You probably know it - you are newly in love and want to spend every free second with each other. So a vacation together comes in handy, doesn't it? Yes and no. On your first vacation together, you'll get to know each other in a whole new way, so it's good to prepare a little bit.

You finally get out of the everyday stress and go away together for a long weekend or even a week. This is the first time you'll really spend every minute together. We've put together five tips to get you through your vacation perfectly.

Start small

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Maybe it helps to make a kind of "dress rehearsal" in advance. As a test, spend a full week with each other every day and see if a vacation at this time is an option for you.

For your first vacation together, you don't have to fly directly to a place on the other side of the world. How about starting small here first and going to one of our neighboring countries?

Italy, France and Spain are great for a summer vacation. For city breaks where the weather is not so important, the Netherlands, Austria or Belgium are perfect.

Talk about your expectations in advance

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Everyone goes on vacation differently and has different expectations of what a vacation should entail. Whether you prefer to explore all the sights, local restaurants and stores or the local nature is completely up to you. The important thing is that you talk about what you expect and would like to experience before your trip.

Even if you don't agree on all aspects, you can still have a great time. It is important that you are both willing to compromise here so that neither of you feels misunderstood.

Discussing expectations also means talking about your budget in advance. Not everyone places equal value on luxury or expensive experiences on vacation. In addition, it is of course also possible that you earn different amounts and the limit is therefore different. It is therefore important that you have similar ideas about money or that you can agree on a good middle ground.

Choose a destination that you both do not know yet

Now for the difficult task: choosing the destination. Showing your partner your favorite city is exciting, but we think it's even more exciting to discover a completely new place together. This way you can explore and marvel at great restaurants, bars and local places together. These experiences will stay with you both for a long time.

After all, you don't necessarily want to go to a place that your sweetheart has visited before with an ex-partner or which reminds you of wild party nights, do you?

Do you still need inspiration where to go? Find your dream hotel in the city of your choice on Hotelgift.

Don't plan too much and be spontaneous

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While on vacation with your partner, you want to be anything but stressed. For this reason, it makes sense not to plan too much in advance. This way, you can see how you feel each day and it will be easier for you to meet each other's expectations.

For example, if you've planned an outdoor activity, but the weather doesn't cooperate that day, it can affect your mood. Therefore, opt for the "go with the flow" mentality and just let things take their course.

It is nevertheless advisable, especially on a city trip, to pick out a few things before your trip that you absolutely wanted to discover during your time together. When you then put these into action, you decide spontaneously on the spot.

Disagreements are perfectly normal

Don't be afraid if you don't share the same opinion from time to time or if a discussion arises during your trip. This is completely normal. This is probably the first time you will be constantly together for an extended period of time and you will need to get used to each other's habits outside of your normal daily routine.

The important thing here, however, is that you don't let these disagreements affect you too much and still enjoy your time together. Show understanding for your partner and both compromise.

Situations like this can help and bond you long after your vacation is over. You'll get to know your partner on a different level and learn to deal with their habits.

The best destinations for a romantic weekend for two

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You haven't quite decided where to go on your first vacation? We're happy to help you out by sharing some of our favorite destinations:

  • Explore the French Alps together. This is especially romantic in the wintertime. Choose to stay at the three-star Hotel Le Val D'ISERE and enjoy an oasis of tranquility.
  • Enjoy a sunny vacation together on the Greek island of Rhodes. The Spirit of the Knights Hotel is located in the middle of the old town of Rhodes, so you can reach everything on foot! From a beautiful beach to various bars and stores.
  • Spend a romantic weekend in London and book an overnight stay at the beautiful city hotel The Gore London - Starhotels Collezione. The hotel is within walking distance of Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.
  • Would you rather start with an overnight stay in your own country? Then an overnight stay in Usedom is ideal. Pure relaxation with proximity to the beach, what could be better? Treat yourself and your partner to a little more luxury and book a stay at the four-star Dorint Resort Baltic Hills Usedom.