Overusing your phone
Some people’s idea of a vacation is being completely disconnected, avoiding the internet, and leaving their phone at home. Other people’s idea of a vacation is taking a Snapchat every 10 minutes and losing as many Instagram followers as possible ("We get it: you’re in Napa. The wine’s great. Lucky you."). And if one person is trying to enjoy the trip while the other won’t unplug, there’s a good chance you’ll be changing that profile picture before you board that flight home.
How to avoid it: Agree on set times to catch up on email, social media, etc. Then leave your phones on airplane mode when you’re actually out doing things together.
When you can’t find your wallet or keys at home, it’s a temporary inconvenience that’s either quickly solved or makes you 15 minutes late for kickboxing. On vacation, it can mean an entire day lost and an expensive, embarrassing call to Alamo. Or your consulate.
How to avoid it: Losing stuff happens. Avoid blaming each other, since that won’t make whatever you lost magically appear.