Getaways, to put them simply, are mini-vacations that you have with a loved one (in most cases, your significant other). Romantic getaways are the perfect recreational activity for when you need a mental detox, as well as have some quality time with your significant other, or perhaps add a little extra spark to your current relationship in the most fun and romantic way possible. However, if you’re on a tight budget, a romantic date night in Paris or a boat trip in Venice might sound a little too far-fetched. But does some quality time with your other half have to come at a price? It absolutely doesn’t! We’re here with some ways by which you can pick out the perfect getaway destination… without having to break the bank!
Keep the destination really domestic.
Who said that you need to leave your home to have some “we” time with your partner? Our homes are probably the comfiest destination in the world to us, especially since they hold so much sentimental value and countless memories. And to think of it, they’re the perfect location to retreat to, as well! Take a couple of days off from work and spend the time doing fun things with your significant other. Whip up a nice meal, have a romantic candlelight dinner, build fortresses with mattresses and pillows to cuddle together in, enjoy a Netflix marathon, or do some redecorating (if that sounds fun to you). It’s just you guys in a familiar and cozy surrounding, your forever home, with no pressures and interventions from the outside world. Make the most out of this precious time!
Get a free stay at your friend’s holiday home.
What better time could it be to get your buddy’s help! If you have a friend who you know owns a private holiday home, or perhaps a commercial one, ask them for the keys (or maybe a room at mate’s rates)! Not only will it really slash your logistics budget, it will also allow you to have the conventional retreat, far away from the people who know you, and achieve the privacy that you’ve been craving for. It will also allow you to explore a new place and enjoy personal time with one another. Additionally, if your friend owns a commercial place, there’s a fat chance you could cut costs with the food, too!
Plan your getaway during the off-season.
The off season is basically a time of the year when tourists and visitors rarely pop up in a certain location. It could be due to a busy time of the year in terms of work and school, or perhaps because a certain location is seasonal when it comes to its attractions. Whatever the reason might be, off seasons are goldmines for travellers since hotels, restaurants and busy tourist attractions are practically empty. Because of this, their prices often reach the unimaginable lows. Expect to slash your budget by half or even more, by simply going out on a different time of the year — and also enjoy having a hassle-free trip with luxury elements due to the lack of other tourists!
Consider a hiking/camping trip during the weekend.
If both you and your partner are the adventurous sort, a camping trip up on the hills would be the perfect getaway for you. With a number of affordable (or even free!) camping sites available at your disposal, plan out a minimalistic trip that spans over the weekend with your partner. This can help to satisfy your love for nature, as well as give you a chance to really bond with your loved one. Pick out some ready to eat food, or something you can roast out in the fire, and have the true, genuine, and enriching camping experience with the teensiest, tiniest budget.