9 Unconventional Ways to Make Your Trip With Your Beau Extra Memorable
Updated: Jan 1
Traveling with your boyfriend seems like the very epitome of romance – taking romantic strolls along the beach, buying little trinkets at flea markets, and risking food poisoning together with the local delicacy. But your romantic trip can hit major troubles and become stressful travel experiences instead.
Many factors can make minor issues balloon up during your romantic getaway: expenses, isolation, and the pressure to have the time of your life. But these can be avoided if you keep in mind the things you have to do before and during your trip.
1. Keep expectations manageable
If only all romantic trips were guaranteed to have just wines and sunsets. But unless you’re traveling first-class all the way and have an entourage to cater to your every whim, you will most likely encounter some snags along the way.
There will be times that you won’t feel connected and relaxed during your trip, but that’s perfectly okay. It doesn’t mean that your vacation (and relationship) is already headed for massive trouble.
2. Be mindful of your packing space
If sharing is caring is true in this case, then no partner should hog the limited space in your suitcases. And no, just because you’re a woman doesn’t mean you get to do that. Collaborate with your man on what to pack and make sure that each of you gets to bring your respective essentials and then some.
3. Be mindful about spending, but don’t stress so much about it
If the beau is rich enough to take care of all expenses for your vacation, then this shouldn’t be your problem. But if you’re just like most couples who will share the spending, then the money part should be worked out ahead of time. Decide who gets to pay for what – food, accommodation, shopping, etc. – and how much. Once you have them all figured out, allow yourself to relax and try not to nag each other about spending during the vacation.
4. Compromise is the key
Even if you’re so into each other as a couple, you still have respective interests and preferences that will come into play during your time together. To accommodate each other’s idea of a good time, you need to push each other’s comfort zones and compromise when needed. Agree to wander the streets aimlessly the way he wants it, but he should also agree to stand by patiently as you agonize over what to buy at the souvenir market.
5. Give each other some alone time
Just because you’re on vacation together doesn’t mean you have to be near each other 24/7. Giving each other a little space is always a good idea, even during a romantic getaway. Let him browse the convenience store by himself while you chill and rest in your hotel room. A few minutes or even an hour away from each other will make your time together less stressful.
6. Do Your best to go with the flow
Even if you plan up to the last micro-detail, things can always go wrong during your travels. It's natural to get upset about it, but you shouldn't let the whole thing ruin your entire holiday. Keep in mind that many people swear that most of their best travel moments happened when things didn't turn out as they planned. Roll with the punches and have fun in the process.
7. Surprise your partner
Planning a little something special will make your partner feel extra special. It doesn't have to be elaborate or expensive; it could be as simple as filling your room with flowers or a lovely intimate dinner.
8. Be patient
Roadblocks and challenges are something to be expected during travel, even if you're doing it with a partner. The worst thing you can do is blame your partner whenever conflicts arise. Hold your tongue and be as patient as possible.
9. Heed each other's suggestions
If your partner suggests something he wants to do and you have other things in mind, you tend to automatically offer an alternative that goes along with what you prefer and vice-versa. This can turn into arguments because the other person won't get to do what he likes and feel like he always has to defer to the other. Compromise by taking turns doing each other's suggested activities.
Take the stress and drama away from your romantic vacation. Empathy, respect, and patience will definitely go a long way in making this trip with your beau the most memorable ever.
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