Best Way to Travel Abroad with Your Significant Other
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Apple Vacations for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
If you’re anything like me, you want to travel abroad. Traveling has so many great benefits. You have the opportunity to experience things you would never have if you instead decided to stay in your area. You can experience so many different cultures, and environments and It gives you the ability to open your mind to new perspectives and ideas.
Of course, the one benefits everyone thinks of immediately is that gives you a chance to relax. This is a great advantage and normally the motivation for deciding on vacation in he first place. If you have a thousand responsibilities of your everyday life, traveling is the perfect thing that can help you set that all aside for a short period. Though an extended period wouldn’t be bad either.
Unfortunately traveling regularly, or at all, is not always a possibility for us all. There are a few things that can hold you back from making the decision just to do it. Some might say they just don’t have the time or the money. Some may be afraid to leave their comfort zone. Traveling for the first time can certainly be intimidating. You just have to keep in mind the benefits that traveling can bring you and make it a priority. One way to overcome some of these obstacles is to travel with a companion.
Travel Abroad Together
There is nothing more romantic than traveling to your significant other. Not to mention that traveling together can be great for your relationship, no matter how long you have been together. If this is a new relationship, then you have the benefit of getting the person away from their routine and can get to know them without distractions.
I believe this is a tremendous advantage. It can be very telling to see someone in their natural habitat. You can get to know someone by them showing you around their regular hangouts and introducing you to their closest friends. However, there is something about being away from all the usual comforts that let you see how they truly are out of their element.
This can be perfect for couples that have been together for quite some time as well. It’s not all about getting to know someone better; though I do believe that traveling can bring you to realize things about you another half of ten years that you never knew before. It is also about going through new and exciting experiences together. A couple that learns and grows together stays together.
Just think of all the fun things you can do together. You can go scuba diving during the day, relax on a beach then have a romantic dinner for two. These are experiences that the two of you can create with one another that you will never forget. This is an excellent opportunity for bonding. Of course, vacation, though meant to be relaxing, can also have its stressful elements.
Stressful Part of Traveling
Just planning the trip can be a bit stressful. There are many decision you will need to make. You have to find out where you want to travel, where you want to stay, the activities available in the area, etc. That’s just the stuff on the actual trip. Once you have that stuff figured out, you still need to find a flight, how you’re getting to the airport, how you’ll get from the airport to your hotel. Do you need a rental car, how will you know the best beaches to go to?
These are all details that, though annoying, need to be considered. Again, it can be helpful to have your travel companion go over this with you so that you do not have the stress of it all to yourself. However, the stress of this can cause some tension. That is the last thing you want going on a vacation together.
Since you will likely be together for the majority of your vacation, you may also have to compromise on more than you think. Little things like where and what you would like to eat can become a big deal when you make the compromise day after day. But again, you have the opportunity to see if they can compromise, or if they never even heard of the word.
You can also get to know what they like, and if it’s something you don’t enjoy, can you deal with that? Or is it a deal breaker? Traveling together can bring these conversations to light sooner than if you don’t. That may sound like a bad thing to some, but if it just won’t work, it’s better to know sooner than later.
With that said, if you want to start at least off the vacation on the right foot with no stress between you. I have some suggestions that will take away the pain of the small stuff. You want to spend your vacation focusing on each other and not if the airport will have a decent price for rental cars.
Best Way to Avoid the Stress
One thing you can consider is using a travel agency. One agency that I would recommend is Apple Vacations. The convenience of using this company includes having a seamless and stress-free experience. You pay one price and payment, and once you arrive at the airport, you receive a boarding pass and free transfers from your destination airport to your hotel.
Everything’s paid for at hotel (room, food, drinks, certain extras). You go through the same process on the way back home. That means a lot less time arguing over silly details that won’t matter in the end. It gives you your vacation back.
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So Start Traveling!
