10 things you will learn when traveling as a couple

There are two types of people in this world – the ones who prefer traveling solo and the ones who prefer traveling with their partner or friend. I must admit, I’m not the solo type. I like sharing both my excitement and worries with somebody. What would traveling be without having somebody to complain about how tired you are or about how bad the weather is?

Traveling with your loved one is a milestone in each relationship – it takes both courage and patience. I’ve learned so many things about myself and co-existence from traveling with my boyfriend and I want to share all of that with you. Here are the top 10 things you will learn when traveling as a couple.

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1. You will learn to enjoy every moment together

Sitting in front of a beautiful view without saying a word and simply enjoying the moment while cuddling is the best part of traveling together!

2. You will learn how compatible you are

Nothing can test your relationship better than traveling. You know what they say – ‘through good and bad”, right? Traveling will offer you amazing moments together but also moments when teamwork is necessary.
Things like booking the trip, thinking about places to visit, and places to eat will show you if you have common interests.

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3. You will learn about your partner’s planning skills

Planning a big trip is not a job for one person! There are so many things to consider where the input of your significant other is crucial. Of course, you can’t plan everything in advance and sometimes it’s better to decide on the spot but there are things like plane tickets and accommodation that need planning before leaving home.

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4. You will learn that doing activities separately is ok

Even if you are traveling together, it doesn’t mean you have to do everything together. Maybe one of you wants to sleep more and the other one wants to wander the streets in the morning. Sometimes spending time by yourself can be relaxing and good for the relationship.

5. You will learn how your partner handles stress

When traveling to a new place or country you will certainly come across unexpected situations. Delayed airplanes, bad weather, terrible food, or lost reservations are all part of the experience but how does your partner react in these situations? Is he or she trying to find a solution or is he freaking out?

6. You will learn to trust each other

From simple tasks such as road directions to more difficult situations, trust is necessary when traveling as a couple and it’s built in time.

7. You will learn your partner’s interests

Traveling gives you both the opportunity to dive into activities and sports you wouldn’t normally do. What better time to discover that, for example, your partner loves bungee jumping or scuba diving?

8. You will learn about your partner’s spending habits

There is not a better time to see how your loved one handles his finances than when traveling. Doing all the basic activities such as eating and buying souvenirs together will tell you a lot about your partner.

Is he trying to find affordable accommodation or does he book the first luxury hotel he sees? Is he buying everything in the souvenir shop or is he putting money aside for another future trip?

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9. You will learn to be yourself

Traveling makes all of us more relaxed and open-minded. When traveling, we escape the daily stress and routine. Therefore, this is the perfect time to show your partner who you really are and this includes making funny faces and pranks.

10. You will learn that sometimes it’s not about the destination

Just being with your loved one is the most important thing no matter where you are. You don’t have to be miles away to enjoy each other’s company.

If done with the right person, traveling can be an amazing experience and an opportunity to learn a lot about yourself and about your partner.

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May the travel bug bite you!

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Aurelia Teslaru
Aurelia Teslaru

Aurelia Teslaru is a professional travel blogger and the writer behind Daily Travel Pill. With a 4-year experience as a travel writer and photographer, Aurelia only shares travel guides about destinations that she visited.

She has been to more than 40 countries during the past 10 years and aims to explore 50 countries before turning 30 years old. Aurelia is a digital nomad who transformed her passion for travel into a lifestyle. Read more about her here.

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25 Comments

  1. June 10, 2017 / 11:40 pm

    I love this post! My boyfriend and I are hopefully going to start traveling soon and it’s definitely going to test our limits of each other. I’m the planner strict, over-reactive girlfriend, and he’s the mellow guy that calms down my storm. I used to travel a lot with parents (actually like 50 countries so far) and it always is a challenge to travel in groups, but that might be because I am kind of a loner!

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    • dailytravelpill
      June 11, 2017 / 8:10 am

      Hi! Wow, you have traveled a lot. Traveling as a couple can be a wonderful thing when with the right person! I love traveling with my boyfriend. I am sure you two will do great. You seem to complete each other.

