I have always admired solo travellers - their confidence to go new places alone and see the world, the stories they tell of people they have met on their way, but personally I would feel lost without my other half by my side. I want someone to make memories with, someone to get lost in a new city with and someone I can laugh with looking back at all the silly things we did. According to a survey published on Lifehack almost two thirds of people (63%) out of 1,000 respondents said that 'travelling has helped them stay together' and I truly believe that travelling with my husband has really helped enhance our relationship. Here's a few reasons why I think travelling as couple is good for your relationship - many of which apply to travelling with friends and family also.
Firstly one of the best reasons for travelling as a couple is that you can spend time together. We live in a world where work often breaks from the nine to five and ends up consuming the majority of our lives, many people are over tired and relationships are often strained from not spending quality time together. Travelling enables couples to break free from the stress and focus on the things that are important, as well as make memories that invaluable to a relationship and can be laughed about for years to come.
Learn about each other as a couple
Travelling as a couple also enables you to learn more about each other. For example, my husband and I went to Germany a few months ago and despite being with him for five years, I didn't really know how well his German was. When we went on holiday he impressed me by speaking the language as we ordered meals and drinks, checked into the hotel and he also taught me a few phrases too. Travelling puts you in situations that are sometimes out of your comfort zone or something you haven't experienced before so you are bound to learn new things about each other.
See new things
When you travel as a couple you will often find that you both want to see different things and you have to make a compromise and share out your time. This isn't always a bad thing, by opening yourself up to a new experience you may find something you actually enjoy that you wouldn't have previously given the chance. The things you partner is passionate about may rub off onto you.
Halve the costs
Travelling as a couple enables you to half the costs of your accommodation and many of the things you do and you're more likely to get discounts and better deals.
Finally, the most important thing about travelling as a couple is the fact that you can make memories that will last a lifetime and share special moments together that not everyone will experience. Travelling is different for everyone and everyone will many unique moments that they encountered while away that are precious to their relationship.