22 Mar The Bond of International Travel
My hubby and I love to travel, it’s our passion. Every time we board a flight to those far off lands, we know we will return with tons of shared stories and memories. Traveling is our favorite form of “couples therapy”, taking on our own little Amazing Race. There is nothing like trying to decipher a Turkish road sign, or bartering in Egypt. We travel outside our personal comfort zones, and hang onto each other for the wild ride. We enjoyed this post for DC Passports on traveling abroad with your partner.
International travel not only helps you grow and learn as a person, but also in your relationship. Taking a trip overseas to Europe, Africa or Australia even for vacation can be a learning experience about new places and each other. In fact, many relationship experts suggest taking a few trips out of town together as a couple as a type of test for the relationship.
Traveling brings adventure to a relationship. New places, food and cultures bring new experiences that you two can experience together. Some relationships tend to lack adventure, but an international trip can bring spontaneity and spark right back to a couple. Traveling together takes trying something new to a whole other level.
International travel also increases trust and loyalty. Out of town, away from anything familiar naturally requires you and your significant other to trust and support each other. Especially if you like to try things like zip lining or bungee jumping. Staying by each other’s side throughout the best and worst parts of the trip (which are inevitable) can increase the loyalty you have for each other and the relationship.
A trip to a foreign country also gives you a one-on-one chance to learn more about each other than ever before. Seeing your significant other in unfamiliar situations can help you learn about wants, needs, fears and how the act under stress or when they’re having the time of their life. Traveling together provides insight you may never had before, and should definitely have in any long-term relationship.
Learning and growing individually and as a couple can bring you and you’re significant other closer together and strengthen your relationship in so many ways. Sharing international experiences and memories can help build a bond between you two that will stand the test of time.