Whether you’re planning your first big trip together or your 10th, traveling with the one you love is one of the best ways to grow closer. Long-distance relationships are hard enough, but when you add miles and time zones into the mix it can be downright frustrating. You might start to wonder: why would anyone want to do this? Well, couples who travel together not only bond over shared adventures but also learn more about each other as individuals. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of quotes that will inspire both of you during those long plane rides—and remind yourselves why this relationship is worth all the effort!
A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles. Tim Cahill
“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.”
Tim Cahill is a soccer player from Australia. He has played for New York Red Bulls and Newcastle United. He is a very good player and has a lot of friends because he’s such a good person.
“The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” – Shirley MacLaine
A new country, a different language and another culture can be scary. But if you’re willing to put yourself out there, traveling is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have with your significant other.
Traveling will help you become more open to new things and ideas—and that’s something that will benefit both of you in any relationship. It’s easy for couples to get stuck in their ways, but it takes some effort to stay open-minded when there’s so many differences between people. Traveling helps partners work through this challenge together as they learn about each other’s cultures and beliefs while exploring new places together (or apart).
“We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” Hilaire Belloc
Traveling is a great way to learn about yourself and your partner. Traveling with your significant other will help you understand each other better and bond more as a couple.
Travel is also an amazing opportunity for introspection and self-discovery, which is important for any relationship. Your travels will teach you things about yourself that you might not have known before: what’s important to you in life, how to prioritize your goals, how much time or money needs to be spent on certain hobbies or interests—the list goes on!
“Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.” Confucius
- “Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.” Confucius
- A road trip can be a fun way to spend time together as a couple. It’s a great opportunity to bond with your partner in an intimate setting, and you both get the chance to learn about each other’s interests. If you’re taking a road trip with your significant other, here are some quotes that will inspire you on your journey:
“I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.” Lillian Smith
Lillian Smith was a writer, essayist, and civil rights activist. She was born in 1897 in Georgia and died in 1966 at the age of 68. She’s best known for her book Killers of the Dream and her novel Strange Fruit, both of which deal with racial inequality in the United States during that time period.
As a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers (FSW), Lillian Smith wrote about issues affecting African Americans—including lynching—which were largely ignored by society at large until after World War II. As a member of several other organizations dedicated to equality for all people regardless of race or gender, she also advocated for social justice movements such as desegregation programs for schools across southern states.”
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain
Traveling exposes you to different cultures. Traveling exposes you to different ways of life. Traveling exposes you to different opinions, ways of thinking, and ways of living. You see the world through new eyes while immersing yourself in a new environment with new people—all while being open to trying new things! It’s no wonder that travel makes us more tolerant (and happier).
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” Andre Gide
In the book The Immoralist, Andre Gide wrote, “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” This quote is about how we can’t discover new things if we are too afraid to take risks. It also speaks to your relationship as a couple. You need to be willing to let go of your comfort zone and try new things together or else your relationship will become boring and stale.
“The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” Rudyard Kipling
The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.
This quote from Rudyard Kipling reminds us that our sense of smell is powerful and can help us understand where we are. When you’re visiting another country, you’ll want to let your nose be your guide. The unique smells of each place can help you remember the experience and connect with other visitors who have been there before.
You may not remember much about the museum or cathedral that you visited on vacation, but if you close your eyes and think back to that morning at the market in Paris or lunch on the beach in Italy, do those scents come rushing back?
“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.” James A. Michener
People who travel for a living are often asked why they do it. Some say that they love the freedom, or that it makes them feel more alive. But I think there’s something else: Traveling teaches you things about yourself and your relationships that you can’t learn at home.
It’s easy to put off traveling if you’re concerned about leaving your partner behind, especially when they don’t want to go with you. If this is the case, then try setting up some ground rules first—like how many trips per year each of you will take on your own, or what happens if one person goes and the other doesn’t want to (e.g., do they still get paid?). This way both parties are satisfied with the arrangement.
There are some insightful quotes about traveling with your partner out there. I hope that you found the one that resonated most with you and helps inspire your next adventure!