Get-A-Way – Making The Best Of Vacations With Your Man

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May 25, 2010 ‐ By Danielle Kwateng


Who doesn’t love, love? And what’s not to love about vacationing with your lover? In all the romance of the first getaway for you two, there are some things you both may neglect to think about. There’s nothing worse than going to a beautiful place and arguing the whole time– only to have issues when you return home. Of course, MN is here to guide you through your time away.

1st Decide, beforehand, which sights you have to see while there. Make a list and find prices for each place. Don’t argue on the relevance of why he needs to see the “Biggest Coconut on the Western Hemisphere” exhibit. Just go along with his interests and make sure yours are met as well. Remember, you may not get the chance to see certain sights again so make sure to do what you really want to do.

2nd As Hot as it sounds, do not spend the entire trip in the hotel suite. We know you’ve never gotten seven consecutive days to lay on top of each other, but you’ve also never been to the place outside the hotels walls together. Be traditional — explore each others bodies, after you’ve explored the vacation spot.

3rd Create a budget and decide, beforehand, who pays for what. This can be the stickiest part for couples. Unless he offers to pay for EVERYTHING don’t assume all tabs are on him. Plan a budget for meals, sightseeing, souvenirs and all the other little expenses that come up.

4th Pack light, bag lady. Remember this trip is a great opportunity to concentrate on each other and your surroundings. Unless absolutely necessary (someone is going to die) leave the laptops, and the Kindle and basically anything other than your cell phone at home.

5th Relax and be flexible. This is not the time for your Type A, micromanaging ways to come in. Sometimes having no schedule is the schedule. Walk a little farther on the beach, ride the winding road a little longer and drink wine at the restaurant well after the sun has set. It’s your time together, so embrace each moment.

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  • snowbibbly

    Ok, I have never paid for a vacation with a buy before and my current guy and I are planning one together. All of my previous boyfriends have been pretty wealthy and always paid f or everthing without any questions. My guys not broke by any means but he his a "saver" I am glad to say and usually counts every penny. We've decided to go the S.Pacific and it's around my birthday:)I am not sure how to handle this situation. I know this may sounds a little shallow, but I am being honest and asking for any suggestions on how we should handle the finances?