Low Key to Spectacular Romantic Getaways

Photo by Oscar Camacho

Life can get so busy sometimes that it’s hard to slow down sometimes and as they say, “smell the flowers.” It’s hard to do for sure, but in order to have a more balanced and happy life, you have to. One of the rhythms I’ve learned since my wife and I got married was to take short little trips to get away from the business of life and just enjoy some time together. Whether we take a drive down to San Antonio for amazing Tex-Mex food or a weekend trip to the California coast, it’s so important to any relationship to make that effort. To press ‘pause’ on life and enjoy life with your loved ones. They don’t all have to be spectacular, they can be low key, but the point is to get away and spend time together.

When the schedule doesn’t allow for more than just a day or two, short road trips will do a world of good. We love driving and utilizing that time to talk and check in on each other. It’s about maximizing every moment. San Antonio is one of our favorite road trips, not just because of the amazing food, culture and different things to see and explore. Oh no. The drive down is part of the experience for me. Stopping down at the Czech Stop in West to grab some kolaches is a staple during these road trips. Both on the way to San Antonio as well as on the way back. If you haven’t had kolaches from the Czech Stop, you have been missing out. Of course, San Antonio has a lot to offer. The Riverwalk is something you have to do at least once. There are beautiful hotels lining up this part of the city where you can stay. And of course, amazing Tex-Mex food everywhere, Mi Tierra Café y Panaderia is a staple here.

For those who can take a few days off at a time, California is a great choice. Whether it’s Los Angeles, Malibu, San Francisco, or simply driving up the coast from town to town; it’s an amazing trip full of adventures along the way. Grab a bite to eat at the famous Neptune’s Net just outside of Malibu and watch the surfers catch the perfect wave. Discover San Francisco’s amazing food scene. Watch some of the most amazing sunsets over the coast as you drive up the Pacific Coast Highway.

For those who might be planning the ultimate romantic getaway, might I suggest Paris? My wife and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary recently and we took a trip to Paris. It was one of the most spectacular places I’ve ever visited. The food is amazing, the architecture, the history, of course, the Eiffel Tower. Everything about Paris is amazing, and contrary to popular belief, the people there were very nice and helpful. If you are looking to secure that “Husband of the Year” award, you cannot go wrong with Paris. I suggest doing one of the lunch or dinner cruises along the river. Great food and you get to see a lot of the amazing sights. I can’t wait to go back!

Do you have a favorite romantic getaway spot? Share it with us in the comment section below.

Oscar is a Cedar Valley College graduate in Music Recording Technology. He enjoys listening and working on all different genres of music, but having been born in Colombia, salsa music is his favorite. He loves soccer and baseball. He enjoys discovering and sharing new and off-the-beaten-path food places as well as traveling the world with his wife and 2 boys.

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