Everyone knows that travelling with your significant other is the true test of a relationship. Make or break. The close quarters, unfamiliar surroundings, managing budgets and the inevitable finger-pointing about whose fault it is that you’re lost are enough to raise blood pressure and crack even the calmest of people. But what if I told you it didn’t need to be this way? We have curated five fail-safe tips from Jeffrey Kieffer on travelling with your partner without breaking up.
1. Trip Goal Alignment
Before hitting the road, sit down with your significant other and openly discuss your travel ‘goals.’ Whether it’s seeking thrills in adventurous activities or unwinding by the pool, aligning your expectations beforehand is crucial. This communication ensures that both partners have a clear understanding of what they want from the trip, avoiding potential misunderstandings and disappointments. The result? A journey filled with shared joy and mutual fulfilment.
2. Pre-booked Surprises
Picture this: a secluded beachfront dinner or a sunrise hot air balloon ride; planned surprises along your trip can elevate your journey from memorable to magical. Pre-booking a special experience or meal adds an unexpected layer of excitement and thoughtfulness to your adventure. These curated surprises not only create lasting memories but also show your partner that you’ve put in the effort to make their holiday special.
3. Embrace Spontaneity
While planning is essential, leave room for spontaneity. Allocate a couple of nights in your itinerary for impromptu decisions or last-minute extensions at places that capture your hearts. Embracing the unexpected adds a dynamic layer to your trip, making it more memorable and it’s these spontaneous decisions that often become the highlight of your travel stories.
4. Take it Slow
In the fast-paced world of travel, rushing from one destination to another can take a toll on your relationship. Instead, opt for longer stays at each location, ideally two to three nights. This not only provides ample time to explore but also allows for a genuine connection between your partner and your surroundings.
5. Capture Unpolished Moments
In the age of Instagram-perfect travel photos, there’s beauty in capturing the unpolished, intimate moments that are just for you and your partner. Consider using a disposable or film camera to snap candid snapshots that tell the real story of your journey. Use them to create a post-trip photo book, creating a keepsake that you can look back on in the years to come.
Now that you are armed with these fail-safe travelling tips head to Camplify to book your next road trip and click here for the ultimate road trip itinerary.
Imagery from Camplify via Jeffrey Kieffer.
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