The most expensive dates do not have to cost an arm and leg. You can plan exotic, yet beautiful and inexpensive dates to enjoy without breaking the bank. For people in love, it is important to maintain the freshness of their relationship.

Traveling is one of the best ways to create memories through a shared experience together. It the perfect prescription to revive and invigorate a relationship. Here are 8 examples of some of the top travel date ideas for both of you to explore, enjoy and reconnect:

1.  Cabin in the Woods

Getting back to nature is a great way to ground yourselves and unplug from technology.   Whether you choose to go old school with a tent and your own provisions or going the ‘glamping’ route, getting out of the city and into nature is the perfect way to spend an overnight or weekend together.  Check out VRBO and Airbnb for location ideas and in securing the best deal. The coziness of the tree-house will surely bring both of you closer together.

2. Surprise Travel

Whether for an overnight jaunt or a weekend getaway, a travel adventure is sure to provide excitement, adventure and fun!  The added element of “surprise” is where you don’t tell your partner where you’re going.  Simply provide them with the type of clothing needed based upon your destination.  You certainly won’t need formal attire at a beach resort. Be sure to book a couple’s massage and find other ways to pamper yourselves on your vacay!

3. A Water Adventure

You don’t have to splurge on a flight to the Maldives and their infamous overwater villas to make your partner feel special. You can simply plan a picnic at a nearby lake or ocean and enjoy yourself there. Here’s where the Internet can be your best friend in finding the best locations and deals for this excursion to be near the water.  Whether you visit a lake or ocean, plenty of water activities including Scuba will be available to meet your level of adventure and exercise exertion level.  Simply lounging by the water with a good book or stack of magazines is sometimes just what the doctor ordered!

4. Road Trip

Instead of taking your own car, consider booking an RV to break the routine road trip model.  Plan out a route and if you have a AAA membership, get one of their infamous TripTik’s that is the perfect travel companion for a road trip!  Find those national parks, monuments and places of interest that you’ve always thought about visiting and head your compass in those directions.

5. Mountain Trekking and Climbing

If your partner loves the outdoors, whether winter, spring, fall or summer, you can always find a trekking/climbing adventure to meet your skill level.  If they have a mountain they’ve always wished to visit, now is the time to make it happen!  Check out REI for great ideas on places to visit and how to secure guides and equipment.

6. Cruise or Sailing Adventure

This is another great adventure for those that love the water!  Whether you plan to cross the Atlantic, Mediterranean, or circumnavigate the world, this adventure will surely test your bond.  River cruises have become more popular for navigating into smaller ports inland. Weekend, week long and longer options provide plenty of variety for budgets and the time you have to be away.  Sailing adventures through the islands in the Caribbean and British West Indies are not only romantic but a perfect way to unwind, decompress and disconnect from technology.

7. Music Adventure

Attending a concert or music festival is one of the best ways for a couple to enjoy time together while being outdoors. Whether Jazz Fest in New Orleans, the Coachella Valley Festival outside of Palm Springs, or the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado, plenty of outdoor concerts, opera’s and festivals nationwide are available during the spring, summer, and fall that meet every music taste or like.

8.  A Classic Dinner Idea

How about traveling to a new city for enjoying the finest dinner and wine from a classic restaurant?  A candle-lit dinner and music in a classic restaurant is one of the best experiences a couple can enjoy together, especially when it’s a surprise. Consider booking the “Chef’s Table” that often located in the kitchen to provide a unique and one-of-a-king dining experience.

Bottom Line

These are some of the best travel date ideas that are sure to provide you and your partner with memories that will last a lifetime.  Like the classic saying goes, Life Is Not Measured By the Number of Breaths We Take, But By the Moments That Take Our Breath Away.”