Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else. – Nicholas Sparks
Sometimes no matter how much we really want to get away for a romantic weekend, it just isn't possible. We can, however, spend time making a game plan on how to spend some precious time with our loved one right in the comfort of our home. Plus, with a little creativity, we can even re-create that luxury hotel feeling.
There is a very popular five-star resort within viewing distance of our home. We have always talked about staying a few nights there and almost did a couple of weeks ago. In an effort to make a plan to experience this amazing resort, we added up the cost. We quickly came to the conclusion, "WOW, that would be really expensive!" We are currently saving for a down payment on a new car and had to decide if this expense was in our budget. We made the hard choice that it wasn't, at this time. Instead of breaking our budget, we got creative and planned our own five-star experience at home.
Here are some tips to help create a fun, romantic staycation for two:
Creating a 5 Star Hotel Room Suite Experience
Go Off the Grid
Room Service Please
Other Ideas: Watch a newly released film in bed or a TV series via services like Netflix or Amazon Prime; plan a hike or exploration of an outdoor attraction; see a theatre stage show or concert, etc.
If you need to solve the dilemma of what to do with kids, consider making a plan to trade babysitting services with a set of friends. You can rotate each month. You can extend the fun and plan kid friendly staycation activities for example: game night, scavenger hunt, camping in the backyard, baking contest, outdoor obstacle course, etc.
Planning fun on a budget, without taking leave, can be done. It just requires a game plan and some creative thinking. What are your ideas? Share your input below.
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