Love and Travel
When it comes to traveling as a couple, you learn a lot more than just about the new destination. You see new sides of each other.
While we write a lot of the joys of solo traveling (we are BIG fans), today we turn our attention to couples who travel – afterall, sharing experiences can enrich an relationship (friendship and otherwise). A study from Travelocity states 56 percent of couples agree that travel is important for retaining the spark in a relationship—but 31 percent of couples have never been on a romantic, couples-only getaway. They also state that they found the most romantic city in the U.S. was New York City, followed by Miami and Los Angeles. Other top romantic destinations included Chicago, New Orleans, Boston, Napa Valley, San Francisco, San Diego and Florida Keys. There’s also another study that says couples who travel together have better sex lives than their stationary counterparts (hello!).
This just seems like commonsense to us. And if you look at the growing number of couple travel bloggers, or people sharing on instagram, you will know couples seeking adventure and cultural travel is on the rise. This doesn’t mean far flung travel – it can be an expensive endeavor – but exploring new areas with a spontaneous road trip, or exploring a new City for only a couple of days can go a long way.
Some added benefits of traveling together:
- They have better communication
- Share a common goal and purpose
- They have a better sexual relationship (*see above)
- Learn, understand, adjust to their limitations
- Reveals who they are to each other
- Builds shared experiences (and a sense of humor 😉
- They live in the moment together
Author: Carrie Mitchell
Carrie A. Mitchell is the founder of L’Aventure Travel, the host of the Suitcase Sojourn Podcast, and author of the children’s travel book “To Be We”. Carrie is a global travel and hospitality expert who works with publications, brands and entertainment outlets on a number of travel related projects, from marketing consulting to editorial coverage to hosting & producing content for the web, TV and podcasts. She is always seeking to learn from people and places around the world, and share through her cultural exploration (40+ countries and counting)