Nowadays, some people say you should never marry someone before you live with that person. What if you should never marry someone before you travel with that person? Maybe both are worth trying and with significant reasons, because whoever said these, they know exactly what they are talking about. Traveling with someone, in this case, is by far a test of a lasting relationship once it brings the best and the worst in every person.
Stepping out comfort zones, going through ups and downs with your partner, help you discover the deepest aspects of one another. Traveling together will also allow you to get outside the normal daily routine and enjoy romantic moments alone. Going abroad together is, in fact, a way to strengthen your relationship and create stronger boundaries between each other. Here are some simple reasons why you should travel with your significant other.
1. Traveling boosts intimacy
Go to a faraway land with your partner. Even if it is just a weekend getaway to a closer city you currently live in. It is important to explore new places to give a sense of coming outside the boring life routine. Romance can be increased in a relationship, according to a 2013 survey by the US Travel Association, if you travel together. A trip is not only about cuddling, kisses, and hugs. No world is purely pink. Traveling will bring out of yourself all the restrictive patterns in the relationship. Your partner will always see the real you as life while traveling is slightly different than the one in your daily routine. For instance, he or she will observe your small talk will, your behavior with different cultures, people and the country or region itself. This can make you feel more connected to each other in the way of acting and thinking.
2. Revealing your partner’s character
Traveling is fantastic. However, who thinks traveling is perfect? Well, if you do, rethink that idea. While traveling there several things that can go wrong: delayed flights, lost suitcases, flat tires and a whole bunch of troublesome situations that can happen to all of us. These situations will, certainly, reveal your partner’s true character by defying his or her patience, problems solution capability, and reactions. A mishap, along the way, is the chance to check if your partner loses it or if he or she keeps a cold mind and handle well with the worst scenarios.
3. Quality couple time
When you travel with your plus one there aren’t many chances of having a third wheel walking around with you. A trip with your partner is the time to enjoy each other, create memories and build new experiences. Exploring the world as a couple is a more worth experience than going to the movies, getting an expensive gift or a romantic dinner. Remarks to be done, all of these mentioned previously have their own importance and charm. However, nothing can be compared to traveling. People say that a couple that travels together, stay together. Hopefully, everyone can rely on this statement and do the best for their relationships.
4. Learning about financial cooperation as a couple
This topic depends on how the couple manages the economical situations. Most of the couples split the expenses, from the cost of the accommodation down to the meals or souvenirs. Due to this, traveling is a great teacher on how to manage and split the money, as well as learning your partner’s spending habits. Does your partner stick to the budget planned to the trip, or he or she goes crazy around spending everything and betting on the Kentucky Derby contenders?
If you have plans to marry or go living together, traveling is a good chance to see how is your partner’s behavior towards money. Financial cooperation is needed for each couple and traveling can be a good exercise on how to manage budgets.
5. Asking deep questions
Traveling opens an outstanding door to communication. As much time as you spend ‘on the road’, you will inevitably communicate about everything. Take this opportunity to ask each other the serious questions that, maybe, you didn’t talk about it. If you did, go deeper on it. Ask about your partner’s family, childhood, future ambitions, past experiences. Talk about something and get connected, establish stronger boundaries with one another. Couples that are at ease with one another don’t have trouble in sustaining a deep, intimate conversation.
On the other hand, if it is too hard to find common ground to discuss, you should probably ask yourself if the compatibility of the relationship will work and if you are willing to face greater challenges in a long run.
Next Valentine’s day think twice about the present to give to your loved one. Enjoy all the moments to escape routine and experience new horizons.