Traveling is one of the most beautiful things you can do, and choosing to travel with your spouse makes it that much better.
I’ve always enjoyed traveling. When my husband and I first started dating, we both planned to keep traveling high on our priority list. We love emerging ourselves in other communities.
Our first trip together was to Disney World for my 24th birthday. Shortly after, we spent less than 48 hours in Los Angeles to attend a Beyoncé concert. If you’ve never been to a Beyoncé concert, you need to add it to your bucket list. The experience is like no other, but I digress. From there, it escalated to a seven-day cruise exploring the Western Caribbean for our honeymoon. Now, we’ve mostly traveled to make magical memories with the kids.
6 reasons why you should travel with your spouse
Like anything in life, building a great marriage takes work. It’s not always easy. It takes sacrifice, patience, communication, and prayer. I’m so thankful to have a husband that’s willing to do the work with me. We’re nowhere near perfect, but that’s the beauty of it all. Every trip we’ve taken, we’ve grown both as individuals and as a couple. The majority of our favorite memories happened during one of our trips and we’ll cherish those moments forever.
Last week, my husband and I visited the beautiful city of Savannah, GA, and it was everything I didn’t know I needed. If you’ve never been, I highly recommend it. It’s the cutest place ever. It was so nice to get away without the kids and reconnect with each other. Our youngest recently turned one, and between having a baby and staying as safe as possible due to the pandemic, it had been nearly four years since we’ve been able to get away together. It was long overdue.
Should you travel with your spouse? I say ABSOLUTELY! Below are six reasons why I believe you should make traveling with your spouse a priority.
reminds you of why you first fell in love
There are many things a couple can do to keep their relationship strong. Traveling is high on that list. Spending time together, just the two of you, will help remind you why you first fell in love whether you’ve been together for a year or ten years.
you can focus on just the two of you
When you first start dating, is so easy to prioritize spending time together. But then, kids come along and/or your career takes off and it’s so easy to get caught up in the day to day. Traveling with your spouse removes the distractions and helps you focus on just the two of you. This will help you understand how to better communicate, problem solve, and work together as a team.
get a break from your daily routine
It’s so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day duties of life, which sometimes makes it a bit hard to connect with your spouse. Life moves fast especially when you have little ones. Having a break from the daily routine while being kid-free is essential in marriage.
make memories together
My favorite part of traveling together is creating lifelong memories. I mean, what’s life without memories? There will come a point in time where you won’t be able to get around like you used to. All you’ll have are remnants of the “good old days” and the most incredible memories you created with your spouse. You’ll have years of travel to look back on. There really isn’t anything better.
One of my favorite memories is attending the Beyoncé concert with my husband. We literally flew out to Los Angeles for less than 48 hours just for the concert. We crashed at one of my friends from high school’s place for a night, had floor seats at the concert the next, and then slept the next night away in the airport. It was definitely an experience I’ll never forget.
Intimacy with your spouse is extremely important and it’s about more than just sex. Vacations can be both fun and romantic and help bring out the friendship in your marriage. You’ll get to be adventurous, meet new people, and explore new cultures together. This will help you be open and comfortable with your partner and connect on another level.
While traveling, you may face challenges, different experiences, and a few ups and downs. These moments will help strengthen the bond between you and your spouse. It’ll bring you two closer together whether it’s during a staycation or an extended vacation abroad.
Remember to intentionally put your spouse first. After all, they are who you’ll spend the rest of your life with. If you and your spouse could travel anywhere, where would it be?