Love is in the air this month and what better way to bask in it, than with a romantic getaway with your loved one? A ‘baecation’ is one of my favourite ways to spend quality time with my partner. Not only do you get to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but you also get to make life-long memories and learn more about them in a brand-new setting. Like they say, you never really know someone until you travel with them. Wondering how you can you plan a romantic baecation this year? Here are our tips for a romantic getaway in 2021.
Any iconic romcom will tell you that Paris is the place to go if you’re looking for a romantic getaway on Valentine’s day, but we like to think outside the box. With the right attitude and planning, even a cute Airbnb located a few minutes from your home could be your dream ‘baecation’. Local tourism is a really affordable, and sustainable way to get the sense of an escape without splurging on plane tickets. Instead, you can treat yourselves to a couple’s package at your local hotel or spa. If you live in a busy city, a short drive to a secluded inn in the countryside will give you a much-needed break and some fresh air, while you and your partner explore some of the quainter parts of your country. Pack up some of your favourite chocolates, flowers and games and you’re ready to indulge in a love-filled weekend.
Another fun (and original) way to travel together this Valentines is to go on a virtual tour. It’s also a really good way to enjoy an activity together if you’re in a long-distance relationship or in a strict lockdown. Romance is all about the creativity after all.
Virtual travel immerses you into the culture, tourist sites, and feel of the destination while you stay cuddled up with your beau, or a hot drink, on the couch. Are you both history buffs? Our Secrets of Barcelona virtual tour is a whole new way of exploring the city. It transports you from wherever you are in the world to Barcelona’s most curious sights and landmarks. The tour is fully interactive and includes 3D models, archival photos and videos that you won’t find anywhere else. If your other half is more of an adrenaline junkie, check out our free Zenobia virtual tour to dive deep into the Titanic of the Mediterranean. No special equipment required, as our tours are available from your desktop or mobile.
Catch flights, not Covid!
If you do plan to catch both flights and feelings this year, we’ve got some safety travel tips for you. In 2021, planning is your best friend. Every relationship is different, and our first tip to choosing a destination would be to decide on the kind of romantic getaway you and your partner are looking. Our blog post about what you should take into account while planning a holiday in 2021 covers all the important grounds at for planning.
Once you decide on your baecation location, you can look for some couples packages in the area and pick one that you and your partner will really enjoy. This year there are some get some great deals on your stay in Portugal with discounted spa treatments and free wine at the 5 star Martinhal Sagres.
We hope this helps to make this Valentine’s Day special.