Last year, travelers generated over $2.4 trillion dollars seeing the world. People love to travel. But what if there were relational benefits to traveling, especially for couples?
Traveling together is one of the best things you can do for your relationship. The psychological benefits alone boost health in your union.
Not to mention how much better it is to create memories with someone you love than endless selfies. If you knew that taking a trip with your partner could save your marriage, would you do it?
Discover wander-lovin’. Read on as we discuss the top eight benefits of traveling with your partner.
1. Strengthens Communication
When you’ve been in a relationship for a long time, things become common. Communication is one of them.
Couples get set in routines–work, home, and sleep. If they’re not careful, routine can squeeze the life out of conversations. Travel gives you something to talk about. It opens the door to dialogue.
Seeing new things exposes both of you to contemporary vernacular–a whole new vocabulary.
2. Increased Intimacy is One of the Major Benefits of Traveling as a Couple
This website-heavy on relational wisdom-speaks about the importance of intimacy in relationships. Travel does just that.
Couples who go on long trips together end up being more satisfied with one another. They have improved intimacy, and they enjoy better sex. Consider foregoing the next big trinket and opt for an extended vacay.
3. Moments and Memories
Turn your selfies into ussies. Exploring different places together gives you an opportunity to create memories.
Not to mention the unexpected moments that happen that you can look back on later and laugh together. Those are the “inners”. You don’t always get those moments traveling alone.
Going on a trip with the one you love helps you learn new things about them. Depending on their upbringing, many people don’t get to travel past their city or state line.
So when they’re exposed to unfamiliar places, you get to see how they behave outside of their comfort zones. Your partner may reveal facets of themselves you don’t get to experience at home.
5. Makes Travel Safer
Let’s face it. Traveling the world is a lot of fun, but there’s crime everywhere. Your purse and pockets are just as at-risk overseas as they are at home.
Traveling abroad as a party of two is much safer than going the solo route. You have someone to look out for you. And shady foreigners are less likely to approach two people as they are someone alone.
Plus, you always have someone to watch your things if you fall asleep or run to the restroom.
6. It’s Cheaper
Sometimes twofers are cheaper than solo trips. And when it comes to paying for amenities, you can bet your bottom dollar group rates are better.
Hotel rooms, cab rides, and rental cars pack a real financial punch. But when you have two salaries to cover these expenses, it makes travel easier. Plus, you can use Groupons and other discounts offered to multi-parties.
7. Travel and Chill
In this modern age, technology rules everything from work to home and leisure. Traveling with a companion encourages you to put down your digital devices and take in the world around you.
Time away from a wifi connection and gadgets encourages communication and intimacy.
8. Creates a Sense of Gratitude
When you’re away on a long trip, it makes you appreciate that you have a home to go home to.
The hidden pleasures of the world don’t compare to what you already have. So, you’ll find yourself being gracious for your loved one. And, you’ll appreciate them more.
Travel Together Abroad
There are so many benefits of traveling with your partner. It’s one of the best things you can do to strengthen your relationship.
Get to wanderlusting with your love and see the world. Your union will appreciate it.
Check out our travel tips for more insight on how and where to travel.