There comes a moment in every relationship where we must do the "deed."
Ya know... go on a vacation together.
But if you're planning on still being together when you return, take the following advice as a warning...
1. Camping is not fun with people you don't REALLY like.
Face it, if you can't really stand being around someone in an air-conditioned home with all the necessities, it's going to be a lot harder to get along once it's only the two of you, some dirt, bugs, and the silence of nature.
2. Cancun is for couples and singles, but not for EXes.
A month after our 3 year relationship came to an end, we set off on our prepaid vacation to Cancun, just he and I for SEVEN DAYS. Watching the sunset with a man you used to love can only break your heart... it's better to forgo the trip and break the bank instead.
3. Driving anxiety is real.
I could drive across the country with one map and some Red Bull, but that doesn't mean everyone else can. Take into consideration THAT fact when you let HIM drive. There's nothing more unattractive than a panic attack on the highway when you miss your exit... or a man crying behind the wheel.
4. Leave your books at home.
If you're planning on catching up on some reading before bed, on the beach, or in the car, forget about it. This "trip" is about THE TWO OF YOU, so you have to do everything together. Sleep together, play together, eat breakfast together even when you're not hungry, shower "quickly" so you don't miss the metro. No reading, instead you must pretend to enjoy things you really don't so you don't "ruin" the trip and thus, "HIS vacation."
5. Trips with "HIS" friends are fun, but dangerous.
There are 12 people in one condo, and you all get along just fine after some cocktails. But that doesn't mean you should have too many and risk waking up, in the only free bed in the house, with someone who isn't your boyfriend. Regardless of how G-rated the sleep over was, expect to spend the next day crying on the beach and wishing you'd taken your OWN car.
In the end, you may end up with a few great pictures for the photo album, but my advice would be to plan that "GIRLS ONLY WEEKEND" soon after. You're going to need some good conversa-FUN, I mean fun.