Cost: 0*When the season’s right, hit up a local apple orchard to pick a bundle of the antioxidant-rich fall superfood.
There’s something refreshing about spending time outdoors and picking your own locally-sourced produce.
Arrive early for dibs on the biggest selection, or come by an hour before close to get the best deals.
When you get home, whip up some healthy snacks or a romantic meal for two.
Many parks offer cheap day rentals, so it’s easy to relax on the water, enjoy beautiful sights, and burn some calories.
Map out a combination of favorite and as-yet-untested coffee shops around town and do a taste testing of their most popular picks, whether it’s a cup of dark roast or a seasonal latte. While shared rituals—such as splitting the penne at your favorite Italian joint every Friday—can be a fun tradition, research shows relationships need novelty too.Keeping things fresh can increase relationship satisfaction and bring back those “butterflies” that we’ve all had on the first few dates, at the same time flooding the brain with feel-good dopamine Couples’ shared participation in novel and arousing activities and experienced relationship quality. Department of Psychology, State University of New York, Stony Brook, N. Journal of Personal and Social Psychology, 2000; 78(2): 273-84.Cost: $$This pot of melted goodness can be tailored to the cheese addict sweet tooth.Whether going sweet with chocolate fondue or savory with some Gruyere, there’s no need to purchase a special fondue pot: Many recipes sub in a saucepan or Crock Pot, like this easy s’more fondue.
Maybe that high school French class will come in handy?