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The Perks of Traveling with Your Partner

You think you know someone, but you don’t. Not until you’ve to travel or lived with them at least. Do you agree with this quote? Because I do! Traveling is a great opportunity for couples to get to know much better, create memories, and form a stronger bond. But aside from that, traveling with your partner just brings so much fun, love, and happiness! Taking a vacation is great for your well-being and to your relationship with one another.

Here are some of the perks of traveling together:

1. You’ll discover their little quirks and habits.

Is he a neat-freak? Or a total slob? Does he leave the toilet seat up? Does she collect all the unused hotel toiletries in the room? You know, the little things you may not have noticed before. Traveling with them will allow you to discover and look closely at their habits, routine, and quirks. Can you tolerate and accept these habits or will it drive you mad?

JP and I have our own set of quirks and habits. If one of us doesn’t like something, we’ll let the other person know. But most of the time, we embrace and laugh at each other’s traits wholeheartedly then jokingly question ourselves why we’re together in the first place.

2. Someone will look out for you and take care of you.

“When you’re out there in a foreign land, and all you’ve got is your partner to rely on, that’s when trust really comes into place. You just gotta have faith and trust that both you and your partner will always keep a look out for each other.” — Sunrise Odyssey

If there’s one thing you need to know about JP is that he has always been there for me, way before we even became a couple. He was there for me when I didn’t have anything when I was an emotional trainwreck, and when I was lost and confused. And you know what? It feels incredibly nice to know I have someone I can count on. We’re a team.

3. How well they handle the situation.

“You will go through many intense ups and downs in life, so it is important to see how a person reacts to them. Travel can bring this out quickly.” — Notes from Nomads

While JP and I are lucky not to face any life-threatening situation during our travels, I do believe that planning and traveling to an unfamiliar territory, getting lost in different languages and cultures can definitely put one’s patience to the test. You’ll figure out very quickly how strong your love for one another is. Pro Tip: When you’re on the verge of killing each other while traveling, be quiet. Cool down.

4. You learn to overcome your fears

“But knowing I was there to comfort her and help her out kept her calm until she got back to the surface. It, of course, didn’t stop me from carrying on afterward and having an awesome adventure either!” — Four Jandals

We all have fears. I certainly have a lot of them, but I feel courageous to overcome them when I know he’s by my side. I’ve tried and eaten a lot of things I’ve never done and tasted before, and that’s all because of JP. The photo above is an example — I was crying minutes before this photo was taken. I was having an anxiety attack because we were going to parasail. Flying 200m above the deep, blue sea for the first time, who wouldn’t be scared? But when I saw him having so much fun, I gathered all of my courage and tried again.

I was able to overcome my fear and he has a souvenir of me crying. Epic.

4. Cheaper, cheaper and cheaper!

When you travel together, you only pay 50% of everything. Tour packages, hotel bookings, and activities are also cheaper. But more importantly, traveling together teaches you and your partner how to compromise and handle money.

5. It’s the best thing in the world  to travel with the person you love!

I have traveled with my family, with his family, with a group of friends and my own. Each of the trips I’ve had with these people and with myself were memorable and awesome in their own right. But witnessing the wonders of the world, watching the sunsets and sunrise and experiencing new things with your significant other is definitely 10x romantic and simply unforgettable.

Do you believe couples should travel or live together first before getting married?
What have you learned during your travels with your partner?

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28 Comments

  • Reply
    Cheryle
    March 23, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    You look so cute together!! Well, to travel with someone you love is one of the great things to nourish your relationship. There will be instances that you get to know him/her more along the way. And you’re lucky to be with someone who is willing to join your travels. :)

    • Reply
      Kisty Mea
      March 23, 2015 at 10:01 PM

      Thanks, Cheryle! :) I agree, traveling together is a great way to nourish and even rekindle a relationship! :D I consider myself very lucky, not just because he’s willing to join and support me in my travels, but because he’s the best! :)

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    Emem
    March 23, 2015 at 10:37 AM

    Yes! Yes to everything, LOL. My boyfriend and I started going out on surf trips even before we went out for movie dates, I can definitely say it made us know more about each other and made us a lot closer! :)

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      Kisty Mea
      March 23, 2015 at 10:04 PM

      You guys sound so cute! I think it’s nice that you have an activity that you’re both highly interested in. :D

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    Mikyu Maglasang
    March 23, 2015 at 11:10 AM

    I believe that couples, whether married or not, should travel together. It’s good if both of you could travel together with friends (because it’s always fun with many people around to share happiness with), but it would also be healthy to travel alone together. You get to spend more time together and get to know each other more.

    Mumu and I have been traveling with friends most of the time, but we’ve also had our own share of adventures like our trip to Singapore and Malaysia. I have learned that we both have a lot of similarities and that I rely on him most of the time to get us through certain situations. :)

    Continue traveling together, Kisty! You look so cute side by side hahaha <3

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      Kisty Mea
      March 23, 2015 at 10:09 PM

      Hahaha thanks, Mikyu! And yes, I definitely agree that couples should also travel together with their friends. Last year, I’ve learned that you should not make your world revolve around your partner so much. We should all make time for yourself and for your friends.

