With the advent of technology, the world has come closer. We know more about the places out there with the pictures of scenic beauties surfacing on the internet. Captivating images tempt us to travel to breathtaking places around the globe.
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.Antoine-Desaint-Exupery
Once upon a time, when traveling was considered a rich man’s dream-has become feasible now. What better way to go than traveling together with your partner?
Why traveling together is a good idea?
Mundane routines and hum-drum everyday life have made your lives colorless and mind-numbing. After the honeymoon phase, without you realizing it, your love life has become stale. Living as a couple is more a chore now than a pleasure.
One way to reignite the spark is going on a vacation. Traveling together will make your love life flavourful and bring in new dimensions to it.
I have jotted down 9 reasons why traveling together can make your love stronger than ever. Let’s jump right into it:
Sharing the same scene
Peering through the screen at oceans, mountains, and all the exquisite beauties is one thing, but being there in person and experiencing it together is a whole new feeling- it is indescribable. You will have so much fun together experiencing new cultures, new cuisines, and relishing the beauty spread wide open in front of your eyes.
You would be sharing the moment with each other, the beauty cloaking you, and making you one. There is nothing more beautiful in the world than the world itself. Admiring wonders of nature together intensifies not only its allure but also the relationship you share with each other.
The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.Wallace Stevens
Work as a team
For a relationship to work like a well-oiled machine, you need to be a team. No better way to exercise your team skills than traveling together. From deciding the destination to planning the entire vacation, you get a chance together to work as a team.
You’ll have to decide who is going to take charge of booking tickets, making accommodation arrangements, preparing an itinerary and other things.
You will have common goals to look forward to and anticipating together the endless adventures you will embark on your journey of traveling together.
Travel is fun. It definitely creates a team spirit.Sue McGrath
Grow together and not apart
Relationships will flourish when you are growing independently as well as together. Growing together in a relationship is vital as it bridges the gap of your independent growth. If this bridge isn’t built, you are bound to grow apart, leaving your relationship irreconcilable.
Traveling is a great activity to do together to foster this growth. Travelling isn’t a piece of cake every time. As they say, expect the unexpected. Unexpected barriers and your approach together to overcome these will take your relationship to the next level.
Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are sandy.Anonymous
Spend time together
It is so easy to get sucked into the vortex of a work-life routine. Over the years, settling down has become the priority, and you go out of our ways to achieve it. With this, you forget to spend quality time together. Its always constant deadlines to meet, fees to be paid, the mortgage to put down, so on and so forth. It’s a constant, juggling task.
The constant worries and concerns get sidelined when you visit together. You have only each other to keep company. With lots of time in your hand, you reconnect at a basal level and have a whole new appreciation for each other.
One’s destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things.Henry Miller
Rekindle the fire
You forget there’s a beautiful world out there and a partner who means the world to you. Falling in love is the first, getting together in the end. What about the in-between the beginning and the end? There are little things that thrive the relationship-the little touches, the constant looking beneath the eyelashes when your gazes collide.
With the span of time- the fire has sizzled and unaware to you, your relationship has stagnated.
Get busy packing and move your butts off the couch. Buy some new clothes to look your best. Physical attraction may not be everything in the relationship, but it does mean something. Why would you act like an 80-year old man or woman in your 30s or 40s? Flirt with each other and be affectionate. Traveling to a new place will bring out the teen in you.
Enjoy the scenery, and reboot your relationship.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream another dream.CS Lewis
Memories to reminisce
Traveling together is like writing a book; you create so many memories and stories. You both are the protagonists, as well as the authors. Each place adds a new chapter in the story of your relationship.
From the walks along the shore to the hike in the forest to just lying under the night sky gazing into each other’s eyes, you have millions of moments-weaved together to make the story of your life.
Imagine the wonderful and equally embarrassing memories you have -to share that will light up the family dinner conversations.
Travelling leaves you speechless; then it turns you into a storyteller.Ibn Battuta
Spontaneity is embraced
Travelling teaches you to live in the moment and embrace spontaneity. Travelling poses so many challenges in front of you, and none of them are planned. It teaches you to be grateful for the life you lead. Change doesn’t look so overwhelming anymore after the difficulties you have overcome.
The lessons you learn translates into your relationship effectively. You cherish the fulfillment over the short-lived materialistic ecstasy.
Jobs will fill your pockets, and adventures will fill your soul.Anonymous
Unraveling your personality
While traveling with your partner, you encounter setbacks along the way. When you are trying to move through these setbacks, you are frustrated and impatient. You both get to see the sides of each other that you have been trying to hide.
There’s no façade to hide behind now. You may have quarrels and say some mean things in the heat of the moment.
You learn to forgive each other quickly. You know which battles to pick and which aren’t worth squabbling about. You embrace all their strengths and flaws. You fall in love with each other all over again.
I have found out there is no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.Mark Twain
Laugh it and brush it off
With highs come the lows in your journey as well as relationship. You learn to take detours and work through the problems. No moment is forever and all bad moments too shall pass.
You will look back at the silly experiences you had and laugh it off. You develop a sense of humor, which becomes essential when you are going through some tough times in the stages of your relationship and the choices you have to make.
Travelling with your partner is the true test of love.Anonymous
Traveling changes your lives and relationship. What are you waiting for? Book your tickets and get going. Bon Voyage!