Time to reignite the passion in your relationship? Or maybe, you just want to surprise your partner with a fun trip? Make sure to avoid the following things, to ensure all travel blunders are avoided and the perfect romantic atmosphere is achieved.
1. Plan the entire trip around your interests
In relationships, it’s often one of the two parties that plans the trip. However, that doesn’t mean that only one opinion should be taken into account. When you plan a trip full of activities that bore your partner, you can be sure that will lead to frustration at some point. So, involve them in the planning process, even if that means just going over the program to get their stamp of approval. You do also want your partner to enjoy this trip, don’t you?
2. Don’t discuss how much money you want to spend
You might agree on everyday expenses, but a vacation is something else. If one of you wants to splurge on luxurious dinners and the other plans on having street food, arguments will inevitably take place. Avoid this by discussing how much money you want to spend while on your trip and on what you want to spend it before leaving.
3. Book a dorm room
Maybe you’re both budget-minded and that’s great, but don’t go overboard with it either. How romantic can it be to share your romantic nights with six other people?
4. Spend every single moment together
A romantic getaway means spending quality time together, yet that doesn’t mean you have to spend all of your time together. You don’t do it when you’re home and there’s probably a good reason for that. Most people value some alone time, so be understanding when your partner wants to go for a walk without you and don’t be afraid to take out your book when you need to zone out for a while.
5. Check Facebook every five minutes
You’re on a romantic getaway with your partner. Not with 500 “friends.” Ditch the phone already.
6. Ignore that (s)he is hungry
There is a reason the term “hangry” (a combination of “hungry” and “angry”) is spreading rapidly. Being hungry makes people grumpy and disinterested in whatever is around them. Don’t push your partner to see “just this one more thing.” Get food first. The visit will be so much nicer afterwards.
7. Make a negative remark about his/her looks
This might be obvious, but if it’s been a while since you two spent some real quality time together, it’s possible that you’ll notice things you hadn’t before. Like his hair turning grey, or that she put on some weight. Don’t mention it.
Actually: don’t mention it ever.
About the bed being too hard, the food too cold, the sight not impressive enough… Stop it already! You’re killing the vibe. Instead, focus on the positive things and try to get your partner to do the same.
9. Get drunk every night
Unless you’re both doing it and end up having sexy time. Then it’s okay.