5 Reasons Why Couples Should Travel Together

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When you think travel, you think dreamy destinations, romantic hideaways, untold adventures, and a world waiting out there to be discovered. What better way to discover that hidden world with all its magic then to travel together with your significant other. Whether you are dating, engaged, or married you should be traveling together.  Traveling together is not only fun and a great time to try new things, but travel provides some great building blocks for couples. It is said the “couple who travels together stays together.” Here is what travel can do for you.

Strengthen your bond.  Traveling together gives you time to strengthen the relationship as you face challenges.  An opportunity to build and grow the trust in the relationship.  A time where there are no outside forces of daily life to pull you away from concentrating on each other.

Discover more about each other. Now is a perfect time to see one another’s true colors. How they react to changes and how they handle stress. Are they able to let loose and enjoy or are they fit to be tied? Learn something maybe you didn’t know as far as a like or dislike or even a future dream.

Learn to compromise.  As you are discovering each other’s styles, likes, dislikes, you will learn to compromise. Quite often in a couple one is the dare devil and one is not. You may have different visions of what relaxing means. Through travel you will learn to sort through the differences and select destinations and activities that appeal to both of you.

Make memories.  Travel will create stories and make you story tellers.  You will have moments to share deep into your relationship.  “Remember when we….”  And be sure to capture those personal photos and pictures to go along with the many adventures.

Rekindle the romance. Traveling together is definitely an opportunity to keep the sparks alive. We all need and I think even more so when we are in relationship that time to disconnect from the hustle and bustle to become human again. Whether you go near or far time spent away as a couple for a weekend, week, month allows you time to reconnect and remember why you first came together.

Want to liven things up and have a less boring relationship then make time for travel as a couple.  Not only does it do all the things above, but it is safer, can be less money than single travel, creates quality time, and is double the fun!


Lisa Rossmeissl is the owner of Boomerang Escapes, a home-based agency located in Old Bridge, New Jersey with agents in TN, MS, and WI. 

She has been a professional travel consultant since 2008 and specializes in Australia and the South Pacific. Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji, and Cook Islands are among the specialist certificates she holds.  Her agency’s focus is on creating custom itineraries with their client’s wants, desires, and budgets in mind.  She and her planners believe in getting to know the traveler to ensure they have a vacation to remember.  With each planner specializing in a different market area, Boomerang Escapes can offer a wide variety of leisure vacation planning.

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How Many Summers Do You Have Left?

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No summers left for me. My kids have left the nest. The years went by so much faster than I ever imagined they would.  Yet I remember all the special summers and things we did. Things seemed slower then. I particularly remember what was probably our largest summer trip. I spent a year planning it.  The kids were only toddlers, the three of them aged 2, 4, and 6 years.   I had planned a two week driving trip in Germany and Austria for our little brood. It was the summer of 2002.  I can still see the shock on Cullen’s face when a goat decided to charge at him at the fence, the wide open mouth of my youngest as she came down the rodelbahn with her dad, and the look of astonishment on my oldest daughter when we slept in a castle just like the princesses in her fairy tales.  It was an incredible experience in so many ways.  We continued to have summer trips some small, some large, some abroad and some in our own backyard throughout the years. Truly moments I will forever cherish.

So how many summers do you have left?  How many summers have you taken that vacation?  There are may reasons why you should not skip it.  It doesn’t have to be far away or grand either to receive the gifts you get when you take time to vacation with your children before they are on their own.  Here is a list of my top reasons to take that summer vacation with your kids before their 18 summers are gone.

Discover Something New- You don’t have to go far to try new things or even learn new things.  I remember one summer with the kids where we actually were home and I took boxes from the move and turned them into an make believe airplane and suitcases. With help from books from the library we traveled the world that summer in our very own backyard.

Appreciate The Ordinary- Something as simple as lying on your back looking up at the stars can so easily be achieved with a quick weekend camping trip.  I remember several of ours that took us to Arkansas and to Kentucky areas not far out of Memphis where we were living at the time.  Nothing truly beats sitting by a fire with a marshmallow on the end of a stick.

Get Fully Submerged-When your adventure takes you away get involved with the culture of the area. Join in ritual or a dance. Learn some of the language. Eat the foods they eat. Mingle with the locals. You and your children will be richer for it.

Be Silly-We are so serious when we are in our day to day. Work, school, and life’s mishaps. Vacations are the perfect time to let the laughs happen.  And even better catch it on film and in pictures.   I can’t tell you how many photos we’ve gone back over to laugh at a moment in time.

Time is ticking. Summer is coming. Where will your vacations take you before your 18 are gone?


Lisa Rossmeissl is the owner of Boomerang Escapes, a home-based agency located in Old Bridge, New Jersey with agents in TN, MS, and WI. 

She has been a professional travel consultant since 2008 and specializes in Australia and the South Pacific. Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji, and Cook Islands are among the specialist certificates she holds.  Her agency’s focus is on creating custom itineraries with their client’s wants, desires, and budgets in mind.  She and her planners believe in getting to know the traveler to ensure they have a vacation to remember.  With each planner specializing in a different market area, Boomerang Escapes can offer a wide variety of leisure vacation planning.

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