Congratulations! You’ve taken the plunge, tied the knot, sealed the deal and said ‘I do’
For many of us, travel is a romantic luxury that helps us escape the familiarity of our daily lives. Where one can choose to experience the vast unknown, not just to build on their existing experiences, but shape new ones. But hey, you’re married now; so it’s time to experience the wonder of travel together! Here are a few pointers for newlyweds to get the best out of their travel journeys.
Take baby steps ( Not literally :P)
This one is for the new couples. You know you want to travel together, and you’re just starting to brainstorm your options. You might want to test out your travel compatibility with a small trip first. Traveling and being with a person 24/7 is very different from dating and having dinner together two or three nights a week. Before deciding to take on a more ambitious vacation such as backpacking through Europe or a remote getaway, try a low-stakes trip, like a staycation or an overnight trip to a city nearby.
Be transparent about your budget
Budget can be a really big concern. The last thing you want is to not discuss it. Get on the same page about your travel budget before you even book.Couples can get creative when it comes to managing vacation finances. Some opt for detailed spreadsheets to keep track of who’s paid for what, while others rely on the payment app to share costs.
Make a wish list together
As you plan, sit down and figure out what you each want from the experience. That can be done explicitly with a written list of things you’d like to do, see and eat while you’re on the road. Or you can get creative with how you brainstorm.
Discuss your preferred travel styles
Is this your first trip together? Don’t forget to discuss basic topics, like your fears and preferred travel style. If you’re afraid of flying, speak up before your partner starts booking a flight across the world.
You want to talk about your values, wants, pet peeves and dislikes as much as possible so there aren’t surprises later. The most successful relationships have the most reference points
Take some alone time
Traveling together can be wholly different than being at home together, where you may both have your own separate work, responsibilities to take care of throughout the day. Suddenly you’re bound to each other all day and all night. Even if you’re very in love, that can be a lot for a couple.
While it is great to work side-by-side with your significant other to plan your honeymoon, try to sneak a few surprises in there, too! Scheduling a special dinner they might not know about in advance is the perfect way to add a bit of excitement to your romantic and hopefully memorable honeymoon vacation together. What are your tips for traveling as a couple?
So that’s about it with regard to ensuring that you have an intentional as well as impactful first travel journey together with your significant other. Keeping a track of all the aforementioned points are just a snippet of the aspects that one needs to be vigilant about. But regardless of everything, do leave things for spontaneity. Our team at mandeha may not be experts at giving marriage advice, but we sure do know how to make people have fun in their journeys. For a glimpse into what that may look like, check out our Free Travel Tangible Tool service at www.mandeha.com .
In the meantime, happy journeys!