Going on a vacation with your boyfriend or girlfriend can be a memorable or a disastrous experience. How can you make sure your vacation doesn’t ruin your relationship?

Plan your vacation together!

And make sure you both agree on the plan. You should agree on where to go, where to stay, and what to do. Plan your itinerary and budget. Agree on the duration of your vacation. When you’re there, you won’t have to discuss about your schedule and you know exactly what to do.

Never overestimate your time.

If you think you can spend ten things and go to ten places in one day in a foreign town, think again. Ask anyone who has been there. Most destinations allow you to check out a few places in one day. Usually, you would be too preoccupied in a single spot alone that you will only have time for three or so stops. If you rush from one stop to another, you won’t enjoy each place and you will quickly feel worn down.

Pack snacks.

Pack snacks during your trip. It doesn’t matter if it’s a 3-hour car ride to a beach resort near home or a plane ride to the Caribbean. Have something you can munch on, especially if you or your lover is someone who gets grumpy when hungry.

Bring your own cash.

Whether you’re choosing a holiday destination anywhere in the country or traveling abroad, you need to have cash handy. Finding a bank or ATM to get cash can be inconvenient and can eat into your travel time. If you are planning to go to a foreign country, have enough cash converted to their currency. Either of you probably holds the budget for your entire trip, but it’s still wise to keep some cash in your pocket for emergency cases.

Plan a day or two where you go to different places.

It is a good idea to have some time apart. You can’t always do the same things and go to the same places together. At some point, your differences will get in the way. If you don’t like to go a museum and your boyfriend or girlfriend wants to, plan a day wherein you can let each other go see places you want to see. This way, you both enjoy the trip together without restricting each other. The mistake is to let the other person do all the itinerary plan without considering your preferences or to do all the planning without considering the other person’s preferences.

Do something memorable.

Add a thrill to your vacation. Aside from lying on a beach bed under the sun, consider doing something more adventurous, like hiking mountains or trekking caverns. Being thrilled together can add a whole new level of experiences into your relationship.

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