Travel Advice

How To Travel With Your Husband Without Wanting To Kill Him

We travel a lot, we argue some, but we are getting better. This post is about how to travel with your husband (or partner) without wanting to kill him. Yes, this post is firmly tongue in cheek!

Planning

Planning Your Trip
Ideally go somewhere you both want to go. This can have its challenges, for example, Mr. W wants to go to India, but I don’t really fancy it, whilst I would love to go to New England and Mr. W says “I’m not really into trees”. Go figure…

Compromise on where you want to go and what you want to do, and remember you are not joined at the hip – something I will go into later.

Strengths

Know what you are both good at. Mr. W is happy to drive abroad and I would rather not, whilst I’m a conscientious planner and don’t want to miss a thing. Consequently, he always drives and I always plan and book.

I like to search online for the best deals, that includes discounts and coupons, yes I like luxury but it’s always nice to save a little if you can. Mr. W would rather have his eyes burnt out with a hot poker.

Activities

On any holiday you do have to compromise and plan activities you want to do together but there is nothing wrong with going off for a morning or afternoon and doing your own thing.

Mr. W loves windsurfing, I can’t think of anything worse to do, even watching him bores me, so if he wants to go off and do this on a holiday good luck to him. I am quite happy to spend time shopping or having a pedicure in a spa somewhere. The thought of being on a windswept beach being beaten by the sand and surrounded by 18-year-olds weighing 7 stone in thong bikinis doesn’t delight me.

Remember – you don’t have to spend every second of the day together.

Relaxation

Relaxing On Holiday
We both love sightseeing and cram loads into our holidays, but we’ve found through the years that it’s also important to plan in some down time too. This is especially important if you are travelling across time zones and may get jet lagged. To do this we plan in an afternoon by the pool or beach about 2-3 days into the holiday as this can help rejuvenate you.

We also plan in times to catch up with work online as being travel bloggers mean we are constantly working. I find it more stressful to get home and have all the work to catch up on, so doing a little on holiday helps me focus. Many people work remotely these days so if you are one, decide if you are going to leave your work at home or catch up with things on the go, just don’t allow it to take over your holiday.

Arguments

Mr and Mrs W On A Plane
If you do have an argument, make sure you makeup quickly and do that simple thing – apologise. Something Mr. W is crap at, as well as empathy. There is nothing worse than a big argument to ruin a holiday you may have spent months saving for.

Sometimes it can be hard breaking out of an argument, so why now try something like saying loudly “1, 2, 3 sausages”! We tried this a couple of times and as silly as it sounds it actually works as you break the arguing cycle and it makes you laugh. Laughing together makes you forget what you were arguing about. Laughter is so under-rated in stress relief.

One good thing about arguing is the making up, and I will leave that to your imagination. It will probably have you feeling very relaxed the next day!

So these are some tips on how to travel with your husband without wanting to kill him on holiday. Do you have any tips? How do you keep sane on holiday with your husband or partner?

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  • Fashion and Style Police
    October 22, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Fab tips. Planning and some down time does help

  • Jess Helicopter
    October 22, 2016 at 8:14 am

    Hahaha! Very good tips. I can’t wait to shout 1,2,3 sausages next time my husband and I are going at it! I can’t wait to see his face!

    • Mr and Mrs W
      October 27, 2016 at 11:29 am

      Well it works!

  • Kristina Maggiora
    October 22, 2016 at 10:39 am

    hahaha this is brilliant! So far whenever I travelled with my boyfriend w haven’t had any argument but this is a good guide to remember just in case 馃槈

  • Cliona Kelliher
    October 22, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    Lols, this made me laugh 馃檪 Myself and my husband almost always have an argument en route to hols – usually because he tinkers with the car whilst I do pretty much everything else! It’s practically a family tradition at this stage 馃檪

    • Mr and Mrs W
      October 28, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      It sounds like his way of doing something without ‘getting in the way’ 馃槈

  • Cardiff Mummy Says - Cathryn
    October 22, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    “1, 2, 3, sausages”!! Haha, that really made me laugh. When you are together 24-7 it is so easy to argue while on holiday. I agree with you about the time apart thing. Before we had kids, my husband would quite often go off and play golf for a few hours and I could do some yoga or read a book or whatever. I always felt so recharged having time just for me to do what I wanted to do. x

    • Mr and Mrs W
      October 27, 2016 at 11:31 am

      It’s always a good idea to have that couple of hours to yourself. Mr W and I are together 24-7 as we work together too. I don’t know how we aren’t Do-La-Ly!

  • Rachel
    October 22, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    haa Mel, now I would like to see the misters version of this post to see what he thinks!

    • Mr and Mrs W
      October 27, 2016 at 11:31 am

      I think he may just write one in reply…

  • Lilinha
    October 22, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    Great tips! Whenever we go away, we try to do activities together but some by ourselves too! 馃檪
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  • Mariesbeauties
    October 22, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Haha, this is funny!! It definitely reminds me how my hubby reacts on holiday. Great post!

    • Mr and Mrs W
      October 28, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      Thank you Marie!

  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    October 23, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    Lol hilarious title and a great post. I am lucky as we don’t need to compromise on where to go as 99% of the time we like to go to the same places.

  • Kara Guppy
    October 24, 2016 at 7:08 am

    My husband drives me insane when we are travelling. He is a real stressed eric, whereas I am happy to go with the flow……….his sense of direction is amazing though so I make sure he is in charge of that though

    • Mr and Mrs W
      October 27, 2016 at 11:33 am

      Mr W is much more uptight than me, I joke that he was kept in a box under the stairs when he was a child (he wasn’t)

  • Ali - We Made This Life
    October 24, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Great tips! Luckily my hubby and I are quite similar so wouldn’t have too many problems but I remember falling out with an ex in Paris, that was no fun!

  • Alana
    October 24, 2016 at 8:18 am

    SAUSAGES!!! Haha! Me and my husband have done a fair bit of travelling together and I think it’s fair to say it’s him wanting to kill me more often than the other way around. He’s such a good planner and I’m more of a let’s wing it and see kind of person.

    • Mr and Mrs W
      October 28, 2016 at 3:54 pm

      It works saying that as it breaks the arguing cycle.

  • Kerry Norris
    October 25, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Great tips. I think as you say, trying to do an activity that you both enjoy or trying something new the other person likes is always good x

    • Mr and Mrs W
      October 28, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      That is always a a good idea

  • Vicky Lane
    October 26, 2016 at 8:11 am

    I was quite amazed we had no arguments whilst away last month but it was only 5 days

  • Leanne Cornelius
    October 27, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    haha great tips! Spencer and I never agree with holidays. Aria helps me get my own way as I say I want to do things for her!

  • Bear and Cardigan
    October 30, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Some great tips here. We sound very similar. I love a bargain and even a pound or two discount makes me happy. My husband just wouldn’t look and would pay full price every time. We used to argue lots but as we get older we get more and more the same and really do enjoy the same things. I agree totally to have some down time and also to do your own thing.