Vacationing with your partner should be a meaningful experience that will pave the way to bring both you closer together. However, this is only one side of the story. If you have even been on a vacation with your significant other before, you might have experienced the stress of planning and budgeting of the entire trip which might place a strain on your relationship, not to mention your constant togetherness all throughout the trip.
If you have a couples vacation underway, you might want to take a look at these tips that are geared to make your trip together successful.
AGREE ON YOUR TRAVEL STANDARDS
Research has shown that a trip with your partner is bound to be more successful if both of you have the same travel personalities. Agree and decide ahead of time on your travel accommodations and transportations. This will also be a big help in organizing your budget.
BE READY TO COMPROMISE
Take turns in making the choices with every activity that both of you will be doing during your trip, even on the decision on where to eat. For a smoother vacation, list down all the places and activities that both of you plan on visiting and doing. Flexibility will be very important in this aspect.
AGREE ON BEHAVIORAL TRADEOFFS
Being confined with your partner 24/7 might force both of you to face those annoying habits you hate about each other. Avoid the possible conflict that might arise from these things by offering something that you will avoid in exchange for the other’s habits. Make sure that you keep things good-natured.
GET ENOUGH NOURISHMENT AND SLEEP
During your trip, make sure that you get snacks and do not skip meals. Further, also ensure that both of you get at least 8 hours of sleep. With your long and tiring hours of travel, it can be pretty easy for both of you to get irate with the littlest things.
PLAN TRAVELS WITH ADEQUATE TIME ALLOWANCES
When you rush things out, both of you are bound to be stressed which can unknowingly lead to tension, especially when you end up arriving late in your destination. Give yourself a good time buffer to ease pressures during the trip so you can both focus on having a good time.
HAVE PLENTY OF AVAILABLE FUNDS
Round up numbers when planning your expenses for accommodation, transportation, food, and shopping. Keep extra cash or a credit card stashed somewhere in cases of emergencies. It is always better to have too much than too little.
DO NOT STRESS ABOUT SPLITTING EXPENSES
Your travel expenses can get pretty expensive. In such circumstances, both of you will have to come up with your share in paying for the costs. To avoid tensions that are brought about by such arrangements, agree on generally splitting expenses instead doing it bill by bill.
ENJOY THE PERKS OF TRAVELLING TOGETHER
If you are traveling for your honeymoon or as a celebration your anniversary, make sure that you say so. You will never know what freebies restaurants and other establishment will give you. Both of you should also try out those activities that are better with two people like dancing or biking.