Traveling together helps develop and strengthen relationships. We list the top benefits of couples traveling together and how to find your ideal travel partner.
5 Benefits Of Traveling Together
There are many benefits to traveling together as a couple. Below are what we consider to be the top five benefits…
1. Learn More About Each Other
This includes both the good and the bad. When you’re traveling together and you’re with your partner 24/7, you’re going to get to know their real selves. You’ll learn their pet peeves, habits, how they deal with stressful situations, and what makes them laugh uncontrollably.
Mark Twain once said, “I have found out there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” We think he was definitely right.
But it goes both ways; your partner will learn more about you as well. Not all of it will be pretty, but if you’re both open and willing to communicate, then any issues can be worked out and ultimately strengthen your relationship.
2. Make Memories That Will Last A Lifetime
As you’re traveling together, you’re creating shared memories which will deepen your relationship. In fact, the idea that traveling together is great for bonding and building relationships is what led to the creation of a popular dating app for travelers.
The beautiful thing is it doesn’t matter if the trip isn’t a perfect holiday experience.
A Swedish proverb says, “Shared joy is a doubled joy; Shared sorrow is a halved sorrow.”
Sharing the experience can make the struggles easier and the joy greater while creating memories to bond over.
3. Learn How To Work Together
When you’re traveling together, you learn how to work together. Whether that is booking flights, packing a car, or navigating a subway map. Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses and when you’re traveling as a couple you can share tasks and responsibilities. You’ll learn to compromise and support each other.
Communication is obviously very important in order to work together successfully. Like anything, it will take some practice. Eventually, though, your relationship will run like a well-oiled machine.
4. Grow As A Couple And Individually
Another favorite quote by Mark Twain is, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
As you’re traveling together and growing as a couple, you will also undoubtedly be growing as an individual. This is especially true if you’re traveling internationally because you will be exposed to new ways of doing things. You will see that just because something is different from what you experienced growing up, that doesn’t mean it’s wrong.
Additionally, seeing how others live, learning about different cultures, and trying new foods all lead to you becoming a more open, understanding, and mature individual. You will also learn to have more empathy towards others. And as you evolve, so will your partner. To be able to grow and discuss what you’re learning with another similar enlightened individual is really special.
5. Have Someone You Can Rely On
We have always encouraged solo travel, and did it ourselves for many years. Like anything, though, it has its pros and cons. A major benefit of traveling with a partner is having someone you can rely on. The partner gives you support, comfort, confidence, and strength… Vicky is fiercely independent, but she appreciates knowing that she can count on Mark to take care of things too.
When you’ve had a really long travel day, when you’ve missed your flight, when you’ve got food poisoning… It’s nice knowing you have someone you can rely on to take care of you and make you feel better.
Finding The Right Travel Partner
Finding the right travel partner isn’t always easy, especially if you’re a digital nomad. Dating is already hard enough, but how do you date someone if you’re constantly on the move? And how do you find someone that understands and appreciates your lifestyle?
Luckily, there is a new dating app called Fairytrail – which we think is a fantastic idea. Their goal is to reduce loneliness for people who love to travel. After users match with each other and on destinations they like, they can video chat. If the relationship flourishes, users are encouraged to meet on fun, public adventures for their first meeting in real life. The best part is it’s a lot easier to get together since most Fairytrail users have remote jobs!
They even have a social community for non-dating connections on their free Facebook group called Campfire. People use it to find friends, collaborate on business opportunities, and support each other on life goals.
Fairytrail is the only dating app made for location-independent and adventure-loving professionals. We love what they’re doing for the travel community and if you’d like to learn more about “The best dating app for 2021” according to Digital Trends, click here.
Final Thoughts On Building Relationships Through Travel
Those that have been bit by the travel bug know how life-changing travel can be. As you travel with your partner, you learn about each other and develop a bond unlike any other. Traveling with someone you love really is a truly wonderful experience.
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