Do you ever take a separate vacation from your spouse? I’ve only taken one proper vacation without my spouse. My job doesn’t afford me much travel options between Thanksgiving and March, but there is a sweet spot in January that I can get away for a long weekend. Years ago, my spouse had to be in Brazil during this sweet spot – and the airfare to Brazil was prohibitively expensive. I’m talking $5,000USD in economy for a long weekend. No way. That year, I decided to take a long weekend and visit Stockholm. I struggled on that trip.
Other than my quasi-bachelor party to Hong Kong, I have not taken another proper vacation without him. 2019 leads us to an opportunity where we will both be vacationing separately. He has always wanted to raft the Grand Canyon – the whole thing. This trip is more than two weeks long and is nearly one of the farthest from something I’d want to do. The idea of two weeks of camping, hiking and rafting just doesn’t appeal to me. I wouldn’t ever stop him from going, but wild dogs couldn’t drag me to this trip.
He booked his trip and now that means I’ve got a couple weeks of vacation that I need use without him. I’ve got a couple of ideas in mind, but wanted to see what you do? Do you regularly take vacations without your significant other? I’m not talking about work trips either – let’s keep it to proper vacations. Do you take a separate vacation from them? How do you decide where to go? Why do you not travel together? Is it a regular thing?