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By Damilola Faustino

When travelling with your partner, it may be difficult to keep your cool when you are running to catch a flight or your stomach is rumbling with hunger pangs. Between painstaking travel plans and the stress of being in a strange environment, even the happiest lovers can lose it under the weight of travelling together. Notwithstanding the period you have been lovers, these tips will ensure your time on the road leaves a good lasting impression:

couple on a trip

Prepare a list of who will bring what

Once you have decided you are travelling together, determine who’s bringing what. No one wants to spend their first night in a new place searching for forgotten toiletries or devices charger. Make a list with your partner and check it several times.

Decide on a budget and who will pay for what

Money is hard for some people, but it’s worth it to ensure that one partner doesn’t feel like they’re constantly paying for everything. So, endeavour to plan a budget, conclude on who will pay for what and stick to your decisions.

Discard your phone when you can

Even when you are not travelling, mobile phones are a major cause of distraction. Try to resist the temptation of checking your phone every minute when you are with your lover. If this is the case, you won’t achieve the purpose of your trip no matter what it may be.

Schedule a few events or reservations in advance

Nothing is worse than rolling into a new city and not being able to decide what to do, see, or eat. Plan at least one meal and one activity a day to ease up on scrambling for last-minute options.

Figure out the purpose of the vacation

Resolve whether the purpose of your trip is to explore or sort out the friction in your relationship. Once the trip goals are identified, it will make for a more agreeable planning of your daily agendas.

Exercise patience

You and your lover will try each other’s patience while on this trip. From her not knowing if she wants to stay indoors or out in the sun, to his choice of a sporty event to visit and more differing opinions. Just be sure to give room for one another’s opinions, acknowledge them and lay your own suggestions. This way, you both can decide on which suggestions to stick with and which are ludicrous.

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