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Week before last we escaped to a little 3 day getaway which was quite the fancy for us. Lately we are so focused on completing the building of our house that we have to stop and prioritize a little down time and quality time together. Being intentional can be hard…but is super important and healthy. We are so glad we got away for a little time to rejuvenate, relax and refresh.
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Travel Tips & Tricks for a Romantic Getaway
I wanted to share my basic tips and planning method for our getaway…in hopes it will help you and you won’t get overwhelmed when planning a trip….
How to Plan a Romantic Getaway
- When are we going? i.e. dates/time frame
- What is our budget?
- Where are we going?
- How will we get there?
- Where are we staying?
The rest will fall into place, I promise! Like the important details of where will we eat?!?!? That’s always top of our priority list too! hehe
So here we go…
#1 When are we going? Decide first your time frame, look at your calendar and see what works best for both of you…see about getting time off of work (if that’s an issue). This is THE FIRST piece of information you have to have to move forward!
#2 What is our budget? – This may or may not be an issue for you. If it is, decide the amount you are willing to spend on your getaway. This may determine the rest of the tips…maybe you don’t have an exact budget so you just want to explore options. That’s up to you and what you are comfortable with in the realms of your financial standing.
#3 Where are we going? – Sometimes this is the hardest part to decide…because it feels like the options are endless…at least our dreams are endless. We are always talking about where we want to travel next…it seems we keep a running list of places we want to explore and adventure.
#4 How will you get there? – This is highly dependent on #3 – rental car? flight? Begin to explore your destination, the distance from you and what you are comfortable with.
#5 Where are we staying? – Once you have nailed down tip #1-4 you can then begin to explore your options of your stay.
This was our process for this Romantic Getaway:
#1 – We both sat down over our calendars and nailed down the dates we were available to travel and be away from life/work
#2 – Based off our time available to getaway we decided on a budget that fit within our boundaries.
#3 – We both agreed we wanted to go somewhere quiet, relaxing and slow paced. We’ve been so so soooo busy that a destination that ran us ragged was just not appealing to us for this getaway!
#4 – Because it was within a comfortable driving distance we opted for renting a car…which leads me to #5.
#5 – Seeing that we were going to rent a car through Expedia this opened us up to more savings for our getaway through Expedia Add-On Advantage – their new service. This new service –> Expedia Add-On Advantage let us take all the time we needed to do some extra research to find the perfect hotel at the perfect price.
Once we settled all of the above…we were then able to explore things to do, places to eat and spots to visit on our Romantic Getaway Adventure! Let the fun and memories begin!
Hi I’m Erin a Southern mama from South Mississippi, owner and chief editor of Sixth Bloom a blog helping mom-tographers capture their kiddos and life, talking all things home, parenting and how we navigate through life. You will find me living life to the fullest with my mister (aka husband) and our little one year old, Miss E, in our 500+ sq foot cottage as we build our dream house on our two acres! We are blessed beyond measure, love to travel, involved in ministry at our church and in between all of that I run three successful businesses! Follow me at: WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | PINTEREST
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Chanel | Cultural Xplorer says
I love romantic getaways. It looks like the two of you had a nice time!