I know we discussed the reasons why one would not have the opportunity to travel, and I believe we have addressed all of those, except one: You don’t have the time or money. You will always have excuses not to travel. There will always be a better time to do so. But if you are serious about traveling and broadening your horizons, then there is no time like the present. I know there are other things and responsibilities on your mind, but you have to make this a priority if it is ever going to happen. Make time, because going on vacation is not something that only the rich or lazy do. It is critical for your mental health to take a break, so just do it.
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Interested in learning more about traveling abroad with your SO? Be sure to read Our Perfect Wild: Ray & Barbara Bane’s Journeys and the Fate of Far North.
I totally agree that travelling with a significant other is romantic, you get to share and experience great things together.
Yes exactly! It is definitely a bonding experience 🙂
This is great advice. I’d love to start traveling with my boyfriend more often. It’s something we haven’t done a lot of.
Thank you Liz! I hope you guys have a chance to go on a trip soon 🙂
Luckily my hubs and I are so much alike, we ADORE adventuring together, and now your post has given me the travel bug again even though we just returned home a week ago haha
Lucky! I just got home from a cruise to Cozumel, Costa Maya, Belize…. Wish I were back there now! I hope you and your husband get to travel again soon.
I’ve stayed at Secrets before and it was fabulous. It was a romantic vacation. We stayed at The Vine in Cancun.
Hi Crystal, so glad you had a good time!
I have never stayed at Secrets before! This looks like the perfect couple get away.
This sounds like a fabulous resort to vacation with my husband. We just have to figure out the childcare issue lol. I’d totally love to visit this place though!
When I was in high school, I always dream of traveling with my future husband. Now, we’re somehow doing it.
I love using a travel agency. It takes so much stress off from all the little details.
I thought so, definitely did not want to deal with that during my vacation.
I have never heard of Apple travel before. These are some great tips to make the trip more enjoyable.
I have yet to travel abroad with my husband. It is on our bucket list though!
Great! I hope you get to go soon 🙂
What a wonderful place to stay! I rarely use a travel agency, but it looks like a great way to end up in some amazing places.
For sure! And they have planned excursion that you can choose from so you’re more likely to have great experiences.
I’ve yet to travel abroad but it is on my things to do list ASAP. Babe and I always have fun when we travel together. We both like to explore and try new things and that keeps it fun.
I just had my first trip abroad. It is definitely something that should be on everyone’s bucket list. I hope you get to go soon!
i can’t wait until my kids are old enough so we can ditch them and travel!
Traveling is wonderful, but it’s always nice to come home too. We live in a place that we call vacationland. I love my home, it’s 4 blocks from the river. We ride our bikes on the bike trail, we have wonderful friends out here. We have great entertainment in the Spring, and Summer… I live in a wonderful town and I wouldn’t trade it for all the vacation ites in the world. Yes, my kids are grown and we moved out here. It’s a place where my dad wanted to retire, but Cancer got him before he could so I did it for him. Thanks for the wonderful idea dad.
With my children still being small, we don’t get much opportunity to travel. But, I do look forward to doing something like this with my husband. I love this idea of being able to do it stress-free!
I do believe to make traveling less stressful it would be wise to use a travel agent. We have never used a travel agent so maybe this is the time to do so having everything set before travel abroad would be an amazing idea. Thanks for sharing the information.
Great tips, we just got back from a two week vacation. It was hard to not be stressed and fully enjoy it. I wish we would have used a travel agent. There was so much we didn’t consider until last minute.
I love traveling with my husband. I like buying package deals so everything is taken care of and we can just enjoy spending time together checking out the sights.
Boo and I have only traveled together a few times and it has been wonderful and i hope to travel with him more
I love traveling with my significant other. He and I always have so much fun together and it’s usually pretty stress free! Great tips.
My family and I are taking our first road trip in May. I am very excited and I hope this creates a wonderful childhood memory for the kids. However, I am more excited about taking this trip with my spouse.