Going on a vacation with a significant other, whether it’s just a weekend road trip or a month-long backpacking trek around Southeast Asia, is a good way to test the strength of your relationship. Traveling puts you in uncomfortable situations frequently, from missing your connecting train and having to sleep on the floor of the station, to not being able to find a public restroom or having difficulties with a language barrier. Traveling takes patience and the ability to go with the flow and compromise, and knowing whether you travel well with your partner is an important thing to determine. This list from Huffington Post shares some tips for taking that first trip with your new partner, and how to get through it without breaking up.
One of the best pieces of advice? Make sure you both maintain some form of personal space throughout the trip. If you’re sleeping in close quarters or getting on and off of cramped trains all week, you could start to easily get on each others’ nerves. Taking some time apart every once in a while, whether it’s just for an hour while you go grab a coffee and write in your journal, or a full day while you both explore different museums, can help keep the peace and make sure you maintain your sanity. Read on for even more expert travel tips.
Read the full article here: How to Survive Your First Trip as a Couple