reply Sabine

    Great steps and easy to follow:) I should forward this to my husband hahaha!

    May 17, 2017 at 11:44 am
  • Reply Annika

    These are great tips and a great read. Love the pictures.

    May 17, 2017 at 12:01 pm
  • Reply Zana Djakovic

    Great tips, dear! I enjoyed reading this post! 🙂 I love romantic holidays! <3

    May 17, 2017 at 12:25 pm
  • Reply ivana

    Great tips and i just somebody can surprise me with romantic getaway xoxo

    May 17, 2017 at 5:51 pm
  • Reply Katja

    I’m literally just planning a holiday for hubby on his birthday and I wouldn’t mind to make it a little bit romantic. Great list!
    Katja xxx

    May 17, 2017 at 6:33 pm
  • Reply Rhiannon Howard

    Thank you for sharing, such great tips

    May 17, 2017 at 10:56 pm
  • Reply Paige

    I love this! I have been thinking about planning a little getaway just for myslef sometime soon as life has been crazy lately and I must just hav eto with this blog post.

    May 19, 2017 at 4:55 pm
  • Reply Jigyasa

    Wow.. These nifty little tips will come in handy in future. Saving this link right away 🙂


    May 24, 2017 at 9:59 am
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