How to Plan a Romantic Getaway

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Any relationship expert or marriage counsellor will tell you the importance of spending quality time with your partner.

Sometimes, due to schedule conflicts or income limitations, it is difficult to take each other on a romantic getaway or cruise. It doesn’t stop you from spending romantic time together.

Plan a staycation. What exactly is a “staycation”? It’s a vacation that you plan—at home.

We can help you if the idea of it doesn’t seem romantic or all that exciting. With a few dollars and a bit of time and innovation, you’ll be surprised by how much you can enjoy each other—from the comfort of your own house (and city).

Switch off all technologies

All technology must be turned offvia

First things first, this tip is free. Plan to turn off your electronic devices before you do anything. If you have kids, this is the only exception. In this case, you can leave your phone on vibrate to allow the people who are watching the children to reach you. Otherwise, anything that requires a plug and outlet can wait—until your staycation is over.

Rose petals can be thrown away

Throw some rose petals
Throw some rose petalsvia

If you want to set a mood, rose petals are perfect. Sprinkle them on your bedding and use them to make a trail between rooms. They are usually sold in floral sections of grocery stores in a box that is clear. Or you can buy some roses and separate the petals by yourself.

Get some sexy lingerie



Get some sexy lingerie
Get some sexy lingerie/via

You can’t go wrong with some sexy new lingerie. You can get a set of lace or sheer lingerie for yourself, and your man can have some satin or silk boxers.

Ceiling lights for your bedroom

Hang lights from your bedroom ceiling
Light up your bedroom ceilingvia

Ambiance. One of the best parts of going to a new city and staying at a hotel, bed and breakfast or resort is that you can create ambiance. You can create this effect in your bedroom by getting some new sheets at Target or Walmart. Then, you can string your Christmas lights down from the ceiling to the floor. Set them on a clock or turn them out before you leave the next morning.

Make your own bath soap

Make your own bath products
Create your own bath productsvia

Plan to spend lots of time together in the bathtub or shower. You can make your own bath products if you like.  You can find all kinds of delicious recipes here.

Massage your body yourself

Do your own body massages
Massage your body yourselfvia

A staycation can also be beneficial in that it allows you to unplug from your everyday life and relax. While you’re relaxing, why not give each other a good massage? It increases blood circulation, reduces stress, and enhances sleep and sex (following sex).

Post-Its with love messages for the home

Write love Post-Its for the house
Write Love Post-Its For The House/via

Try a new approach if you don’t recall the last time you sent a card to your sweetie (other than a birthday or an anniversary). Take a stack Post-Its and write sweet, sentimental messages to each one. Place them in strategic places around your home. In both the usual and uncommon places.

Hire a chef


Hire a chef
Hire a chef/via

You can pamper yourself in the kitchen, even if you are planning to stay home. Hire a personal chef for a night. Click here for information on how to find a chef near you. here.

Cook together

Cook together
Cook togethervia

Or you can cook together. Cooking together is a great way to spend time with your family.

How to make edible body butter

Make some edible body butter
You can make your own edible body butter.via

After bathing, it’s important to moisturize the skin. Edible body butter is the best way to smooth the skin or increase libido. The best part is that it’s easy to prepare. Get 17 different recipes. here.

Enjoy an indoor picnic

Have an indoor picnic
Indoor picnics are fun!via

Create an indoor picnic, whether it is warm or freezing outdoors. With a blanket, candles and some wine, you can transform a simple meal into something special.

Remove the toasting glass

Pull out the toasting glasses
Remove the toasting glasses/via

Toast your love and brilliance while you dine. Toast to your love for each other and the brilliance you both brought into creating your staycation.

Enjoy chocolate-covered strawberries

Serve up some chocolate-covered strawberries
Chocolate-covered strawberries are a delicious treat.via

Chocolate-covered strawberries are the perfect way to bring romance into your life. Dole offers them in 100-calorie servings if you don’t want to spend the time making your own. They are usually found in the frozen section of your local grocery store.

Buy bathrobes

Buy some bathrobes
Buy bathrobesvia

Why wear clothing? If you want to stay bare, that’s fine. But if the weather is cool, consider investing in matching bathrobes. These are items that you can reuse over and over.

Candles: Load them up

Load up on candles
Stock up on candlesvia

Candles. Candles are a cheap and easy way to enhance any environment. Some of the safest tealight candles are those that use a tealight. They also tend to create an atmosphere that is very softly lit.

‘Spice up’ your bathroom

'Spice up' your bathroom
‘Spice up’ your bathroom/via

Take a bath (at least) together. You can add rose petals, candles and your favorite love songs. This will set the mood.

Create a back deck oasis

Create a back deck oasis
Create a back deck oasis/via

Do some decorating on your deck as well if your staycation will be during the warm months. So you can enjoy a cozy night under the stars, or even sleep there.

Travel Apps: Download them now

Download some travel apps
Get some travel appsvia

We know we told you to “app-free” but we’ll make an exception. If you haven’t seen the famous landmarks of your city, and many people haven’t, use your staycation to see them. There are travel apps you can use to find the best spots to visit in your city.

Hire an Uber driver

Hire an Uber driver
Hire an Uber drivervia

You don’t want drive? Taxi is the best option. Uber is a better option. Read more about it. here.

Spend the Night in a Hotel

Spend the night in a hotel
Spend the night in an hotelvia

Nothing says “really, really hot sex”, quite like spending a night in a room at a hotel. Find a nice hotel in your city towards the end. This is a great way to end your staycation in a fun and fulfilling manner.

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