A relationship has a lot of milestones, and we are sure that you and your partner have surpassed a lot of challenges. Remember the very first date you had? From those long walks in the park to laughing for hours while eating a big box of pizza to endless movie dates to meeting each other’s friends, and eventually to meeting each other’s families.
Now, you want to take your relationship to the next level and engage in a new and exciting adventure experience. An adventure that may require a passport stamp or a much-needed vacation on an island!
A little bit nerve-racking right? Travelling for the first time with the one you love not only involves taking a million pictures but you’re committed to learning several things. Throughout the entire experience, here are five things you’re going to learn!
#1 The Importance of Communication
Yes! We know that you’ve already heard this a million times already, communication is an integral part of any relationship. This is very particular when it comes to your expectations.
Sometimes, we like to assume that our partner knows what we are thinking always, but that’s not always the case. You need to speak out and learn how to communicate what’s going through your head. For instance, your partner may want to relax and visit museums while you want to go snorkelling or hiking. What we are trying to say is that it’s essential to talk about what you both agree on and what you’ll get out of that experience before beginning your journey.
#2 Giving Him/Her Time and Space
Most of the time, couples believe that they always have to join each other’s company and assume that every experience needs to be shared. However, this doesn’t have to be applied always. If you’re staying in another country or city you’ve never been to before, then it might be a good idea to just stay close to each other.
But if it’s possible to give some space, then you do it. The trip will be more rewarding! Why? It will give both of you some solitude and stories of solo experiences to talk about later on. Consider it as a sweet reunion after being just a couple of hours being away from each other. Plus, being your own self and as an individual is very important when you’re in a relationship.
#3 Know if They’re a Completely Different Person
The person you love can be totally different from how they are in everyday life. He/she may be well-mannered to waitstaff on your Saturday-night date but unexpectedly due to resort staff on your romantic getaway. It’s shocking how thousands of miles away from home can show your etiquette out the window.
You may have already seen them getting out of work and being tired after a long day but being stranded in a country you’ve never been to because of a pilot strike? That’s a completely different level of stress. Travelling can instantly bring out the best and worst in people, and you will see how your partner thrives in a stressful environment.
#4 Not to Use Your Phone 24/7
Way back home, you and your partner have created a life together. However, when you’re travelling, you’ll have to abandon those routines and schedules behind. You may want to bid your goodbyes temporarily to your friend group for a week in the tropic. You will learn how to disconnect for a while and have the best and sweetest experience.
We don’t mean that you have to literally stay off your phones. You can still use it to tell your friends and family how you’re doing, giving them updates, tell them that you’re safe, but don’t let it interrupt each other’s company. Travelling is already a great experience but having your significant other by your side will be a one-of-a-kind adventure. So don’t miss it because you’re too busy scrolling.
#5 Realize That You Are Always a Team
When you travel together for the very first time, you would realize that you are a team. This is a lesson in life, not just when you are travelling together, but also when facing any challenges in this world. Whether it’s the best or the worst, you’re in it together.
As you travel together, something might go wrong along the way. You and your partner will learn how to solve problems together and to find the bright side in difficult situations.
Author Bio: Ivandrea Ollero is a writer for Holiday Inn Parramatta Hotel, one of Australia’s luxury hotels providing accommodation in Parramatta and great historical Sydney experience for tourists. She is also a content crafter who researches and writes custom content about travel, fashion, finance, business, home improvements, health, and beauty in order to provide helpful information and tips for her readers. Ivandrea graduated from St. Scholastica’s College, Manila, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2016.