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Travel Can Improve Your Relationship

Take it from me—traveling can have a profoundly positive effect on a relationship. New experiences create lasting memories that can rekindle an old romance or simply strengthen the bond of a new couple.

For those of you who’ve been in a longer relationship, I’m sure you’ve encountered difficulties at some point. It happens to the best of us! One of the best ways to work through tough times is to travel with your partner. Sometimes, what’s needed is some good old-fashioned fun.

traveler exploring with partner

Are you in a new relationship? Well now is a great time to build a stronger bond than ever with an unforgettable travel experience.

Whether things are getting rocky (especially amid pandemic-related stress) or you’re seeking an experience to make your partner love you even more, consider one of these trips that can improve your relationship.

Plan a Romantic Island Getaway

Sometimes, all we need to do is relax. The last year has been tough on us, both individually and with our relationships. Break out of that rut by booking a trip to a beautiful beach destination. It’s probably the first thing you thought of anyway, right?

revive relationship traveling to islands

There is no shortage of options. You could visit a Greek island or somewhere truly breathtaking, like Holbox Island or a Mediterranean destination like Sardinia.

When you’re there, you’ll have nothing to do but sit in the sand, listen to the waves, and drink delicious cocktails. I can’t think of an easier way to help couples de-stress and reinvigorate their connection.

Bond with Your Partner on a Backpacking Trip

If you’re not a huge beach lover, a retreat into the wilderness might be the perfect alternative. After a day of hiking out in nature, you’ll feel accomplished, calmed, and ready to spend a cozy evening with your partner back in your accommodation.

I can tell you that adventure-oriented trips like backpacking or camping can help improve your relationship immensely. Completing a common obstacle like an intense hike or trek to a local waterfall can build trust and empathy.

couple hiking together

Backpacking takes you on a journey, and no one comes back the same person as when they left. Wouldn’t it be a thrill to backpack your way through a magnificent corner of the world with your partner?

You’ll face some challenges, but you’ll probably find that this helps to bring you closer together, even during the planning stage of the trip. 

It can be exciting to get into the details of planning where to go, mapping a route, and buying fun on-the-go travel accessories to make everything smooth and comfortable.

Explore the Wilderness: How About Canada?

Here’s another recommendation for nature lovers. Canada has some of the most pristine, breathtaking wilderness in the world. Over the past few years, so many of my traveler friends have recommended hiking and camping trips around Canada.

If you haven’t seen their famous blue-hued lakes (a phenomenon resulting from the light reflecting off the rock flour in the water), you’ve got to check it out!

blue lakes in Canada

While many parts of Canada are beautiful, the west is the most famous. Take a look at Banff National Park, too. In a place like this, it’ll be pretty hard to argue with your partner.

As soon as you’re able, book your flights and be sure to check regulations for electronic travel authorization (visit homepage here) which some travelers will need to enter Canada.

Embrace Urban Life with a City Trip

Everyone’s looking for excitement these days, especially after a year of lockdowns and travel restrictions. One of the best ways to revive a relationship is to throw yourself into the energy of a big city!

Some of my personal favorite things to do with my partner in a big city are walking along waterfront promenades to take in the views, having a picnic in a park, and seeing skylines from above from impressive observation decks.

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Consider booking a trip with your partner to one of the world’s best cities, like New York, London, or Madrid! And if you’re thinking about New York, check out my local recommendations for romantic things to do in New York City.

Improve Your Relationship with a Staycation

Not every couple needs to book an epic, international trip to improve their relationship with travel. It’s just as beneficial to travel locally. It’s also not always possible to jet off to another country.

couples staycation trip

But that doesn’t mean that you have to sit at home. For so many couples who live together, too much time in a confined, familiar place causes negative energy to build.

Why not look at booking a staycation in your city? There are plenty of great offers for high-end hotels due to the lower than normal tourism.

It might feel strange at first, and it’s common to question why you should spend money to stay in your own town or city. But I guarantee you’ll change your mind if you book the right spot. Hotels and resorts have so many amazing amenities to enjoy, you’ll be too busy to realize you’re so close to home.

luxury hotel for staycation

Enjoy each other’s company in a beautiful room, have cocktails at the bar, get a massage in the hotel spa and dine at a classy restaurant. While you and your partner indulge, you’ll be happier than ever.

Travel Somewhere Meaningful

Taking a trip to a destination that means something special to one, or both of you is another incredibly easy way to improve your relationship through travel. Just as I mentioned above, not every trip needs to be a flashy excursion. Sometimes all it takes is showing your partner a place that’s special to you.

couple hiking together

My partner is from western Colorado, and after a quick trip to Denver, we explored Colorado’s western slope, where he grew up. Taking trips to places that were special to him helped us learn more about one another and connect in such a positive way.

Experiencing a place that’s dear to your loved one is sure to fill your heart with love and create unforgettable memories. You might just look at your partner through a different and more positive lens.

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Try A Couple's Wellness Retreat

While many different types of trips can feel special, (especially beach trips for me), a wellness retreat can offer couples a uniquely different experience. There’s something a bit more “feel-good” about them. 

And remember, this doesn’t have to be a voyage to Bali. You can take a trip locally and still benefit from a wellness retreat as a couple.

wellness retreat for couples

It could be a yoga retreat, a trip focused on meditation, or something along these lines. Getting more in touch with yourself while side by side with your partner could be such a fun and connection-building experience. 

Focusing on your own personal wellness in addition to your relationship with the one you love in a meditative setting sounds like a win-win to me.

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