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How to pack for a romantic getaway


If you’ve been craving some time away with your partner, a romantic holiday could be just what you both need. And, if you’ve got your credit card at the ready to book that dream getaway, then it could be the best thing you do all year. Of course, if you’re going to splurge on a big trip, then you’ll want to make sure it really delivers – so how can you plan for a truly memorable holiday that is every bit as sensual as you’d hoped?

Making your dream vacation a reality is about more than just a great destination – it’s also about how you feel. Pack your suitcase carefully with the outfits that make you feel your best, and the rest will look after itself. If you’re unsure what to take with you, then let us help – here are a few essential items to stash in your luggage to ensure that you’re both ready for a romantic time.

The basics

Before you get fancy, make sure all the bases are covered with travel essentials. Double-check that both of you have brought your IDs and passports if you’re traveling abroad. If you’re going to spend time in the sun, always bring sunscreen and make sure your partner covers all the spots you can’t reach, so that you never make the mistake of getting  burned and feeling uncomfortable as a result. If you’re hiking or exercising, bring a first aid kit with band aids, gauze, Neosporin, and even some other handy medicines like Pepto Bismol just in case – you never know when you might need them.

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It’s always wise to pack the sensible items before you move onto the fun ones. You want to make sure that you’re safe and prepared for your vacation before you go rather than, say, realising once you’ve arrived that you didn’t bring your birth control – which could really put a dampener on your plans.

What to wear

Before packing your holiday wardrobe, it can’t hurt to go out and find a few new pieces that will give your partner a pleasant surprise. That doesn’t mean you can’t take some of your current favourites – pack the dress you haven’t worn in a while, or the shoes they’ve been begging you to wear for months too and you’re onto a winner.

On the other hand, make sure not to over pack. You’ll probably want to do some shopping when you’ve arrived, and spending time worrying about how everything will make it home can be a hassle. Bring one or two nice dresses for dinner, but also leave room for comfortable wear to relax in. Also, be smart about potential weather: if you’re bringing a bathing suit, pack a rain jacket too. Even if you don’t anticipate a lot of walking, you could end up with a blister, so pack comfortable shoes.

If you take an eclectic approach to your wardrobe, minimise the amount of each type of item you bring, and prepare for the best and worst weather – this way, you’re sure to have a vacation that’s focused on your partner, and not be distracted by any mistakes that you could have been avoided by giving more careful consideration to your packing.

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How to spice things up

When deciding what to bring to get you and your partner in the right mood,  try thinking a little bit outside the box. A holiday is the perfect time to try new things with your partner – and if they doesn’t work, you can always laugh it off!

Pack a tin candle that’s easy to transport, and even silk rose petals to add a bit of romantic flair. Instead of bringing your favourite pyjamas or planning on sleeping in a t-shirt and shorts, try on a revealing nightgown or sexy lingerie set that your significant other will die for – and make sure it’s also one that makes you feel beautiful, too. Also consider bringing massage oil and lotion to rub on your partner at the end of a long day – it’s is a great relaxation trick to get anybody feeling romantic and is sure to work wonders.

The takeaway

Packing for a romantic getaway doesn’t have to be difficult – in fact, it can be both fun and easy. The key to success is how prepared you are for traveling and romance, so make sure you have everything you need, but don’t stress yourself out; you can always pick up anything missing on the road. Go in with an open mind and be ready for anything, and you’re guaranteed to make that ideal romantic trip a reality.