Going On Bae- cation?
Two i s better than one... Right? How to work the couples’ retreat even better
Romantic holiday. I ’m sure you’re imagining the lounging by t he pool in your hottest bikini, the smoothie bowls you’ll enjoy together, and t he romantic sunset walks by the beach that are bound to fill your In sta-feed with en viable content. So far, sol it, right? But where is he in all of t his? Standing by, smiling and playing his part as the I nstagram husband ( phone willing ly in his hand while you pose with t hat elephant) or as the perfect prop that’ ll make your likes sky rocket?
This is where things start to breakdown, because take it from me, the male version of a romantic holiday is less planned, and not as rich ly imagined. For us, it’ s more about being able to wear shorts all the time and sleep in a different bed. I’ d be lying if I said that men didn’t place a certain degree of focus on the last part of the word wanderlust. But it’ s not all faced own on hotel linen—we love a romantic getaway as much as you do ... Just with less detail. Honestly, we love and appreciate the effort you put into making these va cays everything they can be. But if you have am an who takes initiative to make t he bookings ahead ( “You pay less that way !”) and pr e-plan your meals ( “Only Gaggan f or you, my love ”), then you definitely have yourself a keeper... Who’s making t he res tofus look bad. The travel moments men find the most romantic are rarely candlelit. Let me tell you one of mine: After a full day in transit, we got to our hotel room at midnight. We were tired, cranky, and it was definitely not the first night in paradise we imagined. Spontaneous ly, my woman called room service for che es burgers and a couple of beers. After chowing down, we l aid back , stomachs out and slightly buzzed, with t he knowledge that we behaved like naughty kids with an adult budget. That set up t he rest of the week of fun: and it was amazing. Away f rom home, phones off, just us ... I fell in love with her all over again. The point is, planning is great, and we’ re grateful for it, but leave open the chance for spontaneity. That way, you ( and hopefully him) can step up to t he plate and dish up t he romantic equivalent of dégustation.
Finally, remember t hat you’re on holiday. Being together all the time does not always breed intimacy. He’ll probably start clipping his toenails all over the floor and send you to the brink of a meltdown.
Take that cue to smile and say you’ re heading for the spa to wind down. A bit of separation, even if it’ s just for an hour or two, is precisely what we need to realise how special of a time this trip is. Then we’ll try our hardest to make ever y moment spent with you as magical as possible. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ ve got some room service to order and some Egyptian cotton sheets to mess up f or housekeeping...
#TFW you realise he takes great Insta photos