Travelling as a couple for the first time: 5 tips

When you’re in a new relationship, a trip abroad could be the true test of whether you’re made for each other. And, for many successful couples, your first travel experience together is something you’ll never forget—for the right reasons, of course. Here are five necessary tips to ensure a successful holiday with your new partner.

Travelling as a couple

Choose a destination you’re both interested in

The first thing you need to consider is the destination you want to travel to. It has to be somewhere both of you can agree on, and even though that may be difficult, be sure to take the time to research and find the perfect location for both of you.

If you’ve got bucket lists, compare and see if there are any locations you’re both interested in. Look into certain destinations and see what you can do there.

It’s also important to think about what you want from the holiday. If you’re both seeking an escape to a quiet location, look for more secluded areas—but if you’re both thrillseekers, look to travel somewhere with potential for adventure.

Understand you’ll need to compromise

Although both of you should come to an agreement on the majority of your holiday, there’ll be things you may not agree on. Whether it’s what you want to eat, how you want to spend your day or how much time you spend in a certain spot, understand that compromising is crucial when travelling with your partner, no matter how fresh the relationship may be.

It might be a test of how compatible you are, and will certainly prove your love for each other. If your partner is willing to compromise for you during your travels, it’ll be a reflection of your life once you get back home.

Have a budget that’s suitable for both of you

When travelling as a couple, you’ll need to consider how much you can realistically afford to spend. A clever tip is to consider the partner who makes less money and budget on their terms, as suggested by 1Cover. This way, you’ll know both of you can spend comfortably without draining your budget—and if things do become strained with your finances, one of you will be able to help the other out.

Use each other’s strengths to your advantage

One of you knows how to speak the local language? Perfect. The other person knows the local area well? That’s fantastic—it’s all about making the most of each other’s strengths in order to make your holiday a lot easier.

Both of you will have something to bring to the table that’ll make the trip run smoothly, whether it’s something as simple as having great organisational skills or, as previously mentioned, knowing the necessary lingo.

Embrace your time abroad

See your travel experience as a time for your bond to grow stronger, and to learn more about your partner. Exploring the world together is a perfect way to cultivate and strengthen your relationship, creating brand new memories that you can share with each other for the rest of time.

This is a collaborative post.



  1. 09/07/2018 / 12:23 pm

    My boyfriend and I went to Prague in April and thankfully we didn’t rip eachothers heads off haha!! Can’t wait to go on another little trip somewhere nice 🙂 xx

    Lauren |

    • emibeccamarven
      09/07/2018 / 2:13 pm

      Ahahaha I’m so glad! Sameeee this weather has me craving another holiday! xx

  2. 09/07/2018 / 1:20 pm

    Traveling with your partner can certainly be a challenge but it’s so much fun as well! My boyfriend and I don’t really like spending a lot of money on somewhere to stay and more on things to do so we like to go camping and until now we’ve mostly loved going to the same places so we’ve been lucky!


  3. 09/07/2018 / 3:45 pm

    Great tips! Travelling for the first time as a couple can be testing but as you said, it’s about compromise for sure! x

  4. 09/07/2018 / 8:53 pm

    Some fab tips here – compromising is always important. I think you need to make sure you do things you both want to do while away!xx

    Lucy |

    • emibeccamarven
      10/07/2018 / 10:00 am

      I agree, keeping the balance is so important! xx

  5. Tanya
    10/07/2018 / 8:52 am

    Love these tips! We always pick our top 3 things to do or see and then try and fit in as much as we can so we get to do a bit of what we both want!

    • emibeccamarven
      10/07/2018 / 10:01 am

      Yessss we do similar things! x

  6. 10/07/2018 / 10:07 pm

    Is it sad that this sounds like it was written for me and my mum? 😂 We always make sure to write down everything we both want to do, and then try to do as much as we can! xx

    Brooke |

    • emibeccamarven
      10/07/2018 / 10:54 pm

      Noooo not at all I totally get that😂 xx

  7. Kallista Matheney
    11/07/2018 / 4:27 pm

    This is such an interesting post! Me and my honey are planing a trip together and this was a helpful /fun read!

  8. 12/07/2018 / 11:58 pm

    I don’t have a partner so I get to decide everything on my own fortunately, not complaining it’s fab haha!

    • emibeccamarven
      13/07/2018 / 12:39 pm

      I still love going places and planning it all independently it’s great! x

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