6 reasons you should travel with your partner
27 July 2015, 12:38
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
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
Do you make a good
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
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
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
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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