Why traveling as a couple is not boring

Why traveling as a couple is not boring, by Packing my Suitcase

People often get surprised when they ask me “with whom are you traveling?” and get the answer “with my husband”. They tend to say “only the two of you?” as if they think “how boring”. The truth is, there is no better travel companion for me than my husband, and I rather travel with him than anyone else in the world – don’t get me wrong.

Our first trip was already within the first 2 months of our relationship. So far, we have been to over 15 different countries, stayed in awesome and horrible hotels, learned things with and about each other, faced dangerous and stressful situations, as well as enjoyed relaxing and happy moments, did over 50 dives as buddies, went to four Formula 1 Grand Prix, and it’s just the beginning.

Traveling as a couple has certainly made our relationship stronger, it helped us to discover ourselves, and respect each other even more. We have our own way of traveling: we already know what the other likes and doesn’t like, who is going to take care of this and that, which food and accommodation the other prefers, as well as fears and limitations.

No, traveling as a couple is not boring! In fact, it is the thing we mostly look forward to as soon as we come back from a trip. And if you call walking 60km in one weekend in Paris, traveling on a seaplane over the Maldives, watching Formula 1 cars racing in front of us, and diving with sharks boring. Then, yes, traveling together is boring for you, but certainly not for us.

It is boring only if you let it be boring, or if your partner bores you. But then, I ask you: why are you together in the first place? The whole point of being in a relationship is being happy with each other, and to enjoy spending time together. If you can’t stand a trip only the two of you, then it’s probably time to rethink your relationship. No, I am not telling you to break up, this decision only you can make.

Why traveling as a couple is not boring, by Packing my Suitcase

Then, why traveling as a couple is not boring?

 

You are spending time together

No, it is not the same as spending time at home together. While traveling you are in a different environment, facing other types of situations, out of your comfort zones.

You are constantly learning with each other

Fears, limits, tastes, are only some of the new discoveries you will make about each other along the way. And as the time passes, you will see that you can still learn more from each other, it is an on going process.

You are making memories together

Unique memories, moments that only the two of you will remember, and even if you tell everyone back home, they will never completely understand. So they will be your thing, your moments, your memories.

You are trying new and more things

Diving, skydiving, volleyball, golfing, something you never had the courage to do alone before. You will motivate each other.

You can help and support each other

He can help her with the heavy luggage, she can help him with packing and planning. She is afraid of height, he hugs her and tells her she can do it. It’s teamwork.

You can make new friends together

The trip is all about the two of you, but it doesn’t mean you can’t meet new people and make new friends.

You are evolving together as human beings

Instead of growing apart, you are growing and evolving together. You start to think like the other, and even to sound like the other.

You have someone to share moments with

In your trip, sometimes all you want is to show someone how funny that is, or how beautiful that looks. Because even if you like traveling solo, having someone to share some moments with is simply the best, and your partner is there for that.

Together, you have something to look forward to:

your next trip!

Why traveling as a couple is not boring, by Packing my SuitcaseTraveling as a couple is not all about theΒ honeymoon. I see traveling as a couple as an opportunity to be sure if you want to spend time with that person for the rest of your live. You will get to know each other better in every trip, and each time will be different. It’s probably the best couples’ therapy ever. People say “travel together, stay together”.

What do you think?

 

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About Allane

A Brazilian living in Germany. Married to W. mommy to a baby girl and a Golden Retriever. Traveler, writer, aspiring photographer, diver, wine appreciator, Formula 1 fan, avid reader of historical and young adult fictions books. City girl, nature lover, believer of a better world, one little change at a time.

  • Kathleen (Kat)

    Absolutely true! That’s why I wanna make sure that my future Mr Right loves to travel too, else, it’s a deal breaker! Lol…

  • Hi Teanna, thank you so much for the comment!!
    That’s amazing, it’s always good to know that there other couples like us around the world. I am happy that you feel the same way, traveling as a couple is the best, I am also always looking forward to the next trip πŸ˜€

  • Awnnnnn I loved your comment!!! I make your words mine, I couldn’t agree more with you. It isn’t boring at all πŸ˜€ So nice to know that there are some other couples like us!!

