You’ve finally decided to make the big leap and elevate your relationship to the next level by going on a vacation as a couple. For many couples, their first vacation together is a significant milestone, but it can also be the ultimate relationship test. Some even say that it can make or break a relationship because being with your significant 24/7 on a week-long holiday can tell you what you need to know about the person and how you react to problems together. Moreover, traveling together clues you into whether you share the same interests and values, and it also tells you if you’re going to have fun together no matter what happens during your trip. If you’re traveling for the first time as a couple this year, don’t fret. Check out these tips to enjoy your first trip as a couple and to make your relationship stronger than ever.
Plan your trip together
You may be an expert when it comes to booking last-minute flights and hotel accommodations, but if you’re traveling for the first time as a couple, then you need to make your travel plans together. Play on each other’s strengths—for instance, if you’re the one who’s more experienced with making travel arrangements, then your partner’s enthusiasm for good food will come in handy when it comes to looking for the best places to get a meal.
People who are finicky with how things are done may have a hard time letting their partner take over certain tasks. However, being responsible for everything during your holiday can leave you stressed and cranky. Create a checklist of things to do and divide tasks accordingly. For instance, if you’re going on a safari, you can let your partner be in charge of procuring waterproof or night binoculars and other gear while you’re in charge of bringing the first aid kit and toiletries.
Don’t expect things to go perfectly
You may be going on a romantic getaway with your favorite person, but it doesn’t mean that things will go smoothly when you’re on holiday. For instance, flights can get delayed or canceled, hotels can get overbooked, or the restaurant that you planned to go to is undergoing renovations. Knowing that the best plans can go awry can help you maintain a cool head and an open mind. Moreover, it also leaves room for spontaneity, which can make your trip more fun.
Disconnect from social media
Some people can get frustrated when their partner spends more time posting couple photos and selfies on Instagram instead of being in the moment. Keep in mind that the point of traveling as a couple is to spend quality time together. So leave your phone in the hotel room and spend time frolicking at the beach with your loved one.
Follow these tips when traveling for the first time as a couple. Taking a vacation together is a big step, so plan your holiday well and have an open mind. Embrace your adventurous side and spend quality time with your significant other to make your relationship better and stronger than ever.