The Rules of Dating, Vacationing and Compatibility

Written by Holly Bentz -

Romantic Getaway - Travel Survival Tips

Vacations, distant destinations and a new amour conjurerepparttar unexpected. The insecurity of unfamiliar surroundings can surface irreconcilable differences amongst young love in bloom.

In Corona beer commercials, romantic getaways are depicted as tranquil solitude during a breathtaking sunset. Beyondrepparttar 150588 scenic print ads of exotic travel escapes, one story is left untold. It isrepparttar 150589 reality of pandemonium. Traveling can make or break a new relationship.

Very rarely, do travel agencies, reservationists and airlines purportrepparttar 150590 trials and tribulations of vacation inconveniences:

• Lost or stolen luggage • Delayed itineraries • Security gate groping • Language barriers • Missing reservations • Overbooked flights • Crowded check-ins

Despiterepparttar 150591 frustrations and aggravations of travel, it may serve as a fast study onrepparttar 150592 future of a potential significant other. Vacationing has a way of revealing one’s true colors.

It was a weekend trip to NYC when Jenny Aldridge (28) found out that her lover was a manic depressant who failed to take medication for treat his chemical imbalance. “When Kevin was not underrepparttar 150593 influence of alcohol he was unbearable. I’m relieved that I found out early. It saved me months of another failed relationship,” shares Aldridge.

“My trip torepparttar 150594 Greek Isles wasrepparttar 150595 most hellish” trip, EVER” states Landon McDaniels (36). He had been dating Shawna for 2 months when he invited her to set sail from Santorini to other neighboring islands of Greece. Since, McDaniels was chartering a boat with a crew of two other people, he assumed his girlfriend would pitch in with some ofrepparttar 150596 onboard duties. “Little did I know, I was dating a prima Donna who whined about everything…and sulked inrepparttar 150597 cabin most ofrepparttar 150598 day,” articulates Landon.

Traveling with a new significant other does not always represent a nightmare situation. When Stephanie and Greg went to Paris together, they learned how they shared a curiosity for non-touristy spots. Their compatibility was depicted in their similar traveling style.

The author of “Dating For I Do,” Holly Bentz, recommends taking an early vacation withinrepparttar 150599 first three months ofrepparttar 150600 relationship. A 48-hour getaway can be very telling compared withrepparttar 150601 time spent on a regular date. While new lovers may think that they are altering their lifestyle during travel, they really are not.

Those Ellusive Crab and Prawn Traps

Written by Valerie Giles

If you are a boater, in particular a sea or ocean-going boater, you have probably tried your hand at catching prawns and/or crabs with their respective pots. And if you have tried this, then you know how many traps or pots you have lost overrepparttar years! But it is so rewarding whenrepparttar 150544 traps come up with our dinner, that we try it again, over and over every year.

This isrepparttar 150545 story of our weekend boating trip and yet another lost prawn trap. My husband and I have been boating for several years with friends on their Bayliner onrepparttar 150546 west coast and enjoy our excursions throughrepparttar 150547 San Juan Islands in Washington state andrepparttar 150548 Gulf Islands in British Columbia. Crabbing and prawn trapping is very popular among both pleasure boaters and commercial fisherman in these areas.

Our friend Jan had just had another birthday and her husband Hank decided to buy her something that they could both enjoy. You guessed it, a prawn trap. Out they went atrepparttar 150549 first opportunity early one morning in July and dropped their prawn trap overrepparttar 150550 side of their Bayliner. The attached float was clearly visible to other boaters and had their name and boat registration number painted onrepparttar 150551 side. Asrepparttar 150552 day progressed, they decided it was time to checkrepparttar 150553 prawn trap for booty. Dreaming ofrepparttar 150554 delectable dinner that awaited them, they took off in their dinghy to checkrepparttar 150555 trap. Around and around they went looking for their trap, but it was not to be found. They took their bearings fromrepparttar 150556 land and were sure that they were inrepparttar 150557 correct spot, but no such luck. Once again, yet another prawn trap had disappeared. Back to their yacht and a dinner of pork and beans.

The next morning they weighed anchor and started off forrepparttar 150558 next day's location, looking as they went forrepparttar 150559 missing prawn trap. It was becoming obvious to them, that it was gone.

The following weekend, my husband and I were invited on board their yacht forrepparttar 150560 weekend. It was a beautiful weekend as we headed out acrossrepparttar 150561 straits towardsrepparttar 150562 islands where we intended to drop anchor and spendrepparttar 150563 night onrepparttar 150564 hook in a secluded cove. The weather was sunny and warm andrepparttar 150565 winds very calm. We spentrepparttar 150566 night and enjoyedrepparttar 150567 company and conversation. Lots of laughter, especially onrepparttar 150568 topic of missing crab and prawn traps. We kidded our friends about losing another trap. "How many is that, this year?" we asked. "Too many," they replied.

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