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6 reasons you should travel with your partner

27 July 2015, 12:38 Shakila Alivitsa

Nairobi -Not a road trip but traveling. Road trips are always planned to the T and we are normally looking out for the bad hiccups to make them more interesting. Traveling on the other hand on an impromptu trip in a not so exciting place such as your rural home can have a bad effect on someone’s digestion. Especially if you have to leave the car at the neighbor’s, cross some rivers and climb some rocks.

You are not in your comfort zone

When you settle into a routine it is quite hard to spot the most obvious signs that could be really important in the partner that you choose. You miss them because to you it is just a normal occurrence or the ‘usual’. Getting out with your partner and traveling will them will bring out most of their characteristics and habits when they are also put in an uncomfortable situation.

Do you make a good team?

One partner who is constantly having to do everything for the other one gets tiring for the one who is always doing. It is good to know that you have a partner is also doing their share of the lifting rather than looking on and waiting to point out mistakes. It is good to know that while you are getting this, they are getting that and they will meet you halfway. While you book the rooms they are get the bags and not sit around to be waited on.

Are they quick…or are they slow

Traveling= thinking fast. A partner who can think on their feet is a treasure. Due to some situations, you have to learn how to think on your feet. Having a partner who is able to get the best before everyone else gets to it is a plus. They do not have to get lost and start worrying because it is not going as planned. How fast or slow your partner is prepares you for the same during the course of that relationship or marriage.

Bring out their extremes

Unplanned for situations usually bring about unthinkable of situations. Traveling like let’s say to your rural areas (not if you grandparents live in BuruBuru or in Limuru and Muthaiga). I am talking about going to the far reaches of the country. Where a tyre bursts in the middle of a smooth journey or an impromptu delay. Or maybe a child next to you is screaming and peed on your significant other. How did they react? You will either get to see a best side to them or a worst side-one of the two. Do they yell and scream at inconveniences or do they quickly start looking for solutions and alternatives. Are they the voice of reason and calm or you both end up having a shouting match because the both of you are ‘up’ there rather than balanced?

You learn to compromise on things together

If you have ever traveled really far into Kenya. There is no time to think of the best hotel around, at times there is not hotel in that area. Maybe you do not have the money to even get the best of anything other than to settle on what you can afford. It is at this points during the trip you find yourself compromising with your partner along the way. Your partner likes a good breakfast but there is no hot shower for you or a cold shower but breakfast included. Maybe there is bed and no breakfast at all. Compromising with each other teaches you how the both of you can co-exist together long term when you can deal really well with the short term. Or if you cannot co-exist because someone is a bit high in the instep.

You learn about yourself when you are with them outside of your usual routine

That is self-explanatory but how you respond to each other on the trips you make will either make you stronger as a couple or weaker. You both get to see each other on your worst and on your best.

Are you willing to put up with it? Are you comfortable or you have also had a case of nerves. Do they bring out your best side and qualities or you become irritable as well.

On the other hand a trip can be smooth with no hiccups in which case you will either have to make another trip to the far reaches of Turkana or be the one to be creative to see how they react to the situations.

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