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4 Romantic Weekend European Getaways for Couples

I have to say I also love a romantic weekend getaways. With long workdays and everyday life, you have to admit a getaway is a must to keep things alive and fresh. There are so many places to get away with a loved one. It can be a colourful hotspot, city breaks, charming beach towns and more.

Of course, I understand that every couple is different and has various taste when travelling with a loved one. This year I went on a few weekend getaways, some for romance and others for celebrations and I thought it would be good to start a travel couple series.

5 perfect weekend getaways for couples

Copenhagen, Denmark 

Copenhagen is a city that’s founded on the water, and you’re never far from one of the canals or the harbour-side.

You can easily see a lot of Copenhagen on a long weekend getaway. Nyhaven was a favourite spot for a stroll for my partner and me. It has pretty coloured merchant houses and plenty of cafes to sit outside and enjoy the atmosphere while the small bridge that crosses it has a collection of love locks similar to those found in Rome and Paris.

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Note: Copenhagen is quite an expensive European country, so it’s advised to plan well ahead before going. I stayed at the WakeUp Copenhagen Hotel, which was reasonable for the price we paid.

You can find out more things to do in Copenhagen – A Day with MBV In Copenhagen

Italy, Bologna 

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Italy is a great country to visit for a long romantic weekend getaway. I would suggest Bologna. Bologna is the lively, historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region, in northern Italy. There is so much history and romance in this city.

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You can easily see a lot of Bologna in long romantic weekend getaways. Finestrella di Via Piella you reach the famous window on the Canale delle Moline and the bridge, both overlooking the canal. Looking out among the buildings, you can see one of the few stretches of running water.

Sweden, Arild

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Arild is a train away from Copenhagen. It is situated in Höganäs Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden with only 522 inhabitants. I stayed in a hotel surrounded by a mountain, with a sea which I would say is beautiful for a morning stroll. The Hotel Rusthållargården was very old fashioned, with lovely stone walls and full windows.

Sweden like Copenhagen is quite a pricey country, so proper planning is useful before you visit.

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France, Paris  

romantic weekend getaway in PARIS

Yes! Paris is one of my favourite romantic weekend getaways. Paris, France’s capital, is a major European city and a global centre for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. I would always go to Paris for a cheeky romantic getaway!

There are so many romantic activities to do like the famous Eiffel Tower, dinner at KONG and more.

You can find out more things to do Paris – France Paris: A 3 Day Romantic Trip In Paris

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Do you have any romantic getaway suggestions – leave a comment below, and let’s add these to our bucket list (if you have one). Read the related post – An Expert Guide: What to Pack for a Weekend Getaway.

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France Paris: A 3 Day Romantic Trip In Paris

I absolutely love Paris. Like anywhere, I always have a different experience when I visit the known capital of love. Paris is exceptional and is a great romantic getaway. I managed to book a package deal with Secret Escapes for a 3-day trip with flights, hotel and Disneyland tickets for £289pp. I wrote about this recently in ‘Where Dreams Come True: My Experience at Disneyland Paris’. Today I want to focus on my 3 day romantic trip in Paris. See the breakdown below:

3-day trip with flights, hotel and Disneyland tickets for £289pp.

Day 1 – A view of Paris

We landed at Charles de Gaulle Airport very early in the morning. I think we arrived at like 8 am in the morning! I thought this was great because we would have a full day in Paris.
We stayed at the B&B Disneyland Hotel (it wasn’t the most luxurious hotel I’ve stayed in and there are a number of hotel option to stay in), and locating the hotel on google maps wasn’t the easiest.

There were so many options and routes. The first option was to buy a single for the hotel, which cost €38.99 for two people. The second option was to get a travel card which would allow us to travel the whole of Paris for a week at just €22.89 each, (you need a passport photo for this). We decided that it would be smarter to go with the second option.

We managed to get to the hotel at around 10 am!! When we got there, we were told that we had to wait till 3 pm before we could enter our rooms! The was hella long! I think because of the shock on our faces they allowed us to enter the rooms at 1.30 pm. We had a little nap, freshened up and headed back into Paris. Of course, we headed to the Effile Tower and had a photoshoot literally. See the pictures below.

NB: When booking a romantic trip package ask relevant questions like when is check-in at the hotel etc.

We finished the night at a lovely Asian restaurant called Le Point De Sichuan and headed back to our hotel.

Day 2 – My Birthday Disneyland ?

After a lovely day trip to Paris, it was time to be a BIG kid and head over to Disneyland. We first did Alice’s Curious Labyrinth, which was a maze that took forever to go through! Then tried out a few rides. Unfortunately, Walt Disney Studios Park but Disneyland Park was a better option if I do say so myself.

