On another thread many were seemed to be saying if your spouse wouldn't travel you wouldn't be able to. I found that interesting. I had literally just returned from a 5 week trip traveling around Europe with a friend when I met my now spouse. He had never traveled anywhere and honestly thought he would never want to. I didn't consider that a deal breaker because I've known several very happy couples where the wife loved to travel and went with girlfriends etc. because hubby didn't enjoy it. My parents traveled a lot, but my father traveled even more without my mom due to work. They traveled enough that they had an agreement that they could go separate ways on vacations and meet back up for dinner later with no hard feelings. Having heard my parents laugh about how they get tired of being with each other 24/7 sometimes made it okay to me. I just got back from an overnight at the beach - by myself. I would have preferred DH come but he was not available and I desperately needed the break. I always figured I might end up traveling with friends (something my teacher friends often did) or with my sister if DH didn't want to come. I didn't consider it a deal breaker at all, though I'm sure glad DH has ended up enjoying traveling. What do you think? Do you travel without your spouse? Would you consider that a deal breaker? Do you travel with friends or alone instead?