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6 Adventurous Vacation Tips for Couples

Two European travelers explore Inle Lake by boat in Myanmar.

By Guest Author: Nick Burton

Traveling is about having new experiences. You build on to yourself when you venture out into the new and unknown, and the same can be said for your relationship. Embarking on adventures together helps you stay passionate for each other by shaking up the routine of life. Even the most loving and comfortable relationships can benefit from an injection of adventure.

Thinking of planning an adventure vacation but not sure where to start? Here are a few tips to get you started.

6 Adventurous Vacation Tips for Couples

1. Embrace the unknown

Mystery can ignite a couple’s sense of adventure. There is something alluring about exploring the unknown, but also unsettling when you do it alone. However, tackling the unknown with a partner can be a very codifying experience. This can be the kind of adventure that draws in nature lovers, like taking a long, relaxing motorcycle ride through parts of the country you’ve never seen before.

2. Push the edge of your comfort zone

What is something you’ve always wanted to do but have always felt a little apprehensive about doing? Maybe it’s skydiving or simply visiting a foreign country. Facing your fear is a lot easier to do with a loved one by your side. You can plan an adventure trip that challenges your comfort zones by seeking out experiences that give you new perspectives you can share. Comfort zones aren’t just for thrill-seekers, either. Traveling abroad can really stretch you, especially when you are surrounded by a different language and immersed in a different culture. You can feel more secure in these adventures with your partner by your side.

3. Explore something that excites you

Take a hobby or activity you currently enjoy and really go all in. Go to the next level by devoting your vacation to exploring your hobby more deeply. For example, people who enjoy climbing gyms can take a beginner’s rock climbing adventure vacation in some of the most picturesque national parks, or spend a relaxing week camping in Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica. Are you and your partner big movie buffs? Take a trip to Hollywood to tour studio backlots or go on a filmmaking boot camp. No matter how quiet or peaceful the hobby is, you can always learn more or take it up a notch.

4. Tackle a bucket list vacation

Swimming with sea turtles in the Galapagos? Hiking the Appalachian Trail? Think big when it comes to your vacation choices and embark on something epic together. Think of things you have always wanted to see or do, but it just seemed so far off that it couldn’t be possible— then make it a reality. See the Great Pyramids or cruise the Mekong Delta. Go on an African safari or see every musical currently on Broadway. Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. Eat at Michelin-rated restaurants. Take a vacation that you’ve only ever dreamed of.

5. Factor in some rejuvenating downtime

Be sure that whatever adventure awaits, there is time to simply sit and enjoy each other’s company, and that wherever you are staying encourages a little quality time together. Whether you go to the spa for a couples’ massage or spend the morning in bed ordering room service, taking time to indulge in each other can heighten the adventure. Plus, a day for downtime gives you a chance to reflect and rest.

6. Plan for emergencies

Nothing spoils an adventure vacation like lost luggage, a stolen wallet, or a broken leg. You have no idea what might befall you, so take steps to plan ahead. Carry on a small pack with an extra change of clothes and toiletries in case your luggage doesn’t show up. Always, always, always buy travel insurance. This protects you financially in case of a medical emergency. And take preparations in case your wallet or purse are stolen. Keep extra cash in your hotel safe, and a hidden copy of your credit card. Alert friends and family to use a site like Remitly in the event that you need quick cash if you’re stuck in Ha Noi with no money. Funds can be securely sent within minutes, and the first transfer is always free.

You share almost everything with your partner, from the exciting once-in-a-lifetime experiences to the day-to-day routine. Prioritize adventurous vacations so you can keep the excitement going, letting that feeling soak into other areas of your life. That’s why not only will an adventure vacation help you feel more alive, but you’ll also feel more exhilarated in your relationship.

Take the hassle out of booking your adventure vacation by connecting with expert travel agent Trey Tracy today! You can count on an unforgettable experience that fits your budget and your timeline. Contact Trey today.


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