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Romantic | Helen Brahms | Have2Cruise | Cruise Planners | Have2TravelA new year always means a chance for a new start. You and yours can begin this new year by making some romantic travel resolutions together, regardless of your time and budget restraints. Put aside those old travel habits and make some new ones! Let this be the year that your travel plans focus on fun, fantasy, and festivities!

  1.  WE WILL PLAN A REAL VACATION – No, it doesn’t have to be an around the world cruise or first class getaway (but if you can afford it, what are you waiting for?) It does have to be an honest-to-goodness at least 7 day or longer vacation, though. No cell phones, no laptops. Mark the dates on the calendar and keep it like you’d keep any business appointment. The business of romantic travel, though, is a fun activity that the two of you can plan for months.
  2. WE PLAN OUR TRIP TOGETHER – All too often, one partner gets the job for planning a trip…and that task quickly becomes a bore. Plan your trips together! Anticipation is half the fun. Contact a travel professional, collect brochures, buy a guidebook, watch videos about your destination,  and search the web for information. Your travel professional will be a great source of information about your trip and may be able to provide some off the beaten path ideas.
  3. heli skiing | Helen Brahms | Have2Travel | QueenstownWE WILL DO SOMETHING WE HAVE NEVER DONE – Here you can be as mild or as wild as you dare. Go whitewater rafting. Rent a houseboat. Take a hot air balloon ride. Spend the night in a local bed and breakfast. Learn to scuba dive. Dance the whole night away under the stars. The choice is yours. The world is your adventure playground and you both get to choose which activities you would like to do together.
  4. WE WILL PLAN MINI VACATIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR –  Whether it’s for the night or for the night out, plan at least one tiny slice of a vacation every single month. The only rule: you must pretend you are on vacation. Book a night at a local bed and breakfast. Call your local hotel and find out their non-peak nights (in business-oriented cities, it’s usually Friday and Saturday) then plan a short romantic getaway.
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    WE WILL PLAN ON ATTENDING AT LEAST FOUR FESTIVALS THIS YEAR – Special events take place at about every community around the world. Whatever your interests from square dancing to sandcastle building, air shows to food & wine, and everything in between, you’ll find a festival celebrating with a day of fun and food. If you don’t have the time or budget to go far, contact area chamber of commerce or visitor and tourism offices within a day’s drive of your home for their calendar of events. If you can, extend your trip into a long weekend. If you have got the time and resources, check out a quantity of the major fun festivals: New Orleans Mardi Gras, Rio’s Carnivale, etc. Don’t forget your costume!

If you would like assistance with planning your romantic getaway just go to and setup a time to chat about some ideas.

Helen Brahms

World globetrotter, Helen Brahms, is your Luxury Travel Concierge. She specializes in creating unique once-in-a-lifetime travel memories and charity fundraising trips. Whether your travel dreams include exotic locations or time with your family, you can have it all. Helen loves to help people cross destinations off their travel bucket list before they take a dirt nap!

Helen is the host of the Have2Travel Radio Show ( and is the author of the book "Congratulations, You're Going On a Cruise! Now What?" and the co-author of the book "Passionistas Talk!: The Best of the Passion Point Interviews (Vol. 1)"


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