From the ages of 18 to 24, when most women think of a who to go on vacation with, they consider their best friends or their significant other. There is always this thought process that makes us think "what am I looking for? Absolute fun, or a wonderful connection?" Of course, when we choose to go with friends, we know we'll have a blast. Contrarily, when we choose to go with our significant other, we are walking with a double edged sword. Based on my own experiences, as well as the experiences of my girlfriends, I bring to you three things you should ask yourself before taking a baecation.
1. Where are you going?
Within a relationship, each party has different likes and dislikes. There are places that one of you will enjoy, where the other one will be completely miserable. There are also places where you'll both love or hate, depending on who you both are. You need to consider what each person's limits are and what makes you two happy as individuals before booking that flight or renting that car.
2. How are you paying for it?
Usually, going dutch is most convenient. Both parties pay half and call it a day, or one of you can put it on a credit card, and the two of you can pay for the trip together, later on. If you're traveling within the U.S., you must consider where and what you'll be eating. Food prices add up and it can be expensive. However, if you're traveling outside the country, resorts are usually all inclusive. They're more expensive, but always worth it.
3. Are you ready to take that step?
When you're on vacation, you don't get much alone time. When I say this, I mean from each other. Going on vacation together means that you two will be together, all day, every day for the duration of the trip. Unless you decide to book separate rooms, chances are you'll get in each other's way. Are there things that he or she does that annoys the f**k out of you? Are you prepared to smell the bathroom after they've used it? (I actually recommend using Poo-pourri Toilet Spray, it costs $9.95 on Ebay for a 2 .oz bottle. It works wonders!)
Whether you're in like or in love with this person, preparing yourself to take a vacation with them can be scary. If you're not ready, it can make or break your relationship. The best solution to any of your worries is to sit down with him or her and just talk about it. See where each of your heads is at and go from there. If its meant to be, you two will be fine.