Traveling as a Couple

Zach and I have now been traveling for 3 weeks!  Road trips are something we’ve gotten very good at, but the idea that this is only week 3 of an entire year(!) is pretty mind-boggling to us.  The adjustment is definitely taking some time…I’m only now getting used to the idea that we’re NOT going back to Arizona in a  few days.  Living out of the car has it’s downsides, but really, this is the easy part.  Once we get to South America we will begin the real voyage, in addition to trying WWOOFing for the first time, speaking a new language, and making a documentary!  And this will be our first REAL overseas, new-culture, long-term travel experience together.  We’ve been together for so long, lived together, moved across the country together, and traveled so much in close quarters.  But South America will DEFINITELY bring a whole new set of challenges.  We’ve been working on our communication and mentally preparing ourselves to work together as well as possible when we’re there.  This road trip is also a great warm-up.  However, there’s no advice as great as the experts can give, so here are some links to some great blogs about traveling in a relationship.  Enjoy!

Traveling as a couple

Traveling Couples: Are We Insane?  The Survival Guide

How to Travel the World Together without Killing Each Other

What Sailing Across The Ocean Teaches You About Marriage


About Carrie

Carrie's got the traveling bug and thinks "settling down" is overrated. Too many people to meet, places to see, and languages to learn!

Posted on September 11, 2011, in Travel and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Hey guys! Hope you are ok and everything is according your plans. Take care!

    Dana and Petr from Czech Republic / Couchsurfing

  2. Good luck on your journey! I’m sure it’ll be amazing and life changing. Thanks for checking out our post, looking forward to seeing your expert advise in a little while!

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