By Sarah Batcheller

After a stressful week, you just want to unwind and spend quality time with your partner. So pack a light bag, jump in the car, and head out on a road trip! Taking to the open road is bound to be an experience to remember; it’s a great way to spend quality time together and explore your relationship and love. It shouldn’t take too much planning, but in order to enjoy your journey, there are a few things you need to keep in mind.

Road Trip Your Way to a Stronger Relationship and Love

The first step is to choose a few destinations. For this date idea, you and your partner should select places not too far or too close to home. One great idea is to visit a popular city in your state or a neighboring state. If you don’t have any preferences, ask friends who have been on road trips. It’s always a great idea to get dating advice and personal recommendations from your loved ones — that way, you can also get information on the best places to eat, lodge, and just have a good time!

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Deciding where to go has a lot to do with your and your boo’s personalities. If you’re music junkies, you might want to hit up Nashville, Tennessee. Or maybe you’re history buffs, and you want to see the marvelous Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Your chosen spot depends on the kind of romance you want to stir up as well. You may want to pick a place that’s known for it’s party scene or somewhere with a beautiful, breathtakingly-silent landscape.

Once the destination has been chosen, it’s time to get your suitcase out. Several items you should take with you on this weekend date idea are music you both enjoy, a GPS or map, books, snacks, drinks, a first aid kit, some clothes (be sure to check the weather!), and cash or credit card.

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In order to enjoy the road trip and make the most of your relationship and love, give yourself sufficient time to check out your destination spot as well as places you pass through. Take pictures and keep receipts as souvenirs. With these tips and the right planning, you’ll be ready to take another road trip next weekend!

Do you have any suggestions about road tripping with your sweetheart? Share with our readers by commenting below.