(Closed) How much have you traveled alone/vacationed with your FI/DH/SO?

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: Select which of the following statements are true for you:
    I have never traveled alone with my partner. : (3 votes)
    1 %
    I have taken day trips alone with my partner, but nothing longer. : (4 votes)
    2 %
    I have taken day trips and weekend trips alone with my partner, but nothing longer. : (10 votes)
    4 %
    I have taken extended vacations (over 3 days) alone with my partner. : (69 votes)
    31 %
    I have traveled abroad with my partner. : (53 votes)
    23 %
    I have spent over a month on a trip or backpacked alone with my partner, : (14 votes)
    6 %
    Traveling alone with my partner definitely, tangibly enhanced our relationship. : (53 votes)
    23 %
    Traveling alone with my partner probably enhanced my relationship, but I haven't noticed, really. : (18 votes)
    8 %
    Traveling alone with my partner sucked (we argued, got mugged, faced a hurricane, etc etc). : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    442 posts
    Helper bee

    SO and I travel a lot because he really enjoys it (and I do too).  It’s nice to have that private time for ourselves.  However, I don’t think traveling means a whole lot in terms of how special a relationship is.  If you guys have a nice time staying local, that’s great!

    Post # 4
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    459 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I completely understand your reasons for not having taken a day trip alone with your SO, but I would definitely encourage trying to plan something if possible.

    I figured out that I loved my SO on one such trip…or well if we want to get super technical it was in an O’Charlie’s parking lot during that trip LOL.  We were walking inside and they have music over the speakers in the parking lot, and he just grabbed me and started dancing.  Silly, I know…but it never would have happened if we just went to the one in town.

    It is also nice to just spend alone time not at eachother’s house/apt/condo/domocile ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 6
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    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    renew your license and sign up for zipcar! it’s so cheap, and you can probably sign up for free since you’re a student.

    Post # 7
    Member
    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We’ve traveled a lot together, but mostly in groups.  Which is fun, but we are ready to start really doing that alone.  We’ve done a few extended road trips alone, which is fun.  We also, last year for a Christmas gift, took public transportation out of NYC, ent up state, and stayed at a B&B.  It was a small town, but there was still a car service, and the owner of the B&B picked us up and dropped us off at the commuter rail.  It can be done!  And it was cheap too, cause we were both students at the time! 

    We also traveled to Philly once solely by public transportation (out to Trenton, then down to Philly) and it was only $15!  Megabus is a great option too!  You guys can definitley do things cheap, even just for a weekend!  It’s a great way to escape!

    Post # 9
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    3526 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    It’s funny, up until we started planning our honeymoon we never realized that we had never taken an extended vacation alone.
    We took plenty of extended vacations together to go see family, on vacation with family.

    But as far as vacation alone it was only weekend trips.

    So our honeymoon was actually our first extended alone vacation!

    And it was awesome!!!
    There’s nothing better than waking up next to, spending the whole day and going to sleep next to every night your love and favorite person in the world!

    I wish we had a better intercity train system here besides Amtrak! It would be so much easier to travel w/o a car!

    Post # 10
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    2054 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

     

    Last December (we left christmas day!) Teddy and I did a 3 week trip to Brazil…we went to the Amazon…Rio de Janeiro and a little beach town. I think it definately brought us closer together because we really had to depend on each other. We had a BLAST and we still talk about it all the time!!

    We also do various little weekend trips…prob once every 3 months or so…just the two of us…even if its just an hour away! we just like to get away from it all and just hang out with each other! We are actually doing one this weekend and we are super excited about it!

    WITH THAT SAID….we both have good stable jobs…and work regular 9-5s. your situation is totally different…but once you are both out of school I DEFINATELY recommend it!

    Post # 11
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    1020 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    we LOVE to travel, so we do it quite a bit. our biggest trip was a 2 week trip to costa rica this year..rented a car, travelled around the country, and got engaged!

    since we both love to travel, it’s enhanced our relationship a lot. we’ve both travelled extensively before we met, and we talk a lot about things we’ve seen and places we’ve been to. now that we’re together, we love making those memories together.

    i’d say we take a day trip every 6-8 weeks..we took one last friday! we went down to a town called new braunfels and went to a festival called “wurstfest”. before the festival, we went to another town and went shopping and had lunch. next month, we’re hitting up the wineries that are 90 minutes away for a christmas wine tour.

    Post # 12
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    2821 posts
    Sugar bee

    You’ll have plenty of time to travel but I do think traveling made us closer.  I’d taken trips with other friends before but traveling with my husband (or I guess he used to be my boyfriend on some of our trips) really made me realize how right he was for me.  I always have fun on trips but we just really match what we enjoy doing and have great adventures.  Sometimes when I’d traveled with friends I’d feel antsy or wonder why they wanted to do certain things and be a bit frustrated and it was good to know me and him had the same travel style. 

    My husband and I have never done the all-inclusive thing but instead do more the choose your own adventure.  We’ve traveled to several different countries sometimes where we know the language and sometimes not so much.  We also play a lot of our trip by ear so there’s definately been some interesting ummmm…..where do we go now, luckily it’s always worked out.  But all those little adventures I think do make you closer.

    Post # 13
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    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @blondeeebuckeye:  Where in Costa Rica did you get engaged?  I got engaged there in March!!

    Post # 14
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    1020 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    @jenandchris: that’s when we got engaged too!! we stayed mostly in/around jaco, and we got engaged at a waterfall in the middle of nowhere, about 2 hours north of jaco ๐Ÿ™‚

    how random!

    Post # 16
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    5273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I traveled to Europe w/ my husband (then BF) after we graduated college. My mom was skeptical because we had been together for a little under 2 years at this point, and she said such an extended trip would make our break our relationship & she was right.

    I really fell in love with him during our trip. My feelings truely developed during that trip & the same was for him.

    We were gone for 6 straight weeks/ 24 hours a day, and it was tough. It is def hard relying on the other person and having 0 time apart. But even though it was VERY stressful and we got upset with each other at times, we grew so close.

    It was an amazing opprotunity to have that experience with him and we still look back on the trip and talk about it all the time. It was amazing! And so amazing to experience it with the person you love!!

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