Living out of each other’s pockets when travelling can be so lovely in many ways but also challenging too! Especially if like me, you need your own space sometimes. I have done my fair share of travelling throughout my life so far and have picked up a few tips along the way which I would like to share with you.
Take some time out – we all need our own space no matter how well we get on with our spouse. Always ensure you get some time out to yourself, whether that’s going for a walk, curling up with a magazine or even spending a morning sightseeing by yourself. You’ll feel revived and even happier to see your partner when you return.
Don’t sweat the small stuff – he may leave his socks on the floor and doesn’t pack away his things neatly but does it really matter? If you let it bother you, you’ll only start getting annoyed and in turn, raise your own stress levels if you get too caught up with the little things. Letting things slide can be beneficial for both of you. I promise!
Couple up – consider travelling with another couple that you get on well with. Does your best friend and have partner? If not, now’s the time to help her out. matchmehappy.co.uk could be the starting point and once she has met her perfect partner, you can all do some travelling together! Assuming you get on well with him/her too. Share a experiences with others is one of the things I love most about travelling and often reminisce with my travelling pals for years afterwards.
Be considerate – being sensitive to your travelling buddy’s feelings can go a long way! If they seem a bit tetchy, maybe give them some space. If they are tired, then maybe slow down the pace. Travelling together can be intense and it is really important to always consider how your partner is feeling, to keep you both afloat and happy.
See the humour – if in doubt, just laugh! There have been so many times we have got completely lost and frustrated when discovering new places and it could have ended in tears. If you feel like things are going that way, then try to see the humour in it! It may take some time to see the funny side, but the sooner you can see it, the better you will feel, for sure.
Don’t get hangry – oh my goodness, this tip is primarily for me! My husband doesn’t seem to get ‘hangry’ (a result of being hungry and angry) but it happens to me daily. Try to recognise when it is building up, explain to your partner that you really need to eat something soon (like now). Perhaps carry some dried snacks with you so you can curb the hunger? Hanger is definitely a thing – don’t let it ruin your travels.
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