(This post would have been more appropriate for Valentine's Day but when the elusive inspiration comes, I go with the natural flow).
It is completely ridiculous to think that any brand or type of travel (i.e solo traveling vs. traveling with a partners/companions) is better than the other. There's a myriad of reasons why our restless feet continue to take us to places. Each of them we have to understand and respect. I have already written about the perks of solo traveling once but this short post is written so I can share why I love traveling with someone special.
To fully appreciate traveling with a companion or partner, solo traveling is vital. Nothing can be more liberating than you trying to discover this big world with no one to hold you back. I highly advise everyone to do it at least once. But sometimes, there are moments when we long for someone with whom we can share those experiences. We pause and wonder what it would be like to have those solo travel experiences with someone. Will it be more meaningful? More memorable? Honestly, I believe the whole experience of travel becomes extra special when you find a travel soul mate.
I don't want to sound like a hopeless romantic here but wouldn't it be nice to be holding hands with someone you love after going to Paris countless time alone or with friends? To share that unique time with that person when you see Macchu Picchu or the Pyramids of Egypt? To swim dive in the waters of Amanpulo or Maldives? The list goes on.
In life, our best investment would always be relationships. We are, after all, social beings. When we travel with someone we love, we become braver and more secure. Traveling with your boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, or husband can help solidify and strengthen the foundation of your relationship. It can salvage a sinking ship. To have someone who will always be there to experience the best thing this world can offer--travel-- that's priceless.
If you have found that travel soulmate, consider yourself lucky. Hold on to that person because at the end of the day, what you two have will always be the greatest adventure of all.