The Jakarta Post
Traveling with a loved one is, for many, the ultimate test of a relationship. (Shutterstock/File)
Taking your significant other to a weekend getaway outside the city could be an interesting way to spend some quality time and enjoy a new experience together.
In celebration of Valentine's Day, below are some tips to consider for couples wanting to go on a romantic weekend escape for the first time as compiled by KompasTravel:
Make plans together
Before you go, make a plan or itinerary together with your loved one, starting from the duration of the journey, to what cuisine to try, to which destinations and tourist sites to visit. Make the plans as detailed as possible to ensure a smooth journey.
You should also share duties for it, such as who is going to book the tickets and hotels and who will handle the transportation when you arrive.
Set the budget accordingly
When you make the plan, make sure to plan the budget with your loved one. When it's done, make sure your expenses did not exceed the budget.
As sometimes financial matters can lead to quarrels, ensure that everything has been carefully calculated prior to the departure.
Respect one another
During the trip, you will always be in close proximity with your partner, hence it is important to always respect one another. For instance, when one of you is feeling moody, the other should be ready to compromise.
Traveling can be an opportunity for you to make new friends, thus always be polite and respect the locals as well as other travelers.
Try new things
Try new activities you and your loved one have never done before, such as diving, snorkeling or surfing if you're going to the beach.
You can also opt to do more adventurous activities to make the journey more exciting, like bungee jumping, skydiving, rafting and rock climbing. By doing so, you can expect to have a memorable experience that will last a lifetime.
Make time to take selfies with your partner to record the moments you spend together. Posing at Instagrammable spots can create more attractive photos. (kes)