  • Ohhhh noo seriously? I’m sorry about that.
    Of course arguments might happen, but what matters is that in the end you still want to travel with each other, in this case you are safe πŸ˜€

  • hahahaha you’re so funny!!
    I think it’s been a while since I last traveled alone, I think it will be weird when I do it πŸ˜€

  • I am sure you will πŸ˜€ maybe you will find him on your travels πŸ˜€ who knows?

  • Ohh Corey I can imagine! That’s what I think the most when thinking about having a child. I am afraid it will change too much. Do you think it was a big change for you two?

  • Places people stories

    I could not agree more with this, Allane. My favourite person to travel with is my husband as well… before I travelled much alone, but after meeting him I do not like to do this anymore because I would like to share everything with him. I think that to travel and experience new things together is very important for a happy marriage πŸ™‚

    • I totally feel the same way Hanne <3
      I want to share everything with him, it's sooo much better!
      I'm happy you guys are just like us πŸ˜€

  • Thank you dear πŸ˜€

  • I know right? How can it be boring? It’s probably my favourite thing to do in the world πŸ˜€
    Before getting married we also traveled a lot, and it made me be sure that he was the one too πŸ˜€
    I totally agree with you, it makes the relationship stronger!!
    Thank you for stopping by!

  • Hi Kay!! Thank you so much for stopping by and for the suggestion. Writing a post about saving money for and while traveling is on my list, I promise to prepare something cool πŸ˜€

  • So cute and so right. I had some terrible times traveling with a boyfriend, and I also had the best trip of my life with another X. I thing doing something like that tells a lot about general compatibility, so there are certainly lessons to be learned there, but in the best case you’re essentially sharing the most incredible new experiences with your best friend.

    • hahaha same here πŸ˜€
      Exactly, it certainly tells you a lot about compatibility. Traveling is a very nice way of getting to know someone better too πŸ˜€

  • Shikha (whywasteannualleave)

    I TOTALLY agree Allane! I would say my travels have become so much more interesting in fact since I started travelling as a couple! I have tried new experiences, faced new challenges and Pumpkin has tried new activities like snorkelling since being with me so I think we have both made each others ‘ travels a lot more exciting! I completely agree also that it’s nothing like being at home!

    • That is sooo sweet!! W also started snorkeling with me, then we became divers together πŸ˜€
      It is definitely amazing to travel in couple. I am so happy to know that there are more and more couples traveling together πŸ˜€

  • I totally agree with you Sally πŸ˜€
    And yes, holidays can also be stressful, not everything goes as we plan all the time!

  • So sweet!! Yes, same here… I think that scuba diving together made things even more fun and better πŸ˜€
    It’s a great activity to bond people!

  • I totally agree! Franz and I love traveling together and I could not have asked for a better travel partner! We teach each other so many new things and he encourages me to be brave and try new things, especially foods while I encourage him to break out of his German zone and break loose.

    • hahaha that’s awesome!!!
      You guys make great travel partners, and I wish many many more trips to come πŸ˜€

  • Yess, exactly πŸ˜€
    And you are also right, it is also good to travel with friends sometimes too!! I also love traveling with my sis πŸ˜€

  • Exactly!! Interesting isn’t it? That’s how I see it too πŸ˜€ I don’t understand people who don’t enjoy traveling as a couple, it’s awesome πŸ˜€

  • I think it’s a good idea to do it at least once a year only the two of you πŸ˜€

  • I can imagine Erin!! I hear that often from friends who have kids, they also tell me to enjoy this time πŸ˜€
    But you are right, after they grow up a bit more you will be able to travel alone again πŸ˜€

  • Exactly πŸ˜€ totally agree with you!!

  • awnnn this is soo sweet, I can tell you that just same happens to me and W πŸ˜€ it is also so nice to laugh about some moments of the trip after we are back home πŸ˜€

  • hahaha you are so funny πŸ˜€
    The good thing about having only a mini break each year it’s because it is very much appreciated and cherished! I hope you guys have more chances to take mini breaks πŸ˜€

  • That is really sweet Erin!! I wish many many travels to come for you and your family πŸ˜€

  • hahaha exactly πŸ˜€
    Nice to know that!!

