Travelling with your significant other, isn’t always as easy as it may seem. Spending 24/7 with the same person can be intense for any relationship. Before you head off on your travels, we teamed up with epic group trip provider Topdeck, to give you eight things to consider before you set off on that romantic journey for two.
- Compromising is key
In life whether you like it or not, you cannot have it your own way all the time and this is even truer when you are on the road with your partner. While you might be dreaming of the museums in Florence, your other half might prefer to sample all the gelato the city has to offer (who wouldn’t) so be prepared to make a few compromises while you are on the road.
- Consider travelling in a group
Travelling is the perfect way to make some incredible memories while exploring the world together. If you are thinking about jetting off on a long-term adventure, then it might be worth considering group travel as part of your trip to take the pressure off spending time with just the one person for a lengthy period. A group trip provider like Topdeck can allow you to make lots of new friends while also appreciating your partner even more.
- Be open about your bank account
On a more practical note, it’s important to have an open discussion about money before you set off on your trip together. If you’re both upfront from the start about how you want to splash the cash – whether it is on experiences, food or accommodation – you’ll be able to avoid a heated disagreement later down the line.
- Be realistic
We’ve all seen the movies where the loved-up couples run off into the sunset and dream that our journey will be like theirs. Don’t be disheartened if you get lost, have a minor tiff or have a bad meal – very few romantic trips are like the ones we see on the big screen.
- Become snap happy and record your trip
It’s a great way to remind you of everything you have experienced together and gives your friends and family a chance to see those moments for themselves. It could even inspire another adventure!
- Utilise each other’s strengths
Perhaps you’re good at directions and your partner is good at haggling. Make sure you utilise each other’s different abilities. It will help make the trip run smoothly and you’ll feel like a real power team.
- Make communication your middle name
Although you are a solid unit, this doesn’t mean that you will always share the same point of view or deal with certain scenarios in the same way. If you want to say something, say it out loud and spell it out. Don’t assume the other person understands what your funny facial expression meant, or what your exhausted sigh implies. Spelling it out will ensure less chance of misunderstanding and more time to laugh.
- Make sure you laugh every single day
Finally, the most important thing to consider when travelling with your other half is to have fun! Remember to always be aware of how much your partner is enjoying the trip and you’re being considerate of their feelings throughout.
To book your next adventure, please visit: www.topdeck.travel
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