6 Romantic Trips For Adventure-Lovers & Beach Bums

There are two types of couples in this world; those who consider vacations a time to relax and forget they have jobs and kids and those who want to get their adrenaline pumping while getting as close to death without actually dying. The former couple enjoys romantic getaways that are chillaxing as much as humanly possible, lying about on the beach without a care in the world, soaking up the sun like a dog hanging their head out an open window, getting inebriated on fruity cocktails, dancing until dawn, and sleeping until noon.

However the latter couple has no interest in engaging in such slothful activities. Instead they prefer to get up at the crack of dawn, find mountains to climb, lines to zip on, cliffs to jump off of, or planes to leap out of. So much adventure! In one day anyway. Anyway, I'm digressing as per usual. The point is you and your sig (just made that up; it's short for significant other) need to figure out where the heck you're going to go for vacay.

So once you've deduced what type of romantic vacation you're down for, use this handy guide to choose the perfect place for your trip.

For the adventurers:

1. Rafting on the Colorado River

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One of my exes stabbed his foot while living in Guatemala because a WORM was growing in his foot. He then poured a bottle of cheap rum over it as an antiseptic. And he loved rafting the Colorado River. If that isn't an endorsement, I don't know what is. If its adventure you seek, rafting on the Colorado River is where it's at. You can nosh by the river, sleep under the stars, and watch the sun rise.

2. Hanging out with bears in Homer, Alaska

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If you want the most adventurous of adventures try going air trekking in Alaska. Air trekking brings hikers right into the heart of bear country so you can check out where these bad boys they live. Come night time, you two can cuddle behind an electric fence and hope the bears don't scale it.

3. Galápagos Islands


This place is a nature lover's paradise. Galapagos is famed for having one of the most amazing ecosystems on earth and some of the best wildlife watching. These remote islands where Charles Darwin developed his theory of natural selection is chock full of cacti, beaches, lava formations, and beautiful greenery. Just a simple swim involves hanging out with penguins, sea turtles, and sea lions. Hiking will allow you to see birds, iguanas, oh my!

For the Beach Bums:

1. Negril, Jamaica

Ire man! If you want your beach to be a little more "festive" shall we say, then the obvious choice is Jamaica. You can soak up the sun all day and the slam shots and boogie come evening. Head over to 7 mile beach where you'll be greeted by soaring cliffs and pristine white sand. And of course bars. Plenty of bars. Try Rick's cafe, a cliffside bar, which allows you to jump off the cliff and right into the ocean.

2. St. Barts

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St. Barthlemy is known for it's tranquility, beauty, and bomb beaches. Though it's in the Caribbean you won't be encountering any spring breakers trying to slam shots of tequila. St. Barts is in the words of Iggy Azalea, very "fancy". When you want a quiet place to kick up your heels and drop your dollars this is the place to go.

3. The Seychelles


This archipelago located in the Indian ocean is a little bit Asian, a little bit African, and a little bit European, making for a very interesting melting pot. is known for it's unparalleled beauty. The water is a shade of blue so deep it would make aquamarine jellies. Head over to Anse Lazio the best beach of the bunch known for its perfect sand and dramatic granite boulders on either side of the beach.

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