I love that I am able to do so much travelling with my boyfriend Aaron. Do you get on each others nerves? Yes. Do we bicker like an old married couple? Yup! When we first started dating we travelled together after only two months of dating. I coxed him in with the mention of London and cheap beers in Prague. Amazingly we didn’t fight once. We didn’t argue, be snippy or anything else. It was perfect. People would tell us we’re in the honeymoon faze and we were both like, “Ya right, what’s the honeymoon faze?”
But now after almost three years together we can both agree we have left the honeymoon faze and can laugh at how innocent we were in the beginning. Since we have left the honeymoon faze we’ve started talking about how we can travel together better so we can avoid fights and hurt feelings. You always read about solo travel but there isn’t to much out there on couples travel. At least the honest truth about it. I know it’s not rocket science but these are some of my experiences, things we are working on and things we’ve learned along the way! Hopefully reading this will give you a heads up for what’s in store for you and keep your relationship blooming!
Survival Tips For Travelling Couples
Chill – You need to chill. They need to chill. Everyone needs to chill. I get stressed out super easy and have anxiety over everything I have no control over. Which is pretty much everything. I am constantly (human nature is to be flawed) telling myself to chill, breathe, and figure it out instead of being mad and ruining my day while travelling. I just think to myself, “Is this going to matter later?” and, “When you get home are you going to be upset that you wasted this much time being grumpy?”
Patience – Ah memories.. As you know I get the hangries pretty easily (if I haven’t eaten in two hours.. not kidding) and will start a war when I’m hungry and even though I know I’m hungry I will still be as stubborn as can be and not give in. And this is where patience comes in. I am so lucky that Aaron has the patience to deal with me when I am being a hungry monster and vise versa. It’s okay to be frustrated and blaming the person closest to you will be easy but try your best not to blame each other. No one wins.
Try new things – The best way for a relationship to grow is if you both to try and experience new things together! It’s like bonding. Actually I think it is bonding. Learning to deal with things together and learning new skills is amazing and teaches you how to work together and be a team!
Consult each other – When you are with someone you need to consult one another. If he wants to go to the top on the Tokyo Sky Tree (when you’re scared of heights) and you want to go shopping in Harajuku (when he hates shopping) then you’re going to have to do both! There’s no point in being grumpy when you don’t get to see something and they don’t get to see something. Both of your wants are important! Make sure you both are seeing whatever you want to see because who knows when you’ll have a chance to go back and save yourselves resentment!
Love fully – No one wants to be travelling with someone who is hating their guts at the moment so ease up! Travelling is meant to be fun and you’re creating memories of a lifetime so keep an open mind and be willing to compromise!
Eat lots – I firmly believe that snacks can save a relationship meltdown.
Get lots of sleep – I am not a Saint when I am sleep deprived and I’m sure some of you aren’t either! Being well rested will always be a good solution to grumpiness and being irritable!
Play – Never stop playing. Be cute, be mushy, be silly, be head over heels in love and never stop having fun together! Throw a snowball, jump on them like a spider monkey! Be the happiest couple abroad.
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