Who doesn’t like travel? I mean, imagine it, taking the opportunity to discover new cultures, try new kinds of cuisine, and expose yourself to a completely new world. And what better way to experience all this with the love of your life by your side?
The thing about travel, especially international travel, is that it tends to bring out the best and the worst in a person. Because of this, some people recommending international travel or even a long road trip together, as this is a good way to find out aspects of each other that you’re not likely to discover in a typical environment.
Here are some additional reasons why international travel is good for your relationship and why couples should do it more often:
It allows you both to see how the other compromises
International travel is a great way to see how well your partner compromises in a situation s/he isn’t comfortable with. For example, you might want to go to go check out a museum or a gallery, but your partner is more adventurous, and wants to go check out a bazaar. How would you and your partner compromise? Little discussions like these, when put together, are crucial in determining how compatible you and your partner are in your relationship.
It pushes the both of you out of your comfort zone
When you travel to a location neither you or your partner are familiar with, it gives you the opportunity to push yourselves out of your comfort zones, and how the both of you deal with unfamiliar situations.
With language and cultural differences, the possibility of delayed flights and bumpy bus rides, the both of you are sure to be pushed to your limits. The question here now is, how do the both of you deal with it? Do you bicker about what’s happened and blame the other? Or do you both wait it out patiently and look for something to do to lighten the mood?
The way the both of you deal with unfamiliar situations together is a big indicator of how the both of you would deal with unexpected disasters together.
It’s some of the most fun you’ll have together
While travelling can be tedious and you might end up wholly unprepared, there is no denying that international travel, especially with your partner, is fun. The both of you get to create new memories of new and exotic places, and if things go well and you end up together, it’s something that the two of you will never forget.
Have you gone on an international trip with your partner? How did it go? Let us know in the comments below?