  2. June 13, 2017 / 2:00 am

    Love this post! My husband and I traveled around the world for 6 months last year and we learned so much about each other! We have been married for 6 years now and there were so many things that came to the surface while traveling even after all this time!

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    • dailytravelpill
      June 14, 2017 / 6:20 pm

      Thanks! I also love traveling with my boyfriend! Happy travels!

  3. June 17, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    These are great! I love traveling alone, but learning to travel with a partner is important!

    • dailytravelpill
      July 1, 2017 / 10:59 am

      I have never traveled alone but I should definitely try it sometime!

  4. June 17, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    I love this!!!! And, I agree with all of it. I would possibly add that couples learn more about each other’s strengths and weaknesses while traveling. Because you are out of your comfort zones and routines and unable to function on autopilot, your true selves are more likely to come out. Great post!

    • dailytravelpill
      July 1, 2017 / 10:58 am

      Thanks so much! That is so true!

  5. July 1, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    Totally agree with you on this one. My husband and I travel together and it is always an incredible experience of mutual discovery and adoration. Some of the things I love about him are the ones I discovered while were traveling together =)

  6. July 1, 2017 / 4:54 pm

    This post is spot on! You learn so much about your partner and your relationship (and yourself) when you travel together. Another way to learn a lot about each other is to spend a week or two in the wilderness (backpacking trip, canoe trip, etc.). I’ve been on many wilderness trips and have gotten to know people better in a week than I do most people after a year or more of friendship.

    • dailytravelpill
      July 2, 2017 / 9:41 am

      This is so true! Camping and backpacking teaches you so many things about people!

  7. July 1, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    Totally agree with all of these. I met my husband when travelling, and we went through what equated to so many years of a relationship in such a short time. We were engaged within 3 months and are now happily married 3 years later with a baby on the way! Travelling can make or break a couple, and if you make it, you are probably going to make it for a very long time 🙂

    • dailytravelpill
      July 2, 2017 / 9:42 am

      That is so awesome! I am so happy for you!

  8. July 2, 2017 / 12:34 am

    I just got back from my honeymoon which was the first trip my husband and I took together completely by ourselves, and your post brought up a lot of memories! There were ups and downs but at the end we came home having bonded like never before 🙂 Thanks for the great post!

    • dailytravelpill
      July 2, 2017 / 9:43 am

      I hope you will have many more awesome trips together in the future! Thanks so much!

  9. July 2, 2017 / 1:08 am

    So interesting! I’m wondering how true this will all be when I go travelling with my boyfriend later in the year. Hopefully my organisation will rub off on him at some point haha.

    • dailytravelpill
      July 2, 2017 / 9:44 am

      Haha. I am sure you will learn a lot about each other in this trip!

  10. July 2, 2017 / 1:27 am

    You’re so right about planning skills and finding out how you both handle stress! My boyfriend and I have learned a lot from traveling together and it’s made us much better communicators. Great post!

    • dailytravelpill
      July 2, 2017 / 9:44 am

      Thanks so much!

  11. July 2, 2017 / 1:40 am

    So true, I can totally relate! <3

  12. July 2, 2017 / 2:26 am

    I love this. These are all true. You learn so much about each other when travelling as a couple

  13. July 2, 2017 / 9:41 am

    I could connect with you on so many levels. I travel with my spouse whenever I can. Sometimes when he is busy with work and I’m alone I have been guilty of letting the loneliness overpower me. Once you get your act together though things work out.

  14. Hugo
    August 1, 2019 / 10:13 am

    In all trips we travel as a couple, in mountains and in cities. Those article exact describes the thing. Great post. Thank you)

    • dailytravelpill
      August 2, 2019 / 1:01 pm

      I love traveling with my boyfriend! Such a unique and beautiful experience! Thanks for stopping by!

  15. July 2, 2020 / 10:48 am

    This is such a true post! We love traveling as a couple and it’s been probably one of the most strengthening things for our relationship. Thanks for sharing!

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