Whether it’s driving up the Pacific coast, touring Civil War battlefields or spending a week in New York City, everyone has their list of dream vacations. While it’s easy to get caught up in dreaming about these big trips, we often forget that every weekend brings an opportunity to get away, relax and experience something new and exciting.
If you have someone special in your life and you’re looking for a more personal way to say “I love you” or just want to add a new ingredient to shake up your relationship, then it’s time you became a weekend escape artist and surprise your significant other with a weekend getaway.
Sure you can close your eyes and point to a place on the map, but why not try planning your vacation around a theme? Brainstorm a list of things your partner is passionate about and let this serve as the foundation for the weekend. This can be anything: antiquing, winery and brewery tours, food excursions, nature outings or more.
2. Don’t make planning any harder than it needs to be
With the internet, you no longer have the excuse that you don’t have the time to plan a vacation. Programs like Travel MANager
have made planning for that special weekend easy. The point is, don’t be intimidated or worried about not knowing how to proceed, help is available!
3. Learn from your past blunders
Whether you’ve booked a hotel in the wrong city or thought the flight left earlier than it did, everyone has made mistakes when traveling. Just make sure to learn from these blunders for the next time!
4. Feel free to take some more risks
The beauty of a short, weekend vacation is that you can be a little more daring in what you decide to do. You can feel free to experiment or venture somewhere that may not be your style. Spelunking or jazz festivals might not be your top choice, but hey, it’s just a weekend, get out there and try something new.
5. Don’t be afraid to be impulsive
If your partner has always wanted to eat at a certain restaurant, visit a particular museum, or if you know their favorite band is playing in New York, LA or wherever, go there! You might be surprised at how easy it is to find last minute flights and book hotels. Spending the weekend on the other side of the country might be just the vacation you both need.