Couple Getaway around the Globe Stories

When we say Couple Travelers we think about couple getaway romantically packing all those necessary things to bring into a wonderful place together. Those days where couples finally get a chance to live life as if it’s their honeymoon juncture, wandering and savoring that exceptional moment in a special place.

As a couple ourselves (I and my hubby) we have a flock of experiences together while traveling. Whether it is just a city trip, road trip, or vacation ( I need one soon). I would like to share with you my first ever collaborations with formidable couples around the globe sharing with us their couple getaway experiences.

Giving us more idea how is it to travel as a couple, Is it really convenient? Is it better to travel alone or with a partner? Are there more advantages than disadvantages whilst traveling as a couple? Well, I could say let’s hear out our lovely travelers and their couple stories!

Couple Getaway Stories

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Sarah of Suitcase Six

Sara and boyfriend

I recently went on a 2.5-week trip with my boyfriend to Portugal, the first trip I’ve ever taken with a partner. I pictured it being super romantic, non-stop fun, and a bit easier than traveling solo.

Wasn’t sure whether this would be exact though, we’d only been together a short while when we decided to take the trip and we had our fair share of skeptics. A few friends said “You’re planning an international trip together that’s farther out than the length of your relationship now! Isn’t that jumping the gun a bit?”

I’ll be honest, it was a bold move and one that could have turned out poorly. For us though, it was an absolute blast. My visions of romance came alive as we spent our nights hiking tropical trails all to ourselves and dining in palaces in our fanciest clothes.

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The trip gave us a chance to get to know each other in a novel environment. Instead of fitting date-night between work and errands, we had unlimited time to truly focus on each other.

Aside from the romantic side of it, there were plenty of things that made traveling with a partner easier. I’m a terrible navigator, but my boyfriend is natural so he prevented me from getting lost on a near-daily basis.

Once I was terribly hangover and was lucky for my bf to hunt down soup and water to keep me alive. Walking around at night didn’t feel frightening. I had a personal photographer too!

At the end of the day, travel is something I know I want to do my whole life. Any long-term partner has to be on board.

Traveling with your partner in the early stages helps you see if you’re really a travel-compatible couple, long-term.

Follow Sarah’s blog Suitcase Six, Facebook, and Instagram.

 

Lola of Miss Filatelista

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I traveled alone for a year and a half before my boyfriend Julio left his life and career in Madrid, Spain to join me on the road last summer. In the past four months, we’ve been slowing traversing through South East Asia across Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand, and Myanmar.

It has been an adjustment to get used to traveling with someone else after being on the road solo for so long but it is an absolute joy to uncover the beauty of the world together.

I love to see the way my boyfriend reacts to experiences that are utterly new to him. Each day we fall more and more in love as we make headway through the good, the bad, and the ugly. Our relationship grows through the struggles of 14-hour bus rides, non-existent hotel reservations, food poisoning, and more.

Somehow even these uncomfortable situations seem like an adventure with my extraordinary boyfriend by my side. You can read more about our extraordinary love story on Miss Filatelista.
I can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for us as we spend the first half of the year exploring the rest of Indochina and maritime Southeast Asia.

By summer of next year, I’ll finally take my Spanish boyfriend home to America for a cross-country road trip.

Follow Lola’s blog Miss Filatelista, Facebook, and Instagram.

 

Madhurima & Sayantan of Orangewayfarer

Madhurima and partner

Had it not been the release of the movie Haider (based on Kashmir) and a fiery political argument in social media about Indian nationalism, we would have never met.

Sayantan (my partner) working with a financial conglomerate, and me, pursuing MBA, from Bangalore, both far away from home but both hailing from Kolkata, the eastern part of the country. We met over coffee, cooked some good food and took our first trip together by the side of Bay of Bengal, to the small quaint town of Pondicherry. And that, that changed it all!

It has been three years; we have explored many of India and South East Asia. Being habituated in a minimal lifestyle and juggling with office time, we hope to do more.

While we share a common interest in food, beer and city life, Sayantan refrains from exploring the off the beaten tracks. I could spend my days in the historical ruins of a seeming conflict zone (we have a lot in our country), where Sayantan prefers to explore the art and culture of the urban élite.

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Result? While I star gaze from the ruins of Hampi, Sayantan heads to the book release events of the premier metropolis hotel.

When we are traveling long-term, we try to adjust and create an itinerary with best of both the lives!

Traveling together has been instrumental in rendering success to our relationship, as well as it is economical and safe. Being on the road, full-time is still not on the plate!

However, if the time comes, I am more likely to take that leap of faith than him.

Follow Madhurima and Santayan’s blog Orangewayfarer, Facebook, and Instagram.

