According to my parents, I'm on a permanent vacation. This, of course, isn't true. (Although I wish it were.) Instead, as a freelancer, I find myself over here for a couple months, over there for a few weeks and, thanks to the time difference between New York and the countries I spend my time in, it does feel like I'm on vacation sometimes. What this means for me is my life is an endless array of vacation hookups. In theory, vacation hookups are the best. I've found, at least in my personal experience, that because I know I'm leaving I'm more likely to be sexually adventurous.
I thought maybe I was alone in this until it was confirmed to me by a friend who lives in a very touristy city in Italy: "You wouldn't believe what the women will do in bed when they're only here for a week and don't plan to see you again." Actually, being one of those women, I do. In fact, according to a MissTravel survey, most singles have had a one-night stand on vacation at some point. And, almost 90 percent of singles are more likely to hook up in a foreign destination.
While vacation hookups, if you play it right, can be more positive than negative, it doesn't mean they're not without their drawbacks. Here are some things I wish I knew about vacation hookups before I delved into them.