During these scary times, it’s important to give yourself something to look forward to, especially if you’ve had to cancel a booked trip due to the Coronavirus crisis. David and I were supposed to be on our honeymoon next week. It’s sad; but we are happy and we are together at home. We will get to have our honeymoon eventually, when we are allowed to. Don’t stop thinking about future travel and realising your dreams. Things will return to normal at some point. It should, of course, be noted that you shouldn’t be doing any unnecessary travel at the moment obviously. However, there is no harm in planning a trip with your partner for when this is over. The world is on pause and it’s waiting for you to explore it when it opens up again.
One of the most exciting parts of travelling is picking the place. The two of you can spend a lot of time researching and deciding on a dream destination. Whether you want an adrenaline-packed adventure or a romantic city break – the choice is up to you both. If you want different things from the trip, it’s important to compromise. You could each make a list of what you want from a destination, see what they’ve got in common, and work from there. Research is your best friend in the early days of planning. You might have already had your dream holiday booked and then cancelled. Have a think if that’s still the type of holiday you want. A week treking round a bustling Florence, looking at art might have sounded appealling months ago; but after all this stress, maybe you just want a week lying on a beach instead. David and I are not going on the original honeymoon we had booked now – we have changed both one of the locations and extended the honeymoon from one week to two weeks.Getting There
Once you’ve picked the place, you’ll need to work out how you’re going to get there. It’s also important to note how long the journey will take and allocate the time accordingly. If you’re flying out of the country, your airport timings are vital as you’ll want to get there nice and early. It would be worth looking into getting the train to the airport so that you won’t have to worry about traffic and dreaded traffic jams. Web Duo tickets can save couples both time and money. If you can afford it, book some airport lounges too, to make your trip more comfortable.Budget
If you get the budget talk out of the way early, it will save awkward money talks later in the trip. It is far too easy for couples to argue about finances. Sit down together and talk about what you realistically can afford. It can include accommodation, the prices of restaurants you’ll eat at, or perhaps you’ll want to prepare meals yourself. You could let the partner with the lower-income guide the budget. David and I have been on several holidays abroad together; but we do remember back to when it was awkward to discuss money. Now we’ve had our own flat together for a year and a half, all our finances are more entwined.Plan Activities
During your time away it could be a great opportunity for you both to try something new. It could be a good time to step outside of your comfort zone. Plus the two of you doing something different together makes it more special. You’re there to support each other and make some unforgettable memories. Or you could just challenge each other to try every cocktail on the menu, or every dessert!
You can make the most of being at home. You’ve got all this extra time to plan and make your trip the best it can be. Have fun and be ambitious! You both deserve the holiday of a lifetime after all this. That’s exactly what our honeymoon will be! Please also know that if you have the brain space at the moment to think about holidays, you are in a very lucky position. I’m aware of this fact daily. Many people can’t afford to feed their families, or have lost the love of their life to Covid-19. Keep them in your thoughts too and donate any spare money you have to help someone less fortunate.