Going on a road trip together might sound like a lot of fun, but after spending 18 hours in the car together, you might be questioning if it was worth it at all! To make your trip go by fast and be enjoyable, follow these road trip tips for couples to get the most out of your trip!
Plan the Road Trip Together – Setting Expectations
As in any trip that you will be taking as a couple, you should plan your road trip together. Talk about everything that might come between you, starting with destination, activities, stops along the way and ending with snacks (here are some ideas) and music playlists. You might not be into planning, but talking through some of these things will set expectations and will help you to think about each other’s interests. Open communication builds a strong and healthy relationship, even if it comes to things like vacation planning. Pick out your must-see attractions and hotels together to be equally excited about the trip you’re about to take.
Be Ready to Branch out
If you are going on one of your first trips together, you might notice that you have different travel expectations. This has happened with many of my friends. The idea of traveling for one might be staying at a luxurious hotel near the beach, while for the other it’s trekking through the mountains. Different style of travel has come up several times in my relationships and the only good way to address it is to compromise. Try to include things that both of you enjoy on the trip, that way you won’t feel like you’re stuck doing the things you don’t like the whole time. Again, communication is key.
Be Ready to Forget About the Plan
If you do like to plan things ahead, don’t let it stop you from spontaneous adventures. If you see something you or your partner wants to do, go for it! That’s how great memories and stories are made.
Download Your Favorite Music
Some of the best ways of bonding during a long car trip is sharing your favorite music with each other. Think of the bands you liked as a teenager or fun crazy songs you dance to when you’re alone! Now is the time to sing-a-long together. After that experience, you’ll become a little closer! A fun playlist on Spotify you should check out – Guess That Tune.
How to Spend Time in the Car
Going on a road trip is always exciting, but spending a whole day in the car may not be as fun. Here are 19 ideas of things to do on a road trip!
While on the Road Trip, Take Pictures Together
Don’t just take pictures that you would for Instagram. Take pictures for your scrapbook that will put a smile on your face when you see them!
Plan Romantic Road Trip Dates
Being on the road can make your dates even more fun! No more routine of going to your favorite restaurant for dinner or going to the movies. When you are on a trip as a couple, you are discovering and exploring the world together. What can be more romantic than that?
Plan Your Road Trip Around Events
Many cities have events and festivals going on. When you are planning your trip, look at the local things happening in the city. You will learn more about its culture and have a very unique experience!
Explore the United States for All Its Beauty
The United States is so diverse and it has so many incredible and unique destinations that you should visit. I made a travel bucket list with experiences that anyone must have if they are just visiting or living in the US. Use them as a guide as you plan your next road trip adventure!
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Did you enjoy my road trip tips for couples? Do you often travel with your other half? What do you do or not do that has helped you have a great experience? Tell me in the comments below!