With so many romantic things to do in California year-round, couples never have to spend a boring night on the road.
From epic outdoor activities to harbor cruises, wine tasting, and sunset beach walks, there are many things you can arrange for you and your partner to have a good time.
Whether it’s your first time traveling together, you’re in a long-term relationship and looking to spice things up, or are looking for ways to surprise your partner, we’ve got you covered.
Planning a destination wedding is exciting, and one of the most exciting parts of the process is sending your wedding invites.
While it will naturally be a special day regardless, there’s something just a bit more thrilling about sending out invites to Tahiti, than there is at the church down the road.
But there’s a lot more to consider when sending a destination wedding invite, than if you were having a traditional wedding at home; different information to communicate, different timelines for sending, and different etiquette on what to write.
Don’t be overwhelmed though, because once you know what you’re doing it’s all very easy. After inviting 200 people to our destination wedding in Hawaii, I’ve written this post with all the destination wedding invite secrets you need to know!
Recent stats show that roughly 14 million couples in the U.S. alone are in a long distance relationship. Whether it’s going away to college, military deployment, or simply falling in love while traveling, there are many ways couples are finding themselves in a long distance relationship.
We’ve gathered up the Top Ten Long Distance Relationship Books and Guides that will help you gain insight into the world of long distance relationships. We’ve included some of the latest releases, best-sellers of the past decade, and a few LDR fiction novels.
It can be difficult to stay emotionally connected in a long distance relationship, but two things that can really help you is having good communication and building trust with your LDR partner.
When it comes to effective ways to communicate with your long distance partner, technology now provides us with a wide range of long distance relationship communication devices that allow us to easily connect with a long distance love whether it’s through emails, texts, or Facebook messages. It’s not so much about the frequency of your long distance relationship communication that’s important, rather the quality of your exchanges which is essential.
Long distance relationship trust issues are one of the leading causes of long distance relationships breaking down. It’s not that these types of relationships are more prone to cheating or lying, rather the forced distance can easily make you feel less secure or certain about your bond.
That being said, there are long distance relationship red flags to look out for so you don’t get taken advantage of. Rebuilding trust in a long distance relationship after that trust has been broken can be much harder when you live far apart.
Let us take a look at how you can create better communication in your long distance relationship and in doing so build greater trust between you and your LDR partner.
Maintaining your sex life in a long distance relationship can be a bit tricky, but there are many long distance relationship sex ideas out there to keep the spark alive. Thanks to video messaging and endless pleasure devices, you don’t’ necessarily need to go through dry spells when separated from your long distance partner.
Each relationship will of course be different when it comes to the role that sex will play, with some considering sex a major factor while others deem it as just another component of their bond. We’ve put together a helpful guide that explores the role sex plays in a long distance relationship.
We’ll cover how to be safe and responsible, navigate the world of sexting and phone/computer sex, how you can feed your urge for sex when apart, and how the use of pornography can affect your long distance relationship.
Knowing when the right time is to make your relationship official, or at least bring up the discussion with your partner, can be a daunting task. You don’t want to potentially scare them away, but at the same time it’s often important to find out where you both stand.
You often hear people these days say a relationship is not official until it’s “Facebook official”, but how long should you wait to make a long distance relationship official and what exactly is the meaning of an official relationship?
Before you decide to change your official relationship status, let’s look at some of the signs you should make your relationship official, ways to make it official, and the importance of setting terms for your official relationship.
It goes without saying that long distance relationships make it difficult to stay in touch with your partner. Because you find yourselves separated by distance, you are not afforded the luxury of being able to easily and frequently go on dates together, greet each other with a kiss, or spend quality face to face time. So how exactly do you keep the romance and the relationship alive in a long distance relationship?
Let us explore the difficulties of long distance relationships “LDR ” and offer advice on how often you should meet up with your long distance partner. We will also offer up some creative ideas on how to keep the relationship alive despite the long distance.
One of the most exciting times of any long distance relationship ( ldr ) is when the two of you can manage to meet up in person. For many long distance couples, meeting up can be difficult, especially when trying to figure out where and when you should meet your long distance partner for the first time.
Let us take a look at how to meet up with your long distance partner, where to meet them, and when to meet them. We’ll also offer some advice on ways you can make the most of the time you have with your long distance partner when you do get the opportunity to meet up in person.
The goal of many long distance relationships is ultimately being together permanently. While many couples in long distance relationships have indeed met before and are maybe even lucky enough to meet up on a regular basis, a large number of long distance relationships that start online involve two people that have never yet met in person.
Driving or flying to meet a long distance boyfriend or girlfriend for the first time can be stressful and worrying. You are hoping that the person you have developed strong feelings for online will love you just as much if not more in person. Finally meeting your long distance love can help solidify the relationship or it can lead to the relationship breaking down.
