I have observed inflation of expectations towards men in relationships since 2000-2003. Vacation is one feature of this inflation.
Before 2000, the women I knew appreciated to go on vacation to relatively close vacation destinations. Today, those women would prefer to take a flight or ask their husband to drive to a remote destination.
Some of you may say that the flight tickets prices tremendously dropped. However, in my region, the closest airport is located 125 km (77 miles) away. This implies that one has to drive to the airport, pay the car park and then go. You may say that the flight tickets are cheaper but you should take into account the gas to go to the airport & the car park. I have observed that those women ask men to be in charge of the vacation plan.
When I observed the chosen vacation destinations I understood that something changed. They all decided to go to pricey destinations. 20 years ago, people used to go to cheap vacation destinations. Now, they want to go to cities or regions that are expensive.
For example, in my country France, 20 years ago, some women liked to go to the nearby ocean shore located at max. 5 hours away. Now, they encourage their boyfriend or husband to drive 10 to 13-hour drive away to reach Spain from Paris. Also, I have seen that more and more women are interested in the most expensive vacation destinations in my country.
For example, In the nineties, I remembered that some women could go to the countryside on vacation. Today, many women want to go to the french riviera which is the most expensive region in France with Paris.
For example, I know a mother of two to spent 2 weeks in Cambodia. They spent 5500 euros (6100 US dollars) on this stay because they had to fly from France to Cambodia. In Western Europe, women ask to fly to Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam). The flight tickets are outrageously high for the mid-class households from any country.
It looks like there are no constraints anymore for this new generation of women. there is no constraint of money, time, energy. They see a documentary about Vietnam and they want to fly there. it is like pushing a button. In this case, the man (husband, boyfriend) has to work hard to fulfill the request of his princess otherwise it creates a drama.
I see that few men are strong enough to say no. Men should be rational. They should think about the financial consequences and say no.