You know the phrase, “You had me at ‘hello?’” Well, my husband had me at, “I backpacked solo through Asia for three months.” You see, both of us are travel junkies, and our relationship grew out of our shared passion for exploration and discovery.
Making memories on the road has not only allowed us to connect as a couple, it has also strengthened our relationship. I always say the best way to know if your partner is “the one” is to travel with them, since their true colors show really quickly! Travelling as a couple can make or break a relationship. And so, over the years, my husband and I have embarked on dozens of trips together. We’ve traveled to more than 70 countries as a couple, even taking up residence in Hong Kong, London, and most recently, New York City.
Now that we’ve settled in the U.S., we still use travel as a way to spend quality time with each other. However, since neither one of us is American (I’m Jamaican-Canadian and my husband was born and raised in Germany), we’ve prioritized exploring our newly-adopted home.
Our recent jaunt to Hawaii was a prime example of a trip that not only gave us the opportunity to learn more about America’s unique culture and geography, but also gave us the chance to reconnect as a couple. We picked up our Alamo rental car at Kona International Airport and immediately hit the road, making memories that we’ll treasure for years to come. So, as a self-proclaimed couples’ travel expert *ahem!*: allow me to impart some wisdom for how to make your vacations more memorable when you travel with your significant other.