Let’s dive into your online long distance relationship first visit and hopefully give you advice on what to expect when meeting the first time. While you might be most worried about what to wear when meeting your boyfriend or girlfriend for the first time, there are more serious issues to be aware of.
Healthy relationships are built on trust, but gaining trust in a long distance relationship where you may have met online and not yet met in person can be hard to build. While you definitely can meet genuine nice people online, there are a number of things to watch out for with online long distance relationships where you haven’t physically met the other person.
You may be asking yourself why someone would fake a relationship. The internet makes it easy for people to create fake online profiles and develop fake relationships with others. This may be done to pressure you into giving money to them, steal personal information from you, take advantage of any vulnerabilities you may have, or simply as some kind of sick twisted joke.
So how can you tell if your online long distance relationship (LDR) is fake? Let us look at some of the warning signs to watch for that may prove your relationship is fake or unhealthy.
It seems like meeting one another in person would be a prerequisite for beginning a relationship but as we have learned, this is not the case in today’s society. Many long distance relationships begin from two people meeting online that may live thousands of miles apart, making actually meeting up a difficult task.
Let us explore long distance relationships where couples have met online but have not yet met in person. We’ll look at the pros and cons of online dating as well as some of the dangers of online long distance relationships.
A long distance relationship or LDR can be difficult for anyone, but especially so for teenagers and young adults. Time can seem like an eternity when we’re young and being forced to have patience until you and your long distance boyfriend or girlfriend can work out how to be together permanently can prove to be extremely stressful for many teens. But this doesn’t mean that long distance relationships can’t last in your high school years.
While maintaining a long distance relationship during your teenage years may be more difficult, developing such a relationship can actually be a blessing for some young adults who might find a traditional relationship too time-demanding. Having forced distance between you and your love interest can allow you to focus on your studies, goals, and future career.
Let us dive into the world of teens and young adults who might find themselves in love with someone across the country or the other side of the world.
Most people find themselves in a long distance relationship by chance. There are countless long distance relationship stories where couples have fallen in love after meeting while on vacation or during international business meetings. Traditional relationships can be difficult enough, but throw in separation by long distances and you can find yourself in a long uphill struggle to make your long distance relationship successful.
If you find yourself in a new long distance relationship or maybe are even looking to start a long distance relationship because of how adventurous it may sound, read on to see how you can start a long distance relationship yourself.
Seychelles is an archipelago located in the Indian Ocean, made up of 115 islands. It’s an extremely beautiful place, and one of the world’s top honeymoon picks, due to its serene natural environment and those stunningly picturesque beaches.
Picture this: gently swaying palms, pure white powdery sand, and unrealistic blue seas; Seychelles invented the romantic vacation!
After having recently taken my honeymoon on the islands, I’ve put together some important tips you should keep in mind for your trip. This will help you prevent avoidable mistakes so you can maximize your bonding!
Oh, and congratulations!
Planning a wedding can be as much a fun and creative experience as it is a stressful one – there are about a million decisions to be made in terms of food, flowers, invitations, themes and, most importantly, location.
While stores can help with dress choices, picking a place for your wedding / honeymoon is a little more difficult. The options are open ended, and they don’t exactly come in a catalog; you have to do the research and creative leg work from scratch.
But don’t let the volume of planning overwhelm you, and choose an ordinary location just because it’s simple and easy; if you want to be more unique with your wedding location, use this list of places to consider.
While this is by no means an exhaustive list of original places, with any luck it will get your creative juices flowing, and inspire you to think outside the box so you can find a truly special wedding location. With your wedding being the single most unique day of your life, it’s fitting that the setting should also be unique.
Most couples love to be romantic and spend quality time with one another. But sadly, due to the pressures of daily life, it isn’t always easy to find the time for romance.
Modern couples these days have to cope with long work hours, raising a family, financial strain from the cost of living, and all of this leaves very little time for romance.
It’s easy to let routine and stress take over your lives, but it’s important to break away and really invest time in strengthening your relationship. One of the best ways to seek romance is by planning a romantic vacation.
There are plenty of romantic destinations around the world, but there are some destinations that just scream romance; always have, and always will!
So we’ve rounded up the classics; timeless destinations that have become known as cities of romance, and are still strong choices for couples breaks in 2020.
Have you been invited to a destination beach wedding? A tropical wedding is amazingly beautiful in every possible way, and the combination of an exotic location, soft sand, and tropical breeze is a hard invitation to refuse!
But, a destination wedding isn’t an event where you can pull off a last minute outfit – it’s something you’ll need to plan for, pack, and you may find yourself requiring outfits for events over multiple days.
When it comes to dressing for a beach wedding, you have tons of options, from various fabrics, textures, and designs. You need a gorgeous dress to wear to the wedding ceremony, though should also think of some stylish outfits to wear to the after-parties.
