Traveling as a couple is an awesome way to bond. It helps you get to know each other better, build trust, and create memories that will last a lifetime. But it can also be challenging at times if you’re not used to spending so much time together—especially if one or both of you are the type who likes your alone time.
So how do you make sure your travels go smoothly? How do you keep your relationship strong while traveling? These are questions that are often asked and I have some tips for you based on our own experience as a married couple who has been traveling full-time since 2010.
Travel anywhere and everywhere
Travel anywhere and everywhere.
You want to travel as much as you can, visit places where you never been before, explore places where you never knew about. Make a bucket list of destinations that may be your dream location. Plan for travelling with your better half early so that you both can decide when, where and how to travel. So make sure to plan ahead because planning is always necessary whenever it comes to travelling.
Take photos of everything
Take photos of everything. Get a camera or use your phone. Take photos of the good, the bad and the ugly. Take photos of the people you meet! You’ll look back on them fondly later and it will bring back memories in a way that nothing else can. Sharing your photos with others is a good way to keep people updated on how your travels are going, as well as prevent homesickness by providing some connection to home (and they will enjoy looking at them!).
Write a travel blog about your experiences, when you get home you can reminisce over what you did while travelling and it will be wonderful to share with friends and family who want to know all about it, but don’t want to listen to endless stories while drinking tea for hours (and you’ll have those too).
Find out what your spouse wants to do before you travel together.
Before you make any plans, it’s important to discuss your travel expectations and preferences with your spouse. Here are some questions for you to consider:
- What would be your dream travel destination?
- What is your dream travel experience?
- Within what time frame do you want to plan this trip?
- What kind of budget will we be working with?
- Do you have any concerns or worries that we should address in planning the trip together? Are there any special abilities or limitations (e.g., dietary restrictions, age) that may need consideration when choosing a destination and making arrangements for accommodations, dining, etc.?
Research, Research, Research.
This might seem like an obvious one but it is often overlooked by many couples. Researching extensively on the destination of your choice will allow you to make your holiday run much more smoothly. This can be done by looking at various reviews, photographs, or even browsing forums and blogs dedicated to travel. By doing this you will have a much better idea of what you can expect on arrival and it may even help you make a few decisions such as; where exactly you are going to stay and what activities best suit your particular interests.
Research is also key if you’re planning on eating out while overseas, as it will allow you to avoid any restaurants with bad reviews or poor customer experiences. Nothing ruins a vacation quite like the feeling of being ripped off or scammed by a local establishment!
Make sure to plan for some alone time on your trip.
- Plan for some solo time. It can be very relaxing to not have to worry about your significant other’s schedule, or vice versa—and it will ultimately make you more excited to spend time together again when you reunite.
- Make sure to travel with a journal if you’re the type who likes to write. When you’re traveling, it can be difficult to keep track of all of the information wanted to remember (like directions or restaurant recommendations), as well as the things that are important but don’t need recording, like memories and moments. Writing them down will help you sort them out and stay organized.
Don’t get too caught up on the plans, be flexible!
One thing I’ve learned from traveling with my partner is to adapt. You can make as many plans as you want, but things will inevitably go awry—whether it’s a missed train, flight delays or getting sick while on the road, there are so many things that you can’t control when you’re far away from home. If you plan for flexibility, then unexpected issues won’t matter as much. If you don’t plan for any flexibility, then those unexpected issues will be magnified and could ruin your trip.
With that being said, try not to think of your “plan” like a set-in-stone itinerary where everything is scheduled out and must happen exactly how planned. Instead try to think of your plan more as a loose outline where some things will probably happen just the way you expect them to and others won’t — but it’s all good!
Plan for safety.
If you want to travel with your partner, make sure that you are following these great tips. The first tip is to plan for safety! Make sure that you are both being safe when you are travelling and have a person in mind who can get in contact with both of you if needed. There are lots of apps out there that allow you to track people’s location so this will help tremendously with keeping in contact.
Write a blog about your experiences with your spouse it’s the best memory for the future generation
Do you know that things stay forever in our mind when we write? It’s the best way to remember for the future.
You can share your memories with your kids and family members by writing blog.
The best thing of writing blog is that you can improve your writing skills and communication skills as well. You know what, you are not only improve communication skills but also you have a great opportunity to express your emotions in an attractive way.
You know what, children love to hear stories from their old parents so it’s one of the reasons why many people start writing blogs. So it’s a good idea to share your travelling experiences with your spouse and kids on online platforms like blogging sites, social media sites etc
Plan for unexpected circumstances like sickness or weather related delays (i.e., budget and schedule extra time).
Plan for unexpected circumstances like sickness or weather related delays (i.e., budget and schedule extra time). If you have any health concerns, make sure to bring all necessary medicine in case there are delays or your flight gets canceled. Also, keep in mind that you’ll be with your spouse more than usual, which can sometimes lead to disagreements or tension even when everything is going well. If something happens and one of you gets sick on the trip, try not to worry them by showing it too much or making them feel guilty if they get sick while the other one is feeling fine. On the other hand, if your spouse is the one who becomes ill or otherwise sidelined during a trip, do what you can to keep them calm and comfortable. Vacations are supposed to be fun!
Don’t forget the little things (toothpaste, toiletries, etc.) even you forget these sometimes while travelling with spouse especially in plane or train travel
If you are a couple travelling for the first time, you should make a checklist of items you should carry with you. When I was travelling with my spouse to Canada, I forgot my toothbrush and other toiletries. Luckily, there were stores in the airport where I could buy these toiletries.
So what is your travel story? Did you forget any important things while travelling with your spouse? Please share your experiences in the comments section below.
If you want to make your spouse happy just travel with them that would be enough to make them smile a lot
If you want to make your spouse happy just travel with them that would be enough to make them smile a lot. It’s not about the travelling itself, it’s all about the travel companion. Some people feel alone when they travel but if you are travelling with your spouse, you won’t feel alone and will be happy to share their experience with them