Married couples with children, especially, need a romantic getaway to reconnect, recharge, and renew.
One of our favorite cities is Miami. We have fond memories of a trip we took to the Bahamas before we had children. We spent the better part of a day driving from North Carolina to Virginia to get a certified copy of my husband’s birth certificate to gain admission into the country (I already had mine) and then to Miami, Florida to board our boat.
It was just the two of us – driving, singing, and smiling.
How nice would it be if we could pull off a romantic getaway in Miami? It’s a beautiful southern city full of exciting nightlife. It seems like the perfect location for a much needed excursion. In order to pull this off, we would need to save up for expenses, arrange for the grandparents to babysit, and clear our work schedules.
Our anniversary is in May, so if we started saving now, that should give us enough time to cover lodging, meals, travel, and entertainment. A long weekend would be pretty realistic, as the kids would only need transportation to school for 1 or 2 days. My husband already has one day off during the week, since he works one day during the weekend. That just leaves me to rearrange my work schedule (keeping in mind that if I don’t work, I don’t get paidJ).
There you have it, three easy steps to planning a romantic getaway:
1. Save up for expenses.
2. Arrange for the grandparents to babysit.
3. Clear work schedules.
When was your last romantic getaway?