Celebrating Valentine’s Day is something most of us in a relationship want to do, no matter where we are in the world. So how are we meant to enjoy the holiday when we’re so far from home? Thankfully, it’s not as tough as it seems.
Avoid petals in the tub
One of the many things that might come to mind when you think about Valentine’s Day is scattering rose petals in the bath. While they might look like a great idea, you probably don’t want an expensive bill from the hotel or the apartment you’re renting when they block the drains, right? If you’re staying at a hotel, it might be best to call ahead and see if they offer romantic surprises instead.
Take in where you are
It can be easy to set up certain expectations when it comes to Valentine’s Day. However, some of us need to remember that spending the day with our loved one is the most important part of the day rather than planning something fancy or showering people with expensive gifts. Being away from home can make it easy to think you need to push the boat out even more, but stopping to take in where you are means you can enjoy the day no matter your surroundings.
Keep your cell phone off if you can
There are times when turning our cell phones off when we’re away from home isn’t a good idea, especially if you feel unsafe or you’re in an unknown area. That doesn’t mean we have to be glued to our phones all night. Rather than document every moment for the rest of the world to see, why not think about putting the phone down and enjoying the fact you and your partner are away from your regular lives?
Find a romantic hotel
There are so many hotels and places to stay on the market that it can be tough to find the perfect one for your vacation. However, if you’re planning on traveling around Valentine’s Day, this can be the ideal chance to check out some of the more romantic hotels on the market. This could be anything from a place with a spa to a room with a view and just about everything in between.
Plan a local activity
One of the best things about traveling is how you can take in the local environment and try something new. Valentine’s Day is no exception. It doesn’t matter that you’re far from home as you can quickly try something new, such as a yoga class, painting, hiking, or skiing, depending on where you are in the world. Whatever the case, it can be a great bonding experience and still give you a chance to celebrate your love.
Enjoying Valentine’s Day when we’re so far from home doesn’t have to be a task. In fact, it can be a great way to make some once-in-a-lifetime memories that would be enough to make most others envious. All you need is a little preplanning to ensure you enjoy the moment.