10 years ago today I became Mrs Wandermust! I’ve written before that Mr Wandermust was one of my biggest travel influences as I’d never been on a plane before I met him and suddenly we were jetting off to have an adventure in Alaska!
In our 10 years of marriage we have lived in 5 cities in 3 countries, moved house almost once a year and travelled to almost 40 countries and had one baby! Here are the 10 most important lessons we learnt from travel and marriage
1. There is nothing better than making memories
We have had so many great adventures together and these can never be taken away! We will always have these memories and often find ourselves talking about them! It so nice to have something other than work and day day to routines to talk about!
2. You see each other at your best and worst
Nothing like your travel plans going wrong can show you at your best and worst! Whether it suddenly shows your adaptability and coolness under pressure at losing your luggage or suddenly sends you into a tailspin! We have learnt through travel when one of us is losing it that it is the other ones turn to step up to the plate! It’s great that we never panic at the same thing!
3. You learn that home is wherever your loved ones are
For the past year we have been living a nomadic lifestyle which is definitely given us a new perspective on what we call home! As long as we are together we are home!
4. You spend lots of time together
We have learnt how to be in each other’s company pretty much constantly!
5. You become a better team
As I mentioned earlier we don’t panic or spiral at the same things and through this we’ve learnt to become a better team!
6. Your problem solving and communication improves
And on top of this we’ve definitely learnt to play to each other’s strengths and learn how to problem solve together
7. You become Best friends
Spending so much time together your partner really does also become your best friend!
8. Get creative with date time
You get really creative with what you consider to be a date! Fine dining is always a great date but when travelling we look at doing more things – from wine tastings, amazing hikes or just getting up to see the sunrise together – we don’t have strict or prescribed rules on what a date entails!
9. It doesn’t have to stop when your travel family expands
We’ve learnt that yes your lifestyle changes when you have kids but you don’t have to abandon your love of travel!
10. Is there anything better than doing what you love with the person you love?
as Hemingway said “don’t go on trips with someone you don’t love”! For me there is nothing better than sharing your great passion in life with your loved ones?
How do you think travel affects your relationship?