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16 Romantic Getaway Hacks For Savvy Couples

Traveling with a significant other is a refined art. Booking.com takes the stress out of reserving hotels by offering a ton of reasonably priced choices though, so that's one less thing to worry about.

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2. Invest in a headphone splitter, so as not to share earbuds like a couple of ancient cave people in love.

They're super cheap, super small, and you'll be able to listen to the Hamilton soundtrack together in full stereo.

4. Establish travel preferences beforehand. Where is your preferred plane seat? Do you prefer to navigate or follow? While flying, do you require full silence as you concentrate your mental focus on keeping the plane in the air?

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May Lord Cthulhu have mercy on your soul if you're both window people.

5. Give your hotel a heads-up you're celebrating a special occasion. Maybe they'll trick out your room.

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The best hotels aim to please, and they'll usually go the extra mile to accommodate requests within reason. WITHIN REASON.

7. Play "Podcast Trust Fall."

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Do some research and find a few podcast episodes that pique your interest. Tell your S.O. to do the same. Take turns playing the episodes, giving your partner ZERO context as to what it's about.

9. Make learning the country's native language an all-out competition. There must be stakes.

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Using an app like Duolingo, learn as much as you can about this foreign language, and put your knowledge to the test with mini challenges. Who can order a pastry in Paris without showing their stars and stripes?

10. Make detailed maps of what places you'd like to visit in and around the city...separately. Then compare.

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MyMaps is great for this. Prioritize the overlapping locations and make your case for the unique ones.

12. When traveling internationally, split the cost of one phone SIM card, and the other person can tether as needed.

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A local SIM card will allow you to use the country's data network for a shockingly little amount of money. The SIM card holder should be in charge of navigation, while the other can tether to its Wi-Fi for important things, like posting to Instagram.

13. Create a shared photo album on your phones and fill that bad boy up with sweet, sweet memories.

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The shared album will let you seamlessly access that video your S.O. took of you dropping your waffle into a canal in Amsterdam. It's a no-brainer.

14. Find a creative way to document the trip. It's a great way to look back on the journey, and your loved ones will thank you.

This couple took a video of every single thing they ate on their European trip. It's simple, it's effective, and, most importantly, it's not a slideshow of them standing in front of fountains.

15. Start a collection. Choose an item and get one from every place you visit henceforth. Display them in your home and brag about your worldliness.

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Bottles of sand, currency, wine corks, rocks, hotel shampoo, public transportation tickets, your own skin that peeled after a sunburn... The list goes on.

16. When you inevitably get a bit sick of each other, sit at the bar for dinner instead of a table for two. It's super easy to make friends that way.

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You'd be remiss if you didn't acknowledge that you guys aren't in fact the only two people on Earth. Even for just a few hours.

Finally, let Booking.com handle your accommodation. 🍹

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