GirlGI | Girl Gone International Issue 6 - Page 50

1. Manage your Money Make sure you and your partner have set some kind of budget which includes the costs for transportation, food, lodging, activities and souvenirs. Nothing causes more quarrels than money! 2. Take a Break Travel is a break from reality. Do NOT bring up work related issues or anything related to your daily life. Really talk to your partner. You would be surprised the things you can learn about each other, no matter how long you’ve been together. 3. Keep an Open Mind Go into every trip with an open mind and the realisation that most of your best laid plans are probably not going to go perfectly. Fighting can ruin a trip and fights often occur due to stress. Go with the flow and don’t put too much pressure on yourself or your partner to have the ‘perfect’ trip. 4. Give Yourself Time Don’t cram too much into your itinerary as t hings always take longer than expected. Trying to make it in time for numerous reservations only adds stress. 5. Communicate Your Needs Always let the other person know if you need to go to the bathroom, eat or rest. These are three major discomforts that often get overlooked while hustling from place to place. Your partner can’t feel your hunger but they can feel your frustration so make it easy on them and communicate before your blood sugar level plummets!