Romantic Getaway - Travel Survival Tips
Vacations, distant destinations and a new amour conjure 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. Beyond scenic print ads of exotic travel escapes, one story is left untold. It is reality of pandemonium. Traveling can make or break a new relationship.
Very rarely, do travel agencies, reservationists and airlines purport trials and tribulations of vacation inconveniences:
• Lost or stolen luggage • Delayed itineraries • Security gate groping • Language barriers • Missing reservations • Overbooked flights • Crowded check-ins
Despite frustrations and aggravations of travel, it may serve as a fast study on 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 under 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 to Greek Isles was 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 of onboard duties. “Little did I know, I was dating a prima Donna who whined about everything…and sulked in cabin most of 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 within first three months of relationship. A 48-hour getaway can be very telling compared with time spent on a regular date. While new lovers may think that they are altering their lifestyle during travel, they really are not.