Traveling as a couple or as a family is not only an extremely fun thing to do, but also, an extremely healthy thing to do. Families who take regular family vacations tend to be closer, happier, and stronger. The same goes for couples!
There are plenty of reasons why couples that travel together stay together, but here are our favorite!
You See Each Other at Your Best & Worst
Anything can happen when you’re traveling. Trust us. The unexpected will eventually come to fruition. You’ll experience highs and lows and as a direct result your partner will get to see the real you.
Seeing your partner at his or her worst and still loving him/her is the ultimate testament of love and the ultimate test of a relationship.
If you can deal with these situations and still love your significant other, you’re going to be just fine when it comes to a tedious argument about the toilet seat being left up.
You Face Adversity… Together
As a couple you’ll encounter a plethora of challenges you have to face both as individuals and as a couple. From a loss in the family, to job and money troubles, issues with friendships, or whatever it might be, life is going to present you with challenges that you ultimately must conquer together.
Working as a unit when faced with adversity truly illustrates the strength of your relationship. While you travel together you’ll undoubtedly encounter issues and they’re always resolved most quickly and efficiently when you work as a team.
You Have Fun Together
Being able to parasail over the sea in Nice, Kayak the waters of Positano, Italy, climb the castle walls in Dubrovnik, Croatia, or taking a yoga class in Bali Indonesia, are just a few examples of the fun to be had together while traveling!
Let your hair down and simply enjoy the beauty of experiencing a new culture and new place together. What’s better than having fun while traveling the world with your best friend!?
You Grow Together Rather Than Apart
Many of our previous relationships as well as many of those of our friends ended due to growth. Growth is generally a good thing, but in the aforementioned situations the growth was away from one another. Growing apart is cancer to a relationship.
Growth is inevitable, however, especially if you start dating in your 20s and plan to be together until you die. The most important thing is to grow together. Traveling is a catalyst for mutual growth that helps a couple bond. So go experience new places and cultures together.
Go deal with adversity together. Go fine yourself in awe in a place you’ve never heard of. Go find YOURSELVES and grow together!
You Make Memories
Both of us will admit that many, if not most, of our strongest, most fond memories, are from travel. Whether it’s a family vacation to Hawaii as a kid or a nomadic adventure around the world with your better half, travel will always endow you with wonderland memories.
Having those memories to share will enable your relationship flourish to its full potential. You will always be able to laugh and think back on those amazing experiences you two had together while traveling.
You Keep the Spark Alive
Having something new and fresh around every corner of your travels will make your experience together nothing short of magical. Any time a relationship becomes stagnant there is room for contamination. Rather than allow your relationship to become dull, constantly sharpen it and keep that spark alive.
Travel is one of the best ways to make sure you never lose that spark.
You Live in The Now
Knowing what’s really important in life and honoring that as an individual will help when it comes to building a successful relationship.
Travelers are generally quite good about living in the present moment. Generally travelers value experiences over material possessions. Being able to live in the now and truly be content anywhere, in any circumstance, is incredibly powerful.
So grab your significant other and just go. We say this so often, but seriously, just go! Your relationship will flourish and you’ll be happier than you ever imagined.