The Perfect First Holiday for Two - 5 Tips
lun. 30 enero 2023
Start smallMaybe it helps to have a kind of "dress rehearsal" beforehand. As a test, just spend a full week with each other every day and see if a holiday at this time is an option for you. For your first holiday together, you don't have to fly directly to a place on the other side of the world. How about starting small and going to one of our neighbouring countries? Italy, France and Spain are great for a summer holiday. For city breaks where the weather doesn't play such a big role, the Netherlands, Austria or Belgium are perfect.
Talk about your expectations in advanceEveryone goes on holiday differently and has different expectations of what a holiday should entail. Whether you prefer to explore all the sights, local restaurants and shops or the local nature is entirely up to you. What is important is that you talk about what you expect and would like to experience before your trip. Even if you don't agree on everything, you can still have a great time. It is important that you are both willing to compromise so that neither of you feels misunderstood. Discussing expectations also means talking about your budget in advance. Not everyone attaches the same importance to luxury or expensive experiences on holiday. In addition, it is of course possible that you earn different amounts and that the limit is therefore different. It is therefore important that you have similar ideas about money or that you can agree on a good middle ground.
Choose a destination you both don't knowNow for the difficult task: choosing a destination. Showing your partner your favourite city is exciting, but we think discovering a completely new place together is even more exciting. This way you can explore and marvel at great restaurants, bars and local places together. These experiences will stay with you both for a long time. After all, you don't necessarily want to go to a place that your sweetheart has visited before with an ex-partner or that reminds you of wild party nights, do you? Still need some inspiration on where to go? Find your dream hotel in the city of your choice on Hotelgift..
Don't plan too much and be spontaneousWhile on holiday with your partner, you want to be anything but stressed. For this reason, it makes sense not to plan too much in advance. This way you can see how you feel each day and it will be easier for you to meet each other's expectations. For example, if you have planned an outdoor activity but the weather is not cooperating that day, it can affect your mood. Therefore, opt for the "go with the flow" mentality and just let things take their course. It is nevertheless advisable, especially on a city trip, to pick out a few things before your trip that you absolutely wanted to discover during your time together. You can then decide spontaneously on the spot when to put them into practice.
Different opinion are perfectly normalDon't be afraid if you don't share the same opinion from time to time or if a discussion arises during your trip. This is perfectly normal. This is probably the first time you will be together for a long period of time and you will have to get used to each other's habits outside of your normal everyday life. The important thing here, however, is that you don't let these disagreements affect you too much and still enjoy your time together. Show understanding for your partner and both compromise. Situations like this can help you bond long after your holiday is over. You get to know your partner on a different level and learn to deal with their habits.
Additional tip: The best destinations for a romantic weekend for twoStill haven't quite decided where to go on your first holiday? We're happy to help you out by sharing some of our favourite destinations:
- Explore the French Alps together. It's especially romantic in the wintertime. Choose to stay at the three-star Hotel Le Val D'ISERE and enjoy an oasis of calm.
- Enjoy a sunny holiday together on the Greek island of Rhodes. The Spirit of the Knights is located in the middle of the old town of Rhodes, so you can reach everything on foot! From a beautiful beach to various bars and shops.
- Spend a romantic weekend in London and book an overnight stay at the beautiful city hotel The Gore London - Starhotels Collezione. The hotel is within walking distance of Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.
- Would you rather start with an overnight stay in your own country? Then an overnight stay in Usedom is ideal. Pure relaxation with proximity to the beach, what could be better? Treat yourself and your partner to a little more luxury and book a stay at the four-star hotel Dorint Resort Baltic Hills Usedom.