Having been together for a long time now, I and my husband still laugh like idiots when we recall our first vacation together. Lost reservations, unplanned picnics and a map with few details was all we had. To be honest it was fun, but the stress at critical moments was too much to handle. Summers are almost here, and everyone wants their romantic fantasies to come true. Following are some tips that you need to remember for going on a great first vacation as a couple:
The main question that arises at the time of planning a vacation will be that where should we go? Is there any place you and your spouse both wanted to go ever? If yes than that’s great, you’re half way done. Write down the names of 10 places you both want to go and who knows one might be the perfect destination for your perfect vacation.
2. WHAT TO DO?
The next thing that demands your attention is that what will you do once you get there. The answer to this is very simple. Write down the things you both wanted to do together but never got the time to do. It may involve biking, riding, boating, horse riding or even hiking.
3. ALONE TIME
Even Though you are going on a vacation together, be sure to take out some time to be away from each other and alone with yourselves. It will benefit you in many ways. Being alone will help you feel each other’s absence and it’ll make your love grow even fonder.
4. DON’T DO EVERYTHING.
Mostly people get over excited during a vacation and they try to do everything they can in a short span of time; this makes them cranky and irritable. Being in a bad mood is not a good thing, especially when you are on a romantic vacation with your partner. Focus on quality, not quantity. Do small simple things that make you happy instead of indulging in complex activities that ruin the mood.
5. FORGET WORK AND FOCUS ON EACH OTHER
No matter how busy you were before your vacations, now you have to give time to each other. It might seem difficult at first to ignore your emails, calls, and important business details, but spending time with your other half will bring you closer to each other. You paid for this vacation to spend time with your partner; you didn’t come here to do more work.
6. NEW EXPERIENCES
Try and explore new things along with your partner, if you will be following the same routine that you follow at home then you won’t really be reaping all the rewards that your vacation has to offer. Go ride a bicycle with him, swim with dolphins, try Chinese or stay up all night and gossip around.
7. DON’T ARGUE
When leaving for vacations make a deal with each other that you will not fight. If you guys don’t agree on something, resolve it by talking or if a fight does arise, remind yourselves immediately of the “no arguments” deal and resolve it. Be patient with each other, and even if one of you messes up something then be supportive. Do not blame each other for anything that goes wrong in your vacation.
8. FALL IN LOVE AGAIN.
Just have a look at the person you’re planning the vacation with. Was this not the person you fell in love with? Was this not the person who drives you crazy? The answer to these questions is yes. You love this person. Go fall in love with him/her again. Share your feelings and resolve the distances.
9. CHOICE OF ACTIVITIES.
Give your partner a choice, if you will plan everything on your own and don’t ask your partner then your partner will feel left out which will be a huge turn off in all the fun. Plan activities with him sitting beside you, so he can participate, and let you know of his ideas.
10. LISTEN AND GO ALONG.
Listen to him/her. What he wants to say might be a better idea. If he wants to go riding and you don’t like riding than what? Go along with him, so what if you don’t like riding? You guys will get to spend time together which is the best part of vacations.
Spending time with your life partner is one of the best things in life; we should enjoy it as much as we can. Sometimes we get so busy that we forget to tell our beloved how much love we have for them, vacations are a great way to share love, dust away all the conflicts and rekindle the spark of love.