So things are going well: you’ve just started dating your soul mate. You both enjoy long walks along the beach and Meg Ryan movies (the early years). You share a common love for waffles, and they think your Instagram addiction is actually quite endearing. Then they turn to you and say, ‘We should take a trip!’ Enter crippling anxiety.
Travelling together is tough. More than anything else it’s a big commitment. Financially, emotionally, spiritually, locking in a trip is a huge step in a relationship. For new couples in particular, committing to something 6 months in the future that may take weeks and cost thousands of dollars is like erecting a white picket fence and choosing the names of future grandchildren.
So for all you commitment-phobes this Valentines Day, we hatched a plan, a little dose of…practical romance. We’ll let you book any trip with just a $1 (or £1) deposit until the end of February.
Picture the scene. It’s Valentines Day. The candles are lit. The room smells like a meadow in springtime. Then you get down on one knee, reach into your pocket, look deep into their eyes and pull out your dollar coin. Cue tears of gratitude and a promise to match your generous vote of confidence. It’s the ultimate way to prove your love this Valentines Day.
And the best bit? It’s a commitment without the commitment. So if that Instagram addiction becomes too much to bear, if the waffles start to lose some of their sweetness, if the relationship never makes it to the departure lounge – hey, it’s only a dollar.
Make this the year you commit to love. Got your dollar ready?
Need a little inspiration? For all the details on our $1 (or £1) deposit, and a few ways you can spend it, check out our promotion here.
Image c/o Barbara Piancastelli, Flickr