If you’re travelling this Christmas, this summer, or on Valentine’s Day, and you’re fortunate enough to away somewhere fabulous, there are plenty of ways to celebrate all things love with your significant other, while creating some lasting memories, without it doing too much damage to your bank account. Top of the list of romantic pursuits for many couples is enjoying a sunset together, whether you’re lazing by a pool, on the high seas on a cruise ship, or on top of a mountain! One way to add to the sense of romance is to take a bottle of bubbly and two glasses with you, to make it that little bit extra special. Another way to spoil yourselves is to indulge in a relaxing spa treatment before you head for a romantic dinner. To save dollars, keep an eye out for any specials on offer at your hotel, or look beyond where you’re staying and check out some reputable local spas or massage clinics. Many people love to shop on holiday, and if you’re in the mood for romance, why not have some fun with it? Shop with your partner holding hands in the old city, or head to a flea market and explore some of the local produce, arts and crafts. A picnic somewhere special can also add a touch of romance to any holiday; buy everything you need at a local market or supermarket, pack up a bag and find a wide open space to call your own such as a city park, a riverbank or a quiet beach.
A favourite way to rekindle romance on holiday is to order room service and lock yourselves away for the night. Ask for an upgrade when you check in, or to be sure book yourself the best room you can afford with a view, a comfy bed, cable TV, and a bathtub, then slip into fluffy bathrobes and enjoy some time out together. Another way to save a bit of money is to lock yourselves away, but sneaky self-cater. You should be able to find a local market or supermarket where you can stock up on a lineup of tasty nibbles and a nice bottle of wine, which will help you save on room service costs. If you have to take a holiday closer to home, you can experience your own city or town with fresh eyes and focussed on romance. Make a reservation at a romantic hotel or resort, book a table at a happening restaurant, get tickets to a show, and go for cocktails like you did when you were first dating. What can also make a trip oh-so romantic is doing something new with your partner, even if it is closer to home. Weekend escapes are also a favourite with lovers, so why not book a luxe-for-less romantic trip within a few hours from home? A few days away won’t break the bank, and it will give you both the time to kick back and relax; pick an old favourite destination, or head somewhere new for you both to discover.