Couple Travel: 7 Perks to Traveling With Your Partner!

When it comes to traveling, there are quite a few different options and roads to take: solo travel, couple travel, family travel or group travel. It can be hard to know what’s right for you, especially if you’re new to the wonderful world of travel. There’s actually no right or wrong answer, considering everyone in the world is different. Everyone enjoys different aspects of travel. Some people like to stick to more well-known, popular attractions; while others enjoy heading off the beaten path. Some people even swear by cruises!

If, however, you’re like me, you prefer couple travel! Being able to travel with my partner Russell, seeing the world together and create some incredible memories is such a wonderful thing. I am extremely lucky to have the opportunity to travel with the person I love, and have photos together from our travels that will last a life time.

If you’re wondering why I prefer couple travel as opposed to other forms of travel, keep reading to find out!

Couple Travel: 7 Perks to Traveling With Your Partner!

Couple Travel: 7 Perks to Traveling With Your Partner!

1. MAKING MEMORIES

Making memories and experiencing new places with the person you love, is such an incredible privilege to have. Think of all the stories and special moments you’ll share with that person, seeing the world and creating new memories. I often think back to when I visited New York City back in June 2015 with my Contiki group. Although I was with the new friends I had made on Contiki, being able to experience a city I had dreamt about my whole life, with the person I love, would have made the moment so much more special.

In March 2017, Russell and I spent 4 weeks exploring Japan together. Neither of us had visited Japan before, so it was pretty amazing experiencing such a unique and incredible country together. We have hundreds of photos and an endless amount of memories together, that we can look back on for years to come!

Couple Travel: 7 Perks to Traveling With Your Partner!

Russell and I on our second to last day in Japan!

2. HELP WITH CARRYING BAGS

There are two things about me, that make lugging around suitcases extremely difficult: I am a terribly bad over-packer, and I am very unfit. When Russell and I spent the month of March in Japan, we soon realised that not every train station 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! (Thanks babe)

If I had been traveling solo, I would have definitely struggled. Some people would suggest a solution to this issue: pack lighter and don’t travel with a suitcase. But we much prefer suitcases over backpacks. Yet another reason why couple travel is the perfect option!

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 new places alone and 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 while looking back on the day’s events, are some of my favourites parts about traveling with Russell.

Couple Travel: 7 Perks to Traveling With Your Partner!

Russell and I in Akihabara, Tokyo!

4. SAFETY

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. Combining 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 if it’s 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!

Couple Travel: 7 Perks to Traveling With Your Partner!

A very drunken last night in Shinjuku, Tokyo!

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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  • Flo

    I loved reading this Rhiannon! You’re so right in saying that everyone has different travel preferences – there isn’t one “right” way to travel. Planning trips and exploring places (and getting lost) with my partner makes me adore the travel experience far more than if I were traveling by myself.

    • Exactly! I’m glad you agree, there isn’t a right or wrong way to travel. Planning a trip with someone you care about makes it even more special! Thanks for reading 🙂

  • I love traveling with my boyfriend <3 If you want to truly know a person, you have to travel with him. I read somewhere that if you love a person, get tickets, and travel with them for a month. If you still love them after returning, marry them 😀 (I'm not sure who said this, but I bet he was a smart person- as I totally agree with it).
    It's waaaay better to travel with someone- not necessarily with your SO. The best moments of your life are the ones that you can share with somebody <3

    • I totally agree! Traveling with a partner can cause issues, but all resolvable! Plus, it makes travel a million times more special! Thanks for reading, Brigitta 🙂

  • I am writing a similar post to this! I love it. It’s so true though. Always reading so many posts about solo travel but it’s so fulfilling to travel with your partner!

  • I can totally relate to all of this. I traveled solo for one week 2 weeks ago, and I’m currently traveling with my partner. Traveling solo used to be my preferred way of traveling when I was younger (and single) and it just wasn’t the same this time around.. I just kept thinking about how I wish he’d been there with me. Thanks for sharing!

