Realistically, how often do we take the time to do something totally random on a whim with our partner?
Taking a mystery vacation or planning a spontaneous getaway is something many of us think about, but rarely act upon.
Written by Lillian Rafson
Here are a few ways to incorporate surprise and mystery into your love life - or friendships - this fall.
We’re biased, but we think that a mystery vacation is the easiest way to travel while creating lasting memories. With wedding season behind us, treat yourself to a random vacation that’s truly just for fun. When was the last time you and your partner were both surprised together? The anticipation leading up to your surprise getaway is thrilling, but the experience of opening your envelope together at the airport is one of the most spontaneous things you can do as a couple!
The best part? Nobody is in charge of planning, so you both get to travel stress-free instead of hunting around for vacation ideas!
2. Take a stay-cation!
Can’t get away for a whole weekend? No problem! A random stay-cation in your own city is a really fun way to switch things up. You’ll be shocked by how refreshed you feel after just one night “away.” For last-minute deals, you can use apps like HotelTonight, which offer rooms at premium properties for lower rates.
Though a stay-cation doesn’t incorporate mystery in your travel, it can still incorporate spontaneity! Stepping out of your routine and staying in a new neighborhood is a really fun way to explore a new part of the city you might not visit on a regular weekend. You might even want to take a self-guided food tour - get one appetizer to share at a few restaurants you’ve never tried in a new neighborhood! You might just be surprised by what you stumble upon in your own backyard.
Or, check out Facebook or local magazines + blogs to find random events happening around your city. Pick an event at a venue you’ve never been to before and attend! This mystery might reveal a new random hobby or interest, and is a great way to meet new people in your hometown!
Take turns planning a mystery day for each other!