How To Keep The Fire In The Relationship While Traveling

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Traveling is a form of escape from reality and stress reliever. That is why people, especially couples travel together. Another purpose why couples travel is in order for them to be strong in their relationship while traveling. They are more likely to stay together than couples who do not travel. Here is how you can keep the fire in your relationship while traveling and why you and your partner should try travel dating.

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Appreciate Each Other

Life is full of problems that will make you very distressed. It is the same when you travel. But what makes it better is that you have someone to rely on.

In your moments of weakness, it is so convenient to just hide away in the comfort of your home. But when traveling, you only had each other in a foreign country. This will make you appreciate the support your partner is giving you.

Choose Each Other

When you and your partner travel, you get to meet a lot of people. You are introduced to different cultures, customs, and people of different races. You will also meet and even join fellow travelers who may share your​ interests and even guide you in your travels.

When you travel solo, you are bound to be tempted to have travel crushes that may lead to a vacation fling. But being with your partner throughout your travel will make you realize that the person beside you is far better than what the world has to offer.

Know How To Compromise

When traveling, there are times that you want to do something that your partner may not like. It can be where you will go next or where are you going to eat. Since your vacation time is very limited, there is no time for arguments.

So instead of arguing, both of you can easily learn how to compromise. You are both being trained on how to make decisions together. Both of you will learn how to give and take and just know the vacation and partner matter more than your wants.

Be More Romantic

Traveling is not only a time to escape your everyday stressful life but it is also the time to you do romantic things to your partner every single day of your trip. It can be as planned as dining at a romantic spot. It can also be as simple as holding your partner’s hand while strolling around.

Traveling can make you concentrate only on two things: the enjoyment of your trip and the happiness of your partner. Do as such and the result of this in your relationship is a lot better during the aftermath of the trip.

Become The Best of Friends

A best friend is someone you can trust with anything about you. He or she is someone who will tell you the truth even if it hurts and will defend you if you are oppressed. He or she will listen to you even if you’re just mindlessly ranting and will accept you no matter what.

Not all couples started as friends or even best friends. Some couples started dating the moment they saw each other. But when couples travel, they learn the elements of being friends which helps in building the strong foundation of their romantic relationship while traveling.

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With these ways and reasons, it is definitely a must that you and your partner should travel together. Traveling is not only for relationship development but also a self-discovery adventure. So make your holidays fruitful by traveling.

Can You Fall In Love While Backpacking The World?

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Fall in love backpacking the world? When people get tired of the everyday routine of their lives, they would want to travel solo to escape reality and have fun. But for some people, they find love while backpacking the world. They meet people of different races like Asian, Latin, Middle Eastern and black singles.

Many people would wonder. Is falling in love while traveling safe? Can you find a long-term relationship in this way? Are there people who successfully found their significant other while backpacking the world? Actually, they did. Here are two true to life love stories of people who fall in love backpacking the world.

 

The Boy at the Ferry: Story of Jennifer Park

woman on ferryboatBeing a daughter of an interracial married couple, it did cross my mind that I might marry someone out of my race. And I did and this is how I met my husband.

My family always visit Singapore almost every year when I was still a kid and until now. I had a childhood friend back there that I always visit during my family trip there.

But one time, my Singaporean best friend had recently moved to the Philippines. She invited me to visit her and also tour around the Philippines for a week. I agreed.

So when my family and I visited Singapore again, I parted ways and I rode a ferry to Davao City where my friend will meet me. On the ferry boat ride, I met this Filipino guy. He asked if we could share tables because the dining room was already packed. At first, it was awkward but then he began talking.

We talked the whole time we were in the dining room and throughout the night. We enjoyed each other’s company. He was funny and very courteous. He worked in Singapore and he was traveling back to his hometown which coincidentally, was Davao City. He told me about his hometown and his country which made me even more interested. We both knew that we were already smitten to one another.

The trip took us a day and by morning we reached our port destination. He accompanied me until I met my friend. I thought at that moment that was a goodbye for us which made me very sad. But to my joy, it wasn’t. He offered to be our tour guide which me and my friend happily accepted. Then the rest was history.

Two years later we got married then the following years we had twin girls and a boy. But unfortunately, six years after our marriage, my husband died because of lung cancer. But nevertheless, I don’t ever regret meeting him and I make sure my children will never forget their wonderful father.

 

The European Date: Story by Sherry Robinson

couple kissing near the eiffel towerEver since I was a kid, I had always dreamt of traveling solo. That is why when I graduated from college, I treated myself to a two-week European Tour. On the first three days of my trip, I was in Prague, Czech Republic. I met a couple of solo travelers there and joined them. Our thrill for adventure made us become close to one another, especially a certain guy in particular.

He is from France and I am from Canada. One of the reasons we became close because we were both fresh grads and taking a break before going back and looking for a job. I really liked him a lot but I knew that vacation flings do not last. I expected that after my three days in Prague are over, I will never see him again.

But on the day I was to leave for Rome, Italy, he asked me if he can come with me. I was definitely thrilled but at the same time weary. I knew that if I allowed him to be with me, I will feel devastated when my two weeks were over. But I thought to myself, how many times will I ever experience this? So in the end, I decided to live for the moment.

