Most people would agree that traveling together as a couple is an enjoyable escape from the day-to-day grind of life. We look forward to vacations, come back and share stories and reminisce about our travels for years after. But, did you know that studies actually show there are real relationship benefits that transpire when you travel together as a couple?
1. BUILD NEW RELATIONSHIPS
When you travel, you see and learn new things, meet new people, taste new foods, and immerse yourself into a brand new experience. It doesn’t matter if you travel to the same destination repeatedly or consistently knock off destinations from your bucket list. Finding shared ground is key when learning about one another. Traveling together as a couple, creating shared ground to relate to one another on, can even further relationship bonds. It can provide you with inside jokes and memories only the two of you will share, all the while you will be learning about one another’s tastes, interests, and habits.
2. BETTER COMMUNICATION
Couples who travel together report that they are over 10% more likely to communicate well with their partners than those who do not travel together. Traveling together provides you with opportunities to talk to one another. The amount of uninterrupted time that you’ll have while on a vacation tends to be far greater than during your typical business week, especially if you truly try to “disconnect” from the digital world during your trip. More than seven in ten couples who travel together agree that talking and reconnecting is an important reason to vacation.
3. CONNECT INTIMATELY
A lack of energy and time can have an adverse impact on intimacy. However, a couples getaway, if planned with the intent of relaxation and connecting with one another, can provide an opportune time to reconnect and romance one another.
4. LONGER LASTING RELATIONSHIPS
Strong relationships are built on a variety of different components. Study show that almost two-thirds of couples believe that travel helps couples stay together longer. It seems rather logical when you consider all the benefits of traveling together. You are able to build your relationship on shared experiences, communicate, learn about each other more in depth, as well as connect or reconnect romantically.
5. TRAVEL IS BETTER THAN A PHYSICAL GIFT
Vacation or new car? Survey says, 63% of respondents rate a vacation or weekend getaway as important in sparking romance where only 15% credit a big gift to sparking romance. Chances are, your vacation may even end up being more budget friendly than a brand new car. It’s a win-win.