Love being the rarest and the most longed-for abstract noun, there is a paramount need to preserve and nurture it with the ticking of the clock. Love itself is healthy, strong and passionate. And no relationship brimming with love is less beautiful and exciting. BUT overtime it is good and devouring to add some honey to your whiskey.
“Couples who spend more time traveling together enjoy a more ignited relationship than those who don’t.” This has proved right in the case of umpteen number of couples and in fact travel has strengthened their relationships like nothing else could. Having been fed with the experiences on both the sides of the line, I honestly believe that travel is the MAGIC BEANS that has nurtured our strong relationship into the strongest and most charming. Earlier, before we chose travel, our rendezvous overtime seemed to become less lively. The regular weekend destinations turned our dates into a bizarre and the monotony muddled our souls. This only led to more forced eloquent speeches and humour. But we did not take long to realize the need to irrigate our parched love life. We bustled into various activities like photoshoots, outdoor adventures, trying new food, indoor games, music, long drives etc. But then we realized, putting all these tasks together- TRAVEL, nurtured us to the best.
Here are a few beautiful advantages that couples who are travellers enjoy.
Once you start travelling with your better half every weekend and date becomes more adventurous and venturesome. As Pinterest quotes “Lose your way to find your soul”. Travel enriches your souls and makes you animated and zippy-zappy. Unlike the bizarre dates in monotonous and unexciting malls and theatres, the deep jungles, shallow brooks and beautiful mountains will keep you love birds bright-eyed and bushy tailed. Outdoor adventures like trekking, paragliding, jungle safaris, bungee jumping, sky diving, fishing, swimming, rafting, kayaking blah blah blah gives you an adrenaline rush and you will with no doubts grin from ear to ear through this entire date. Romance in the tents or open deserts gazing at stars by the warmth of the bonfire with some lovely music defeats the rendezvous at your regular soulless buildings.
2. GREAT UNDERSTANDING
Travel reveals more of yourselves to each other. Couples who travel enjoy the privilege of sharing more of themselves with each other and understanding and analysing themselves.
Travel teaches you patience. And at the end of every great voyage you understand more about your better half and also reveal more about yourself. You become more patient towards each other and misunderstandings and tears seem far off your life.
3. SAVE, TRAVEL AND REPEAT
We could “before travel days” be easily categorised as spendthrift couples. The only factor that kept us alive was some opulent shopping, coffee dates in lavish bistros and dinner dates at extravagant restaurants. But when we chose travel, we realized with no time that it kept us vehemently alive and the expensive shopping dates were no close to the way travel made us feel. We slowly learned to save money.
We do shop occasionally some good clothes and shoes but not carelessly. We make sure we set aside the lion’s share of our pocket money and our time to time earnings for our travel expenses. It is always good to be a little calculative. Travel helps you learn to spend less and cut off some unwanted shopping and save more for future and surprisingly it doesn’t seem a difficult task at all. The craving to travel more and tick destinations off your bucket list only makes you want to save up more for the next time.
4. GOOD PLANNERS
When you travel you simultaneously become great planners. You begin with planning beautiful and exciting travel dates for yourself and eventually help other” new to travel couples” to plan their voyage. Over time you begin to plan more productive and pocket friendly trips and your travel experiences may even qualify you as a professional travel planner. Thus you can enjoy the privilege of “Making your passion your job.”
5. LAUGH WITH NEW FOLKS, TASTE NEW FOOD
If you are a shy couple and don’t talk or laugh much with new people, then travel is a choice you must make at least once in a while. New anonymous towns and cities introduce you to new cheery people. It helps you become amiable and develop cordial relationships with the rest of the society. However it is important to be careful before you trust new people. And travel this ways helps you understand human behaviours and stay vigilant. It also introduces the travellers to new food and new culture. You get to relish the traditional plates of every new place you visit.
6. TIME TO TIME LUXURY
However this does not imply that we do not enjoy luxury. Travel does not mean total aversion to grandeur. We always make sure we go on a luxury travel one in two months. The fatter your budget the luxurious your trip will be. This may include luxury suite room stays with beautiful views, palatable cuisine, must try adventures etc. We however spend our luxury travels usually doing nothing but catching up with some movies, reading a lot, relishing some great food and cuddling a lot.
7. GREAT MEMORIES, DASHING PICTURES
Travel has always helped us with great memories and each time we return back from a trip we proclaim “Ohh mahn! This was the best!” and immediately get back to our job, planning the next visit to a new place. Travel also definitely amuses photographers. And when you are a “photographer couple” like us it becomes a huge bar of candy for you. You can spend time photographing new people and new emotions and also capture beautiful pictures of yourselves wallowing in your dream destinations. ALERT! MEANWHILE PAY NO HEED TO THE EVIL EYE.
8. NOT A BED OF ROSE
The most important lesson that travel imparts in us is to face challenges and overcome hardships as we proceed with your dreams. Although travel is fun and fills us with peace and fulfilment, it is not a shortcut to happiness. The challenges and hardships never fade away from our paths but eventually we, the travellers learn to dust them off our shoulders with ease.
If you have not yet decided on a good gift for your valentine, this Valentine’s Day present your better half with a trip to the dream destination that you share. Make memories through beautiful experiences and forget not to cuddle a lot more than now!!