Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Planning that Romantic Getaway

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Next week is Memorial Day, which basically means it’s officially summer. What are your plans with your significant other? Outdoor movie dates and trips to the beach are romantic and great. But if you haven’t thought about taking a vacation with your partner, you might want to reconsider.

In general, vacations are great for you. Taking a break from the grind of daily life lets you relax and recharge. You de-stress and by the time you return, you’re ready to take on the world! But taking a vacation as a couple has a number of specific benefits.

  • Haven’t been dating long? Nothing like spending every day together to learn about your partner! Going on a trip together will help you see if you can handle them at their best (enjoying the view) and their worst (hangry and lost). You’ll also learn if you can tolerate each other in silence. In fact, vacations can make or break your relationship – but hey, wouldn’t you rather know sooner than later?
  • Vacations help couples have quality time to reconnect. You can spend hours lazing in bed together and not feel guilty about it at all, because, hey, that’s why you’re here! That doesn’t happen in your daily life sometime, whether you’re distracted by jobs or kids.
  • We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention one of the biggest benefits of a couple’s trip: vacation sex! When you’re less stressed, you’re far more likely to be intimate – which is great if you aren’t normally. Plus, new experiences and places act as an aphrodisiac, especially since getting it on somewhere other than you normally do feels adventurous. So don’t forget to christen that hotel bed!
  • Doing new activities as a couple helps strengthen your bond, and it’s far easier to find cool dates in a new place. Plus, vacations force you to interact with a new location and perhaps even a new culture, causing you and your partner to grow – as well as your relationship. And vacations encourage playing with each other. Long story short? they’re just plain fun!

Have we convinced you? Here are some tips to help your vacation make the relationship instead of break it.

  • Don’t plan too far ahead or go for too long. Never plan a vacation that’s farther away than the time you’ve been dating. And shoot for 3 days if you’ve been dating just a few months – you can save the 2-week trip to Paris for your anniversary.
  • Set a budget. Money is one of the biggest relationship pitfalls, and a vacation is not cheap. Figure out a budget beforehand so that you’re on the same page about what you can afford.
  • Plan together. A study from the Netherlands found that people are happiest when planning a trip, so maximize that joy by doing it together. Compromise to find a place and activities that you both want to do, instead of having one person dominate the whole trip.
  • Get some alone time. Whether you’re going for 3 days or 3 weeks, you’re bound to get sick of each other at one time. Don’t freak out. Build a few hours of alone time into your schedules – you’ll get a break and be all the more excited to reconnect.
  • Manage your conflicts well. It’s almost inevitable that you will fight on your vacation. Try to avoid it by snacking regularly (hanger is real!), taking extra-good care of yourself (sleep, water, AC and heat) and being especially nice to each other because vacations can be stressful. And when you do fight, follow all the rules you normally do. What’s said on vacation still counts back home, even if you’re in Las Vegas.
  • Buy travel insurance. Unfortunately, you might break up before the vacation occurs. If you’re shelling out a lot of money, protect your assets and buy some travel insurance.

Will you go on vacation with your significant other this summer? Got some advice we missed? Let us know in the comments, on Facebook or Tweet us @SuperheroYou!

Written by Sasha Graffagna

Photo Credit: Simon_sees via Compfight cc

Next week is Memorial Day, which basically means it’s officially summer. What are your plans with your significant other? Outdoor movie dates and trips to the beach are romantic and great. But if you haven’t thought about taking a vacation with your partner, you might want to reconsider.

In general, vacations are great for you. Taking a break from the grind of daily life lets you relax and recharge. You de-stress and by the time you return, you’re ready to take on the world! But taking a vacation as a couple has a number of specific benefits.

  • Haven’t been dating long? Nothing like spending every day together to learn about your partner! Going on a trip together will help you see if you can handle them at their best (enjoying the view) and their worst (hangry and lost). You’ll also learn if you can tolerate each other in silence. In fact, vacations can make or break your relationship – but hey, wouldn’t you rather know sooner than later?
  • Vacations help couples have quality time to reconnect. You can spend hours lazing in bed together and not feel guilty about it at all, because, hey, that’s why you’re here! That doesn’t happen in your daily life sometime, whether you’re distracted by jobs or kids.
  • We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention one of the biggest benefits of a couple’s trip: vacation sex! When you’re less stressed, you’re far more likely to be intimate – which is great if you aren’t normally. Plus, new experiences and places act as an aphrodisiac, especially since getting it on somewhere other than you normally do feels adventurous. So don’t forget to christen that hotel bed!
  • Doing new activities as a couple helps strengthen your bond, and it’s far easier to find cool dates in a new place. Plus, vacations force you to interact with a new location and perhaps even a new culture, causing you and your partner to grow – as well as your relationship. And vacations encourage playing with each other. Long story short? they’re just plain fun!

Have we convinced you? Here are some tips to help your vacation make the relationship instead of break it.

  • Don’t plan too far ahead or go for too long. Never plan a vacation that’s farther away than the time you’ve been dating. And shoot for 3 days if you’ve been dating just a few months – you can save the 2-week trip to Paris for your anniversary.
  • Set a budget. Money is one of the biggest relationship pitfalls, and a vacation is not cheap. Figure out a budget beforehand so that you’re on the same page about what you can afford.
  • Plan together. A study from the Netherlands found that people are happiest when planning a trip, so maximize that joy by doing it together. Compromise to find a place and activities that you both want to do, instead of having one person dominate the whole trip.
  • Get some alone time. Whether you’re going for 3 days or 3 weeks, you’re bound to get sick of each other at one time. Don’t freak out. Build a few hours of alone time into your schedules – you’ll get a break and be all the more excited to reconnect.
  • Manage your conflicts well. It’s almost inevitable that you will fight on your vacation. Try to avoid it by snacking regularly (hanger is real!), taking extra-good care of yourself (sleep, water, AC and heat) and being especially nice to each other because vacations can be stressful. And when you do fight, follow all the rules you normally do. What’s said on vacation still counts back home, even if you’re in Las Vegas.
  • Buy travel insurance. Unfortunately, you might break up before the vacation occurs. If you’re shelling out a lot of money, protect your assets and buy some travel insurance.

Will you go on vacation with your significant other this summer? Got some advice we missed? Let us know in the comments, on Facebook or Tweet us @SuperheroYou!

Written by Sasha Graffagna

Photo Credit: Simon_sees via Compfight cc

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