Traveling with your husband can be super fun! You get to explore new places, try new foods and make memories that will last forever. It’s a chance to break free from your daily routine and spend some quality time with your loved one. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or an adventure-filled trip, traveling with your husband can be a great way to strengthen your bond and create new shared experiences.

One of the best things about traveling with my husband Mike is that it allows us to try out new things together. We have always been truly polar opposites when it comes to what we view as an adventure but since entering into retirement and moving to Portugal we are learning to meet in the middle a lot more.

When we travel we love to sample local foods, delve into different cultures, and have loads of laughs as we explore new places. Whether we are hiking on a Camino, chilling out on a beach, or exploring a new city, traveling together has been a great way to connect and grow as a couple.

When we both 100% retired from our day jobs we were a tad curious how we would deal with the close quarters and 24/7 “You’re Always Here” situation. We are thrilled to confirm we are still madly in love and growing closer each day. Of course everyday is not paradise but heck marriage is a relationship and relationships do take work. Traveling well together has been one of our biggest surprises and best part about retirement so far. It is all how you look at it right?

Traveling with Mike has been an opportunity to spend quality time together without the everyday distractions of life. Trust me even though we are retired there are plenty of life distractions that are thrown our way. When we are traveling we try to focus on each other and our shared experiences, rather than worrying about the distractions and crud back home. We have found this way of traveling allows us time to reconnect and strengthen our relationship.

Of course, traveling with your spouse isn’t always smooth sailing. You might have disagreements about where to go or what to do, and you may have to compromise on certain things. But by keeping an open mind and communicating well, you can work through any issues and come out even stronger on the other side. I will give Mike the biggest kudos on this topic. He truly applies “Happy Wife, Happy Life” a lot. He probably compromises way more than me. I am still working on letting go of my fear of spiders and flying. Once I master this, watch out Mike, your world will be rocked with exotic adventures. :-)

In a nutshell, traveling with your husband can be an amazing experience. It can help you grow as individuals and as a couple, and can create memories that will stay with you forever. The thing is you just have to say YES, trust your relationship and go for it. Travel does not have to be stressful. It can open many doors and create a strong relationship bond if you allow it. So why not start planning your next adventure together today?