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How to Travel with Your Love: 10 Travel Tips for Couples

It takes years to learn each other’s dietary restrictions, desired destinations, idyllic mid-day activities, sleeping habits, budgetary ideals, and taboo road trip subjects. Oftentimes, these aspects may differ on vacation in comparison to real life. Believe it or not, but most people’s personalities change while traveling. Sometimes for the better; sometimes for the worse. Also, one person’s expectations may vastly differ from their partner’s vision. Thus, many couples opt to choose an all-inclusive destination where worries about fluctuating budgets, tourist traps, and mid-day lulls float away like a child’s balloon. To ensure that your first romantic escape to Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts is nothing short of flawless, we’ve pieced together 10 travel tips for couples.

10 Travel Tips for Couples: Balance, Compromise, and Romance

Whether you’ve never traveled together or you’re looking for ways to enhance your next adult-only getaway into the Pocono Mountains, these 10 travel tips for couples should provide ample balance to the trip. Traveling as a couple, much like relationships, takes compromise, patience, and honesty. And, please, do whatever you can to amplify the fun. We’ll certainly do our part!

  1. Plan a detailed itinerary – Planning a trip together takes several hours of research, conversation, and maneuvering. But, at the end of the day, it’s well worth it. Compromise is key here. And don’t forget to compile a list of potential backup plans in case inclement weather rolls through.
  2. Bring a heap of in-suite accessories – Whether a storm’s in the area or you just don’t want to leave the comfort of your suite, it’s always a good idea to bring games, music, candles, scented oils, and reading materials.
  3. Make a playlist for the road trip – Utilize Spotify by piecing together a lengthy playlist filled with all of your favorite road trip-esque tracks. Take turns making song selections so that there’s plenty of genre variance.
  4. Plan a surprise for him or her – Itineraries are key, but sometimes a surprise pit stop, gift, or activity is precisely what’s needed to spice things up a notch.
  5. Unplug – Turn off those smartphones. Leave the laptop at home. Focus your energy on each other.
  6. Try new things – Vacation is the perfect time to try as many new things as humanly possible. Learning new skills, especially when accomplished together, is incredibly invigorating and undeniably tantalizing.
  7. Eat healthily – It’s vital to know each other’s dietary restrictions, first and foremost. You also don’t want to feel sluggish at any point during the trip. Luckily, we offer a diverse range of eats, from juicy steaks to fresh salads and pan-fried fish.
  8. Stick to the budget – Make room in the budget for a couple of luxuries or pleasures. However, going off-script can lead to unexpected financial stressors.
  9. Take photos (but stay in the moment) – Photography plays an integral role in travel. Being able to look back on a trip and feel something is very important. However, don’t get lost behind the lens. Make time for photos, but remain grounded in the moment itself.
  10. Sleep in – It’s a vacation after all. No alarms needed here. Earlybirds will likely rise with the sun anyway. Don’t let technology tell you when it’s time to greet the day. Naturally, our bodies tell us when it’s appropriate to rise.

An Idyllic Couples Getaway in Pennsylvania

Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts, with the help of our worldly CXOs (Chief eXcitement Officers), is here to ensure that your long-awaited couples retreat or honeymoon getaway is near perfection. We offer the complete package: renowned fantasy suites, gourmet cuisines, dozens of complimentary activities, live entertainment, and sprawling acreage. Thanks to our vast array of on-site amenities, performances, and activities, you’ll rarely have to compromise this summer or fall. Swim, paddle, sip, bicycle, skate, and tan until the sun dips below the horizon. To book directly (and save money), please give us a call today at 800-432-9932. For even more travel tips for couples, please click the links below:

 

 

 


Mt. Pocono, PA: Home to Couples-Only Paradise Stream Resort

Paradise Stream remains the pride of Mt. Pocono, a quiet, undeniably scenic mountain town between the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and The Electric City. Throughout all four beautifully dissimilar seasons, Paradise Stream entices couples from all across the Northeast in need of a well-deserved romantic escape. Mt. Pocono itself, however, is a uniquely pristine slice of the Pocono Mountains, with its many preserves, quaint cafes, and surrounding attractions.

Mt. Pocono: A Quintessential Mountain Town

The town of Mt. Pocono has become synonymous with romance, mainly because of Paradise Stream Resort’s 143-suite castle of seduction. Mt. Pocono is a mere 90-mile scenic drive from the Manhattan Bridge, the gateway to the country’s most dazzling city. That being said, even Manhattanites need a brief respite from the city’s hustle and racket. Sleepy Mt. Pocono is an idyllic spot to enjoy lunch while mingling with locals and reminiscing of a long-overdue couples retreat.

 

After a mid-day meal at charming Fork Street Bistro, lively Mi Casa, or authentic Bella Villa Pizza, visit a nearby brewery or distillery. Pocono Brewing Company, Silverback Distillery, and Barley Creek Brewing Company are all a short drive from our adult-only resort. And don’t forget about the outdoors: Bushkill Falls, Tobyhanna State Park, Big Pocono State Park, Mountain Creek Riding Stables, and the Delaware Water Gap all provide a beautiful backdrop to a playful afternoon stroll with your partner.

Paradise Stream: A Heavenly Honeymoon Resort

But, of course, Paradise Stream Resort’s guests don’t have to wander off-site to bask in the sheer beauty of the sprawling Pocono Mountains. All-inclusive packages include a bevy of complimentary outdoor activities, such as bicycling, tennis, archery, hiking, and fishing. During the warmest summer afternoons, couples gravitate toward our outdoor swimming pool with a Mango Tequila Sunrise cocktail in hand from TanLines Bar. Packages also include two meals daily, nightly live entertainment, concierge services from our CXOs (Chief eXcitement Officers), and the most tantalizing fantasy suites near New York City.

