Today is a very, very important day. Other than the fact that I have a great guest post for you featuring travel tips for couples, today is National Signing Day. But that is quite literally all I will be saying about that. No details on anything, any player, any team. Not a peep from me other than these few sentences saying that I'm not going to say so much as a few sentences out of fear of jinxing everything. Follow coverage for yourself here. After you click there, then maybe you'll see why I'm not saying a dang thing... other than all those things I just said.
In an effort to keep silent, I've enlisted the help of my friend Olya to take over the blog today. Like me, Olya is currently a Texas transplant and blogs over at The Siberian American! A travel enthusiast, she is bringing you some tips today for traveling as a couple! CB and I had our first big trip as a couple, and other than getting punched in the face, I think we followed Olya's tips pretty darn well! Especially the not over planning part, had we planned better, then I wouldn't have gotten punched in the face, and I wouldn't have had an entire blog post about it.
So voila, these tips are fabulous and I will let Olya take it away! Plus, we have teamed up for a beauty and ad space giveaway at the end! A Julep prize pack from Olya and ESPN sized ad space from me!
Hello, Venus Trapped in Mars readers! My name is Olya, and I blog over at The Siberian American. I love writing about our travel adventures, our journey through my hubby's medical school and upcoming residency, my adorable Corgi mix, and all the things that make me happy.
Split up responsibilities:
I am the planner, and Chris is the navigator. He usually doesn’t care we go, and I don’t care how we get there. By splitting up responsibilities, we both feel like we are doing our part.
Before we set our itinerary in stone, we sit down and discuss what we both want out of the trip. We each pick an attraction we really want to visit—he might pick a medieval torture museum (not my thing) while I might pick a musical (not his thing), and we pick everything else together. This way, neither one of us is disappointed.
Don’t plan every second of every day:
Chris and I love taking the time to enjoy being together in a new place. Some of my favorite travel moments have been us wandering the streets together and finding a random restaurant. Though I tend to try to pack as much as I can into our days, we are much less likely to get stressed and irritated at each other when we take the time to sleep and relax.
Don’t blame each other for mistakes:
Traveling can be stressful, and we have both made plenty of mistakes…and have said things we shouldn’t have. Instead of blaming each other for things going wrong, we now try to work together to solve the problem. We try to remind ourselves that we aren’t lost…we’re just exploring a new place! :)
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