Would you go on vacation without your spouse?

posted 6 years ago in Travel
  • poll: Do you/would you go on vacation without your spouse?
    Yes I have/ Yes I would : (141 votes)
    66 %
    Yes, with family but not friends : (11 votes)
    5 %
    Yes, but only for a long weekend or bachelorette party : (38 votes)
    18 %
    No, I wouldn't : (24 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    5095 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would, and I have!! Not often, but once every couple of years I’ll go camping with a close (female) friend or two.  NBD for us.

    Post # 4
    1257 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I frankly have not gone of vacation with friends. I have gone on vacation with family without the Fiance. I do not see a problem with it though. If he was going out of town with guy friends I wouldn’t mind and I do not think he would either. I think it would be one thing if you went on vacation with the girls and didn’t have any contact with him for the entire week or few days…that I may have an issue with.

    Post # 5
    4193 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    Fiance *LOVES* to snowboard. LOVES it. He’s gone out west for the past 4 years with a group of friends. I’ve been invited, but I’ve taken lessons once- I’m not good enough to spend a whole week doing it.

    So next year will probably be a repeat of this year- while he’s in the snow, I’m heading down to Ft. Lauderdale to hang out with my Dad & Step-mom and get some sunshine.

    Post # 6
    18641 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I might in the future.  One of my friends is moving to the coast and I doubt my husband would want to go.

    Post # 7
    2602 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010


    Post # 8
    2281 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’ve visited family, gone to conferences, etc. without him. I wouldn’t go to the beach for a week without him or anything, but sometimes you want to visit a friend or family member and not do the whole couple thing. 

    Post # 9
    452 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013 - Garden

    Being committed to each other doesn’t mean you have to be joined at the hip! I’ve been away to visit family without my FH, but if the time ever came that he wanted to go somewhere and I didn’t or couldn’t take holidays, or if the situation was reversed, of course that would be fine for one of us to go.

    Although I did hear once of an aqcuantaince going backpacking through Europe for six whole months without her husband. That struck me as odd.

    Post # 10
    1855 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Sure would! Fiance went to Germany for 9 days while I went to ON to see my family. I could have gone with him, but I hadn’t seen my family in forever!

    Post # 11
    4682 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Yes, I have and I would. 

    Post # 12
    10287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I can’t picture myself taking a big trip without Darling Husband but I’d do a girls weekend in a heartbeat. 

    Post # 13
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I do it all the time! 

    Post # 14
    1697 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I would!

    Post # 15
    2693 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2008

    I would definitely do a girls trip to somewhere fun and relaxing.  I’d have a hard time exploring a new country we’ve never been to with out him.  But, I think I need to open myself up to the idea of traveling a little bit without him…his career won’t give him much time to vacation with me until he establishes himself a little and gets through residency.  We’re already planning our “you’re now an attending phsycian” vacation to Bora Bora…but that’s 10+ years away, haha.  I think since our future will find him very busy, he’d embrace my going off to have a little fun for a girls trip!  I need to make friends with lots of other busy-doctor’s wives!

    Post # 16
    1038 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

     I have gone home to see family and friends without my Fiance a few times(only once since we were actually engaged though).  Went on a trip to Hawaii with a friend last year without him as well(she was given a bunch of free nights from her timeshare there and asked if I wanted to go, like I was gonna say no, lol). 


    I don’t see a big deal in taking trips without him.  Ideally I would love for us to be able to travel together but doesn’t always work out that way.  I think a solid relationship is one where you don’t have to be attached at the hip all the time. 

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