Does your partner share your passion?

Apr 10th, 2004, 11:05 AM
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Kavey-----I needed that bit of validation even tho it was from your friends (I don't know you OR your friends, but I'm taking that little bit of validation anyway) Memories of a
great trip are so much more important to me than a new leather recliner. Altho my husband DOES have a point..... the 1982 recliner with the Puerta Vallarta Mexican blanket "slipcover" IS kind of an eyesore in our living room......
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Apr 10th, 2004, 12:41 PM
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Ivy, when I read your post, I thought I must have written it too!!! My partner is just that way. He loves to travel but forget about getting too much imput from him. A bit frustrating though!! I love the planning and at times we do need our other half's opinion. I also laughed when someone else said that they are only allowed to talk about one trip at a time!! Thats my situation too.
I have very specific vacation times so I have to plan ahead of time or we would pay through the noses for airfare.
This is a great thread!!!
Apr 10th, 2004, 01:42 PM
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My sweetie and I both love to travel. It's one of our priorities in life. However, he is more a last minute person whereas, I like to research and plan. But, I am becoming more like him. (Bought my plane tickets 3 weeks before my last trip - luckily, managed to catch a little sale).
He has more holiday time than me so he can do spur of the moment travel; I can't. With my job, I usually have to have my holiday time reserved 9-12 months in advance.
We both like to do the same things so no problems with what to do on the trips. Also style of travel are the same. He always lets me pick the accommodations - he says it's so I can't complain about the choice if it's not too nice! I always have a great time traveling with him.
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Apr 10th, 2004, 03:16 PM
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I have a wonderful husband that likes to travel with me. I have been DREAMING of a trip to Europe for at least 3 years and I have probably been planning it for 2 of those three. I know that he gets tired of me asking him what museums we should go to in Paris or what kinds of clothes to pack or how much will it cost... Anyway, we are planning our trip for May 2005 and I know that he will love it, but I will probably make most of the plans and we will go have fun!
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Apr 10th, 2004, 03:21 PM
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It seems I'll forever be a solo traveler. Husband refuses to set one foot on a plane. So, all the travel plans, all the choices, are exclusively mine to make, research I thoroughly enjoy.

After all, anticipation is a big part of the travel experience. You almost don't mind going to work when you translate what you're earning into the number of nights you can stay in a hotel, or how many chocolat chauds and croissants you'll be able to buy.

I love the independence of traveling alone, doing what I want to do whenever I want to do it. I will, however, admit that I wish the stay-at-home husband could somewhow materialize at night beside me in bed, wherever that may be.
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Apr 10th, 2004, 03:34 PM
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My DH suggested our last 2 trips then left all the planning to me. Our upcoming trip is filled with the places he suggested. BUT he KEPT ADDING places. Finally serious cutting had to happen or we'd be "if it's Tuesday..." He wants to do an Alaskan Cruise for our next big together trip, but luckily my initial Paris visit has already been in place. I'm a very happy camper.
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Apr 10th, 2004, 04:42 PM
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This thread is so much fun! It's so nice to know that others go through similiar experiences. One funny thing about my DH is that last time we went for a little over 3 weeks and when it was time to go home he said, "We should have gone for a month."!!!

We live in Seattle, so the flight is really tough and there's no way I'd go for less than 3 weeks, but a month--yes!

So, I'm starting to plan for next Spring for a month! I know we want to return to Spain (I've been taking Spanish lessons), but am waiting for DD (darling daughter) to decide where she wants to go for her univ. exchange for Spring Quarter and she's having trouble deciding between Italy, France, and Spain (so far it seems in that order), so it's been holding up my planning a bit since we want to meet her where she is for at least a few days. (Tough choices, huh?)

Meanwhile, I just got a NW coupon in the mail good for travel to Europe by May 15 for $399 RT per person (for 2 people) from the West Coast. I would love to give it to a fellow Fodorite--anyone interested? If so, give me your e-mail address and I will e-mail the voucher numbers.


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Apr 10th, 2004, 05:24 PM
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Apr 10th, 2004, 05:53 PM
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When I got married little did I know that my wife had a passion to travel, explore, experience, assimilate, grow---- it turns out it made me a much better person and can't think of a greater reason why I love her. Travel makes a couple closer- the fights, the sights, the problem solving- she broadened my way of thinking.
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