By April Littleton
Traveling the world together can give you and your partner the chance to relax and reconnect romantically. When you’re out at at sea, time seems to slow down. How could you worry about anything when you have such a beautiful view surrounding you? Don’t worry, you don’t have to spend your entire life saving in order to venture out to new places. Cupid has some ideas:
1. Check out cruise sites: Some of the cheapest cruise deals are found on the Internet. Try websites such as Travelocity.com and expedia.com for great, low rates on some of the best cruise packages. You’ll almost never find any generous discounts if you choose to book the cruise directly from the source, so try some secondary websites first before you decide to spend half your paycheck.
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2. Rent a boat:¬†If either you or your partner has some experience with a boat or a yacht, then forget about a cruise and take to the sea yourself. Do some research on boat rental companies that are located near you and pick the dates you want to reserve. Even if you and your honey are inexperienced, the opportunity to be alone and try new things with one another will certainly be the highlight of the day.
3. Cook for the crew:¬†You and your significant other might want the REAL sailing experience. If you know anyone who works with a boating crew, ask if you can volunteer over a weekend. Crew members can always use an extra set of hands on deck, so don’t be afraid to ask for a ride – as long as you’re willing to help out. How fun would it be for you and your boo to prepare the meals for the boat? You might not know what you’re doing, but that’s part of the fun. Plus, you’ll probably be alone with your partner in a cramped room. Aside from the funny fish smells, you might find the whole thing a bit romantic.
4. Find a cabin near the ocean: You might not necessarily want to be out at sea, but you wouldn’t mind having a similar view. Pick a weekend where both you and your love have some free-time and rent a nice cabin or beach house out by the ocean. If a short weekend getaway just isn’t enough, take a couple of weeks off of work and spend some time rekindling the flame with your lover. You can learn how to jet ski or water paddle in the process.
What are some other ways to locally sail the high seas with your first mate? Comment below.