Whether you've been together for two years or 20, taking a trip with your romantic partner is always exciting. The quality time you get allows you to discover more about each other and to strengthen your bond. This can be especially true of adventure travel trips, which push you out of your comfort zone and encourage you to rely on your significant other emotionally more than you normally might.
Plan a budget-friendly trip in advance
A romantic getaway doesn’t have to break the bank. The key to an affordable vacation is planning in advance. If you are planning to go to a destination where air travel is required, try to buy on a Tuesday. Rates tend to be cheaper on this day. You can also sign up for alerts via a site like Kayak and get deals delivered directly to your inbox. This can also be the key to planning more spontaneous (and romantic!) getaways. If you don’t have the budget for airline travel, a road trip is a perfect solution.
Local Adventurer offers a comprehensive roundup of American road trips to inspire you. Choose from a scenic drive along the Pacific Coast Highway in California, a historic jaunt along Route 66, or a cruise across the overseas highway in Florida. Worried about gas prices? There are many ways to save. For instance, join a grocery store gas perks program in advance of your trip, or sign up directly with a gas station chain for their rewards programs. You can also often save with gas gift cards purchased online.
Prepare your car for the road trip
Before you head off on your holiday, schedule a car inspection. You don't want to end up with an oil problem or flat tire that could have been avoided mid-trip. You can also take added precautions by equipping your vehicle with an automobile emergency kit. This should include jumper cables, coolant, a first aid kit, and multipurpose tools. Additionally, scope out the weather in your intended target area before you go: If you’re headed where it’s snowy, for instance, you need snow tires.
Additionally, make sure your car insurance coverage is appropriate and will cover you across state lines. If you haven't revisited your plan in years, this is the perfect opportunity to upgrade. Shop around and check out different providers to see which ones best suit your needs. Check AM Best ratings and how long the providers have been in business to get an idea of how reliable they are before investing.
Ensure your phone will keep you connected in case of emergencies
Part of the joy of an adventure trip is being able to disconnect and unplug from the real world—and focus solely on your romantic partner. That said, you will need to be able to reach the outside world in case of emergencies. If your car breaks down, for instance, you want to be able to call AAA. Make sure that your phone plan will cover you throughout your travels without incurring roaming fees or other exorbitant charges if you exceed your normal data package. You may want to take the opportunity to shop around for a new plan that includes a quality, high-speed network and a reliable provider.
Follow the above tips for planning the perfect adventure trip, and you will strengthen your bond with your partner. Travel has actually been shown to have long-term benefits for couples: It requires you to enhance your communication skills and ignites romance and intimacy. According to the U.S. Travel Association, couples who travel together are less likely to complain about their partner not sharing enough about their feelings. With the above guidelines, you can plan the perfect trip and enhance your relationship.
Author: Zack Spring
Zack Spring works as a tech consultant which requires him to travel frequently. He also enjoys running and cycling - staying active as possible. He created TravelFit.info to encourage his readers to stay active while traveling.
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