Most people thinks that traveling with their partner is always a wonderful experience. You get to go to a new location and share different experiences with one another. As wonderful as it sounds, it isn’t always smooth sailing. There can be delays, arguments, and an overall bad experience if you don’t mentally and actually prepare yourself.
We have some tips for you to ensure that your vacation with your partner is one that you will remember for all the right reasons.
Don’t have high expectations
You need to manage your expectations. Don’t expect every day of the trip to be a romantic affair and fireworks. Depending on how long the trip is you may see the side of your partner you are not yet accustomed to, so be ready for that. Don’t always expect them to be perfectly made up and ready to jump on you.
Be ready to compromise
You and your partner probably have different hobbies and activities you each like. It won’t be easy to be completely sync as far as which activities you would like to do. Yes, there will be similarities but maybe your partner would rather go for a hike while you would want to go to the spa. If you want to be together then there will be a need of compromise. Sit down and plan the trip before and allocate time for activities you want to do and those your partner wants.
Pick a destination you both like
Make a list of destination you both would like to go to. Discuss the list with each other and see if you have any place you both would like to go. If you have more than one then the two of you can weigh the options of both places and decide on one.
If there is no match then don’t take it as a negative sign. Make a list of activities you both like to do and you can pick a location that allows you to the most from each of your list.
Discuss the budget beforehand
The last thing you want is to go into debt on your vacation. Be open about the budget and how expense will be shared. This allows the both of you to go into the vacation knowing what to expect. Since, airfare, hotel bookings and major expenses are paid for beforehand it’s easy to sort the budget out and keep a little extra cash for food and shopping expense.
For daily expense the two of you can discuss a budget before so you both know how much to spend on food and activities. Usually, allow the partner with the lower income set this budget so you know exactly how much they are willing to spend and then decide. If you and they don’t mind you putting a little extra to get more from your trip then feel free to do that. Do not however make it like you are doing them a favor.
Try something new
There is nothing better than sharing a new experience with your partner. Being the first one to do something with them is always something you remember. Whether they are the first person you go scuba diving with, the first person you mount climb with, or whatever. No matter the activity it will be something you will remember and share together.
For your first vacation together, we recommend going to a resort in an exotic location. Occidental Vacation Club has great offers for members so you and your partner can look into that. There are numerous other vacation club and membership you and your partner can become a part of and take vacations together, of course if the first one works out well.