My parents are huge advocates of getting away as a couple on a yearly basis. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant to be effective. You just need time away from life to reconnect and bond with each other.
Mom and Dad are very forward thinking people. Mom told me over and over that you have to focus on your relationship with your spouse. One day, all of your kids will grow up and move away. It is very important that you make sure you and your spouse have something left once the kids are gone.
For that reason, this coming weekend, Austin and I are putting together a romantic getaway while my parents watch the boys.
Preparing For A Romantic Getaway Takes Planning
I know that life is very busy, and taking the time off to go away for a weekend can be challenging enough. Don’t ignore making some plans for your trip. You don’t want to show up with different ideas of how the weekend will go.
Here are some things you should consider when planning your trip:
- Choose a place to stay
- Plan one recreational thing to do
- Allow plenty of time in the schedule for sexual intimacy
- Give yourself a chance to sleep in
- Keep it relaxed
A successful romantic getaway combines enough planning to give you direction, but enough free time for spontaneity.
It is important that you take time to rest, be intimate, and do fun things together.
Go Over The Basic Idea Of The Weekend
The worst thing you can do is go into the weekend with poor expectations. It will only lead to disappointment and possibly a fight. Talk about what you both hope to do during the trip.
Go ahead and decide how many times you want to be sexually intimate. It would be better that you go into the weekend with an idea, than to deal with one person turning the other down. That is sure to kill the trip right away.
You should also decide how much you want to rest. If sleeping in is in your mind, then let that be known to your spouse. They may have a different idea of what it means to go on a trip.
I’m not suggesting that you come up with a rigid schedule. However, I am saying you and your spouse need to give each other a quick rundown of what you hope will happen during the weekend.
What to Pack For a Romantic Getaway
Here is the fun part of preparing for the getaway…the packing. I think it is fun anyways. I always do better with a checklist of things that I need to put in the bag.
When it comes to a romantic weekend, the packing list is very different than when we are just going out of town. I have to make sure I have sexy stuff with me.
I have a basket that I load up with the romantic items to keep them separate from the rest of my stuff.
Here are some sexy things you should consider packing:
- Lingerie or hot outfit
- Sex aids (lube, sex toys, contraceptives, etc.)
- Bedroom game or foreplay cards
- Candles (battery operated if you don’t want to mess with a lighter)
- Strand of lights (to cast a romantic glow)
- Sparkling cider (or alcoholic beverage if you drink)
- Plastic stemware (or glass if that is what you have)
- Fake flowers (to decorate the room with)
- Candy or snacks to feed one another
- Conversation starters
- An open mind
I find that it is nice to bring a few things to decorate the room with. That is why I put candles, lights, and fake flowers on the list. This weekend, I’m taking a sheer piece of material that I can drape somewhere in the room.
Not everyone will want to go ready to decorate their hotel room, but that is my style. However, it only takes a couple of minutes to plug in a strand of lights, set out a few fake flowers, and light up some candles.
We always enjoy drinking sparkling cider when we celebrate. Whatever you and your spouse drink to, pack it.
Being out together for a romantic getaway gives you every reason to celebrate.
These are just some of the things that I do to prepare for a romantic getaway.
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