Is He Your Vacation Bliss or Nightmare?

Updated on January 16, 2017
Miss-Adventures profile image

My passion is writing about love, sex, dating, and relationships. I write based on my own personal experiences and those that I relate to.

Some men will make a vacation or break one...

Vacations are not only important to help you rejuvenate and release stress, they can also be important in keeping a relationship healthy, fun, connected, and moving forward in the right direction. Unfortunately, there are people who will make excuses as to why they can't possibly take a vacation—causing more added stress into their life and emotional distance with their significant other.

When you vacation with a significant other you are not only creating memories, you are creating time to bond with each other—which is just as important for the growth of a relationship. There are some men who are great at vacationing—planning the perfect, fun, relaxing or adventurous vacation, while other men end up causing more stress.

You wouldn't think that the word stress would be attached to a vacation, but sometimes it is...

I dated a guy who was amazing at planning vacations. He not only loved to get away, he also acknowledged the importance of making the time to get away, regardless of how busy he was. He owned his own company, which was very labor intensive and had to deal with many stress related issues. Regardless, he would still plan time and trips for us.

We went on several vacations together and each one he planned with so much thought and consideration to what I also wanted. Although his vacation planning was always ten on a rating scale, his consistent horrible attitude before and after (and sometimes during) vacationing was shocking and confusing.

Days before our vacation he was always in a great mood until the day before we would leave and the day we would return...

This guy would purposely start fights for no reason, well, the reasons he chose were ridiculous. He fought with me over what he thought I should and should not pack. He fought with me if I didn't have an opinion on what he should or should not bring (even though he was a grown man). He also fought with me about what I should wear on the plane. Obviously his fights were surface stuff. We would go to bed mad, wake up mad, not speak on the way to the airport, in the airport and on the plane. So much fun, what a great way to start a vacation.

By the time we would land at our destination, he would be a completely different person—the perfect vacation guy. He would apologize for his crappy attitude and would become happier than a kid in a candy store. Our entire vacation would be fun, relaxing and loving. We would have adequate time to relax, explore, participate in activities, have romantic dinners and lots of sex—daily—bringing us extremely close. The entire time we vacationed, we had such a great time that neither one of us wanted to leave.

Well, not all great things are meant to last. When the vacation ended his crappy attitude appeared again...

Like clockwork, the day that we headed home he picked some ridiculous fight with me at the airport which made our flight home miserable. He accused me of wanting to be with one of the workers at a resort we stayed at. Really?! He said that I was too nice and flirty. Ok?! So he preferred that I was rude? We were together the entire time and I was just as nice to all the staff as he was. His reasoning for his arguments never made sense. As this became a pattern and childish fights started to occur during our vacations, I realized that he was not my vacationing man.

Not all men bring stress to vacations....

Another Ex loved to vacation and was also very great at picking out fun destinations. The difference with him was there was no drama before, after or during any trips we took. We agreed on everything and were in sync on most things. All we cared about was getting away, having uninterrupted quality time together and as much fun as possible.

Since my ex was a humorous guy, all of our trips were always entertaining to say the least and uniquely designed. Yay! He was the ultimate vacationing guy.

Trips don't have to be financially stressing...

Men, we tend to forget that vacations don't always have to be elaborate or crazy expensive. There are so many deals for great vacations if you take the time and energy to look and plan. If you have a significant other, throughout the year work on planning at least two trips together—and going to see your family or hers (unless it's in another country or somewhere exotic) does not count.

This isn't about breaking someone's bank, and if finances are an issue, plan on making one of those trips more simple and financial doable. Drive somewhere and go on a weekend getaway to the mountains, winery, beach, etc. Couples need one-on-one get out of town connection time. It's important.

I get that not every guy is independently wealthy, that's why pre-planning is important. Taking time to get away shows that you care and want to strengthen your relationship. I once had a guy not buy his lattes—which he purchased every day from Starbucks—because he really wanted to take a trip together. When there is a will, there is always a way.

Ladies, if you love to travel, find a man who loves to travel too—and has the right attitude when traveling. If he is so stressed out at the thought of going away—due to work, home stuff, children stuff, etc.—then mostly likely he will display negativity right before you depart. No one wants to feel an emotional strain with their partner before or on a vacation...that's a nightmare! A man who will make the time (and follow through) to get away with you, is man who sees value in you and your relationship.

Bottom line, if he is unwilling or makes excuses for not vacationing with you, find your independence—bring a close girlfriend or two, create your own adventure...and be open to what might come along. Vacations are necessary—for the mind, body and soul—and need to be stress-free, so start packing! Bon Voyage.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)