  • Great list. Especially the safety aspect and carrying bags! I love travelling as a couple as you get to share so many great experiences but I do like the odd weekend break or few days holiday solo. Sometimes it’s good to break things up a bit but I don’t think I could do a long trip solo, would much prefer to have my girlfriend or some friends with me.

  • I can’t imagine travelling solo. As much as I understand why some people do it (and that’s totally cool with me) I find it so much better that I travel with my husband. It just feels right. It brings us closer together and we are a team. We plan, do things together. It’s just better haha.

  • We travel as a couple and solo. It’s nice to travel on your own so you have stories to share. Even if it’s just a few days here and there. Also there are always those things that one party doesn’t really want to do!

  • I love it. Im so glad ive found someone to travel with now. I def cant fo back to solo travel!

  • I completely agree that couple travel is the best! I do enjoy solo travel but travelling with a partner is so good for the reasons you mentioned, and it really does make you so much closer. Great post 🙂

    • Thanks Christie! There are pros and cons to both solo and couple travel, I think! But yes it definitely does bring partners closer when traveling together! 🙂 Thanks for reading.

  • Brilliant idea for a post 🙂 Nothing bonds 2 people more than sharing near death experiences & recalling funny stories together. You create a connection no one else can have. Solo is satisfying but who do you laugh/cry about it to? I like travelling in a couple. As the saying goes “You travel faster alone, but farther together.” – Michael Benanav

  • Such an honest post, you and Russell do look great together 🙂 . I agree with carrying bags, feeling safe and making memories and I take my kids along too !

    • Thank you so much! That’s so great that you get to travel with your kids, I’m sure you’re making lots of special memories together 🙂 Thanks for reading!

  • Kelly

    I love that you have found someone who makes your travels that much more fun. I primarily travel alone but that’s because I just haven’t met the right travel buddy. If I did then I think I would love traveling with someone too. And you guys are so happy!! Love love love

    • I love that you travel alone! I love your posts and all your crazy stories! Haha. But thank you Kelly! I hope you find an epic travel buddy soon so you can write epic couple travel posts together ;D

  • Bri

    I love this! Traveling with my fiance is my favorite. I appreciate traveling anyways but with him, every trip is magical and we always have something to do talk about afterward. Our next trip will be our first time to Europe (London, Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam) and we’ve had a blast planning it together.

    • That’s awesome, Bri! I love that you have been able to travel with your fiance and make lots of happy memories 🙂 Oh wow have a blast in Europe! My partner and I are dying to go to Amsterdam! And I’ve recently rediscovered my love for Paris (never been, sadly!) so you’ll have to tell me how it is! Can’t wait to read your Europe posts 😀 Thanks for reading!

  • I love this! I’ve traveled with my boyfriend a few times including a 3 month backpacking trip through Central America (as his first trip abroad haha what an introduction to travel!). Because of some of our different interests, we each did activities or had experiences that we otherwise never would’ve done! It definitely strengthened us and though I also love traveling solo, I really cherish getting to reminisce on these memories together. 🙂 Great post!

    • Oh wow that is an intense way to introduce someone to travel! Haha, sounds amazing though! That’s one of the best parts about traveling as a couple, you get to see and experience things you never thought you would! Traveling solo can also be great, you’re right! Thanks for reading, Joy 🙂

  • So Cute! It really is a bonding experience and creates memories you will treasure together always. 🙂

    • It definitely does create memories! So many great reasons to travel as a couple 🙂 Thanks for reading, Ainsley! 🙂

  • I agree with this! I think there isn’t one way to travel at all :). I travel with my boyfriend too and we love it. For us point one is really true, because it’s so special to share all these moments together!

    • Travel is travel, no matter who you do it with! It’s definitely one of the best things about seeing the world, being able to share those experiences with the person you love. Thanks for reading, Lisanne! 🙂

  • Love this! Funnily enough, I’m absolutely the other way around. Haha!

    • Haha that is funny! I admire people who love to travel solo. It takes a lot of confidence and self-assurance to travel alone, even though you meet people along the way. Thank you for reading, Amy! 😀