Nick and I will have been married 6 years this weekend and while in some ways it seems like our wedding day was just yesterday, other times it feels like a lifetime ago! Over the past 6 years, we’ve traveled frequently, seen 6 continents together, visited and explored countless countries and cities and driven through countrysides all over the world. Sometimes when I really think about it, I’m truly amazed at how much of the world we’ve seen together. And while it’s taken a lot of hard work and time, it’s been more than worth it!
We’re in an age where anyone can travel independently. Anyone, man or woman, can choose to go anywhere they really want to, and I’ve done my fair share of solo travel as well over the years. But in truth, my favorite is always traveling with Nick, having that person you love by your side as you explore the far corners of the world. So in honor of our anniversary this weekend, here are the best 6 reason to travel with your partner and see the world together!
1. You have a support system.
Travel is hard; it’s exhausting, things often go wrong and you’re often making decisions on the fly. Having someone there with you truly helps and offers a support system in those difficult moments. Especially having someone you love and know well can be helpful when making those tough decisions and your partner is the perfect person for that!
2. You don’t have to lug your stuff everywhere alone.
One of the things that I love about traveling with Nick (among others) is that with two of us, I don’t have to lug my stuff everywhere on my own. Whether it’s being able to run to the restroom in the airport and leaving my luggage with him or having help pulling suitcases down cobblestone streets in Europe – having that extra person there is so helpful when traveling!
3. It enriches your relationship.
I truly believe that traveling with your partner enriches your entire relationship. Once you have these experiences that bond you, when you’ve been through it all while traveling with your partner, those memories completely enrich the relationship you have and you’ll never be the same after that in the best possible way.
4. Someone to laugh and cry with.
There are some travel days when you either can laugh or cry, when things so wrong or you’re so tired it literally hurts. Those are the days when it’s so nice to have that person you love by your side to laugh and cry with – even in the worst circumstances that makes everything better.
5. It teaches you understanding and patience.
Travel with Nick has taught me more lessons than perhaps I’ve learned in our everyday lives together. Understanding and patience are much more important when traveling with a partner and there are things that come up that you’ll just have to practice those qualities more than perhaps you would at home.
6. You’ll learn more about your partner in a quick period of time.
Traveling brings different things out in different people and you’ll learn so much about your partner in a very quick period, whether good or bad. The lessons we’ve learned about each other while traveling have carried over into our daily lives and as in #5, practicing understanding and patience while traveling are perhaps two of the most important qualities! But the feeling of falling in love with travel with your partner is one of the best in the world – so head on our there with the person you love and see the world!