While there are many stunning dress options, we’ve cut the list down for you to three classic styles. Here are the top three wedding guest dresses for a destination wedding.
It’s meant to be the holiday of a lifetime, the trip that starts your marriage off with a bang. However, it’s these sorts of expectations that can wreak havoc on your honeymoon planning.
People often place far too much pressure on their honeymoon planning, which often means the trip will fail before it even begins. Yes, your honeymoon is important, but in reality it’s just another long holiday.
With this in mind, we’ve put together some tips for making your honeymoon a success before you fly off into the sunset, with advice for detaching yourself from huge expectations that may ruin the trip.
I genuinely believe that accommodation should be an experience. A culturally immersive and authentic affair, that transcends the idea of being just a place to rest your head.
In Mongolia, that means staying in yurts (portable, round tents covered in skins and felt, still used by Mongolian nomads); in Tunisia, an ancient cave house. From reed houses in South America, to igloos in Scandinavia, and turf houses in Iceland, traditional living has never been cookie cutter.
So why should our hotels?
Hotels in Siem Reap are ridiculously cheap. But I wasn’t looking for something forgettable this time around. I had traveled more than 5,000 miles to immerse myself in ancient temples of the Khmer Empire, and I didn’t want to shatter the experience by returning each night to a bland, generic hotel.
But where do you search for authentic accommodation? Through Glamping Hub we found an eco lodge with Unique Bungalows near Angkor Wat Temple, Cambodia, luxuriously refurbished inside, with perfectly preserved architectural heritage on the out.
We would stay in a traditional Khmer stilt house.
These days, couples looking to celebrate their marriage in an alternative way often choose symbolic rituals like the handfasting ceremony.
This ancient Celtic ritual adds depth to the wedding proceedings, and involves the couple’s hands being bound by a cord, ribbon, or even a scarf. It is a beautiful representation of a couple’s sealed union.
For couples interested in having their destination wedding in Europe, we have put together a list of destinations that will be perfect for your wedding and handfasting ceremony. Some of these venues even assist in organising the ceremony, as they are well versed in this unique and alternate wedding style.
So, to have your European wedding in a grand fashion, consider some of these locations.
Traveling as a couple can be tough. No matter how much you love each other, there will always be times when you end up frustrating each other.
But, traveling as a couple is also one of the most amazing things you can do. It strengthens your relationship to no end and lets you create incredible memories together.
So how do you make sure you don’t end up killing each other by the end of day 3? Whether you’re trekking in the jungle, or plan to enjoy a sunny holiday in Crete, use these tips for traveling with your partner in the best possible way.
Building a great relationship takes work. Like anything in life, you will have to make sacrifices and apply yourself; there is no easy path to attaining anything worthwhile.
That said, there are always certain strategies for achieving your goals with much less effort, and in terms of building a strong relationship, one of the best hacks is taking a vacation with your significant other.
Vacationing together can change the direction of your relationship and gift you an even stronger and happier bond within a surprisingly short amount of time.
If you’ve been considering going on a trip with your partner, now is the time to go. Here are some of the reasons why a vacation will be great for your relationship.
After all the wedding stress is over and done with, most couples want some time to relax and celebrate the start of their marriage, hopefully over a romantic honeymoon.
Taking the time for a honeymoon is one of the best ways to let your hair down and spend some much need quality time with your new partner. But before you jet off into the sunset to make unforgettable memories with your soul mate, you have to decide on the best destination.
Perhaps you’ve always known where you want to go on your honeymoon, but if you’re someone who has no idea at all, we’ve chatted to Jessica from JJ’s House, for her picks on romantic honeymoon destinations you’re sure to love, no matter what season or time of year.
These are some of the most beautiful and picturesque places in the world. If you’re already married, why not plan an anniversary trip, or even a second honeymoon!
I didn’t exactly know when or where I was going to find my forever partner, but I never could have predicted it would involve a man who lived 15,000km away from me.
Having successfully navigated the 1am phone calls, the miscommunications, the extreme highs of seeing each other after so long, followed by the extreme lows of being kept in immigration limbo, we have compiled our experiences and advice into the ultimate ‘how-to’ guide.
Our ultimate goal with publishing this book? To offer other long distance couples the tools, knowledge, and the hope that your long distance relationship can be just as successful as our own.
Nothing spells love more than a pre-wedding photo shoot; a session that you book with your photographer a couple of months before the wedding.
Not to be confused your engagement photos, pre wedding shoots are a great opportunity to eliminate any camera nerves you might have about posing for photos, get a hair and make-up trial, and create some beautiful images that can be used in your invitations, wedding album, or maybe even a slideshow on the actual day.
But what makes the experience considerably more unique is shooting your pre-wedding photos in an exotic location on the other side of the world!
The following are some of the most beautiful places in the world that act as stunning frames and backdrops for your love!