Essential Tips for Traveling As A Couple

Traveling as a couple is a romantic endeavor: getting wonderfully lost in a new city, bonding over iconic attractions, discovering unfamiliar but delicious food, shopping for matching souvenirs. And while you will go home with tons of memorable pictures of you and your SO, you will most likely deal with stressful situations and occasional arguments […]

  • November 13, 2019

Traveling as a couple is a romantic endeavor: getting wonderfully lost in a new city, bonding over iconic attractions, discovering unfamiliar but delicious food, shopping for matching souvenirs. And while you will go home with tons of memorable pictures of you and your SO, you will most likely deal with stressful situations and occasional arguments along the way.

Survive a couple’s vacation with these essential tips:

Manage expectations

manage expectations

It’s not going to be beautiful sunsets and tasty dishes all the time – sometimes you’ll have to deal with less favorable situations like crammed trains or even food poisoning. Come in prepared, but understand that there will be things you won’t be ready for. Don’t be disheartened and remember that one of the perks of traveling as two is that you’ll always have someone backing you up!

Divide and conquer

divide and conquer

Maybe you’re better at travel research and budgeting, he’s better at coordinating logistics. Play up your strengths and use them to your advantage! Talk about who’s responsible for what and divide the things needed to be done for the trip. In terms of financing the vacation, discuss how you’re going to split the budget but don’t be so fixated about who’s paying for what.

Be kind to each other

be kind

Arguments will test your patience and maybe even your love for each other, but remember to still be kind and respectful despite your differences. Avoid blame games when things go wrong. Don’t let your fight tarnish your vacation and if need be, go for a time out and give each other some space to breathe.

Decompress separately

decompress

decompress 2

You don’t need to spend the whole vacation together; being around each other 24/7 will eventually tire you out. Going out of one’s comfort zone is an exciting endeavor, but don’t force your partner to do activities which they’re not inclined to do! Some me time is also necessary to decompress – it can be something as simple as going for a jog while your partner catches up on sleep, or you staying in for an episode of your favorite show while he picks up dinner.

Relax!

relax

Don’t be so hung up on creating the perfect romantic vacation that you’ve mapped out in your head. Once the initial steps have been done in your trip planning and you’ve landed in your destination, let you and your partner enjoy the fruits of your hard work. Relax and live a little!

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