3 tips for the best romantic getaway


Try these techniques for the perfect getaway for you and your partner.


Sequestered from the pressures of work life and shared household responsibilities, vacations as a couple create the perfect opportunity to focus on deepening the romantic and sexual bond of a relationship. With a positive attitude and an open mind, a vacation like this has the power to re-energize a connection that simply lacks a dose of TLC. Try these techniques to plan the perfect getaway to unite you and your partner in the more physical aspects of your relationship.

Choose a retreat

For those looking to deepen their partnership, couples retreats can help create a lasting connection. Retreats often offer carefully crafted itineraries that balance adventurous pursuits like paddle boarding and wildlife viewing with romantic pursuits like wine tasting and luxury spa treatments. Many are housed in adults-only resorts that cater to the couples experience with private hot tubs and excellent fine dining options. These curated offerings offered in the sultry South Charleston sun are suitable for every occasion, from elopements and birthdays to inspirations from The Notebook and babymoons.

Choose a daily theme

If you’re trying to figure out how to incorporate seductive mind games and sensual anticipation into the rhythm of your vacation days, choosing a specific theme can help. Do Lingerie Monday, Toy Tuesday, Sensual Touch Wednesday, and Explore New Techniques Thursday. This will help reinforce the focus on intimacy and eroticism intended for travel and bring a sense of joyful playfulness to your loving relationship retention. Choosing a steamy place known for its romance or sexually liberated culture may be best for a trip like this. Think of Thailand, Amsterdam or Paris.

Prepare the terrain

During the trip planning process, discuss fantasies and ideas for sparking connection, rather than silently hoping it will turn out the way you want it to. One partner may enjoy romantic scenery for their ideal date, while another hopes to prioritize indulgent activities like massage to set the mood. While neither partner’s needs are prioritized, a discussion about what both parties find romantic and exciting in a vacation setting will help foster the connection. Scenic occasions can be created from the snow-capped glass igloos of Sweden or the sandy beaches of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

This story was created by DEVIATION, a journalism brand focused on the best black travel stories, in partnership with McClatchy’s The Charlotte Observer and Miami Herald. Detour’s approach to travel and storytelling seeks to tell tales hitherto underreported or ignored by moving away from the usual routes framed by Eurocentrism. The detour team is made up of a list of award-winning journalists, writers, historians, photographers, illustrators and filmmakers.

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