Plan a Romantic Getaway to Kennebunkport, Maine

January 16th, 2014 Fontenay Terrace Motel


romantic getawayWe’re connected to everyone and everything, at all times. As comedian Pete Holmes puts it “We know everything now because of Google, the time between knowing and not knowing is so miniscule, that knowing still feels like not knowing”. Having every answer available to us can make our brains lazy and by the same measure, social media and texting have made smartphones leashes for us. Very few people go longer than five minutes without checking their phones. These things can breed stress, even if you don’t realize it.


This stress can affect your friendships, your job, and your relationship. If you feel on edge, yet you don’t feel like you have the time for a vacation, it’s okay. A romantic weekend getaway with your beau is more than enough to hit your reset button. Even just two days away from the busyness of everyday life and a connection with your significant other is ideal for your mental and physical health.


You get a break from your daily routine. Whether you normally do laundry, study, or do housework, this is your chance to live a little instead. Take it! When you have no routine, you and your love can throw caution to the wind and enjoy your time together.


If you go somewhere new and unique, you’ll share a new experience with your significant other. For starters, being out of your normal surroundings allows the bonding hormone (oxytocin) to flow naturally. Moreover, when you see something new or stunningly beautiful it releases dopamine, which boosts your mood. These are the same emotional responses that got you together in the beginning, so doing new things and seeing new places makes you feel like you’re on one of your first dates again. It takes everything away and makes you feel the butterflies all over again.


Whatever you plan, as long as you’re with your lover and away from the stress of daily life, you’ll have an amazing time and you’ll feel better upon your return. Your productivity will even increase too!




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