 

Scott & Hayley of International Hotdish

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Traveling with your spouse is a unique experience not everyone gets to undertake. After being married for two years, we took off on a 15-month adventure around the world. Not everything has been perfect, but considering the amazing experience of traveling full-time, we’re grateful for every day. Here’s a little insight into what our life has become.

The biggest advantage of traveling with your spouse is that you’re tied to the same success and failure. If the two of you are on a similar wavelength you will become a powerhouse duo that seriously gets a ton of work done, puts each other first, and takes satisfaction in working hard and giving it 100%.

The obvious disadvantage is if you two aren’t in general agreement about something. That can make work, direction, and next steps tricky to negotiate. Your expectations are clear and your communication should always be regular and reasonable.

So far, traveling together has been a pretty easy thing to do. This is probably because we have the same goals in mind. We know we have a limited amount of time to work on this project, so we’re putting as much into it as we can.
But it isn’t always super easy. Little stressors can build up and become bigger issues. Since we move often the only regular people we see are each other. This is fine but it’s far different from meeting up and hanging out with friends like we could regularly do back home. Meeting new people, in general, could be difficult.

But for all the minor inconveniences we face, we still realize we’re incredibly fortunate to have worked as hard as we did and have this opportunity. We’re enjoying every day and making memories everywhere we go.

This may not work for you and your spouse, but if you two happen to be on the same page, the benefits you reap are well worth it.

Follow the adventures of Scott & Hayley via their blog International hot dish, Facebook, and Instagram.

 

Cat of Walk My World

Before moving to Sydney from London, my partner Joe and I decided to spend a year backpacking through Asia together. It was my 4th big trip but first traveling with a boyfriend.

It’s definitely a very different travel experience to traveling solo or with girlfriends. I loved the experience though, you truly get to know someone when you are together for such a long period of time and meet so many different situations that just wouldn’t occur in everyday life.
They say it makes or breaks a relationship and I’d agree with that, you do see the best and worst of that person. I found it pretty easy to travel together, we enjoy the same things and know each other well enough to understand when someone needs a bit of space.

cat and partnerOne of the downsides I noticed though, was not so many people are as comfortable coming over to chat with you.

Travelling alone or with my sister, such as, I was constantly invited into people’s homes and out for dinner etc, whilst this definitely does still happen when you travel as a couple, it is not so often.

In countries such as India where women can get a lot of attention, this was very welcome, but I found I missed it in other situations.

Overall, I feel so lucky to have to share such an incredible experience together, we have so many hilarious memories from that trip and are currently planning our next one!

Follow Cat and her partner Joe via their blog Walk My World, Facebook and Instagram.

 

Hannah of GettingStamped

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My husband and I knew early on in our relationship we shared a love to travel. Two months before our wedding we made decision to save money for 2 years and then quit our jobs and travel the world.

In true travel lovers fashion, we have a wedding destination and got married on the beach followed by a Jamaica honeymoon.

Fast forward 1.5 years after the wedding we set off to travel the world. We’ve been traveling now nonstop for 4.5 years and it’s awesome but could be hard in a relationship.

It’s not normal to see your partner 365 days a year 24/7 we’ve had to learn to take time for ourselves. Even if it’s only a few hours while he goes diving and I go to the spa, you need your own hobbies and a few hours alone.
Also never let yourselves get angry it’s just grounds for a long travel day to go south, trust us we know. But in the end, there isn’t anyone else I’d like to see the world with. Husbands are also really great at carrying bags!

We’ve traveled to 74 countries together and one of our favorite trips to date was our 68-day overland African safari. Nothing sexy about sleeping in a tent and not showering for days, but the things we saw and experiences we had will be forgotten.

Follow the adventure of Hannah and her partner on their blog GettingStamped, Facebook and Instagram.

Couple Getaway around the Globe Stories

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Special thanks to: Sarah, Lola, Madhurima, Scott, Cat, and Hannah for taking part and making this collaboration possible. Thank you for sharing your story with us!

 

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47 Responses

  1. Lindsay says:

    Love this! My husband and I feel like we’re at our best as a couple when we’re traveling — It’s definitely a great litmus test to see if you’re relationship has what it takes to last!

    • Alexine says:

      I agree! thank you Lindsay, traveling as couple makes a relationship stronger, glad to hear that you like this splendid stories of couples. cheers!

  2. Oh my goodness! These pictures are beautiful! I’m ready to go to all of them today especially after arguing with my 7 year old lol!

  3. Cat says:

    So many great stories here! Definitely the best way to get to know each other inside out 🙂

  4. Rebecca says:

    YOLO – It’s so fun to travel and explore and what a great opportunity as a couple to explore together. So fun for sure! Gorgeous locations.

