Apparently lots of couples DO fight while on vacation. I recently heard on the radio the results of a British study that has revealed the top reasons couples squabble before leaving or while on vacation. Here they are in no particular order, although I've saved the TOP reason for fighting at the end:
MONEY (#1) - How much to take and where to get it from.
PACKING - SHE takes too much space up in their suitcase(s), leaving not enough for HIM. "Honey, must you really bring 12 pairs of shoes?"
EATING - Disagreeing on where to go and eat.
MONEY (#2) - One feels the other has spent too much along the way.
And lastly, the TOP REASON COUPLES FIGHT WHILE ON VACATION:
SHE accuses HIM of constantly checking out the other women. (Shame on you guys!)
Before I began writing this post, I asked the husband/lover/best friend what HE thought might be reasons couples fight while traveling, and he said, "Missing a turn." Ok, we've had a few wrong turns along the way, but I can honestly say we don't fight when that happens. We just blame each other a little bit.
So I say, enjoy your time together, whenever and wherever you are headed. Be grateful for the ability to travel and see and experience new things. You never know - maybe this will be your last trip!