Travel and love are like peanut butter and jelly: You can have one without the other, but they are so much better together. Travel can survive without love; we have all traveled with people we are not in love with, but can real love survive without travel?
Psychology Today said that all human beings need both security and challenge. Because traveling interrupts the status quo and deepens our understanding of ourselves and our partners, it can be the best thing you can do to keep love alive and thriving.
Here are some of the most romantic getaways to help you get started:
If the lovers everywhere aren’t enough to get your heart started, then the scenery will. Santorini is one of the top destinations for the newly engaged, married, and for those longing for an out-of-this-world experience and heart-racing sunsets.
Big Sur, California
Nothing beats the sound of the Pacific Ocean at sunset, and there is no better way to get some alone time with your significant other than taking a hike through the majestic redwoods. Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn is one of the oldest and quirkiest inns in the area, and from there you can make your way to stunning Pfeiffer State Park, McWay Falls, and the famous and seriously romantic Bixby Bridge. Stop and kiss along the way.
Hope Town and Elbow Cay, Bahamas
If you are looking for the most beautiful beach in the world, you will want to book a trip to Hope Town. You can get there with a short flight from Miami to Marsh Harbor, a then a beautiful ferry to the island. The blue sky, the daily “junkaroos,” and the world-famous snorkeling and diving locations are bound to get your heart beating. You can rent a romantic bungalow from Hope Town Hideaways at hopetown.com and fall in love all over again.
Saying you love someone is easy. What is harder is keeping love burning throughout your relationship. Every one of us counts on our partner to support and validate the way we see the world, but sometimes the way we see the world can become the problem itself. You don’t read the same book year after year or eat the same food, so why would you keep going to the same destinations?
Changing yourself and your perspective can even change the way you see your partner. Keep travel in your hearts and in your plans this year. I guarantee you, love will follow.