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