Travel with your partner

There are a lot of stories going around that suggest traveling before you are “tied down” is the way to go. Sure, this has its benefits – no one to argue about the days plans, as well as giving you a chance to just be you…. However, I disagree.

Travel with a loved one. Be it your husband or wife; girlfriend or boyfriend; even your best friend.

Travel with them.

TIME ALONE TOGETHER….. IS IT TOO MUCH?

  • After spending 15 hours next to each other on an international flight across the world, only to share a taxi to the motel and then a room…. You should know whether you can stand to be in their presence for an extended period of time without going mad. While this isn’t a usual situation and is unlikely to happen back home, it is a good thing to know. After all, If you can suffer through a long-haul flight together, the 6 hour wait in the ER for a broken bone (when the two of you have children) should be a breeze, right?

TALK TO THEM – GET TO KNOW THEM WELL

  • Go back to card games and exploring the outdoors; take away the distractions modern life has to offer and be with each other. Talk about life, love, what you want to eat, the frog you saw next to the pool; talk about anything and everything. You are blessed with the chance to truly get to know one another without the constant distractions of day to day life.
  • Take this time to find out what makes them tick – if you are two different people who have nothing in common – it is better to find out now rather than 10 years down the track.

DO YOUR OWN THING (OCCASIONALLY)

  • Once you reach your destination, it is important to remember you are both different people. You do not have to do everything together. Let him go rock-climbing while you enjoy a drink on the beach. You both have your own individual wants and needs – make the most of this time away, it is a chance for the both of you to become independent.
  • Don’t make them feel guilty for doing something alone later either, that is a mistake I see being made far too often. Enjoy your time away from the stress of the real world, don’t bring the stress to your holiday.

Advise From a 20 Something has some great tips on how to make it work; and Travelettes has more reasons on why you should travel with a loved one – both are well worth a read if you are considering this.

Have you traveled with your partner? How did that work out? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to find out!

x

Kiwi

2 thoughts on “Travel with your partner

  1. blondini1

    Hi there
    such an interesting read! I have been with my partner for nearly 6 years (not married yet) and we spent 2 weeks travelling the South Island of New Zealand together in a car which we stayed in (it was a wagon) and that was when we realized that we work really well together even though we had the occasional spat. You provided a good use of links to other sites but my question is, this appears on a website you have created called cakealicious cakes, so how is this relevant? I guess you could see this as advice to future brides and grooms but these sorts of people will not really be approaching you until they are planning their wedding. Just my opinion and food for thought 🙂

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    1. Kiwi Post author

      Hello!

      I’m glad to hear you two spent time traveling together – and found that you work well together. There is nothing wrong with the occasional spat – after all two people in a relationship are still two people, there will be differing opinions and ways to do things; its how it is dealt with that matters. Well done on making it to the 6 year mark, and I wish you both the best for your future.

      I have noticed your advice, and it is a strange post to have on a cake website – however there is a reason behind this. I am currently sitting the bachelor in applied science with a double major in communication and psychology and this is part of an assessment for a paper involving writing for the web.

      Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment – and the feedback is always appreciated 🙂

      Kiwi.

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