Romance and adventure go hand-in-hand, but at the same time, they are two very different concepts.
There’s an air of mystique and glamor where romance is concerned. Whether it’s an over the top show of affection or subtle actions that reveal deeper feelings, romance is certainly important for couples traveling together.
On the other hand, adventure brings excitement, anticipation, and elation. It can provide a rush of adrenaline, the thrill of experiencing something new or just a whole lot of fun.
They’re both important for adventurous travelers. So how do you balance the two? These are some of the most important things to consider as you start planning a romantic, adventure-filled holiday.
1. Your Destination is the Key to Success
As with any trip, the destination is incredibly important. It dictates what activities you can do, determines the type of environment you’ll be in and sets the overall tone of the trip.
Consider everything from how long it will take you to reach your destination to your partner’s interests. While long haul flights are sometimes worth it, if you only have a few days, skip the long flights and choose something a little closer so you don’t ruin the vibe before you even arrive.
Research what your destination has to offer. Come up with a list of both romantic and daring experiences then discuss them together to decide the perfect romance-to-adventure ratio your relationship demands.
2. Seek Out a Hotel That Offers the Best of Both Worlds
Where you stay will determine a lot about your trip. If you’re looking to spend time scuba diving, going for sunset walks, parasailing and having picnics on the beach, track down the perfect seaside resort. If you’re more interested in the hustle and bustle of town, whether in the big city or on an island, go where the people are.
Another thing to look at is what activities each hotel offers. If you have an idea of the adventures you’re looking for, it’s easy to locate hotels that either host those activities or have recommendations or transportation to spots that do.
You can also research the romantic offerings at each hotel. Look up their restaurants, spa treatments or special events.
3. Pack for Anything and Everything
After your flights are booked and you have a plan for what you want to do when you arrive, make sure to pack for everything. Clothing for romantic sunset picnics varies pretty drastically from what you’d wear for river rafting or skydiving.
Cover all your bases. If you plan to scuba dive, figure out if they provide wet suits or if you need to bring one. If you want to have luxurious dinners at fine dining restaurants, make sure to bring appropriate attire.
Consult each event on your itinerary as you pack, even if activities or events may not be set in stone yet. Decide what you absolutely need and what you can do without.
4. Think Outside the Box for Extra Special Memories
Adventurous, romantic vacations are bound to create plenty of special memories. But take it a step further and find some unique things to do. These can be things your partner hasn’t tried before or things they may not ever have considered trying.
Find a way to surprise your significant other, capture their interest while also capturing their heart and mind and your trip is sure to be a success.
What do you think is the most important thing to remember when planning romantic, adventurous holidays?