Have Love, Will Travel
Traveling adds an element of flavor to your relationship that would otherwise never be discovered. 63% of couples report that traveling has helped them stay together. Couples that travel together have better sex, better communication, and a better understanding of each other as humans overall.
“I don’t want to be ‘tied down’ with someone, I want to be ‘set free’ with someone.”
Millennials appear to be postponing marriage until their 30s because they have a fear of losing themselves to another person. They feel that they will be stuck in a mundane day to day with no travel or excitement. However, that is not the case at all. Traveling together rather than solo will not only fill your soul as an individual but it will increase the likeliness of your relationship sticking together for the long haul.
Traveling Together Brings Intimacy
Intimacy is far more than just sex, it is a state of being. You can be intimate with your partner sexually, mentally, and spiritually. Traveling is a catalyst for increased intimacy.
Sex is far better when there is an added element of passion. Traveling to new places together is exciting and you are continually adding fun and exciting places to your list. No matter how long you and your partner have been together, the best sex seems to be the kind that is a result of a fun time. A passionate fun day abroad can lead to a passionate fun night in bed.
Spiritual and Mental Intimacy
Intimacy has a mental and spiritual component in relationships. Getting to know your partner can be a result of many different activities. Traveling tests you mentally and can take you to places in your mind that you never thought possible. New cultures bring you to a fresh look on life and an increased worldview. A shared appreciation for the world around you puts you in the same head space for understanding once you are back home. Meditating in Thailand can translate to peaceful reconciliation for disagreements that would otherwise end in bickering.
Caring For One Another
New cultural experiences brings new opportunity for exotic foods. Sometimes your stomach may not take too kindly to this new plate and food poisoning can be a result. Most couples in the early stages of the relationship have not seen each other at such a low point of illness. Traveling throws modesty and manners out the door when you are sick. Your partner will step up and care for you in your time of need. And because you are traveling, you are all each other has to depend on. Taking care of someone that is ill, whether it is food poisoning from the sushi you got in an alley in Japan or just a migraine from too much wine in Italy without enough water, you walls will be forced down and your partner will care for you and it will only strengthen your relationship. Sometimes you need to see someone at their worst to appreciate them at their best. When you love someone, you love all of them. Even if they sound like the exorcist puking up two day old sushi.
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” — John Muir
Traveling Tests Your Limits
Money is the number one thing that couples fight over and traveling puts that all out on the table. There is no fun way to talk about money but traveling creates an opportune platform to discuss financial goals as well as how money should be spent while on vacations.
Life without travel still has stress but sometimes you can hide it by doing something to take your mind off of it. If you are traveling you cannot hide your stress from your partner because you are with one another 24/7. Traveling allows room to learn each other’s quirks and stressors with hope that you can ease the mind of your partner and learn to create a safe and stress free environment for them back home as well as away.
- New Situations
Traveling presents new situations each and everyday. Seeing how your partner handles new situations can bring on a great discussion of how you will handle life together in general. You will find out how you and your significant other handle change, together. With this will bring great strength to your relationship because life is a series of new situations and if you can find a way to handle them together you will only be better for it.
Traveling Is Team Building
The ultimate team building activity for couples is to travel. You learn to work together to navigate, make decisions on activities, and just communication overall on the trip as a whole. Traveling will create an opportunity to live in the moment. There are no other worldly distractions except for the here and now. You get to SEE one another, actually SEE and be present with each other to share joy in your new travel experiences.
“Happiness is only real when it is shared.”
You can focus on each individual task each day as it comes without worry of what is going on at home. This will increase successful communication and strengthen your relationship for the long haul. Love is beautiful and so is the world. Go discover both today!