Five Ways to Keep the Peace When Traveling with Your Spouse

RV travel with your spouse can be one of the best experiences of your life – or it can be, well, not so great. Traveling in close quarters with your spouse for extended periods of time is only going to be successful if you two are on the same page for most of the journey. While the occasional disagreement is bound to pop up, you want to keep the peace for the majority of your trip if you are going to have great memories to look back on for years to come.

In an effort to help you operate as a happy couple throughout your RV adventure, following are five tips for your consideration.

Getting Along is Key to Having a Great RV Trip with Your Spouse
Getting Along is Key to Having a Great RV Trip with Your Spouse

Tip #1 – Plan the Itinerary in Advance – and Together

Putting only one person in charge of planning the itinerary is a recipe for disaster once you head out on your vacation. Even if you have been married for many years, you still may not know exactly what things your spouse will find fun or interesting. If you plan an itinerary that includes a bunch of stops your spouse has no interest in seeing, the trip may become an ongoing battle. By working closely together to plan your activities and destinations, you stand a much better chance of both enjoying the journey.

Tip #2 – Plan Alone Time

This might be the most important part of the trip planning process. Even people in the strongest of relationships need alone time to relax, unwind, and recharge. It isn’t a sign of weakness to spend some time apart – in fact, it is usually a sign of strength. Plan some ‘me’ time into your vacation so both of you can do individual activities that you enjoy such as reading, fishing, going for a walk, etc.

Tip #3 – Keep the RV Clean

Modern RV’s are designed to be just as comfortable as home, but they will never be as big. When you are living in the close quarters of an RV for any period of time, cleanliness is an essential part of happiness. By keeping the RV free of clutter, you will feel like you have more space to move around, and you will have a better chance of not getting on each other’s nerves.

Tip #4 – Spend Time with Others

If you are staying in an RV park, walk around to various sites and introduce yourself to people. By making new friends along the way, you will have other people to talk to during your journey. It is hard to always think of new things to talk about when you and your spouse have been alone for some time. RV parks are a great place to make friends, and those friends could go a long way toward enhancing the enjoyment of your vacation.

Tip #5 – Be Nice

One of the best pieces of relationship advice that you can receive is simply to be nice to each other. While this should apply every day of the year, it is especially important when you are staying together in an RV. As long as you are considerate of one another throughout the trip, you should be able to have a wonderful vacation in your RV.

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  1. I have to add one more since hubby and I spend a LOT of time camping with our 21 foot travel trailer. We make a “secret word”. It’s something we normally wouldn’t say, so it sounds funny and makes us laugh. We did this when we went across the country and every time one of us found something disagreeable, we would spit out the “word” and it was our signal that things could get hairy if we let them. The word usually made us laugh and we forgot all about the stupid incident. It saved our trip and we had a blast.

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