Traveling together has numerous benefits for a relationship according to recent studies. Couples who travel together report having healthier and happier relationships. They also are less likely to split up compared to those who do not make time for romantic travel.
Couples Who Travel Together, Stay Together:
Whether going on a month-long adventure exploring Europe or a weekend getaway hiking through a national park, studies show that couples that travel together, stay together. In the process, a trip can also deepen their connection, improve communication, and lead to a better sex life. A report from the U.S. Travel Association found that couples traveling together have healthier, happier relationships compared to those who do not. Even some comprehensive academic reports show these same results. This is all evidence that points to the importance of planning your next getaway. Your relationship might just depend on it.
Finding time in our busy lives to plan a romantic vacation can be difficult to do. Couples often need to take time off from work, save up money, and find a suitable place to stash the kids. It is common for many couples to take a grand honeymoon the day after their wedding and postpone their next adventure for an anniversary many years into the future.
However, putting off that weekend getaway to a local bed and breakfast or that cruise to the Caribbean you’ve been dreaming of may hinder your chances of ever making it the silver or golden celebration. Reports show that relationships last longer among couples that travel together, and divorce rates are higher among couples that do not.
There are three key areas that romantic travel can significantly help improve: maintaining a healthy relationship, long-term satisfaction, and intimacy.
1. Maintaining a Healthy Relationship:
Between work, family, and navigating through dozens of technological distractions, life can quickly become routine. This routine isn’t always a bad thing. It can deliver stability and security in a lot of aspects of our life. But, in relationships routine can get boring and become mundane.
Traveling as a couple delivers a nice break to the monotony of everyday life at home. It allows you some time to rekindle the fire that once brought you together and create new experiences. Based off of the U.S. Travel Association report, two-thirds of couples believe that at least one key aspect of their relationship is improved after traveling and eight in ten couples believe that traveling together has a positive impact on their relationship.
For those not married yet traveling as a couple is a great way to really get to know someone. Learn and see how they react to different cultures and experiences. How do they treat complete strangers that come from different backgrounds? Are they adventurous and creative? How do they handle a minor crisis like a lost wallet or missed flight? You’ll be able to find out for sure instead of what they are telling you over dinner back home. The challenges you’ll experience together could be an important bonding experience.
CEO of Honeyfund, Sara Marguiilis discusses the importance right from the start of the marriage with the honeymoon. But of course, you don’t want to stop there.
2. Igniting Intimacy:
Vacations help couples relax and enjoy each other without the numerous distractions of our everyday life. Many couples try to unplug to focus their attention on their surroundings and partner. All of this leads to increased romance and improved intimacy.
Couples who travel together report having a better sex life than those who don’t with three-quarters of couples saying they have a good sex life, compared to 63% of couples that do not travel together. Among couples that did not take a trip together in the past year, nearly one in four say they do not have enough time for intimacy and sex. Most couples also say that a trip is a better way to spark romance than a material gift.
3. Long-term Relationship Satisfaction:
Even better than the increased benefits while on the vacation are the long-term positive effects carried over back home. Reports show that couples who travel together are significantly more satisfied with their relationships, enjoying better sex and improved romance long after the trip ends. More than one in every four couples says their sex life improved after traveling together and of those, 40% say sex together is permanently better after travel.
Couples report that traveling together leads to longer term high levels of satisfaction in their overall relationships. They believe that romance is still alive, feel closer to one another, have similar goals and desires, and agree more on the important things in life compared to those that don’t make time for getaways.
What to do next? It is clear that there are numerous benefits of traveling as a couple to your current relationship and it’s long term success. Now it is time to start planning your next romantic adventure.
You don’t even have to go far. A weekend getaway over to the next town can give you the same benefits as a trip to a different continent. The key is to experience something even slightly new or different to create new memories. Here’s an example outside of Los Angeles.
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