Cupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Take a Virtual VacationCupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Take a Virtual Vacation

By Gabby Robles

Just because you can’t go on vacation this spring doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy a much-deserved break. First, pick an interesting country and research it online with your honey. Set your wallpapers on all your devices to photos of the hotspot and check out some of the country’s facts and famous tourist attractions to learn more about the locale.

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This date idea is a great opportunity to learn together. Maybe you want to explore each other’s heritages and expand your knowledge about each other’s families in a deeper way, ultimately developing a stronger connection. The more questions you ask, the more stimulating the conversation will be.

Perhaps one or both of you has never been out of the country. So why not make an adventure out of this pretend trip? Or if you have plans to take a real trip in a few months, you can use this virtual vacation as a test run.

If you want a real-life experience, do some digging to find a museum near you that celebrates the culture of the country of your choosing and head over there for some educational, relaxing fun. If you’re in the New York area, take a trip to the American Museum of Natural History. If you’re in L.A., check out the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and see different countries habitats and the animals that inhabit them.

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After your trip to the museum, find a restaurant that specializes in the dishes of your country and enjoy a night out with your love. You can both take a step out of your comfort zone and try something new. While you wait for your delicious food to arrive, ask what his mom used to make for dinner, what his favorite ethnic food was growing up, and what he enjoys now. You two may share the same favorite dish and not even know it!

It may be fun to teach each other some phrases from your country’s native language too. You can hold simple conversations with each other and make some memories. Who knows, you might even find a new catchphrase!

Be sure to jump into this date with excitement and have an open mind.

Cupid wants to know: Where would you go on a virtual vacation?