Don't Plan a Candlelit Dinner on the First Night
"The first day of vacation is always the hardest," says Rojales. "Save a romantic evening for the third night when you've had a chance to wind down and get your bearings." She suggests signing up for a physical activity on day two (like tennis or a surf lesson) to get rid of any leftover work stress. An added bonus: You can't take an iPhone or BlackBerry on the court or in the ocean. Rojales has seen guests hide their spouses' phone chargers to force them to disconnect, but if one of you has to stay in touch with the office, pick a time for checking email and returning urgent calls so it doesn't feel as if you or your partner's boss is tagging along for your entire stay.