“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” – Mark Twain
This quote stands true for a lot of reasons, Because traveling can show many different sides of a person. You’ll be able to see all the good and bad of both sides. It tests a lot of the same situations that you will face when you are married. Things like stress, enjoyment, arguments, etc.. you’ll likely face these things during travel
So a good way to see if both are you are really compatible for one another is definitely to take a long vacation. Something that isn’t short like a few days but something that isn’t too long either. Things like backpacking or exploring a new country are some of the things that can really test your love and patience for one another.
So here is a list of why you should always travel together as a couple before you get married.
Lets you see the good and bad sides of a person
If you were to ask anybody what they thought of marriage, they would all tell you that marriage is different from person to person. However one thing is for sure. There is no such thing as a perfect marriage.
I mean you’ll eventually get in a fight, argue, cry, be sad etc…but never will you see a perfect marriage.
Most of these things can also be face during travel.
When you travel together, you’ll almost always be guaranteed to face some type of challenge that will make you work together in order to make things better.
There will be happy times and there will be sad times.
Which is why if you are not able to solve your problems and things while you are traveling, than most likely it’ll be the same even if you get married. That is why traveling before you get married can be so difficult and it’ll teach you many different life skills that’ll help you a long the way.
Broaden your way of thinking
In a lot of ways, traveling can teach us many different things.
With so many different cultures and languages, one can only want to keep learning more and more. You’ll immerse yourself within their environment, learn their history, eat their foods. It’ll change you as a person. You’ll gain a whole new outlook on how life can be.
This will give you a chance to increase your knowledge and broaden your horizons. With this newfound experience, there is nobody better to share it with than your significant other.
Create lifelong memories
What better way to create memories together than by traveling.
After all, your dating life is completely different from your married life.
All the things that you do together while traveling will be a wonderful collection of memories that one day you can look back on. Traveling before marriage is also a great thing to do as you get to do what you want and see what you want.
However that doesn’t mean you can’t travel even after you get married. In fact, go out there and find some place to travel to. Even if you have kids, you are still able to travel. Although it might be a tad bit more difficult, but it’s still doable. In fact family vacations make for some of the best memories yet!
It builds trust
When you travel together as a couple, it can build trust within one another. This is because sometimes traveling can be very stressful or scary. Which means you need to rely on each other for comfort and support.
Getting sick on the road, eating bad food, going broke, etc… anything that happens on the trip all calls for a reliable partner that sticks by your side.
It makes for a great building block as you ensure that both of you have the trust and reliability to stick with each other.
Compromising with one another is an essential skill that needs to be learned. When both parties put each others needs ahead of their own, then can it really be a loving and giving relationship.
For instance, what if you had a 10 hour stop in Japan. Your partner wants to go sight seeing and see the fantastic scenery that Japan has to offer. You on the other hand want to go on a food tour to taste all the yummy food. How are you all going to decide?
Which is why traveling together is so important. It allows you to learn to make sacrifices in order for the other person to be happy.
Money is one of the biggest reasons couples may get into a fight for.
What better place to learn about handling money than by going on a trip somewhere. After all you are budgeting for travel, transportation, food, accommodations, and all sorts of activities.
Traveling together as a couple can really teach you how to budget your money which can be a great thing for the future once you are married. This is because you have a certain amount of money with you, you need to figure out how much to spend and also what to spend it on. Not only that but it will also give you a chance to see your partners spending habits and their ability to be responsible with the money.
See if you are ready for marriage or not
This can be the best test to see if both of you are actually ready for marriage or not. The reason for this is because when you travel, you can face many different life challenges that you both will have to deal with.
If you are able to tough it out and make it through those obstacles than life might not be so bad together.
However on the other hand, you might find out that you and your partner might not actually be a great fit for one another.
Which is why it is better to know now than to find out later down the road. Whatever happens though, it will only make you a stronger person.
At the end of the day, if you travel together as a couple before marriage, you’ll likely find out each others weakness’s and strengths. Both of which can help make your relationship a lot stronger than it already is.
If you can make it through the entire trip and still love them and respect them for who they are with all their imperfections. Than I think your relationship will be pretty rock solid.