To book a long-awaited Poconos weekend getaway to Mt. Pocono, please give us a call today at 800-432-9932. You can also book directly online at CovePoconosResorts.com.


The World’s Largest Treasure Hunt: Geocaching near Cove Haven

This “sport” has spread like wildfire across North America, including right here in the sprawling Pocono Mountains. Naturally, the mountains are an idyllic place to hide a treasure trove of goodies, trinkets, and heartfelt keepsakes. In fact, here at Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts, many clever lovers utilize the art of a geocache proposal, in which the cache itself is a diamond ring.

Geocaching 101

Without getting overly technical, geocaching is, in broad terms, a 21st-century GPS-enabled treasure hunt where outdoor enthusiasts seek (or hide) a “cache” using nothing but a smartphone, cryptic directions, and years of intuition. There are several apps on the market, but Geocaching.com is the obvious choice. Instead of blindly searching for the “best places to go geocaching near me,” simply enter the app and get started. You’ll be happy to know that there are hundreds of caches near all three of our historic couples retreats. For those that have never geocached with your partner, this hobby can be quite playful, romantic, and flirtatious.

3 Adult-Only Resorts, Hundreds of Possibilities

We won’t spend too much time on the details. Instead, we’ll leave the exploration to you and your partner. After all, the “hunt” is the best part of each adventure. It’s worth noting that Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts provides a bevy of complimentary on-site activities, such as bicycling, paintball, and kayaking. There are also several nearby diversions, including mountaintop ziplining, craft distilleries, and horseback riding. Oh, and a tantalizing Champagne Tower Suite is waiting for you at the end of each day.

 

Many caches lie near Pennsylvania Route 940 within minutes of Paradise Stream Resort. Nearby Kurmes Preserve is said to have a handful of challenging caches and countless acres of sheer tranquility. As you might expect, Cove Haven Resort is a short distance from “The Tunnel of Love,” a small cache near the property’s entrance. Countless hidden gems lie on both ends of Lake Wallenpaupack, including “The Forgotten Woods” and “Pebble Beach Peek-a-boo.” Pocono Palace Resort, the pride of East Stroudsberg, is a short drive from Mt. Nebo Park, home to nearly a dozen caches. We recommend purchasing (or creating) a “geocaching toolbox” if you aim to spend several hours in the dense Pocono wilderness.

Romantic Weekend Getaways in Pennsylvania

There’s never been a more desirable time in history to escape New York City en route to the “Honeymoon Capital of the World.” But, of course, you don’t have to be a honeymooner to plan an extended weekend getaway to Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts. Spend your days sunbathing, swimming, sipping cocktails, and paddling before indulging in steak, live music, and a late-night fireside snuggle in your private suite. Before booking directly, don’t forget to browse through our blazing hot deals online.


Summer Reading Challenge: 10 Thrilling Beach Reads

When Oprah Magazine, Parade, and Good Housekeeping release their annual lists of summer beach reads, people instantly take notice. This year, all eyes are glued to 28 Summers, The Vanishing Half, and Friends and Strangers (among countless others).  For most, a beach read should be formulaic, twisted, intelligible, and, of course, unpredictable. An idyllic location to finish a novel beside your partner is right here at Pocono Palace Resort’s exclusive Echo Lake, a sandy paradise with little-to-no foot traffic. So, throw a towel down on the sand, coat yourself in sunscreen, and strap in for an emotional thrill-ride because this summer reading challenge will be a memorable one. 

A Fun Reading Challenge: 10 Gripping Beach Reads

This staff-curated summer reading challenge is sure to provide you and your loved one with enough twists and turns for the next decade. For those in need of a useful resource on potential reads, look no further than Goodread’s annual Choice Awards. A handful of award-winning novels that narrowly missed this summer reading challenge include The Woman in the Window, Never Let Me Go, The Silent Patient, and My Sister, the Serial Killer. In the end, these 10 books set a new bar for the mystery genre, thanks to the likes of Gillian Flynn, Blake Crouch, and up-and-comer Jane Harper.

1. Before the Fall, Noah Hawley

It’s easy to empathize with Scott Burroughs, Hawley’s lonely plane crash survivor. Very rarely does raw human emotion leap off the page quite like it does in Before the Fall.

2. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn

Flynn’s crowning achievement, Gone Girl, is a masterstroke built on layers of mischief. Amy Dunne remains one of the decades most beloved heroines.

3. Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer

VanderMeer’s first glimpse into the fictional “Southern Reach” will stick with you long after the final line. Annihilation is equal parts science fiction, psychological thriller, and family drama—a true game-changer.

4. Pines, Blake Crouch

Pines, much like Annihilation, is the first book of a stirring trilogy. Crouch’s Abandon and Desert Places are undeniably enthralling, but the Wayward Pines trio ranks among the most mindblowing collective works to date.

5. The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins

In many ways, Flynn’s Gone Girl laid the groundwork for Hawkins’ Girl on the Train. This dreamy, hard-hitting novel doesn’t hold back. Rachel’s journey is bleak, poignant, and perplexing, to say the least.

6. The Dry, Jane Harper

Harper’s breathtaking debut is a vivid examination of a quiet (or so they thought) Australian farming community riddled with secrets.