When was the last time you traveled?
Don’t underestimate just how significant an impact a vacation can have on a relationship between two people in love. This is especially true in this modern era where everyone seems to be rushing to find success and fulfilment in this life. We often get lost in the pursuit of our goals and we forget to stop and smell the roses. We often burn ourselves out and we forget that we are all in need of a little recreation and relaxation every once in a while. And that’s where a solid vacation steps in – a trip can do wonders for rejuvenating an individual and a relationship.
There are many benefits that come with traveling as a single person. Everyone knows about the expansion of perspective, the immersion and growth in the unfamiliar, the broadening of knowledge, the exposure to new cultures, and so forth.
But there are also very specific benefits that come with traveling with your significant other; benefits that directly affect relationships as a whole. Whether you are a young couple in love that is looking to maintain your passion for one another, or if you’re an old couple that is looking to rekindle some kind of flame, learn about how traveling together can help build the love and connection in your relationship:
1. You will have the opportunity to have more thrilling and affectionate sex in an unfamiliar place.
Don’t underestimate the power of sex in a relationship. It doesn’t matter if you’re only starting out as a passionate couple or if you’ve been together for decades. The physical act of sex always translates into a deeper and more profound emotional connection between two people. And when the both of you are constantly engaging in a healthy and active sex life, then that’s good for a relationship. And when you have sex in a foreign place, it can really help boost the sexual drive and overall pleasure.
2. You get to really connect with one another without having to deal with your usual distractions.
You won’t have to deal with phone calls and emails from the office. You won’t have to deal with your usual responsibilities at home. All you have to worry about is you and your partner having a good time in a new and exciting place. You get to really disconnect from your stresses and focus on your love.
3. You get to do something fun together.
Any chance the two of you get to do something fun and exciting together, you should always grab it. Whenever the two of you immerse yourselves in a happy and light activity that the both of you genuinely enjoy, it helps bring you closer to one another. It can really help build the emotional connection you have with each other.
4. You get to solve problems and accomplish tasks as a couple.
When you are in an unfamiliar place, you are always going to end up being challenged. But this is good. It’s through challenge and unfamiliarity where you can really grow as a couple. And when you take the time to solve the common issues that plague everyday travelers, you end up becoming closer and closer.
5. You get to take a break away from your usual routine lifestyle.
You break the monotony. A vacation might be the jumpstart that you and your partner need to breathe new life into your mundane lifestyle.
6. You both become more open-minded and receptive of different perspectives as a result of traveling.
When you travel, you are exposed to so many different cultures and ways of thinking. And that exposure is going to expand your mind. And when you open up your mind, you open up your heart as well. It will give you and your partner a chance to really explore new perspectives; and to be more receptive of ideas and concepts that you aren’t necessarily familiar with in the first place.
7. You have an opportunity to build memories as a couple.
It’s all about building the good memories anyway. It’s about spending as much time with one another as possible – whether in good times or bad. It’s always about being able to do things together that you know you’re both going to remember for the rest of your waking lives. Vacations and trips always make for the best memories down the road.
8. If you’re traveling alone without your SO, you get to find yourself for a while.
Just because you’re already in a relationship doesn’t mean that you aren’t entitled to having a solo trip every once in a while. Yes, it’s great if you and your partner travel together a lot. But sometimes, you really just need some time for yourself. And that’s okay. If your relationship can survive you taking the time to step away for a bit, then it’s the kind of relationship that is really strong enough to last.
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