When you’re first dating, you wonder how long it will last. After the initial infatuation intensifies into a deeper friendship, you start building new routines and traditions together. These help the couple feel there is a greater chance of success, which is only important if you both want a long-term commitment. A big step that serious couples take, and some affluent not-so-serious couples are travelling together to a luxury destination. This represents a significant amount of planning and capital, and it can affect your relationship because so much coordination is involved.
Learn more about each other when you travel to other cultures where people speak different languages and embrace strange customs. A recent poll on this dating site confirmed the necessity of travelling together to bring the relationship to the next level. You will either like this side of your partner or feel a little concerned about what happens to the relationship when you return. This level of closeness also takes you far from familiar places and people and forces you to rely on each other.
Here are four tips that will help you succeed in planning this important journey together:
- Agree on a total travel budget and the travel window.
- Decide how much you can afford to spend on each major expense, including dining, entertainment, air travel, ground travel, and lodging.
- Make your list of the top ten things to do in the destination and prioritize them. Make sure that each partner has things on the top of the list.
- Set your expectations at work that you won’t be bothered except for emergencies, such as checking your email once or twice during the trip.
Places you should visit together
If you’re both sure your relationship is ready for a new challenge, here are some of the top spots.
Santorini, Greek Islands
There are some destinations that will challenge you to revisit your knowledge of ancient history. They are preserved in ways that will astonish you, and Santorini promises this. With your partner, walk along sloping streets and see monasteries, cathedrals, and dwellings that are up to 1,000 years old. These civilizations survived the centuries, and many spots offer full views of the sea. The ancient Minoan civilization of 3,000 years ago was destroyed by volcanic activity. Most homes are buildings are made of some components of volcanic rock, including pumice and ash. The traditional colors of blue and white and the luxurious beaches and hotels draw tourists from around the world every year.
Mexico’s San Miguel De Allende
If you want to treasure a World Heritage City, you can submerge yourselves in the ancient traditions of Mexico. This city has everything from ruins of Spanish conquistadors to the Church of Saint Michael the Archangel, art galleries and museums, street bazaars, and restaurants serving international cuisine. Visit a hot springs spa, a vineyard, or a botanical garden to appreciate the region’s natural beauty.
This is a historic and romantic section of this small country known for its down-to-earth people and amazing hospitality. In Flanders, where the culture has survived for centuries past many European modernizations, appreciate the hard-working, craft-oriented people who keep their culture alive. Visit the Basilica of the Holy Blood, the chocolate museum, other famous abbeys, and churches, as well as art galleries and museums. You can also appreciate the architectural beauty of Market Square, which is over an acre in size and watch the bustle of city life.
Modern Greek life is composed of numerous island settlements, and Mykonos is another gem in the Aegean Sea. This popular destination for partiers in the warm months offers rampant live music and dancing. You might not like the spring break atmosphere in Cancun, so this spot caters to couples seeking recreation, privacy, and intimate hospitality. Change your routine, sleep in late, enjoy delicious Mediterranean meals, and explore until you pass out from exhaustion.
This large island of the famous Hawaiian chain is the home of popular tourist destinations commonly featured in motion pictures and documentaries. Together, see soaring mountains next to magnificent beaches, volcanoes, blue and green waters, lush vegetation, and laid-back settlements still owned and staffed by native peoples and foreigners alike. Go on endless nature tours or relax by the pool at your resort hotel and sip mai-tais. Enjoy luaus at night and dance with your lover in the moonlight.
Escaping together to an exotic destination like the places described above will help you see each other in a new light. Grow from this adventure and plan future trips as your lifestyle allows. What place should you explore next? Which culture is the most interesting? Questions like those provide an incredible amount of fun during the family gatherings, and sharing your travelling memories will ultimately strengthen your bond beyond almost everything else.