“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” – Ernest Hemingway
You might wonder why I decided to write about this topic, but somehow I see love and travel interconnecting in so many way. Maybe it happened in your lives, or lives of people you know. To me for sure, almost all happened and here is what relations I came up with:
- You could travel with someone you love – And this is probably the best way to travel, especially if you know each other very well… or you are just getting to know each other. You can learn a lot from a person you travel with, about his/her habits, thinking, organizational skills etc. And the bond between you can get stronger if you really are a true match. Or you get to realize you may not be able to spend more time with him/her in the long run. You may also travel with friends you love, and then have the best times just being together where you are.
“In Life, It’s Not Where You Go, It’s Who You Travel With” – Charles Schulz
- You could travel to visit someone you love – I have done this a few times, when I was in distance relationships. And I remember myself always getting over-stressed just before the actual trip, since I always wanted to look perfect – naturally for my partner, who had not seen me for some time. As much as it is hard to keep this kind of relationship up, at the same time it has its charms. You get to be together in different settings, explore places together, your partner can be a guide for you for the destination etc. This concerns also not the love partner, but the fact that you may be visiting loving family or friends somewhere further than your home.
“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” — Mark Twain
- Travel because of someone you love – If your partner suddenly moves or already lives abroad, and the only way to be together is that you move there, you would need to travel because of the love for that person. Which can turn out to be an amazing new life journey, despite the stress and the fact you ‘d be leaving behind your old life.
- You can travel and meet someone you fall in love to – Did it happen to you to be wandering in some city, or party with your friends and you meet someone who is local or also a tourist, and you just click? Or for example you sit in plane and start a random talk with a person next to you. Next thing you know you exchange numbers, social media profiles… and you “connect”… This can end up as a short-term fling or if strong enough, as a basis for a solid distance relationship and then who knows…
- You can travel and get married plus have a honeymoon – I wrote recently a beautiful post about destination weddings, which then relates to this post. If you are fan of travel, the best thing is for example to get married at some tropical island, with some beautiful wedding arrangements at the beach, and have at the same time the honeymoon, without added hassle to organize it separately. And it for sure will leave memorable moments.
“Travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.” — Pico Iyer
“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck
- Simply travel and love the world around you – Being a cabin crew gave the opportunity to see the world and its beauties, from Australia till America. The nature and natural wonders, the seas, the air, the people, the food… in different parts of the Globe… You could get to love different customs you come across on your trip – like how to behave in Japan and talk to Japanese people, the food you taste – like green tea “matcha” ice creams in Asia, ride or feed animals in Africa etc.
“He who does not travel does not know the value of men.” – Moorish proverb
- Travel to love yourself more – and this is very valuable, as travelling does really enrich your life and well-being, it broadens your horizons. You can get to know yourself deeper, especially when travelling alone or to some yoga retreats in India for example.
“It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.” – Andre Gide