For many couples, Valentine’s Day is a big deal. After all, it’s a day dedicated to celebrating the person you love the most. However, it can sometimes be tough to make the day special when you’re in the middle of traveling. Fortunately, there’s plenty you can do to ensure that Valentine’s doesn’t lose its spark while you’re away.
Make use of modern technology
When traveling alone, it’s important to remember that technology is your friend. We live in an age when you can be on the other side of the world from your partner and still feel like you’re in the same room together. Provided you have a decent internet connection, of course. If possible, make use of that perk on Valentine’s by doing a video call during dinner. If both of you cook the same meal and eat at the same time, it’ll be like you’re on a proper date. You’ll just have to reserve the hand-holding and kissing for a later date.
Send them a gift
Gifts aren’t what Valentine’s Day is about, but they are nice to give and receive on this occasion. If you want your partner to know you’re thinking about them while you’re traveling, a present can help do that. If it’s something that relates to their interests, it’s bound to go down a treat. Just make sure you put plans in motion to ensure they receive the gift in time. If you fear you won’t be able to buy something during your trip, get it in advance and give it to a friend for safekeeping. They can then deliver it on the day, so you don’t have to worry if you’ve got a lousy connection wherever you’re staying.
Create a playlist
Music is a wonderful way to express your feelings. That’s why it might be worth putting together a playlist for your other half this Valentine’s Day. Whether you craft it out of your favorite songs or with tracks that embody your feelings for your partner, it’s a thoughtful way to let them know you’re thinking of them. They can listen to the tunes while you’re traveling and feel connected to you, no matter the distance between the two of you. Your partner might even feel inspired to do the same for you.
Celebrate on a different day
While Valentine’s Day might be a big occasion, the celebration of love is more important than the actual date itself. If you or your partner isn’t going to be around on February 14, why not just wait until you’re both back together? If you go out on a date and make a big fuss of one another, you’ll have just as good a time as if it was actually Valentine’s Day. In fact, you’ll probably have a better time because you’ll actually be in one another’s company, rather than talking through a phone.
When you’re in love, Valentine’s Day is one of the best days of the year. Thankfully, it’s still possible to celebrate it, even when you’re miles away from your partner.