There’s a lot of debate in the travel world, as to which sort of travel is best. There are so many options when it comes to travel. Solo travel, couple travel, family travel, group travel. But which is better? Well considering every single person on this planet is different, there is no right or wrong answer. Everybody enjoys different aspects of travel. Some people like to stick to the more ‘touristey’ route, some like to head off the beaten path, and some swear by cruises.
So what type of travel do I enjoy most? Well that’s easy – couple travel, of course! Being able to travel with Russell is amazing. I am extremely lucky to be able to see the world with the person I love and have photos and memories with him that will last a life time.
I’m sure you’re wondering why I prefer to travel as a couple, as opposed to traveling solo. So keep reading to find out!
6 REASONS WHY I LOVE COUPLE TRAVEL
1. Making memories with the person I love
Being able to see new places and have new experiences with Russell, is probably the best part about traveling together. I often think back to when I visited New York City for the first time. Although I was with new friends I had made on Contiki, being able to experience a place I had dreamt about my whole life, with the person I love, would have made the moment so much more special. I love reminiscing on all of the amazing moments we have shared together while exploring new places.
2. Having someone to carry my bags!
There are two things about me that make lugging suitcases around, extremely difficult: I am a terribly bad over packer, and I am very unfit. When Russell and I visited Japan, not all train stations had elevators. Or if they did, we couldn’t find them. So quite frequently, Russell had to carry both of our super heavy suitcases up staircases, because I was too weak to carry my own!
3. Couple travel is never lonely
I definitely wouldn’t be able to travel solo again, purely for the fact that I wouldn’t enjoy the feeling of loneliness. I know there are so many people who love exploring places alone, not having to rely on anyone, but I love having company while traveling. Sharing excitement the night before a jam-packed day full of new adventures, or having a few drinks together in the hotel room, remembering the day’s events, are some of my favourites parts about traveling with Russell.
Traveling with Russell automatically gives me an incredible feeling of safety. I know that he will always protect me if something were to happen. Not that you should rely on somebody else for your safety, but it’s nice having the reassurance that if a dangerous situation presented itself, you have somebody you trust there to help!
5. Working together to solve problems
There are always going to be problems that arise while traveling. Whether you travel solo, with a partner or with a group of friends. But traveling with someone who knows you well (and vice versa) makes life a lot easier. Whether you’re stuck with delayed flights, lost luggage, hotel room mix ups or transport issues. No matter what the situation may be, working together with your partner to solve the problem is a lot easier than trying to figure it out on your own!
6. Different ideas lead to new experiences
I have seen and experienced so many things that I never would have if I didn’t travel with Russell. Combing your interests and bucket list with the person you travel with, will mean seeing so many places that you never thought you would. If you and your partner want to see different things, even something that you don’t think you’ll enjoy, give it a shot! Bounce ideas off each other, and you never know where you’ll end up!
7. Planning and counting down to the next trip!
Planning for an upcoming trip is so much more exciting when you’re traveling with another person! I love researching and watching endless videos about the next place Russell and I will be visiting. It’s exciting writing ‘things to see and do’ lists and discovering areas that we didn’t know about.
There are pros and cons to every type of travel. Whether you like to go it alone, or share your experience with the person you love. But I don’t think there is a ‘wrong’ way to travel. Decide what works best for you, and see as much of the world as you can! There is absolutely no right or wrong answer. Everyone is different, and everyone enjoys different styles of travel. Choose what is right for you, and you can’t go wrong!
I personally love traveling with Russell. Seeing exciting new places all over the world, planning a trip together and creating memories with the person I love, is something that I will always be grateful that I can do.
What is your style of travel? Do you like to explore a new city alone, with a group of friends, or with your partner? Tell me below! I’d love to read your opinions and travel stories!
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