Warning to couples wanting to travel together

Just beware for all couples out there who want to start traveling with their significant other–especially to those independent travelers who have no problem venturing out solo…

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Warning to couples wanting to travel together

…just beware for all couples out there who want to start traveling with their significant other–especially to those independent travelers who have no problem venturing out solo…

The warning is: Once you begin traveling with your significant other, you will never be able to travel again alone. 

At least, that’s true for us.

I firmly believe travel should not just be a recommendation for couples, it should be a requirement. If I ever do marriage counseling, I would make that a necessary step in the process. It isn’t just about getting away together, it is about experiencing new things together. Amelia went to Greece last year just a few weeks after we started dating. She had a blast, of course, but when she came back, she said she never wanted to travel without me again. I feel the same. I just can’t work up the same excitement about traveling if I know she won’t be with me. We are a unit. Tackling a new place without my number one teammate is not something I intend to do. So, just beware for all couples out there who want to start traveling with their significant other–especially to those independent travelers who have no problem venturing out solo–know that you will never again be able to acquire that same level of satisfaction and thrill from travel without that person there to experience it with you.

But this most definitely is not a negative change. Traveling with Amelia is more wild and satisfying than ever before. Travel together. Always and forever.

Author: CJ Phipps

I have found a love for culture and travel and have spent the better part of my life exploring this great earth. I had the pleasure of living in Argentina for a year living in a small town called San Miguel Del Monte where I learned the harmony brought by a good cup of mate and the wondrous ways of cooking and eating meat. I experienced big city atmosphere that Argentine cities such as Buenos Ares, Cordoba, and Santa Fe had to offer but not without descending to the breath-taking landscape of the south, boasting destinations such as Patagonia and the Andes Mountains. I also studied in California, traveled down the Pacific Coast Highway to visit the Arizonian home of a friend I met while out west. We stayed in Yuma for a few nights and walked the border over to Mexico. So many more stories to tell but I will only list places– Guatemala (about 8 or 9 times), all over the Caribbean, Kenya, and several handfuls of cities and states around the great USA.

7 thoughts on “Warning to couples wanting to travel together”

  1. We loved this phrase “travel should not just be a recommendation for couples, it should be a requirement”. As we are on the road more as a team we are learning so much about ourselves, each other and the world around us. Loving each other is the model Christ exemplified for us to follow. Seeing through each others eyes and heart.

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    1. Very well said, we are learning the exact same way thing. It’s not about always being on the go–there is beauty in rest–but what you said is true: you learn so much about each other on the road while also learning and experiencing this beautiful creation and people around us.

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