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Nothing ignites the passion in a relationship quite like adrenaline. Whether
you’re climbing Pike’s Peak or skiing the slopes at Vail, sharing a once-in-a-
lifetime experience with your significant other is sure to leave you with stories
— and passion — to share. However, when you’re planning an adventure trip
for two, where do you start? This guide from TravelFit.Info will help you plan a
couple’s adventure vacation that you’ll never forget.
Setting a Budget and Choosing Your Destination
Budget is the biggest factor in where your adventure leads. If money is of no
concern, you have the entire world at your fingertips. But if you’re like the rest of us, you’ll need to factor the cost of flights and excursions into your plans. If you don’t have your heart set on a specific destination, use Skyscanner to search for cheap flights anywhere from your home airport or Scott’s Cheap Flights to be notified of the best travel deals. However, if you do have a destination in mind, set flight alerts to find the best deals to get you there.
Even if you’re on a tight budget, you can still have a great adventure. North America has no shortage of breathtaking adventures, from hiking and mountain biking in the Rocky Mountains to scuba diving in the cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula. And unlike a transatlantic flight, you won’t have to spend a fortune to get there.
Zero in on the right accommodations too. Unless you're staying in familiar territory or in an area close to grocery stores and gas stations, it’s wise to avoid AirBnB or VRBO rentals and instead look to an affordable and comfortable place to stay like The Green Bridge Inn. By opting for a hotel, you can avoid some of the pitfalls that can come from staying in a vacation rental.
Planning an Adventure Itinerary
Odds are, you’ll have at least one big adventure in mind based on your travel destination. However, don’t forget to look for experiences off the beaten path. Whether it’s dining on local street cuisine, learning a traditional craft from expert artisans, or getting an up-close view of the native flora and fauna, it’s often the unexpected experiences that are the most memorable.
What you pack can have a significant impact on your trip. You don’t want to be stuck lugging around items you don’t really need or wishing you had brought enough warm clothing. Take stock of what you can expect climate-wise based on destination and time of year. This should include everything from clothing to gear to supplies. For example, if you have a serious hike planned, pack comfortable footwear that you’ve broken in. Or if you’re driving your motorcycle across the country, find an easily stowable cover to protect your bike from harsh elements.
Reflecting on Your Travels
Don’t race back to regular life when you return from vacation. Spending time reflecting on your trip is an opportunity to appreciate the remarkable things you experienced together and strengthen your bond as a couple. In addition to talking about your most cherished travel experiences and poring over the photos you took on vacation, make space to discuss your relationship. It can be hard to have big relationship discussions in a healthy manner when you’re bogged down by day-to-day stress. But now, while you’re feeling relaxed and clear-headed, you have the clarity to talk about big-picture stuff like the state of your marriage and how you can keep your connection as strong going forward as it was on vacation.
Forget lounging on the beach for a week or scheduling a staycation for a half-hearted hiatus from work stress. When it comes to bringing passion, intimacy, and excitement back into your relationship, nothing beats an adventure vacation for two. Whether you’re headed somewhere warm or trekking across a snow-capped landscape, have a lot to spend or just a little, a couple’s adventure trip is a getaway you’ll never forget.
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Looking for the perfect place to stay during your trip to Red Cliff? Book a room today with The Green Bridge Inn. With well-appointed accommodations and proximity to dining and fun, a stay here can make for the perfect couple’s getaway.
How to Plan a Couple’s Adventure Vacation and Reignite Your Romance
Zack Spring, TravelFit.Info