They always say that travelling together with your man is a good way to see how strong and steady your relationship is. It will allow you to discover one another’s quirky habits and get to know each other on a much deeper level. But although it will reveal a lot of things about your partner, it might also lead to a serious conflict. If not careful enough, these four travel traps might turn your dream getaway into a nightmare and even put your relationship to a test.
1. Running Late For Your Trip. If there is something that can ruin your mood during your trip, it would be tardiness. While it may not be your fault, running late for you airport check-ins, or any activity in your vacation may lead to quarrels and missed experiences that you could’ve both enjoyed.
To avoid this from happening, ensure that both of you can get to your agreed venue hours before your scheduled time. If the circumstances are just beyond your control, compensate because sure enough there are other fun things that you can enjoy during your trip.
2. Sudden Changes in the Itinerary. You’ve finally arrived at your destination and you can no longer contain your excitement for the tour you’d be joining, when it suddenly gets cancelled. This kind of changes are quite common in trips, especially if you’re going to engage in outdoor activities like hiking as this kind of activities rely on the weather.
If this happens in your trip, consider it as an opportunity for you to do other things that you like. You can go and explore the area, or just cuddle up in your room. At least you’ve got enough time to unwind along with your significant other.
3. Failing to be Agree on the Same Thing. If his idea of enjoying your trip include activities like bungee jumping, while yours is relaxing in your hotel and reading some good book, then there’s a big chance that you’ll experience a bit of friction during your trip.
A good way to avoid this is to manage each other’s expectations of the trip and create an itinerary around those expectations. That way, you’ll have enough time to enjoy the activities that you like and have a happy and satisfying trip.
4. Getting Lost. While it can be a fun adventure to get lost in a new place, it could also become the root of your argument and conflict during the trip. Getting lost may not be much of a problem though, if you’re in a place with lots of people and cell site, but if you’re in a rural area, then you may need to put some extra effort to find your way home.
When this happens, don’t hesitate to ask for directions from the locals. You can also look for public places like restaurants and police stations to assist you. What’s important is that you stay together and extend your patience with each other. As much as possible, avoid finger-pointing because it won’t help in the situation that you’re in.