April might be the cruelest month, but August can be the worst. Summer is winding down, children are being assaulted with taunting “back to school” commercials, putting a damper on their fun, and even adults stagger under the remembered weight of summer’s end and the humidity. It’s a lazy time, and we don’t feel good about being lazy, especially when thinking about everything we had wanted to do this summer before life got in the way.
But August doesn’t have to be that way! There’s still time to celebrate the freedom and beauty of summer, especially with that certain someone. Here are some ways to have eco-friendly romantic getaways, ranging from wallet-friendly to extravagant budget-busters. You’ll be generating heat more than escaping it, but somehow we don’t think you’ll mind.