Everyone wants to travel at some given point of their life, whether on a long-term basis or only on a summer vacation, where traveling in as a couple can have either reinforcement or devastating effects on your relationship. Whether you choose to travel solo or with your partner then believe, that everything has it´s pros and cons. I tried both options and now I would always prefer to go as a couple (as long as we are together of course).
You have someone with whom you can share all the impressions instantly, the accommodation costs are divided into two and you do not have to do a selfie because there is always someone who can take that shot of you.
Of course, it always depends on a personality and what one prefers. I also read an article where a woman goes for her summer vacation by a sea with her girl friend, while her husband loves snow and mountains and therefore goes for a winter holiday with his buddies. They would not agree on the same holiday plans and there for they travel alone. Honestly I can not imagine to be with a person who has such different interests than me, but who am i to judge right?
In our relationship i am something like a little travel agency. I am able and willing (and simply have to) to arrange everything. Write it all down on a map. I just want to be ready, to know what is worth seeing, how much is the currency, where it is good and cheap to eat, what the local people recommend and so on. If i don´t do that, i´d be afraid to miss out on something. We usually have short trips and so i want to see something without ,,Hmm where next, where we could actually go" - and loose precious time like that. I don´t want to come back home and finding out there was a lot of places we never saw, food we never tried and so on.
While travelling or on a vacay, there can always be something that one is enjoying and the other one is bored. Luckily we can agree with most of the things, but still when i plan i try to look for some architectural beauty such castles monuments and so on, as that is what he enjoys and then we go to some interesting restaurant or vegan bistro as i am the one who explores through the taste.
Talk about the money before you even go, because money can always be a hot topic. Decide beforehand who will pay what, whether you pay for food and your significant other for entrances, or you split everything evenly, or you both pay for your own all the time. When it comes to us, we pick one card (which currently has more) and that one we use. After we come back we split the bills in half so we both paid the same amount. We do not think into such details like my food was 8 Eur and his 12 eur, or that I had a bottle of water plus.
Give each other a bit of space as well. Each of you should have some time only for yourself, to do whatever you want. One might ant to take a nap, while the other feels more like gym or a swim. For someone it can be very difficult to be together 24/7 and so think about these moments to not be on each other nerves.
Just leave it
Any special habits he/she might have, that annoys the sh** out of you, just leave it. Try to absolutely ignore them as we all have something (we might not want to even hear or admit) and you really do not want to spoil your mood or entire holiday because of that. Try to make fun of it instead.
In case something happens - they rob you, you lose, forget or brake something, etc. Be your dear´s support that he/she so desperately needs in such situations, there is always some solution, which can be brought to light only with a calm mind. There is really no need for "I told you so / I knew you would screw up / That is typical of you!" You certainly won´t bring any good, the holiday will truly be ruined and your partner might loos the trust in you.
What about you guys? Do you have any tips on how to travel as a couple and don´t go crazy? Would love to know.