"The Skirt" is an ongoing series in which Four Pins' resident lady friend, Rachel Seville, becomes the most important woman in your life.

Saying “I love you,” moving in together and borrowing each others clothing are all important stages in a romantic relationship. Frequently overlooked is the couples vacation, in which you and your girl, probably dressed in the same outfit, embark upon a physical and emotional journey to discover new cultures and emerge knowing yourselves and each other better! That was good, I should write for USA Today!

Going on a trip is a lot of fun, but it can be time consuming (um, duh?) and expensive. So, allow me to take you through ten steps to make sure your trip is the trip of a lifetime or, at the very least, a little like a Corona ad.

Rachel Seville is a writer living in New York who believes in miracles. Read her blog, Pizza Rulez, here and follow her on Twitter here.