We went to Rome and strolled around the city for three days. By the time we reached the next city which is Barcelona, Spain, we are comfortably holding each other’s hand. My next stop was Paris, France which he knew very well since he’s French though he lives in Orleans. That is where we took our fling to a whole new degree. Yes, I had my taste of a French kiss with him by the Eiffel Tower.

Then, my final day in Paris arrived and I have to leave for London tomorrow while he will go back to his hometown. At that moment, I felt really devastated that our little romance will be over. He accompanied me to the airport. Before I boarded the plane, he told me that he wanted our relationship to continue. At first, I was hesitant, but because I had fallen for him, I said yes.

The following three years went well for us. We meet each other twice a year which involves a lot of traveling. We were able to keep our relationship strong despite the distance. The Internet played a huge role in keeping our relationship strong. And soon enough, we’ll be living together.

 

 

Is Traveling Better While In A Relationship?

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People would always want to escape to a place to get out of the regular life they had. A lot of people need to travel alone on numerous occasions but a lot of people also think if it is unhealthy if traveling in a relationship.

I initially thought this is a no for people who travel a lot because they lose a lot of time with their partners. However, I came to realize that it is not always the case. In fact, traveling can actually make a relationship even better than before and here is why and how you too can achieve it the way I did.

Alone Time Is Me Time

When I am traveling, I have a lot of alone time. This alone time will help me reflect on myself and focus only on myself. I can do things without taking anyone into consideration or convincing others what I want to do. I also made new friends every time I travel by myself. Do things that you love on your own. This will make you love yourself more. And when you can love yourself more, you can love others more.

Capable On My Own

When traveling with my partner, I tend to rely some things or even everything on her. However, when I traveled alone, this is when I learned how to be independent. I was surprised to realize that I can navigate a city on my own. You will basically be surprised to realize that you can also do what your partner can do when you two are traveling. You will definitely feel more independent and fulfilled after your solo journey.

A Stronger Relationship As A Result

Many people believe that letting your partner travel alone is giving him or her the chance to cheat. I tend to develop an attraction towards one of my new friends. However, infidelity will not occur if a person’s only motive is to travel. If he or she really has a motive to engage in minor hook-ups with other people, he or she is bound to cheat.

The bottom line is traveling alone is actually a love and trust test on a couple. If passed the test, this only means that your relationship is stronger than before.

Stay On Budget

On how I achieve a better relationship with my partner when I travel alone, we just both stay on a strict budget. Money is a common cause of quarrel between me and my partner and traveling can really affect our finances. To avoid extra expenses, we budget our money beforehand and strictly not exceed the budget. My partner also has a budget to avoid spending too much when I am away. With that, we can both have a peace of mind.

Communicate Often

The key to keeping a relationship alive even though you are far away from each other is by communicating a lot. Set a specific time when you will call each other and be committed to it. Failing to do so can cause mishaps on your partner who is waiting for your call.

When I am away, I always tell my partner where I am and where I’ll be next. We also video call each other at least every other day. Most of the time, I let my partner do most of the talking because she definitely needed an outlet more than I do. After all, I am away and enjoying while she is home alone.

Basically, you just have to keep in touch with each other and be committed to your partner at all times. Most of all, do not forget to tell him or her when you are coming home. The best part about traveling is when you get home and the person you love is waiting to welcome you back excitedly.

The joys of backpacking around the world

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For me, backpacking around the world has always been a huge passion. I’ve visited tons of different cities and countries in my time and each adventure has always left me with a deep sense of accomplishment and amazement when it is over. Moreover, these journeys have led me to create this website about why I absolutely love backpacking around the world and why you will too if you ever try it.

The People
First and foremost, when backpacking around the world, whether it be alone or with a friend/group of people, one of the best parts of the whole journey is meeting people in hostels in every city that you visit. Not only are they extremely friendly (most of the time) but take the time out of their day to make you feel welcome and provide you with great company and memories. Furthermore, they tell stories that capture what it’s like to live the backpacking life. Basically, the people you meet along the journey are definitely the major factor that makes you want to go back over anything else. backpackers having fun in hostel

The Food
Secondly, another reason why I truly enjoy traveling around the world is that you get to experience and eat food that you’re not used to or have never tried. Most of the time, the food is absolutely amazing, rich in flavor and taste as well as seasoned with only the best spices and blends that the area has to offer. In other words, it’s great to be able to take a break from the normal breakfast, lunch, and dinners that you’re used to at home and indulge in one of a kind foreign food.

The Scenery/Wildlife
Finally, when traveling through some places around the world, it’s easy to get caught up in your surroundings as some of the cities you travel to and see offer some of the best scenic views. From bushy rain forests and gigantic mountains to the rarest species of animals, many places that you may find yourself traveling through will leave you breathless and in awe of what you are seeing. kangaroo on beach

In conclusion, these are just a few reasons that I can come up with off the top of my head as to why backpacking is one of my favorite past times and why I highly recommend it to anyone who has the time, or the desire to do it.

Books to read while on the road

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* Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
* The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
* The Beach by Alex Garland
* The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto Guevara
* Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
* Following Atticus by Tom Ryan
* A Million Steps by Kurt Koontz
* The Art of Travel by Alian de Botton
* Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
* Full Tilt by Dervla Murphy
* Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer
* The Backpacker by John Harris
* The Butcher Boy by Patrick McCabe