We all want to bring our vacations home with us, but it seems as soon as we get in the door, the demands of home and work begin to affect us. Soon the glow of our vacation is nothing but a distant memory and some photos in a book. So how can you extend the feelings, relaxation and ease of mind you achieve on vacation into your day-to-day?
You want to spend your vacation at a spa resort, your husband's idea of a good time is a weekend at the golf course, and your kids can't wait to test out the latest hot rides at the amusement park. Is there such a thing as a family vacation that makes everyone happy or are you destined to hearing the children grumbling from behind their DS, "are we there yet" while you're refereeing their arguments from the front seat?
Travel with a sweetheart always sounds rosy and romantic but the truth is, from morning breath and sharing one bathroom to picking where to dine and deciding who is getting up with a morning hangover to help the kids, can all wreak havoc on your idyllic getaway.
Everybody needs a little time away, or so the song goes. Traveling has benefits for everyone: it opens our minds to new thoughts, allows us to unplug and step into something far more relaxing and pleasing to the senses than the everyday hustle and bustle. For couples and families, it's a particularly special time for reconnection and intimacy. Need more convincing? YourTango Experts have put together the top 10 benefits of a great vacation.
Taking a vacation as a couple can help you build memories that will carry you through the tough times relationships experience with everyday life. When we go away we are usually more carefree and it is easier to be present with our mate. Studies have shown that experiencing new situations together brings couples closer: going on a holiday can be an opportunity for couples to grow more deeply in love.
Personally, we're big fans of Maui. It has the beach, the dolphin tours, the volcano-side biking, and the five-star resorts. But we know plenty of other couples who prefer the sprawl of Tokyo or the untamed jungles of Bolivia. What makes a destination romantic? Ambiance counts for at least half of the appeal—the other half comes from the chemistry born of your new locale. How To Take A Successful Vacation As A Couple
Imagine this scenario. You've waited months for your vacation, you've spent thousands of dollars for your special trip and halfway through your trip you realize you've made a big mistake. What started out as an escape from your busy and stressful life has turned into a complete waste of time and money. Maybe your kids ruled the day, you had no time for yourself or the "intimacy" you were craving with your spouse was lost before you even boarded the plane.
With summer quickly heating up, many people are thinking about vacation. And with good reasons, between the long winter and our increasingly hectic lives, for many of us, the premium that we place on planning and enjoying our precious time off is something we live for.
It's no secret that places like Paris and Rome rank high on the romance scale. Looking for somewhere truly exotic to get away to? Whether you need some serious snuggle time in the sunshine of the southern hemisphere, or the adrenaline rush of a foreign city, look no further. Let the romance potential of these far-flung destinations lull you and your partner back into love.
’Tis the season for romantic getaways to tropical islands and European castles. In celebration, here's a list of the top 5 things couples can learn during vacations together: 1. We all poo. Yes, gentlemen ... it's true. Even girls do the Number 2. Vacations are the perfect time to have this talk, if you haven't already. During our first vacation to Jamaica, my boyfriend prefaced the bathroom talk with something like this:
Might a love triangle be heating up the set of Cougar Town? Courteney Cox was caught frolicking in the Caribbean sun with her co-star, Josh Hopkins, on Tuesday. Although the two have spent time in tropical locations for the series, Cox's publicist said this little getaway was all about relaxation with no work involved.
We're currently living on the edge of a new pregnancy, and the tension this involves has us virtually climbing the walls. Our relaxation solution? Plan an adults-only trip for our five-year anniversary. We're thrilled at the prospect of having some time together, but just planning this trip around work, childcare and our finances is eventful in itself. Parenting really is, and always will be, living on the edge of chaos.
Who doesn't like enjoy a glass or two by themselves? What’s the big deal? Apparently, Jennifer Aniston's friends are worried that her drinking has gone just a little too far recently.
"Lovesick" doesn’t just mean crying so hard after you have been dumped that you barf on your bed sheets. (Although, girl, I have been there. True story.) You can also be lovesick when you’re so engulfed in love for another person that being away from them makes you feel ill.
We try to keep our life simple in the city. We don't have a car. We only work part-time. And we stretch out that generous Swedish parental leave. Yet still, modern life is modern life. We have jobs, a toddler to get to daycare and a baby to feed. We have laundry to do, dinner to cook and a tiny apartment that never stays clean. We do fine with this, but my wife and I have different parenting styles. The kids have their needs. The volume gets a little high. We feel too busy, too connected, too distracted.
A few years ago, I stumbled out of a tent camp into the heat of the South Asian jungle, wearing somebody else's tuxedo jacket and the residual perfume of a gorgeous young stranger. Over the course of the preceding few days, I'd charmed this girl by being strangely confident, relaxed and laid back. Basically, I had become a better, bizarro version of myself.