My wife is a blessed soul for putting up with my constant obsession with traveling to the mountains. We always camp (unless it is ski season) and travel on a budget which means sacrifices have to be made from our day-to-day lives back at home. In summer months we overland in my Jeep Wrangler so space is limited for packing all the creature comforts but the ride is always really comfortable. For winter ski trips we fly-staying indoors of course-but always on a budget as well. Here are six tips I’ve learned after racking up over 20 thousand miles driving and flying this past year with my wife to bang around out West.
Learn these critical six words as soon as possible: Proper-Preparation-Prevents-Piss-Poor-Performance. The 6 Ps. True for any venture in life you wish success but even more true when traveling with a woman. During the planning stages of your trip, no matter the venue, make sure you take into account what your significant other “needs” in her day-to-day life at home then try and accommodate that in the mountains the best you can. Women are pretty simple creatures when you break them down to the basics and can be very forgiving provided the effort was made to care for them. They like to feel safe, comfortable, and familiar in their endeavors and it's never too early to start thinking about these three traits.