When a couple goes on their first vacation together, it may be awkward and unsatisfying. They might run into constant difficulties with transportation, or their lodging might turn out to be less than they expected. If they book a beach vacation, it may rain the entire time they are there. The weather may turn unseasonably warm during a ski trip, and the couple may spend endless hours sitting in the lodge because the slopes are closed. Surviving these events takes humor and mutual support.
First vacations are often more like first dates for a couple, and it is a time when their relationship is tested. They often find they must navigate a series of obstacles and hazards to find enjoyment away from home. They may not be very amused as their bad vacation proceeds, but they can look forward to the wonderful stories they will tell their children and grandchildren if the relationship survives.