I know that traveling with a soul mate is a major goal for most of us, but let me just tell you that it is not all rainbows and sunshine. To keep your travel with your significant other as smooth as possible, there are a few things that you have to make sure you stick to.
During this year we got to travel several times together to different beautiful destinations. And here we share with you 6 lessons that we learned from a year of marriage and travel.
1. Plan together
Make sure you agree on the overall plan and the little nitty gritty details such as when do you wake up and when do you sleep, what kind of activities are you willing to do together, what kind of places are you both interested to see. Each person’s wishes must be considered in this plan.
2. Compromise, compromise, compromise!
It’s my way or the highway kind of attitude will never work in any relationship, let alone traveling together! Always be considerate of what the other person wants and feels and let them take the lead from time to time
3. Give each other breathing space
Traveling together means seeing each other 24/7 which can eventually create some kind of tension at some point especially if you are traveling for more than 3 days.
It’s inevitable. And to avoid this, it is crucial that you both give one another space while traveling – meaning, decide that on a certain day, for a few hours, each of you will go their own way to do what they want. Shop, sleep, take photos, chill on the beach, read, work – let the other person have some breathing space. And believe me once you are back together you will feel more refreshed..in fact you will feel that you are missing them!
4. Handling finances
One of you has to take the lead in handling the finances carefully, to make sure that you are both on track.
5. Local experiences
Enhance you experience by being open to mingle and encourage one another to interact with the locals. You will be surprised at the tips you can get!
6. Flexibility is key
Last but not least, respect each other’s choices and points of view. Be flexible and remember that you flew thousands of miles, paid a lot of money and invested a lot of your time to enjoy and have a rewarding time with yourself and your significant other. Don’t sweat the small things
Do you agree with the above? We would love to hear your tips and experiences when traveling with your significant other. Delight us with your comments and feel free to share the goodness!7