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4 Tips To Survive Your First Vacation As A Couple

March 06, 2019

Vacations and traveling can be stressful for anyone, which is why it's important to plan ahead for experiences that will press your stress buttons. As a new couple, you're still learning about each other. What makes you relax might not relax your partner.

To help you get the most out of your Alaska vacation while effectively mitigating the stress of travel, we've compiled some of the top tips to survive your first vacation as a couple.

  1. Know what your partner's triggers are. Different things can cause stress for different people. Your partner might have social anxiety, a fear of flying, or a fear of certain animals. Talk to your partner before you travel to get a better understanding of what bothers both of you and how you can ease each others anxiety.
  2. Take turns planning. When only one person plans ahead for your trip, it can cause stress for the planner and the one left in the dark. When you take turns planning with your partner, it helps to encourage both of you to take responsibility and ownership of your vacation.
  3. Know each other's expectations for the trip. It's important that you know what your partner's expectations for the vacation are and that your partner knows what yours are. Mismatched expectations can cause a surprising amount of conflict during a trip. You might expect to spend the trip doing some serious Alaska fishing while your partner expects to spend the trip relaxing in an Alaska log cabin. Make sure you're both on the same page so everyone's needs are met.
  4. Remember that everyone values their alone time. You might want your first vacation with your partner to be romantic. But it's important to remember that everyone needs a break to spend some time by themselves. When the two of you start to have an itch for independence, take the time to do your own thing so you can recharge.

Looking for a luxury Alaska resort for your next vacation?

Spring is one of the best times of the year to visit Alaska. In fact, over 1.6 million visitors vacationed in Alaska between May and September in 2006 alone.

If you're looking for an Alaska luxury resort to stay in during your next Alaska fishing vacation, Stillpoint Lodge is the all-inclusive vacation resort for you. To learn more about our lodge or to book your stay, contact Stillpoint Lodge today.

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