Alex and Michael have been together for more than 3 years. We have also lived together for 2 years. Since we began dating, we have traveled together to 13 countries. Although we are not yet married, we do know each other.
Marriage is hard work. With travel, we have been able to solve many of our problems. We were able to discover where we are most complementary and how we can work together as a team.
We have compiled a list of reasons we believe that you should travel together before getting married.
- 1 It’s hard to see someone at their worst
- 2 You Create Lifelong Memories
- 3 Be a part of a real team
- 4 Find out if you’re ready for marriage
It’s hard to see someone at their worst
Most people would refer to marriage as a partnership. Traveling together is a sure way to encounter challenges, and you will have to work as partners to overcome them.
You will be able to see each other at your best and at your worst.
We can assure you that if you are not able and willing to travel with your partners, you will have a difficult time getting married. Traveling before marriage can be challenging and educational, while also creating lifetime memories.
It is impossible to travel the world as a couple, to get out of your comfort zone, to thrive together when you don’t have the ability to support each other and overcome obstacles.
You Create Lifelong Memories
Your travel memories together will be unforgettable and last a lifetime. Your adventures will likely be different from married life.
Do something new and adventurous.
Make that Oktoberfest trip. Make that trip to Amsterdam Music Festival. Get tanned together on a beach at Mykonos, and then party until dawn.
Don’t let marriage get in the way of your dreams. It doesn’t matter if you are married and reading this, it’s not too late. Book a trip to celebrate your anniversary or plan a honeymoon. Yes, traveling with children can be more expensive and difficult, but it’s possible. Family vacations are one of the most treasured memories we’ll keep forever.
These memories can be passed on to your family.
Be a part of a real team
We are so grateful to have been able to travel extensively together around the globe. We have also been able to have a little fun with our travels.
It’s amazing, just think about it. This is not a universal truth. However, most couples have children within a few years of marriage. Your travel experience will be drastically altered after having children.
Traveling with a baby can be a challenge. It can also be expensive and exhausting. However, traveling with teenagers can be very enjoyable. We all know this from our personal family vacations back in the days when we were still trying to figure out our identities.
Do you remember that strange period when you were too cool to walk alongside your parents, or embarrassed by your family members?
Find out if you’re ready for marriage
Traveling together is a great way to strengthen your relationship. You might find you are able to overcome your problems together and build a relationship that is mutually beneficial.
You may discover that you are not the right match for each other. That’s okay.
It is better to be informed now than to discover later. We both have been in relationships that failed… but thank God that led us to this life together.
Bill Murray once said, and we paraphrase, “If you love your woman, travel the world for one year with her.” If you love that woman when you get back home, then marry her. This is because if you have traveled around the world for more than a year with someone, you will know them inside and out.
You are able to identify what makes this person tick. That person is happy. You are able to identify what causes them to be angry. You’ll be able to discover the weaknesses and strengths of this person if you don’t know.
You should be able to still love and accept your partner even when they are not perfect. This will give you a good chance of a happy relationship.
It is not something that a couple should wait to do together. You will be able to share the experiences and create memories that will last a lifetime. Your marriage will also benefit from the foundation you have built.