I was reading along here thinking how horrible it would be to not bring along your spouse... and then SMACKED myself in the head because that is exactly what I'm doing in August.
I'm taking my two teens with me on the Pride to Mexico and leaving Husband (not their father) at home. He and I enjoy quiet relaxing vacations, but the kids like to go-go-go non-stop. I like both kinds. So we ALWAYS take separate vacations. He and I go to quiet bed and breakfasts, the kids and I head to Vegas or LA. Everybody is happy and the best part is - I get double vacations! So the kids and I are going to do the canopy adventure, ride horses, go snuba diving, swim with dolphins... and in January the Husband is going with me to South America.
It's not necessarily a bad sign in a relationship - it's just realistic, and everyone gets to do what they want! (Instead of me stressing out all seven days trying to please everyone!)
Carnival Spirit - Exotic Mexican Riviera - January 9, 2008
Carnival Pride - Mexican Riviera - August 5, 2007