Travelling as a couple can be an amazing life-changing experience that brings you
closer together or it could end in daily fights, stress and a breakup. This is why choosing
group travel is a solid option for couples as it takes stress off the relationship so you can
both enjoy the trip.
Why Tours Are Great for Couples
Just because you’re in a couple doesn’t mean you have to plan an entire trip on your
own. Talk about stress in the relationship! Group travel is a great way for couples to
travel together and offer peace-of-mind knowing that there will always be someone else.
Set Your Expectations
Lay everything on the table before you book your trip and make sure you are both on the
same page with regards to budget, style of travel, what activities you want to do, and
accommodation. You will be spending a lot of time together and with others so make
sure you both know what you’re signing up for and ensure you both get what you want.
Break Your Routine
Take a break from your standard regiment and stay in bed and rev up your holiday
romance! Don’t put on your usual hour’s worth of makeup when your partner is waiting
to go to breakfast. He will love to see your travel-ready bare face.
It’s easy to get worried about whether your partner really wants to do the same activities
as you or if they are just doing it because you want to. They will do the same. Don’t spend the
only time you have at the museum worrying if they actually wanted to go in the first place.
Be honest with each other on exactly what activities you want to do and remember if he
doesn’t want to go to the museum and prefers to go to the car factory then let him spend
time with the guys on tour.
Meet other people
When you’re in a couple travellers assume you come as a 2-for-one package deal and
people don’t want to interfere in your seemingly lusciously loved up life. Especially since
you’re more likely to stay in private rooms rather than dorms. Take opportunities to
spend time with other travellers both as a couple and solo. This alleviates the pressure
of having to spend every single minute of every single the day together. That time apart
with others means you’ll be rushing back to tell your other half about your exciting day. If
your partner is taking a while to get ready then head to the communal breakfast and see
what your fellow passengers are up to.
Allow for Me Time
Being on tour is literally spending 24/7 together so trust us when we say you’ll need a
little time away from your boyfriend and the group. Take the opportunity to have ‘me’
time and recharge. You’ll both be happier in the long run and have a better time on tour.
Make Time For Romance
When travelling with a group it can be tricky to steal those coveted couple moments and
instead end up treating your boyfriend like a fellow traveller. While you don’t want fellow
passengers telling you to ‘get a room’ you do want a few dazzling moments. Most days
will be spent in travel clothes and seeing sights but every now and then make the effort
to go on a romantic dinner or book a fancy hotel for the night. Experiencing rare activities
together will be the memories you keep.
Tour Life Is Amplified
Travelling with a partner can be a brutally eye opening experience for both parties.
Things that don’t bother you at home in your everyday life will annoy the living daylights
out of you while on tour. Life when travelling is amplified for everyone and so all you
need to know is to be prepared for that and when something comes up ask yourself “if
this was happening at home would I be annoyed?” It’s easy to get caught up in the
minutiae but date a few minutes to have a think and don’t sweat the small stuff. If it gets
too heated just lay a passionate kiss on him and use it as a relationship ‘reset’ moment.
Double Rooms or Single?
A lot of fun is had in the dorms when you group travel and if you’re separating
yourselves you may feel slightly out of the loop. The decision to couple up or blend with
the group is a couple-by-couple and case-by-case basis. Opt for one or the other or mix