      I wish you and your Mumu the same thing (Haha It’s cute, Mumu!), to travel and make more crazy adventures together! <3

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    Clarisse
    March 23, 2015 at 11:45 AM

    Totally agree with #3! You will know how well they react to stressors and how they treat you when they’re tired to the bones. It’s like a personality test for your partner but majority of it is adventure! :D

    • Reply
      Kisty Mea
      March 23, 2015 at 10:10 PM

      True, not only a personality test and but a compatibility test when times get rough. :D

      • Reply
        Mark
        March 24, 2015 at 11:53 AM

        It’s good to see where the balances are. My wife and I are always opposites on personality tests hahah but find we bring balance to each other.

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    Jhanz
    March 23, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Totally agree with everything! My boyfriend and I haven’t got the chance to travel much (but we’ve been together for a long time), but whenever we do go out and explore places, it surely is much better together! :)

    You guys look so adorable together!

    • Reply
      Kisty Mea
      March 23, 2015 at 10:12 PM

      Thanks, Jhanz! You guys should totally go for it, even if it’s just for Tagaytay or Subic! :) Truth is, this whole traveling together started when his friend invited us to attend a wedding in Boracay three years ago. Since then, I thought, maybe we should make this an annual thing. Especially now that we’re still young. :D

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        Jhanz
        March 24, 2015 at 12:47 AM

        We’re trying to travel more, getting around nearer places like Baler and Cagbalete. He’s flying to Canada soon tho, so I think it really is time to make the most out of traveling. Hehe. :)

        I wish we could also do it as an annual thing like you do!

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    Steff
    March 23, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Not to mention it is healthy in a relationship to travel just the two of you. Also, getting to explore the unfamiliar territory together. You have this bond that you wouldn’t realised when going on normal dates

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    Beauty By Tellie
    March 23, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    I loved travelling with my partner (when I had one!) But we didn’t end up together and on our many travels, it was the handling of different situations that shed most light on what didn’t work out for us. You think you’re open with one another but those kinds of situations expose you to each other’s “truer” and raw-er character.

    • Reply
      Mark
      March 24, 2015 at 11:52 AM

      Yup. I hear that! But once u find the one your set!

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    Mark
    March 24, 2015 at 8:43 AM

    Camille and I enjoyed this post and agree with a lot of it! Currently on a one year long honeymoon around the world. Keep posting! We love seeing Filipinos succeeding in the blogging world. We are a Fil-Am-Fil couple (Mark=Filam, Cam=Fil)

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    Samantha Denise
    March 24, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    That’s actually a part of my bucketlist – travel the world/country with my boyfriend. (When the time comes that I meet the one. Haha) It’s a way of getting to know each other more. I personally prefer to travel together than living-in together before getting married.

    PS. You guys are so cute together!! Konti na lang you look like each other na! <3 <3

    • Reply
      Kisty Mea
      March 24, 2015 at 10:12 PM

      Hahahaha I don’t think we’ll ever look alike though! Eyes palang, malayo na!

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    Mei
    March 24, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    One word: discoveries haha there will be a lot of that once you stay in one place, just the two of you, especially if it’s somewhere both of you are unfamiliar. We both have our own share of discoveries, some are good, some are bad, but as you said, you should let each other know and talk about it. Gladly on our case, it’s just the small things, like ako, mejo burara, lagi nakakawala ng gamit haha but I’m working on it little by little, and I think I’m improving, wala akong nawalang gamit last Ilocos trip namin. hahaha

    When it comes to the overcoming of fears, I also agree! My boyfriend has overcome a lot because of me. Haha I’m the one who’s more adventurous while he’s more on the “Safety first” side. At first he’ll be paranoid and scared, but after it, he’ll thank me and say “Sulit! No regrets!” haha On a side note, I wanna try parasailing! Looks so fun!!! I talked to Gerald about that and he’s like, “Ano nanaman yan” hahahaha

    Lastly, yes it’s the best to travel with your love one. More memories for both of you, and you’ll get to know your partner more. :) Hope you have more adventures with your boyfriend! :)

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    Alissa
    March 24, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    So lucky of you to do this with your bf. I hope mine is nearer so we can do this. Someday. I’m from Iloilo. How was your trip here? :) Hope you had fun!

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      Kisty Mea
      March 24, 2015 at 10:10 PM

      I had fun in Iloilo! He took me to really nice places, like Dova’s and Lighthouse. :)

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    Annie Tong
    March 24, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    Hi Kisty,

    Happy anniversary to the gorgeous couple :) Found you on we travel we blog, following your journey now :)

    Happy travels
    Annie

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      Kisty Mea
      April 3, 2015 at 11:46 PM

      Thank you so much, Annie! :D Here’s to more adventures to us! :)

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    Anna
    March 25, 2015 at 1:31 AM

    Lmao I’m the only one who got a different reaction when I finished reading this post. I’ll just say this: This also applies to FRIENDS traveling together. Because I– you know. Lolz.

    And ang cute niyo! Mi OTP!

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    Penda
    March 26, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    you guys are the cutest couple on the blogging block! I don’t have a partner but I usually travel with my family often and it’s great! I pay for my food and lodging 0% of the time lol I do want to travel with someone special someday :) great post!

    • Reply
      Kisty Mea
      April 3, 2015 at 11:45 PM

      I agree, family travels are great because f r e e! Hopefully, that someday will come and it’ll be with the right person. :D

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