Relationship experts at MissTravel.com, a dating site for traveling singles, provide tips for embarking on your first vacation with your partner.

Choose somewhere together

Choose somewhere together

As spring break winds down and summer is still a few months away, now is the perfect time for a couples retreat. For lovebirds traveling together for the first time, here are a few pieces of advice to help make your trip a memorable success.

Choose a destination together

This is the most important consideration to make when planning a trip with anyone,  especially your partner, if you’re taking off together for the first time. Pick a city that offers a variety of activities and scenery that you both find appealing. Think about what would be most suitable. For instance, a cabin in the mountains, a tropical beach getaway or a city with rich history and art museums?

Start small

Since this is your first time traveling as a couple, don’t make it a week long vacation. Start with a long weekend. Consider this trip as a trial run to determine if you’re even compatible to travel together. A few days away will be just enough time to enjoy each other’s company but also short enough to endure if things don’t go so well.

Talk about budget before the trip

Both you and your significant other will likely open your wallets on vacation but talking about money in the moment can be awkward. Have the money talk well in advance, before you even choose a destination. Determine whether you are embarking on a luxurious trip with a stay at a 5-star hotel, a frugal getaway or something in between. Another consideration to make is who will pay for what, will it be 50/50 or is one person footing the bill? Discussing a budget early on will help set expectations and leave less room for disappointment or confusion later.

Communicate

Bumps in the road are to be expected on your first baecation. It’s how you navigate them that will make all the difference, and the key to that is good communication. A positive outlook and a level head will help you and your partner quickly work through any issues that arise so that you can get back to enjoying your time together.

Be open to new experiences

This trip is the perfect opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Be up for doing something your partner is interested in that may not typically be your thing. You may find you enjoy something you never imagined you would. Ultimately, all that should matter is that you’re sharing the moment with your sweetheart.

Unplug

Cell phones put the world at our fingertips and because of that it’s almost essential to use on vacation, whether you need access to online banking, GPS or of course, a camera. But for this trip, you have to unplug, even if it’s just at dinner. Engage with your surroundings and don’t let text messages, social media or news updates disrupt you.

Traveling with your babe can be extremely rewarding, but it can also be stressful in the beginning. Keeping these tips in mind will ensure you both have the best experience possible.


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