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Has it been a long time since you and your partner have gone out on a holiday? If yes, then why not surprise your spouse with a vacation? Great idea, isn’t it? Vacation is the best way to relax and forget about the stress of day-to-day life. It even gives an opportunity to spend quality time with each other. And a surprise vacation will definitely boost your romantic life.
No matter if you want to surprise your spouse with a dream vacation or take them on a weekend getaway, planning the same always needs a bit of behind-the-scenes work. So, here are a few tips to plan a perfect surprise vacation for your loved one.
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First and foremost, check your spouse's work schedule and try to know (by hook or by crook) their free days. When done, take permission from your partner’s boss well in advance and do tell them not to reveal your plan to your spouse. And then, start planning the vacation!
Set your budget for the vacation and find a way to finance it. If you have a separate bank account, then financing the trip will not be a problem. But if you and your spouse have a joint bank account or share a common credit card, then it is best to lend money from your friend or family members and return them when you are back from your vacation.
Making a large withdrawal can make your spouse suspicious, and he/she might know about your secret plans. In fact, if you can, withdraw a small amount of money every month and save it to finance the trip.
Select that location which your spouse wanted to visit from a long time. And if your partner does not have a wish list, then try to shortlist the place depending on your partner’s likes and dislikes. If your partner is an adventure freak, then select the place which provides a lot of activities like rock climbing, cycling and so on. Also, check the weather condition before finalising the destination so that the climate does not play spoilsport during your vacation.
Do not save the booking confirmation e-mails on your computer desktop. Your secret getaway can be busted! Be careful with the text messages too.
Also, avoid talking to the travel agent when your spouse is around. And do all search related to hotels, flights, trains, places to visit or any other thing when your partner is away.
If you are planning to keep the vacation a secret until the last moment, then be sure to pack your spouse suitcase as well. Keep comfortable clothes and toiletries that your spouse uses every day. And in case you miss out on something, then don’t panic, you can always buy them.
If you want to break the news about your getaway beforehand, then come up with a fun way to spell the beans. Like you can set a scavenger hunt with ticket as the last find, tell them that you both are going for an errand shopping, and head for station/airport, pick your spouse from the office and say you are paying a little visit to your friend and go to the airport/station instead or you can even slip the tickets under their pillow, do whatever but make sure to make it fun.
Do not hesitate to use white lies if you think it is necessary to inform your spouse about the dates so that they can take a leave for those days. Just come up with some “fake” arrangements to cover up your plan. Like you can tell your spouse that you all will be visiting your families on so and so date, but take them to the destination instead.
A surprise vacation is the best gift which you can give to your partner to rejuvenate and enjoy their life. They will fall in love with you all over again for this gesture. Just be careful while planning the holiday and everything will go smoothly as planned. So, wait no more, follow these tips and surprise your spouse with a vacation soon. And oh! Happy vacation!
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