Post # 32
We take family cruises with friends & family alllllll the time…at least twice a year…myself and my immediate family are NOT flyers….my mother is terrified of airplanes, and it must be contagious because somehow, as luck would have it, so am I! So we only cruise unless we HAVE to fly. Anywho, it’s a very lovely trip because there is plenty to do & be able to be away from each other & still enjoy each others company if you want to…we just love it! Our least favorite cruises are always the ones we went on alone. We also do mini staycations I call them…just the two of us…we go to port st lucie or Tampa for a few days…we’re planning to head to the keys later on this year too…but being with other couples deffinately makes trips like that more fun!
Post # 33
Not something we’re interested in. At all.
DH and I are well-seasoned backpackers, and we have a tendency to do our own thing… aka we are flakes when it comes to making concrete plans. We become free-spirits and throw plans to the wind when we travel. It’s not uncommon for us to just fly to a country and have absolutely no plans. We don’t compromise well when traveling because we both have the same drive to go with the flow and see what happens.
We like to come and go as we please, and we also change our travel plans at the drop of hat. We hate hate hate having to make plans in advance and I think traveling with another couple would require us to do that.
Post # 34
Yeah, sure. We have been before skiing for a week with another couple, and it went really well. We didn’t have to establish any rules.
Post # 35
Absolutely-in fact, after our wedding we would like to do a trip like that witha couple that we hang out with all the time (in fact we hung out last night and did the rooftop jacuzzi in our underwear, so were pretty tight).
I think the main rule for us would be discussing who pays for shit. They’re at an earlier stage of their relationship, so while my/FIs finances are 100% ours, they have seperate finances.
But that being said, I can’t think of any other couple that were close enough to where wed do a couples trip.
Post # 36
Yes, provided the other couple are well traveled themsevles, and are people we’re close with and know we’d get alone with just fine. I *hate* travelling with people who are not well-traveled, becuase it’s stressful and I feel like I have to do everything. My DH has job that requires him to be gone internationally a good part of the year. I often fly to where he is for visits, and almost always go alone. Last year I had to take the wife of a coworker with me, who is not a good traveller, getting through the airport with her made me lose my mind. I vowed to NEVER travel with someone I wasn’t a super close friend of…ever again!