We then headed back to the hotel to have some dinner and catch a nap before the fireworks.

P.S for more photos at Disneyland head over to Where Dreams Come True: My Experience at Disneyland Paris

Day 3 – Another romantic trip to Paris

The final day was also beautiful; we woke up early to have breakfast. Then checked out of our hotel room. We had a late flight so paid to lock our suitcases in their lockers and headed to Paris. We made more time to see more of the sites on Day 3:

  • Louvre Museum
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Place des Vosges
  • Palace of Versailles

We ended the trip at KONG, a lovely restaurant that serves some of the best Asian food I’ve ever tasted.


Hope you enjoyed my break down in Paris Have you ever been? What are your thoughts?

I think a post on a romantic trip is in process. In the meantime, have you had a romantic trip? Name a few below.

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Turn Your ‘Birthday Into A Lifestyle With These Tips

Traditions can be a right drain, especially those that hinder your growth or those that you simply don’t enjoy. Every year my mother made an effort for my birthday- as kind as it was. It usually involved some sort of birthday party with people I didn’t like or care about. For that reason, I, in the past, have always hated celebrating my birthday. I would be forced to wear some fancy dress where I would be forced to sit and look pretty!

For my 21st I decided to change this tradition and celebrate my birthday travelling – the one thing I love doing!

Drake said it first, “Turn Your Birthday into a Lifestyle”. I can’t say I’m the biggest fan of Drake, but when Char from MemoirandMusing– mentioned the lyric to me I recognised I had already been doing it for 8 years! Yes, that’s right, since my 21st Birthday, I have made an effort to book a flight for my birthday. These are the countries I have been too so far:

Nigeria Age 21

Spain Age 22


Nigeria – 23

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Dubai – 24

Dubai Aged 24

Germany Age 25


America – 26 (New York, Houston & New Orleans)


Portugal 27

Portugal Age 27
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France 28

I’m sure you already know that I spent my 28th Birthday this year at Disney Land Paris with le bae! See the pictures below:

I’ve always believed that you should always do things you enjoy for your birthday and I have recognised that travelling is something I love to do, so why not do it for my birthday? Since it’s my B-Day Week still ( BIG UP TO MY FELLOW VIRGO QUEENS AND KINGS!! ) I figured I’d share my top tips on how to turn your birthday into a lifestyle!


6 way on how to turn your birthday into a lifestyle

Plan ahead

And give your job notice that you’ll be taking your birthday off. Don’t! I repeat, don’t go to work on your birthday! You shouldn’t be going to work on your birthday! You should be catching a flight or already abroad. The only way to do this is by planning well ahead – I mention this in a previous blog post, particularly on my post – Make It A Habit To Visit A New Country Yearly.

You are supposed to enjoy yourself on your birthday! If you love your job then, by all means, go to work, but as a travel blogger doesn’t it make more sense spoiling yourself to a holiday on your birthday? Of course, so book that flight!

Splurge

Don’t be afraid to splurge it’s your birthday for crying out loud! Let your birthday be the one day a year when you’re allowed to partake in ONE thing that you’ve been saying no too.
Obviously, this won’t work if it’s a significant addition to something terrible, like alcohol or smoking, but sometimes this can work wonders. Allow someone to treat you to something beautiful or better yet treat your damn self!


Book that flight

As I said before, I have travelled every year for my birthday, and I tend to try and go somewhere new if I can! Well except this year and Nigeria – I mention this in a post where I write why It’s So Important To Visit/ Go Back Home

And it is easy to go away for your birthday! Even if it’s the only time, you travel in the year! Let it be for your birthday! It goes back to my first point, plan ahead = book your flight well ahead of your birthday, that way you have something to look forward to for your birthday.


Do what you want

I know I make a big fuss about travelling abroad for your birthday, but you honestly don’t have to! Do what you want to do for your birthday. Do you enjoy going to the spa? Or simply just not celebrating it all? Then do these things! You don’t have to do something to please others do it for yourself.

I can’t keep reminding you – that it’s your birthday you are entitled to do exactly what you want!


Sleep well the night before

I’m not one to share when I’m flying out, but this time I think I can as I’ve already flown out! I flew out two day’s before my birthday and knew that I was going to need all the rest I can get. My birthday is always abroad, and it usually involves lots of excitement, which can be extremely exhausting! So be sure to get some rest before your travels.


Try something new

Other than travelling, I must admit that I do enjoy a good meal. I love trying out new types of food the craziest I’ve tried is duck feet and shark! Not something I will be eating again, but I think on your birthday you should try something new.

So now I have shared my top tips on how to turn your birthday into a lifestyle. Tell me how do you plan to spend your next birthday?

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