How to have a romantic staycation

You can ask any relationship expert, marriage counselor or relationship coach and they’ll tell you that spending lots of time together is the key to a healthy and long-lasting relationship.

Unfortunately, schedule conflicts or low incomes can make it hard to take a romantic trip or go on a cruise. It doesn’t stop you from spending romantic time together.

Plan a staycation. What is a staycation? It’s a vacation that you plan—at home.

We can help you if the idea of it doesn’t seem romantic or all that exciting. With a few dollars and a bit of time and innovation, you’ll be surprised by how much you can enjoy each other—from the comfort of your own house (and city).

All technology must be turned off

Turn off all technology
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First things first, this tip is free. Plan to shut off all electronic devices prior to doing anything. If you have kids, this is the only exception. In this case, you can leave your phone on vibrate to allow the people who are watching the children to reach you. Otherwise, anything that requires a plug and outlet can wait—until your staycation is over.

Rose petals are a great way to decorate your home.

Throw some rose petals
Throw some rose petalsvia

If you want to create an atmosphere, rose petals are perfect. They can be used to decorate your bedding or as a way to move from room to room. They are usually sold in floral sections of grocery stores in a box that is clear. You can also buy roses that are on sale, and remove the petals yourself.

Get some sexy lingerie

 

 

Get some sexy lingerie
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It’s the perfect time to buy some new lingerie. You can get a set of lace or sheer lingerie for yourself, and your man can have some satin or silk boxers.

Light up your bedroom ceiling

Hang lights from your bedroom ceiling
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Ambiance. One of the best parts of going to a new city and staying in a bed and breakfast, resort or hotel is that you can create ambiance. To create the same effect in your own room, get new sheets from stores such as Target or Walmart. Also, string some Christmas lights along the ceiling and down to the ground. You can set the lights on a timer, or you can turn them off when you leave.

Make your own bath soap

Make your own bath products
Create your own bath productsvia

It is important to plan on spending a lot of quality time in the bath or shower together. Make your own fragrant bath products.  There are many delicious recipes available. here.

You can do your own body massaging

Do your own body massages
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Staycations are also beneficial because they allow you to relax and unwind from the daily grind. How about giving each another a massage while you are chilling out? It increases blood circulation, reduces stress, and enhances sleep and sex (following sex).

Post-Its with messages of love for the house

Write love Post-Its for the house
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If you cannot remember when you last sent your sweetie an anniversary or birthday card, try another approach. Take a stack Post-It Notes and write sweet, sentimental messages to each one. Place them in strategic places around your home. Place them in both usual and unexpected places.

Hire a chef

 

Hire a chef
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Even if you plan to cook at home, you can still be pampered. Hire a personal chef for a night. Go to this page for tips on hiring a personal chef in your area. here.

Cook together

Cook together
Cook togethervia

You can also cook together. You can spend time together by cooking.

How to make edible body butter

Make some edible body butter
How to make edible body buttervia

After bathing, it’s important to moisturize the skin. It’s hard to beat edible body butter for smoothing the skin and boosting the libido. It’s also easy to make. Get a delicious recipe (17 different varieties in total). here.

Enjoy an indoor picnic

Have an indoor picnic
Indoor picnics are fun!via

Create an indoor picnic, whether it is warm or freezing outdoors. Make a simple dinner special with a blanket and candles.

Toasting glasses can be removed

Pull out the toasting glasses
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While you are dining, set out some toasting glasses. Toast the love you share with your partner and the brilliance of creating your staycation.

Chocolate-covered strawberries are a delicious treat.

Serve up some chocolate-covered strawberries
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Chocolate-covered strawberrys are a great way to add a touch of romance. Dole offers them in 100-calorie servings if you don’t want to spend the time making your own. They are usually found in the frozen section of your local grocery store.

Buy bathrobes

Buy some bathrobes
Buy some bathrobesvia

Why wear clothing? You can go naked, but if you feel a little chill in the air then invest in matching bathrobes. You can use them again and again.

Candles: Load them up

Load up on candles
Candles: Load them upvia

Candles. Candles can make any place more than sexy. The tealights are the most safe. Plus, they create a soft atmosphere.

‘Spice up’ your bathroom

'Spice up' your bathroom
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It is essential that you take a bath together. Play your favorite love song, add some rose petals, and some candles. You’ll set the mood.

Create a back deck oasis

Create a back deck oasis
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Do some decorating on your deck as well if your staycation will be during the warm months. So you can enjoy a cozy night under the stars.

Get some travel apps

Download some travel apps
Travel apps: Download them now!via

We know we told you to “app-free” but we’ll make an exception. If you haven’t seen the famous landmarks of your city, and many people haven’t, use your staycation to see them. There are travel apps you can use to find the best spots to visit in your city.

Hire an Uber driver

Hire an Uber driver
Hire a Uber drivervia

Want to avoid driving? You can take a taxi. Uber is a better option. Read more about it. here.

Spend a night in a Hotel

Spend the night in a hotel
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Spending the night in an hotel room is a great way to experience “really hot” sex. Find a nice hotel in your city towards the end. You can end your home-based vacation in a very sexy and satisfying way.

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