If you and your partner are travelers, you probably bond over life on the road. But like any other lifestyle, you can get tired of each other’s idiosyncrasies and habits. You may get on each other’s nerves or simply spend too much time together. Traveling can be tough and painful. You and your partner probably bond over the pain of travel, but you can also rub each other the wrong way. There are a variety of things you can to keep your relationship fresh when you’re traveling, here are a few of your options.
Spend Some Time Apart
Just because you are traveling together doesn’t mean you need to spend every waking moment with each other. You can go on a trip alone or do an activity in the city. If you want different things for lunch, you can go your own way and meet back up. Or, if you’re getting really sick of each other try getting a separate hotel room for a night. Communicating that you just need some time alone shouldn’t make your partner angry. You’ll be surprised how much the relationship will improve if you make the effort to spend time alone.
Book a Nice Hotel Room
If you’ve been staying in affordable places to save money and give you the ability to travel more, it is important to give yourself a comfortable place to stay once in a while. When you are both more comfortable, you’ll be less annoyed. With high water pressure, hot water, a nice bathroom, thick sheets, and a great bed, it will be a lot easier to get the rest you need. You and your partner will be nicer and more conscientious of each other when you get enough sleep and are ready for your travels and activities.
Have Enough Private Time
Booking a hotel room away from other people will also give you the ability to spend time alone together. It can be difficult to have sex on the road, especially if you are staying in hostels. Not only should you make time for sex, you can also bring some sex toys with you in your travels. Shake it up with a vibrator or an anal plug. Having enough sex will change your relationship and the way you feel about each other. It is essential to keep your relationship healthy, even if you’re on the road.
Set Aside Quiet Time
For a specific period during each day, you should set aside some quiet time together. Having each other around is enough, you don’t need to talk all the time. Spending time together without saying anything will provide a sense of intimacy that you can’t get from conversation. Read a book or magazine, scroll on your phone, or do a crossword puzzle. Whatever quiet activity you want to do, doing these things near each other will make you excited to talk to each other when you are done.
Take Time Off From Travel
When you spend a lot of time on the road together or apart, you should do your best to take some time off. Don’t wear yourself out. If you burn the candle at both ends, you will hit rock bottom and your relationship will suffer. You need to care for yourself to care for your relationship. You might not want to stop traveling, it can be quite addictive. It is important to take time away for yourself. You’ll be healthier and your relationship will improve.
Travelers are sometimes lone wolves. When you travel with your partner, you need to be careful about the relationship. It is necessary to spend some time apart, have sex, set aside time to be quiet, and take some time off travel. Whatever you need to do, it is important to keep life on the road with your partner fresh and vibrant. Communication is so important. If you need some time alone, be honest with your partner. It’s normal to get tired of your partner, whoever they are. Don’t let your relationship sour because you don’t communicate. Relationships always entail hard work, but when you’re on the road it can be even more difficult.
Ryan Beitler is a writer, journalist, and blogger who has written for many publications including various travel sites, The Slovenia Times, Paste Magazine, New Noise Magazine, and more.