If you’re in the middle of planning your first vacation with your partner, you’re likely wondering about all the situations that will put your relationship to the test.
In fact, travelling has the reputation of being the ultimate moment of truth for any couple, as it will inevitably bring out the best and worst in both of you with all the potential mishaps and adventures of visiting a new place.
And while there’s no way you can plan out every single detail of your travels, picking the right destination is the essential element that will test your closeness.
Take your pick and visit some of the listed places with your partner to find out whether this will be your first and last vacation together, or a memorable beginning of many travels to come!
Trips to take with your partner: Family time
In case your partner hasn’t already met all of your family members, this will be a perfect opportunity to see how they get along, and how your partner’s perception of you might change. Manners, communication, closeness, and honesty will best come to light during family gatherings.
Whether it’s only a two-day road trip to your hometown where your grandparents are hosting their weekly barbecue or you’ll go all out and invite them to a holiday dinner, this is a priceless way of learning many crucial things about your partner before you decide whether your relationship is meant to be.
Born to be Wild
For true nature lovers, visiting the Australian outback or another untamed destination in all its glory of flora and fauna will mean spending time far away from civilization, distractions and technology. Not only will you test your survival skills in the wild, but the same set of skills required for any long-term relationship.
In situations where you discover breath-taking beauty and keep finding yourself both exhausted and cautious most of the time, it’s important to see how your partner treats you and the time you spend together. Are they going to complain endlessly or actually manage to find romance and adventure with you?
Relax on a Beach
Booking a gorgeous Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort getaway room to spend a week or more with your partner is a great way to bond. You’ll be surrounded by pure beauty and Zen, you will get a chance to spend intimate evenings, experience early sunrises, and walk for hours on end across sun-bathed beaches with an occasional stop for a refreshing drink at a local beach bar.
Will your partner add to the feeling of comfort and luxury or will they find annoying little ways to complain and stress? A vacation meant for unwinding and leaving your troubles behind can be a surprisingly challenging task for some people, and it’s good to know whether you are on the same page when it comes to slowing your life down and finding the positives in everything that happens.
Push your Boundaries
Although most places already have English-speaking staff, streets and offerings, why not test your relationship with a different adventure? Visiting a destination that doesn’t have English as one of the main languages of communication will have you struggling with local dialects, pronunciation and what will certainly be many embarrassing situations. It’s a perfect scenario for the two of you to work as a team and laugh off any awkwardness.
Rural areas in South America or Asia, for example, offer greater promise of romance, and you can even spend time preparing for the trip by learning the basics of their native language, and your combined efforts should be more than enough to spend your vacation in smooches and laughter.
Are you ready to put your relationship to the travel test? Pack your bags and find out how compatible the two of you are, if you were made to handle a bumpy ride together, and if your partner is the one you want to spend the rest of your life with.
About the author:
MARIE NIEVES IS A LIFESTYLE BLOGGER WHO LOVES UNUSUAL TRIPS, GADGETS AND CREATIVE IDEAS. ON HER TRAVELS SHE LIKES TO READ POETRY AND PROSE AND TO SURF THE INTERNET. HER FAVOURITE WRITER IS TRACY CHEVALIER AND SHE ALWAYS CARRIES ONE OF HER BOOKS IN HER BAG. MOST OF HER FREE TIME AT HOME SHE SPENDS WALKING HER LABRADOR RETRIEVER NAMED MAX.