To be loved by the one you love is one of the greatest feelings in the world. Being in a relationship with someone gives us the opportunity to be creative on how to spend time together, especially if the relationship’s been going on for a while and date night became a bit boring and clichéd. Next time you are out of ideas on how to make your date memorable, why not pack your suitcase and whisk your significant other to a romantic destination? Why not surprise them by doing one (or all) of the below?
Attend a Festival
Melbourne, Australia is one of those lucky cities in the world where it is always lively and full of activities. Everyone’s social calendar is at times full of events and parties to attend to. Of all these happenings, what draws in tourists and locals alike are the festivals. It doesn’t matter what festival it is because the city has every festival imaginable. Comedy, art, jazz, cultural festivals…Melbourne has it all. Couples are treated to year-round festivals as it is one of the most romantic things to do in Melbourne. Choose to go in March for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, in June for the Melbourne International Jazz Festival or in November for the Melbourne Music Festival.
Watch the Sunset
Sunsets in different romantic destinations are different. The sunset in your hometown and other destination you have been to be unlike the sunset in Istanbul, Turkey. Known as the melting pot of Eastern and Western culture and civilization, take your partner on a boat ride and see as the sun sets and illuminates the landmarks of the various architectural influences of past empires that ruled this historically rich city.
Buy a Padlock
Promise Bridge in Dubai, UAE might not be the first of its kind with the sad demise of the Pont des Arts Bridge in Paris but at least it is giving couples who find the gesture romantic and promising a new bridge to “lock” their love. Situated over a manmade lake, the bridge which just opened in January of this year already accumulated 4,000 locks from lovers of different nationalities. Couples could either bring their own locks or buy them at kiosks in the area.
Spend Spring in Pink
Pink is considered to be the colour of romantic love and the subdued version of the colour of passion is red. When cherry blossom trees in Japan are in full bloom, the whole country turns pink. Every product and merchandise is imprinted with cherry blossoms and is coloured in every shade of pink. Every year, the country celebrates “hanami”, which literally translated to “looking at flowers” which attracts tourists from all over the world. The pink blossoms are the perfect background to profess your undying love to your partner or to finally pop the question. Head over to Okinawa, or Tokyo or Kyoto to snap that perfect postcard photo of you and your beloved.
Of course, there is nothing wrong with a dinner and a movie, but they are predictable and unsurprising. Nevertheless, we are after sweeping our other half from their feet with our grand gestures of romantic love.