Whether you’re taking your first holiday as a couple or your twentieth, holidaying together can lead to arguments if you have disagreements on some of your holiday plans, or can be costly if you don’t plan ahead. So, here are some tips for travelling as a couple.
Get the right health insurance
Make sure you have taken out schengen visa medical insurance, from a reputable provider like United Healthcare Global which tailors insurance packages to you. Otherwise, your visa could be declined and your holiday might never happen. Don’t be tempted to cut corners and pay for insurance which is less than you need, as this can lead to expensive medical bills if you manage to travel at all. Neither of these will make you or your partner happy after months of planning a holiday together.
Make plans together
Don’t leave all the planning to your partner. You might share a lot of interests, but this doesn’t mean they will always get everything right. By planning together, you have input in the activities you do, and the places you visit.
This will save arguments if you don’t want to or are unable to do certain activities for any reason. You can tell your partner this before anything is booked or paid for.
Set aside time to do your own thing
When you’re at home, you probably like to have some time to yourself, even if this is just half an hour to go for a walk. When you’re on holiday with your partner, you might feel like you should spend every moment together, but as you’re likely to have a smaller space to live and sleep in, this can lead to arguments. So agree to take time to be alone, if either of you starts to feel they need it, without the other being offended.
Don’t arrange everything yourself
Similar to leaving everything to your partner, don’t try to plan everything yourself. This can make you feel annoyed and resentful, and again will cause arguments if your partner is reluctant to take part in the activities you’ve planned. It also gives you both something to look forward to if you share the planning.
Check out the restaurants before travelling
As most restaurants have an online presence, it can help to look up which restaurants are in the areas you’re visiting. Although you may want to be spontaneous and definitely don’t want to plan what you will eat months from now, it helps to narrow it down. If either of you has specific dietary requirements, it saves you wasting time looking for a restaurant that caters to your needs.
When you’re on holiday, you want to make the most of your time away, not get stressed out about finding a suitable place to eat.
By planning ahead, and sharing the workload during the run-up to your holiday, you can both enjoy your time away, reduce disagreements and get the most out of your holiday. It’s meant to be fun, so if something small goes wrong, try not to get too stressed about it.