Top Five Valentine’s Day Travel Tips for the Amorous Adventurer

If you plan on surprising your Valentine this Monday with an impromptu trip, it pays to take a little time out from your hazy, lovey-dovey day dreams and actually plan out the rendezvous. If you leave the entire thing to chance, you may be setting yourself up for a big disappointment. Spontaneity is wonderful but spontaneity with a little contingency planning is pure gold! Read on for our top 5 travel tips to help you have fabulous Valentine’s Day;Double Check Your Beloved’s Schedule First: How horrible would it be to have booked a cheap flight (non-refundable deposit) weekend getaway, only to find out that he has to work overtime and take in a company dinner during that time? If there is a subtle way to find out if your valentine will be free then go for it, however, DO NOT stoop to snooping. It is always better to find the information through legitimate channels, rather than risk violating their trust and privacy.Have Them Book Off the Time: Yes, it means that your plans can’t be a complete surprise however; it really is the mature thing to do. Consider all of the different demands on your Valentine’s time and you will probably agree that it isn’t only easier but smarter to plan it ahead. After all, you don’t have to tell her any revealing information, just the dates or time to be available. It will be even more mysterious with such a small amount of knowledge to drive her nuts. After all that is what Valentine’s Day is all about… driving your beloved nuts, hopefully in a good way.Check Out the Location Thoroughly: Always make a reservation. Even if you have been to this venue a million times and never had a problem, you should still make a reservation. Look at it as your fail-safe. If you ignored this rule and showed up only to find that the entire restaurant has been booked for a dating service’s match-up night, you will need to scramble to come up with something else to do and quite frankly, you want to be relaxed and have fun on the V day, not turn into “that girl” who didn’t plan ahead.Leaving the Country Is Worth the Hassle IF…: First things first, ensure you both have up to date passports and that neither of you are on any no-fly lists nor warrants. Getting out of the country is always fun, but having to beg to get back in may not be. Check the news and make sure that the government hasn’t issued any travel advisories for your destination. Civil war does not equal party place! Lastly, you will want to choose a place that doesn’t require any extra vaccinations or precautions… traveler’s diarrhea can really wreck the party!Don’t Spend Everything, You Can’t Buy Love: Your Valentine will most likely be incredibly flattered that you have put so much thought and effort into this date; they don’t expect you to spend your life’s savings. Valentine’s Day is more about furthering your connection and enjoying some couple time rather than splashing money around to impressive the pants off of him! There are tons of cheap vacation ideas on the web. If you find that you are going over the top take a step back and remember that the guy who does way too much is just as bad as the guy who doesn’t do anything! Oh and keep the plans relatively in line with the seriousness of the relationship. If this is only the fourth date, don’t book the honeymoon suite… it may send the wrong signals!With any luck, once you have followed the above travel tips, you should be guaranteed a memorable time with your partner. Valentine’s Day should be fun, exciting and above all a celebration of your love or interest in one another, don’t let it turn into a pain in the neck!

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