  5. Brandi H says:

    They are right! You do learn more about each other when traveling because you are confined to each 24/7. I love traveling with my husband because we get to spend more time with each other. I would love to go on more vacations together, especially to some exotic places. I hope we get to go out of our normal traveling areas real soon.

  6. Joan Cajic says:

    I need to tell my husband that it’s time we start travelling and see the world, it really is better when done together.

  7. Audrey says:

    I love the picture of the girl in SE Asia!!❤️❤️❤️

  8. This looks awesome. Such beautiful places and you both together. Cute cute cute!!!

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Have a great day.
    Khadija

  9. Annie says:

    I’d love to visit Asia with my husband! Yes – I agree. Traveling together DOES make or break a relationship. My ex-husband was a terrible traveller. AWFUL! My current husband is my travel partner and I can’t imagine ever going anywhere without him.

  10. Jenny says:

    Great compilation! I love travelling with my SO. I feel like it allows us to work together in a way that we can’t when at home.

  11. Fely says:

    Love these stories. So inspiring to see all theses couples having the time of their life.

  12. It’s so cool how these trips made their relationships stronger. Usually with my hubby we end up fighting about something. LOL!

  13. Karlee says:

    It’s cool that all of these couples are able to travel and be with their significant other and see new places and have amazing experiences! I hope to be able to do this someday!

  14. Marissa says:

    This may have been the one thing I regret not doing before we had kids. Travel, at least to one place. These couples are inspiring.

  15. Jelena says:

    I love to travel with my husband. Those couples are great inspirations!

  16. Victoria says:

    This is such a fun way of traveling to see the world but I’m not sure I would do it 365days of the year. Sometimes I need my space a whole lot. Kudos to those who can.

  17. Dian says:

    Yay so nice article… hope to be in t next time 😛

  18. Vasundhra says:

    It must be so much fun! I enjoy traveling with my husband and it is one thing that we both enjoy. Pursuing a common interest is great for the health of a relationship, these stories are amazing.

  19. Amazing photos. It looks like all the couples had a wonderful time. Traveling with someone who you love – it doesn’t get better than that.

  20. Johnny says:

    I loved the stories! My partner and I have been travelling fulltime together for over 4 years. I love travelling solo but when it comes down to It, I think it’s amazing to be able to share experiences with someone.

  21. Ron Meker says:

    Its funny to say it but the longest couples trip I ever had was 2 days 😀
    Liked the short stories! easy and fun to read!
    Thank you for a great share

  22. Luci says:

    That all looks like so much fun. I think I would do that with my significant other. I think you find out your true self if you travel together.

  23. Deb Dutta says:

    SO MUCH FUN! my hubby and I are travel bloggers too and love the journey!

  24. Jen Walker says:

    Oh my goodness, the waterfall in Portugal is amazing! The husband and I haven’t traveled for a “couple”trip since before our oldest was born almost 5 years ago. We had a trip planned last month but the family that was supposed to watch the kids bailed on us, ruining our plans.

  25. jossy says:

    I had always wanted to do a couple get away if i am lucky to meet someone. till then fingers crossed and travelling solo. the couples look great together, i wish them the best of luck and lots of love

  26. Ariel says:

    This is an amazing article, I love how you got other couples to tell you about their travels. I definitely think it is different traveling with a significant other. My husband sometimes gives me grief for traveling so much, but I can’t help it I want to see the world. We have had some amazing times together but sometimes we have to ride the struggle bus for differences.

    • Alexine says:

      Thanks Ariel, indeed it’s a nice feeling to hear other couples thoughts and experiences right? would love to invite you for another collaboration if you would like to share with us your couple story, that would be awesome!

  27. Wynne says:

    I love this! It’s nice seeing people having the time of their lives 🙂

  28. Amber S. says:

    Loved this! It’s so nice to read other couple’s experiences. My husband and I love to travel. It can really cement bonds, and the memories are priceless!

    • Alexine says:

      Thank you Amber, so good to hear that you love the read. If you like to contribute for another blog post I would love to include your story 🙂

  29. Savannah Pham says:

    It’s always so nice to travel with your significant other. We learn things about each other especially with all the time we have on vacation. Love this blog post!

    • Alexine says:

      Thank you Savannah, that’s true! traveling with your significant other is way far different when traveling alone. This way you will get to know more each others strength and weaknesses

  30. Traveling as a couple has always been some of the beat times in our relationship! Great info!

  31. Monica says:

    Oooh I love these stories. I need to schedule a couple’s getaway. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  32. Sally says:

    Your trip looks amazing we are also travelling with our four children we would love for you to pop over.

  33. Sally says:

    Loving your blog and following your adventures

  34. MONNKA says:

    It was interesting for me to meet these traveling couples. Great pictures!

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