Romance and travel go together like…um…peanut butter and jelly? How about bananas and strawberries in a smoothie? Well, something like that. The fact is, hitting the road with your girlfriend/boyfriend is an excellent way to enhance your romance. It’s also a great way to see if you relationship works at all. I mean, if you can’t get along together while on the road, well, you’re going to have a hard time holding it together in life, eh?
There are a gazillion sites out there that want to help you plan your romance trips, but I thought I’d take a spin around he net to see if I couldn’t find three really good ones to help you narrow down your own research options. I wanted to find sites that offer a variety of ideas, including adventure trips as well as the relaxed, sit on the beach kind of trips that you might find in a Corona ad. I also wanted to make sure that the sites were legit, name brand ones, and not huckster sites that survive solely getting payoffs from trip vendors.
So here we go:
The first site I found is one dedicated to honeymoons and such, but also focuses on “trips for two”. The site is called (appropriately) Travel+Romance, and is a partnership between the folks at The Knot and Travel and Leisure, and offers both articles and trip ideas to places like the US Virgin islands and the Bahamas. These are NOT geared towards the budget traveler nor to the adventure traveler, but if you want to head out and savor a little bit of pampering, some of these trips might work for you.
Now, let’s get onto the more adventuresome opportunities. Outside Magazine, a perennial favorite, offer this series of stories and ideas for lusty couples who love the outdoors. The section on finding the best place for a “backcountry tryst” I thought was particularly useful. Forget what Kissinger said about power, the outdoors can also be the best aphrodisiac.
And finally, let me direct you to vacationidea.com and their extensive list of romantic travel options that include trips to exotic locales like Fiji and Bora Bora. I like this site because there are vast options to select from, and the write ups are short, but nicely informative.
So that’s three solid romance travel options from which you should be able to find an idea or two to help improve your love life. Keep in mind that travel, especially adventure travel, can have its pitfalls. You can miss a plane or train, or you can get caught in horrible weather where it’s just you and her/him stuck in a tent for a few days. For some, that’s a recipe for love…for others, well, I know some couples who fond out that they don’t really jive under difficult circumstances. I suppose you’ll only find out if you’re compatible in that way if you give it a try. But that’s what love and life are all about, eh?