Shakespeare once said that music was the food of love. If that’s true then travel is surely the most nourishing food for the soul. Travel of any sort enriches our lives and gives us an opportunity to get to know ourselves a little better. We have the potential to learn more about who we are, experience new cultures, cuisines and couture, make new friends and forge new memories as soon as we dare to step outside of our comfort zone.

But while all travel is enriching and rewarding there are some vacations that may well need a little something… extra. Perhaps you’re marking a special occasion like an anniversary or birthday. Perhaps you’re going with a group of friends to celebrate something momentous. Maybe you’ve decided that you’re going to use this vacation as an opportunity to ask someone special a very important question. Whatever the reason, there are some easy and (relatively) affordable ways to make any vacation extra special. Before you set out make arrangements for any (or indeed all) of the following and you’ll have the makings of a vacation that you’ll remember forever.

Surprise your SO

If you want to start your trip with romance in mind, what better way to do this than by having a surprise waiting for you to surprise your significant other when you first enter your hotel room? A bouquet of flowers, a bottle of champagne, a scattering of rose petals on the bed, many hotels work with florists to make their guests’ romantic dreams come true to it’s well worth getting in touch to arrange this before you fly out to make sure that your vacation gets off to the best possible start.

Balloon ride

Seeing your destination from the streets is one thing. But while you’ll likely make many memories of your chosen destination on the ground, why not make some more from the sky? Balloon tour prices are more affordable than you may think and they have a way of making a holiday even more perfect by offering a dash of the romantic and whimsical that heightens even the best of holidays. What better setting to take some perfect pictures of your chosen destination? As the setting sun paints the picturesque vista in a wash of pink and orange it’ll all come together to paint a picture that will stay in your mind forever.  

Horse drawn carriage

If you don’t have a head for heights but still want to do something extra special for your beau, what says romance better than a ride in a horse drawn carriage? It doesn’t get much classier or more memorable than listening to the clippety clop of hooves as your trusty steed lovingly navigates you through the picturesque scenery of your destination.

Dinner on the beach

After all that high flying and clippety clopping you’re likely to be famished. But who needs a boring old meal in a normal restaurant when you can chow down with your loved one in style on the beach? If you’re staying in a beachfront hotel they’ll usually afford you the luxury of a meal among the stars with a firepit and canopy for your comfort and convenience.

What better aid could there be to your digestion than listening to the ebb and flow of the tide as you tuck into a delicious meal as the sun sets around you?