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Don’t Be Basic – Make a Travel Resolution

Alamo Travel Tips - Travel Resolutions: Traveling with my Husband - It’s good to put children first, but it’s also nice to save some time for your spouse. Don’t wait until your kids grow up to take vacations together!

This may shock you guys, but I travel a lot. I know, I know, you can hardly believe it, right? While I do travel quite often, it’s rare that my husband, Chris, accompanies me. In reality, Angeline is usually my traveling companion because Chris only has two weeks off of work each year and I travel much more often than that. When he does join us on our adventures, trips are usually short and sweet without a lot of downtime.

That needs to change.

Hello, my name is Jenn of TheRebelChick.com, and this year my #AlamoDriveHappy family travel resolution is that I promise to have one on one time with my husband on our next trip!

We have not had a quiet evening alone during a vacation since we went on vacation without Angeline last year. It was like a five day date night. It was amazing and romantic and I came home feeling like I had just come back from my honeymoon.

We have not had a quiet evening alone during a vacation since we went on vacation without Angeline last year. It was like a five day date night. It was amazing and romantic and I came home feeling like I had just come back from my honeymoon.

When you travel with your family, do your kids come first? Of course they do! My family did not travel while I was growing up, so when we are planning a family trip, I tend to put Angeline’s pleasure before my own. I want to give her that exciting vacation experience that I never had when I was a child. I think I’ve overdone it, to be honest.

We’ve gone shopping in Barcelona when I really wanted to just wander the museums…we ate pastry in Croatia when all I wanted was to take photos of the shoreline…we went zip lining in Puerto Rico when all I really wanted to do was lay on that beach and soak up the sun.

 

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Do you notice how there’s not a lot of “My husband and I did this,” or “I loved doing so-and-so with my husband?” That’s why this resolution is so important. Angeline is 17. She’s heading off to college in a year and a half – hopefully, knock-on-wood – and then what will Chris and I do when we go on vacation? We need to start carving out time for each other NOW, and learn to travel together again before she’s gone and we are left in our lounge chairs on the beach, staring at each other and wondering what to do with our day because we don’t have to entertain anyone else for a change!

We are working on planning a Valentine’s Day weekend getaway and/or a Spring Break cruise. There are so many possibilities, we can’t make up our minds!

What’s your travel resolution for 2015? Do you have any trips planned yet? I want to know how you plan to break out of the basic vacation mode and shake it up! Push your boundaries, do something crazy…like go rappelling off a waterfall in a rain forest on a dare. Just kidding, you don’t have to do that… unless you WANT to.

Post originally appeared on TheRebelChick.com

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Jenn Quillen

By: Jenn Quillen, Alamo Chief Travel Mom and founder of TheRebelChick.com

The Alamo Chief Travel Moms are a council of lifestyle bloggers and mothers who have partnered with Alamo Rent A Car to inspire and celebrate family travel while sharing their personal experiences and tips they’ve learned along the way.