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Top 7 Romantic Places To Stay With Your Partner

February 27, 2019

Top 7 Romantic Places To Stay With Your Partner

February 27, 2019

There are many traditional places such as Paris which are known for being a City for love. However, if you’re considering a trip away with someone special how about you consider somewhere a little less traditional? Of course, with a new city comes the most important question, what will I wear?

Barcelona in Spain

For the best kind of tapas, architectural sights and community spirit, Barcelona is the place to be. A trip to this city will never disappoint, and you’ll likely find yourself returning on the regular!

Your diary will be fully booked during your trip. From attending football matches at Camp Nou to strolling around Park Guell, this romantic getaway will allow you to indulge in many experiences that all of your friends will be jealous of!

What can you expect from the weather? Over the Valentine’s Day weekend, you’ll encounter highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C — but you can’t really complain at this time of year! Remember for your visit, pack a colourful light knit top for the daytime and a long sleeve jumper for the evenings when it gets slightly chillier.

Bruges in Belgium

If you love medieval architecture, romantic canals and cobbled streets — Bruges with your boo is a must this Valentine’s. But what’s so special about it?

This place has countless bars and restaurants to choose from too. From visiting the Chocolate Museum to the Brewery, there’s something for all couples to indulge in.

Temperatures will be around 6°C and lows of -1°C this Valentine’s. When heading for a romantic walk around the city and stopping at cafes, you can keep it casual with a jumper dress or jeans and pumps — again, keep it lively with bright tones!

Dress to impress with your nights out. Head out formal with heels and a sophisticated dress; for the walk home, you should always take a matching jacket to ensure you always look on point.

Krakow in Poland

Krakow is a city that is on everyone’s list, and people are only just beginning to visit now. Flights to this city aren’t too pricey either, so it makes the perfect getaway for the most romantic day of the year while sticking to a budget!

If you like learning about new culture but also indulge in modern-day necessities, this place offers both. From partying in the main square to visiting castles and cathedrals, make sure you have enough time to explore everything.

For roaming around central with your loved one, fit in with the locals by wearing bright tones! The weather over Valentine’s weekend is set to have highs of 3°C and lows of -7°C, although it’s set to be quite sunny which is perfect for those day-time adventures.

When it’s time to dance the night away, pop on your favourite going out top, pair with high waisted jeans and silver trainers! For Valentine’s Day date night itself, be the star of the show with a chic dress and matching jacket!

Plovdiv in Bulgaria

When in Plovdiv, there’s a lot you can do — for couples of all ages. Dubbed as an exclusive city after being built around seven hills, you’ll be thrown deep into the historic culture that comes with visiting this city.

From the aviation museum to one of the world’s longest-standing ancient theatres, you’ll learn so much on this trip. For Valentine’s weekend, the temperature will stay at around 3°C but could go right down to -8°C. When it comes packing for this destination, you need to pack something that keeps you warm but is super practical for walking — as you’ll do plenty here! Think about thermal waterproof jackets, boots and gloves.

In this city, you don’t always have to dress up for going out — rock what you feel most comfortable in. Go for something subtle like a roll-neck jumper, jeans and some flat trainers. Take a backpack to keep your belongings in and a jacket for when you get cold walking back to your hotel.

Reykjavik in Iceland

Reykjavik is a city that is on the rise with young people in the UK, and its short flight makes it the perfect last-minute romantic getaway.

Take in the northern lights and cosy up with your partner in a night under the stars. Or taking a relaxing spa day to another level by visiting the Blue Lagoon. There’s no denying that the climate in the Nordic country is extremely different to our own, so what should you wear?

For Valentine’s weekend, it can get chilly — expect temperatures between -2°C and 3°C. If you’re planning on going on any excursions such as the northern lights or Golden Circle tour, you should think about packing some thermals as it can get even colder the further you move away from the city centre.

You can still dress up in this city! Reykjavik has a number of fine-dining restaurants and some clubs. Some of the late-night venues have dress codes, so you’ll need a change from your hiking boots and jumpers if you want to make it past the door. There are many students who live in the city and are less phased by the cold, so you’ll fit in fine if you want to wear a dressy skirt and top — just bring a coat for the journey home and leave it in the cloakroom.

Riga in Latvia

If you’re a lover of nouveau architecture and the best kind of romance, head to Riga for that trip of a lifetime.

This city has everything you want and more when you visit with your other half. Whether you’re into cars and want to visit the Riga Motormuseum or take a swift stroll through Central Market, you’re really spoilt for choice with this location. But what should you wear?

The weather can change from time to time but over Valentine’s it’s expected to be at highs of 2°C but lows of -6°C. For dreamy walks through Old City opt for toasty attire such as woolly jumpers, hats, scarves and gloves! Darker hues will go extremely when it comes to posing in front of the bright buildings for the ‘gram.

When it comes to evening wear though, you best pull out one of your most glamorous dresses because Riga’s dining scene is world-class. Whether you’re looking for the best local, Italian, Indian or Japanese restaurants — you must look good. Pair your dress with some chunky heels and wear a faux fur panel jacket to stay on trend.

Rome in Italy

Rome is one trip you’ll never forget. Whether you’re a complete foodie or just love the Roman architecture, everything is second to none in this city which makes the perfect excuse to snap every experience and upload countless tourist-styled pics to Instagram with bae.

From visiting the Colosseum to Trevi Fountain, or even indulging in your favourite Italian dishes, this will make a trip of a lifetime and your most romantic one yet.

Packing for this place won’t be as difficult, all you’ll need is going out tops, women’s straight cut jeans and metallic trainers to stand out from the crowd. Over the Valentine’s Day weekend, temperatures are set to be at highs of 12°C (the hottest place on our list!) with lows of 3°C.  Pull off the Italian-chic look with knitted jumpers paired with denim skirts and tights. As you’ll probably be doing a lot of walking, make sure to take some flats!

For a stylish and timeless look, make sure you dress to the nines with your bae when heading out to a chic Italian restaurant this trip.

There’s a lot to choose from — but wherever you go, we’re sure it’ll be super romantic.

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My mission is simple. I want to help change the way travel looks, showing both brands and society that plus size people really do travel too. In a community where plus size travellers are made to feel unwelcome, I want to inspire and advise people like me on how they can make the most out of their own incredible travel experiences.Join me as I share my own personal experiences, my best tips and tricks and all of the challenges I face along the way. It won’t always be an easy ride, but it sure as hell will be a fun one.

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I haven’t had short hair since I was in secondary school, so naturally I was scared to have to have so much off - especially as I would use my hair as a bit of a security blanket when taking photos. I’m still not *100%* in love with, but my hair feels much healthier and I’m definitely feeling a little more confident 👏🏻🙌🏻
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Whilst I love working for myself, preparing for three weeks ‘out of office’ has meant I’m working double time every day in order to fund my huge trip AND the bills I usually have to cover with my day day to earnings. If there was one thing I would say I miss about employment, it’s holiday pay. 😂
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