5 Helpful Tips for Traveling with Your Boyfriend
It doesn’t matter what age you are – traveling can be a truly amazing experience that will open your eyes to the beauty out there, that will offer you a whole new perspective on life and everything amazing in it.
Traveling can be great regardless of whether you’re doing it alone, in a group, or with a partner – but it’s worth noting each of these “traveling statuses” comes with its own specific challenges. What are some of the most important tips to remember when traveling with your boyfriend, though? Here’s some advice for you, girls:
Pick the right destination
OK, you have decided to go on your first trip together, guys. Congrats, this is a great step in your relationship, and it will surely be an experience to bring you closer! However, please make sure you actually communicate with each other – and that it all starts with talking about the destinations you want to see. Don’t simply drag your loved one to a place he’s not that interested in and keep him “caged” there for an entire trip. Talk, communicate, and decide on a destination that’s equally exciting for both of you!
Avoid camping trips or very extended excursions
They are most likely not suitable for a first trip. For example, a camping trip might bring you too close to your partner – and if you’re just at the beginning of your relationship, this may unleash some pretty heavy restrains and discomfort. Unless you’re both avid campers and actually enjoy the idea, it’s most likely better to skip it altogether.
At the same time, extended traveling can also make you feel like you have too much of each other – which is, again, uncomfortable for people who are just starting out in their relationship.
The best solution? Test the waters with a weekend-long trip or city break. It will push your limits a bit and it will also allow the two of you to see how you behave outside of the mundane.
Yes, do this before you even think of leaving on your first trip together. Decide how much money you will need, how much you can save up, but even more importantly, decide how you will pay for everything. Make sure all’s fair and square between the two of you from this point of view and make sure you’re both committed to the same budget plan – otherwise, your entire trip can easily turn into a financial disaster (and the even huger fight that will ensue).
Don’t be afraid to try new things
…alone or together. Traveling as a couple frequently means that you will tend to behave as one – which is perfectly fine and actually beneficial for some relationships. However, that doesn’t mean that you should be tied to each other for the entire duration of the trip. Have fun, communicate with other travelers, and do things you’ve never did before. As long as you’re both on the same page, this will only enrich the traveling experience and your relationship too.