About a year into my relationship with my boyfriend, we hit a bit of a rough patch. We had been floating on air in love, but then had a fight. We needed a reset, and I decided the way to do that was to get away from our daily lives for a few days and remind each other why we were together.
Truth be told, we didn’t leave our hotel room very often that weekend. Camped out in a giant king-sized bed, surrounded by vintage ornate decor, we relished our escape – just an hour from the Twin Cities where we lived. We got room service when hunger got the best of us and spared no expense. “Ahora como reyes, mañana como pobres,” my boyfriend said, or “Now like kings, tomorrow like paupers,” as we chose steak dinners, champagne and omelettes in the morning.
When we did venture out, we strolled hand in hand that mid-April weekend. With the sun shining, we ventured out into the small town, exploring antique or vintage shops and book stores, picking out souvenirs. We remembered why we had liked each other so much in the first place, and when it was time to go back to our regular lives, we both felt a sense of being in this world together.
Whether your relationship needs a restart, you’re still in that honeymoon stage of love, you’ve got an anniversary coming up, or if you just want to get away with your honey for a little while, here are some recommendations for places that will rekindle the romance.