How often do you and your partner travel?

posted 3 years ago in Travel
  • poll: How often do you and your partner travel?
    never :-( : (17 votes)
    9 %
    here and there, whenever we can but nothing planned : (19 votes)
    11 %
    once per year : (41 votes)
    23 %
    twice per year : (32 votes)
    18 %
    three times per year : (12 votes)
    7 %
    four or more times per year : (49 votes)
    27 %
    other - specify below : (10 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    2884 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    i go to england once  a year and DH tries to join me  if he can (my family live there and i live in mexico). 

    then we’ll go to the beach once a year/ once every 2 years. or maybe a weekend trip every so often

    Post # 4
    428 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    DH and I usually take at least one international trip per year and smaller day trips/weekend getaways here and there. (In 2014 we are taking two international trips though, so I voted “two” on the poll.) 

    Our vacation is generally dictated by the amount of vacation time we have (though we’ll go over our “allowed amount” in 2014, we want to avoid regularly taking unpaid time off as it doesn’t seem professional.) So our amount of vacation is generally influenced by the 10 paid days off we have per year. (Combined with weekends and holidays and the occasional comp day we can stretch it out to over 2 weeks.)

    For example, two years ago (2012) we did Dubai in May and then a shorter trip to Universal Studios in Florida in November, combined with road trips within 4-5 hours to see friends in different cities over weekends. 

    This year we only did Mexico for our honeymoon because we were saving time and money for the wedding. In 2014 we’ll do Mexico again in March and Turkey in September. In 2015 I think we want to do Japan, which we will probably only make 1 big trip because of the amount of time required to get there and see enough to make it worth it.

    Post # 5
    677 posts
    Busy bee

    Depends on your definition of travel. If you mean long trips that involve flights, then we’ve only done that once in three years, when we travelled to Florida for a week.

    If you mean any chance to get away from home, then we do that 4-6 times a year with overnights/weekend trips to Niagara Falls.

    Post # 6
    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We take a longer trip (1-2 weeks) at least twice a year, and shorter mini-breaks to nearby cities few times a year. We go skiing in March and to some beach vacation in summer. I would love to travel more, but unfortunately we don’t currently have enough money or vacation time. Also my husband doesn’t want to spend all his vacations travelling.

    Post # 7
    2063 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    i’m a huge traveller and used to go on big trips a couple of times a year, if i could… three weeks in asia, a month in europe, that type of thing. my fiance HATES travelling. and it’s our biggest issue. i desperately want us to travel together, he wants us to save and reno our house… so it looks like trips are not really in my future : (

    Post # 8
    1302 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I consider “traveling” to be taking a flight somewhere – far enough away that we can’t drive. We go on at least one vacation per year, during the winter. I would love to  have the money and vacation time to travel a whole lot more!

    Post # 9
    628 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    We take long weekends to places we can drive to once or twice a year we went on our honeymoon 2 years ago and we’re going on a  2 year anniversary trip to the dominican republic next month~! 🙂

    Post # 10
    5222 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @Skittles131:  I voted for 3x a year. We normally do one ” big” vacation– where we take off for 7-10 days and go out of the country or go somewhere we have never been before. Then we usually do two smaller trips over a long weekend ( like Labor Day and Memorial Day or something). This year our big trip is going to be to go to New England ( Boston, NYC), because neither of us has ever been, and two smaller trips to New Orleans and Charleston, SC. We also do * a lot* of driving around seeing family, so I didn’t count those, and we also like to squeeze in one cabin weekend trip!


    My biggest piece of advice is to pay in stages– first I look for deals on airfare and pay, then wait a little bit and find deals on hotels and pay, then right before the trip, we just get together and decide what are ” must haves” in terms of what we want to do on the vacation and book those last. 


    For budgeting– I try to stick to locations that SW Airlines has deals to, which is why we do a lot of New Orleans travel ( and I’m from LA, so I can visit fam as well), and I hate to fly so double points if it is a nonstop flight!


    Post # 11
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    In 2013 alone, we’ve taken 4 trips to,Scotland and we leave for Hong Kong in a few weeks. DH’s parents live in Scotland and we got married there, and DH’s brother lives in Hong Kong. So this year we are traveling a lot. We also do a couple of weekends away each year as well. 

    But we are also both in our late 30’s. We have more money for travel than many people just out of school. 

    Post # 12
    1311 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1994

    Not often. We go places locally on a fairly regular basis though. Like, within a hour or so. We live in the bay area in California, so an hour can get us to somewhere drastically different! 

    Other than that, we travel during Christmas time. But that may change in the next few years to be less frequent. 

    Post # 14
    4468 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @Skittles131:  We travel a lot, travelled more before we had DS. We plan the big trips a couple months in advance, like when we go to Europe. The trips that are closer to home we usually plan a month or a couple weeks in advance. We don’t allocate a certain amount of $ for travelling- I just find the best deals and we go from there!

    Post # 15
    4638 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    It depends on work. We try to go on at least one big trip a year, last year we did one big trip, a trip to an all inclusive for a friends wedding, and a few smaller trips (a couple of days here and there).

    We both love to travel, so we try to leave our city as much as we can and see different countries or just eat and drink in other cities (Montreal, New York, Boston, etc).

    We don’t budget for them nor make plans too far in advance.. We’ll pick up on a whim and go to New York for a few nights if there’s a seat sale. For our bigger trips theres more thought and planning, but its mostly a matter of when we can both get the time off/ how much vacation time we have.




    Post # 16
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Skittles131:  So far it has been spontaneous! This weekend we took a road trip to the ocean because a bunch of seagulls have been flocking through our town 🙂 

    It was wonderful and lovely! We tend to take weekend trips randomly and there is no pattern but we would only take one large trip (plan travel) about once a year (sometimes twice). 

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