The couple that travels together is happier together -- except for the 23% that reported breaking up with someone because of their first vacation.

Those were two of the findings from a OnePoll survey commissioned by Visit Anaheim, looking at the concept of a "baecation." OnePoll surveyed 2,000 American adults who have traveled with a partner.

According to the survey, 88% said their first vacation with a partner was a success, and 52% reported returning to that same destination again. 

Of course, travel does have its trials and tribulations. The survey asked if respondents had ever broken up with a partner because of their first trip together, and 23% said they did.

Seventy-five percent said a trip had a positive effect on their relationship, and 49% said it positively affected how romantic they are with their partner. Thirty-seven percent said they fell in love on their first vacation with a partner. 

On the negative side, 24% said they were overwhelmed by the stress of planning, booking and budgeting for a vacation.

To have a successful vacation, important factors include the right destination (69%), a budget that works for both (61%) and good planning (60%). Also important were making sure you're serious with your partner (51%) and the ability to compromise (44%).

Disagreements surrounded the destination (32%), where to stay (31%) and trip length (29%).

Seventeen percent said things going wrong with the trip, like lost luggage or flight delays, were a challenge. Another 15% identified the difficulty of running out of things to talk about while on a trip.

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