Romance travel – when people hear that I book family travel, they never think about romantic getaways. They automatically assume I do nothing but plan trips for families with young children. But the family is so much more than that. As the years go by, children grow up and you will find yourself needing and wanting to reconnect with your partner. It’s for this reason that it’s so important to make the time to travel as a couple. Romance travel – it’s part of the family, too.
Traveling with that special someone is a whole new way of getting to know them and yourself. Spontaneous adventures, mishaps, and language barriers provide the ultimate opportunity to learn more about your partner and knock down walls, regardless if you’ve known them a few months or several decades. It can also add spice to the monotony of your day-to-day relationship by allowing opportunities to experience new people, places, and foods together.
Traveling with your significant other allows you both to expand your horizons by exploring new restaurants, museums, and ways of life. Things you may have been hesitant to do when traveling solo or with children. Tasting bizarre local foods, for example, is a cultural learning and bonding experience. While wandering through bazaars or trying to decipher Greek, you’ll create memories you’ll both remember for years. The good and the bad – you’ll build up quite a collection to look back on, and maybe laugh at, for years to come.
Studies have shown that couples who travel together are happier overall. That’s because novelty – the act of doing new things together – releases dopamine, the brain chemical associated with happiness. Aside from just being fun, traveling can bolster your relationship and strengthen it from the inside out. Travel requires a lot of planning and communication, as well as compromises on food, accommodation, and more. You are bound to face challenges like getting lost. Being able to navigate these obstacles with your partner successfully can build a healthy relationship with open communication. Travel also means you’re repeatedly forced out of your comfort zone and may encounter new behaviors from either yourself or your partner. Seeing a different side to your partner can be a great chance to learn more about each other and reconcile your differences.
You learn how to be adults without children
My husband and I are new empty-nesters. Both children are now in college and we have had to learn how to adjust of a household of 2. Before the kids went off to school, we were always in different directions with the various activities and comings and goings of the house. Now, we are learning to be adults without kids. Traveling is a great way to learn how to be a couple when you aren’t balancing the needs of the children.
You feel safe
Being alone in a new place is daunting. Luckily, having someone by your side who knows and understands you can make all the difference. You never have to worry about walking home alone at night, and you know that someone has always got your back if you land in a sticky situation. And traveling with your partner is like having a piece of home with you at all times.
You’ll discover new things about each other
What constitutes romance travel will differ from couple to couple. Some people like to be on the go, and some like to lay all the day on the beach. You’ll discover whether or not your partner is the type to get up at the crack of dawn to watch the sunrise, or whether or not they may want to read every single placard in a museum. Maybe they are an exceptionally adventurous eater or like to spontaneously break out into song. Of course these are things you can learn at home throughout the course of your relationship, but their depth is different when it’s just the two of you and their passions are fully on display.
After months of the same predictable schedule at work and home, a disruption in routine can be just what a relationship needs to rekindle that romantic spark. It is important to experience new things together as a couple, and traveling can help jazz things up in a relationship. Couples who travel together have more intimate lives than those who don’t. And by intimate, I mean more than the bedroom. Intimacy means just being closer, understanding each other better, to being just more in love.
Importance of relationship
Going on vacation is a blast, as are the unforgettable experiences of travel. But at the end of the day, every vacation must end, and when it does, there’s nothing better than looking forward to the warmth of home. Yearning for the familiarity of your home and the resumption of your daily life together as a couple is the sweetest ending to any trip and can remind you just how meaningful your relationship really is to you.
As a Romance Travel Specialist, I would love nothing more than to create your next beautiful, romantic vacation. When you are ready to book, call me at (301) 257-6266 or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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