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Romantic travel starts with the heart.

Romantic travel starts with the heart.

Part of being a romantic travel writer is to add value and romance to your destination, wherever that may be. Whether you are two are seeking the sun at a tropical beachside location or looking to hideaway in a rustic cabin resort, these tips, suggestions and travel advice will allow you plan and enjoy a truly romantic travel experience.

Romantic Travel Tip #1
One sexy way to maximize your dollars while traveling is by booking a romantic package. Many boutique hotels and resorts, ranging in star ratings, amenities and size, offer romantic packages year-around. Most romantic packages include heartfelt seductive additions to the purchase of your accommodations.  For example, some of the embellishments include couples massages, rose pedal-filled beds, dinner reservations, massage oils and often a bottle of bubbles-on-ice upon your arrival. Securing an irresistible getaway will be guaranteed.

Romantic Travel Tip #2
Don’t forget to pack romantic travel essentials; travel candles, massage oils and lingerie. Spice your vacation up even more with erotic games and intellectually stimulating activities that create opportunities to learn more about one another. In our typical routine and comfortable surroundings, dialogue tends to circle around the same topics of conversation. Travel often evokes a daring spirit and gives them the chance to explore old dreams and suppressed desires. Now is your opportunity to discover the other side of your partner.

Romantic Travel Tip #3
Bonding Activities include Italian cooking classes, kite-surfing lessons in Hawaii or cherishing a hike Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro together. These travel adventures create memories together and cement that loving bond that you both share. No matter if you are on  your first trip-away together, honeymooning or celebrating your twenty-fifth wedding anniversary continuing to challenge one another and discover new destinations together builds an unshakable bond and lasting memories.

About Autumn

For more on Autumn Millhouse and her book Romantic Napa Valley, An Insider’s Guide for Couples, click here.  Autumn Millhouse is an award-winning travel writer who specializes in wine, food and romantic getaways. She is also an international trekker who has wined and dined across the globe from Barcelona to Beijing . A self-proclaimed “hopeless-romantic” and author of Romantic Napa Valley: An Insider’s Guide for Couples, Autumn also has a bi-monthly column called Love Vines published in Napa Valley Life Magazine. She resides in Napa Valley where she cultivates her wine and food relationships with top chefs, winemakers and a slew of other foodies. Besides, sniffing, swirling and sipping wine daily, Autumn is currently working on her next travel book Romantic Sonoma Valley: An Insider’s Guide for Couples.

 

Cranky Flier LogoFor most of us (or sadly, maybe half of us), getting married is something that happens only once in a lifetime. You spend plenty of time trying to get everything perfect for the wedding itself, but how much time do you spend on air travel? Not much, I know, but you should.

If you’re traveling by plane to your wedding, maybe think about splurging for First Class. It may seem excessive, but then again, the groom is going to think that all those absurd flowers and centerpieces are pretty ridiculous and excessive as well. Compared to the cost of the wedding, airfare in First Class is a drop in the bucket. Unless you’re flying around the globe – that may require selling your house.

Let’s say you really would rather spend your money on fruity drinks with umbrellas in them instead of on expensive airfare. Ok, fine, but that doesn’t mean you just have to sit back and take it. People love weddings, and you can try to work your magic on the flight crew.

When my brother got engaged in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, I called Delta and they generously gave him a gift basket on his flight home. They were thrilled. Now, could they have done this simply because I’m Cranky? Maybe, but it can never hurt to ask. Here are some tips.

  1. Call reservations and ask them to note in your PNR (passenger name record, your reservation) that you’re traveling to your wedding, honeymoon, vows renewal, whatever. If they put it in the record, then others might see it and do something nice.
  2. When you get to the airport, politely mention that it’s your wedding and ask if any upgrades are available. Airlines have tightened up on allowing their agents to upgrade people compared to the good old days, but it’s always possible and can never hurt to ask.
  3. When you board, mention to the flight attendant that you’re getting married and you might find yourself with an embarrassing PA announcement and a complimentary glass of champagne. If there are empty seats, on rare occasions, you might find yourself bumped up front.

And remember, this isn’t limited to you getting married. In fact, you’ll have better luck if you’re calling for a friend (or an enemy who hates to be embarrassed).

A few years back, a friend got married in Toronto and then a whole group of us flew together to Paris for another friend’s wedding the next weekend. On the flight, we all conspired to have a champagne toast with the bride and groom. It was a small gesture, but they really appreciated it, especially since they were forced to share the first part of their honeymoon with us punks.

And remember, if you do get something special on your trip, let the airline know. If someone goes above and beyond, you should always make sure that they get recognition from above.

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