  • That is so amazing, you guys seem to be the perfect travel partners!! <3

  • I can totally relate to you Laura!
    How amazing that you guys traveled an entire month together in the beginning of the relationship. I am sure at this time you were sure you both would work out together πŸ˜€ <3

  • How awesome Elizabeth!! Not crazy at all, I am sure traveling only brought you guys even closer πŸ˜€

  • Exactly!!! Completely agree with you Vlad.
    hahaha we get along most of the time too, I think ke is more patient with me than I am with him, but somehow it works out hahaha

  • Agreed!!! Thank you for the comment dear πŸ˜€

  • Thank you dear!!
    Happy to know you also love traveling as a couple! πŸ˜€

  • Awwwnn happy to know that πŸ˜€
    Thank you dear!

  • Excellent post! I completely agree – my boyfriend is my favourite person to travel with.

    • Thank you dear πŸ˜€
      Happy to know that you also have your travel partner πŸ˜€

  • Thank you so much! Happy that you enjoyed the article! It is great that you guys still travel alone even after the kids, I think it’s very important πŸ˜€

  • I totally understand you!! There were also some occasion when I was traveling alone that I felt the same way. I also didnt try many things because I was afraid or shy to do it alone. Now it’s totally different πŸ˜€

  • I also don’t know why some people think it’s boring… they probably never tried it πŸ˜€

  • Sooo sweet! It seems to me you both are a great team!! Here I am the one who plans a lot and tale the pictures, he helps with the gps part πŸ˜€

  • hahaha πŸ˜€
    Happy to know that you also love traveling with your husband! I can tell that by your posts, it’s nice that you guys go cycling together πŸ˜€

  • That’s great Jenny!! Before having kids we are traveling together as much as we can, because we know it will change a bit later on πŸ˜€

  • Awnnn so romantic <3
    Happy to know that you guys are one more happy traveling couple around the world πŸ˜€

  • Soo sweet!! You touched an important point: the good and the bad, because the bad are also veeery important.
    xx

  • Awnnn Amber, what an amazing story! I got tears in my eyes now, so sweet! I really do hope you will find your travel companion exactly how your grandma did <3

  • hahahaha exactly!! I also wouldn’t marry him if I couldn’t travel with him πŸ˜€ that is something very important to me!!

  • I am sure that whenever you get to do it again, it will be very much cherished <3

  • hahaha yes πŸ˜€

  • hahahaha me too, I wish I were!!! πŸ˜€

  • What a beautiful story Kendra πŸ˜€
    You are right, amazing what travel can do!!

  • That is amazing <3
    What an inspiring story! One day you should write a book about it!

  • That is sooo sweet Clara! And how awesome that you guys are also divers. Do you still dive after the kids? How do you do it?

  • That’s awesome Marta!! Sometimes we get surprised but what traveling can bring us. This is so cool, no wonder you guys got married πŸ˜€

  • That’s nice to know Laura!! What really matters is that you enjoy your travel companions, and if it is your family, even better πŸ˜€

  • Mabel Kwong

    This is such a great post! Traveling with someone else you can enjoy the holiday together, as you said, make memories with a special someone. Not only discover more about each other but also learnt to work together and be a great team πŸ˜€ But sometimes I like to travel alone because some of the places I want to go to, the other people traveling with me or at home don’t want to go to πŸ˜€

    • I used to travel alone too, probably because of the same reasons as you. But I’m happy that W enjoys the same things as I do, this way we keep each other company πŸ˜€

      • Mabel Kwong

        So cute you and W. I’m sure W looks out for you and makes sure you have a good time, as always πŸ˜€ Keeping each other company means entertaining each other, maybe even sometimes being annoying in their faces, But as a couple I’m sure you two learn to deal with that πŸ˜€

        • hahaha yess πŸ˜€ W is really a great travel companion, he is always taking care of me and making sure everything is fine!