Who here loves to travel? Everyone raises hands. Yes, yes. I know. We all love it. Did you know that you can learn things from traveling with different types of people? Obviously, I travel a good amount with my spouse and I have learned a few things from him.
It takes me at least a week to pack my luggage no matter how long we will be gone. Most of this is due to me being so excited about the trip, but sometimes it just takes me that long to figure out outfits and coordinate accessories. My husband, on the other hand, can pack the night before and be set to go – even if we are gone for a week. I really don’t understand how he can do that. I need more time to prep and make sure I’m not forgetting anything…I guess?
In the car
We tend to do more traveling in a car than on an airplane. And I really do love the roadtrips we take together. Most of the time, we are in a car for over 9 hours and exhausted, but we always tend to have a great time on these trips.
How? Well, we talk. I learned about what my husband wanted at his wedding even before we were engaged. We discussed a wedding we had just come from and were able to figure out what we liked from that wedding and what we didn’t like. We were able to get on the same page about what our wedding day would look like.
We also talked about dreams and aspirations in life. What we want for our kids and how many we want. We have had lengthy conversations about money and finances and getting everything in order. These might not be the most romantic conversations, but they are pretty darn necessary.
In the airport
I hate airports. They stress me out. I want to be at the gate 2 hours ahead of time. Well, my husband is the cool cucumber when it comes to airports, and likes to not feel rushed. I don’t know what it is about an airport, but it makes my blood boil. I just stress the entire time we are in the security line. My husband is able to actually relax me in these moments and doesn’t let it get the best of me. I so appreciate him for that!
On the plane
I am a little better once I am on the plane. I think it just has something to do with the stress of missing your flight or something (no idea). I have learned that my husband likes to chill out in his seat and either look out the window (if the view is nice) or play on his phone. He’s not much up for chatting on the plane, but I’m not either, so I can’t fault him for that.
At the destination
As much as I love the journey to get to our destination, it’s the destinations that truly make it magical. And once we get there, it is time to relax. It’s time to just be ourselves and let loose. The adventures and the fun begins.
What have you learned from your spouse?