There is probably nothing more beautiful for a happy couple than traveling together, getting to know new countries, and living magical experiences. With that being said, traveling with your significant others can be somewhat tricky, especially if it is the first trip as a couple you make and you still don’t know the other party well.
In this blog post, we present a series of five recommendations that will help to successfully organize the trip with your significant other and take the necessary provisions so that you both can enjoy a great adventure together.
1. Plan the Trip Together
Preparing a trip can represent an opportunity for the pair to get involved and express their tastes and preferences regarding the following aspects:
- The destination to visit
- The expectations of the trip
- The decision on where they will stay
- The activities they want to do
If you have differences, it will be necessary to establish a consensus so that both are satisfied. Let’s take, for example, the case where one person is uninterested in wasting precious time searching for land-based gambling houses. Fortunately, there is an easier way to satisfy their needs – by going into online services. So, the truth is everything from poker hands order and other options can be enjoyed on the move. Every obstacle has a solution if there is a genuine desire from both sides.
Another scenario is to resort to the support of a travel agent who advises them and recommends the options that best suit the tastes and needs of the couple. Regardless of what the planning process is like, it will be important for each member of the couple to listen to the other and avoid falling into conflicts, for something that should generate happiness and not arguments.
2. Schedule Your Alone Time
After reading the title of this section, you might think about it and you think it’s crazy, don’t you? But believe it or not, after a few days glued to each other 24/7, chances are you will change your mind. The main reason why it is recommended to do some things separately is not that you won’t be able to stand each other after a few days, but because your schedules and rhythms may be different.
Let’s take, for example, a scenario between couples in which one individual is daytime (they get up early and has a lot of energy until 6pm in the afternoon) and another one is nocturnal (they have a lot of energy until lunchtime, then they need a nap at about 6pm). The fact that one wants to take a short nap, never has to be a reason for the other person not to be able to know things.
3. Set Your Budget
It is crucial to determine how the expenses of the trip will be paid, particularly if it is a couple who is starting the relationship. Finances are a point of friction for many couples, so don’t let them interfere with your trip. Agree in advance how much to spend and when, and to what extent, it is acceptable to treat yourself.
The easiest thing is to set a financial plan. Make a simple spreadsheet and share it with your partner. You can enter the costs of accommodation, food, transportation and entertainment, and even some extra funds for unforeseen circumstances.
It may be the case that one of the two invites and from the beginning indicates that he will be in charge of paying for everything. As it can also happen that by mutual agreement it is established whether the payments will be made in equal parts or how much each one can contribute.
4. Unfollow Your Itinerary Strictly
Remember that no matter how organized you are or how perfect your itinerary looks in theory, chances are some things will change during the trip, either because of situations unrelated to you or because you simply decided to do so.
Maybe they had an excursion planned but upon arriving at the pre-planned site, you both realize that the long queues are making it impossible to enjoy the experience to the fullest. So one of you may prefer to stay all day lying on the beach and try to change the tour you had planned for the next day. And that’s totally normal.
Don’t think about following an itinerary strictly, especially if you are having a good time, let things just go as it goes. Take the opportunity to know your partner’s tastes and preferences, accept everything that makes you different and you will surely have a good spend.
5. Don’t Over Romanticize the Trip
And finally, keep in mind that no matter how romantic the destination is, you won’t drool every time your eyes cross. You may be tired of being a tourist or you just want to relax. It’s fine.
Understanding that every moment will not be magical – after all, they are still the same people they were at home – takes away the pressure and makes vacations more enjoyable. Enjoy the company of your significant other and the new space in which you find yourself.