Why I'm Excited to Travel with My Significant Other

I always dreamt of traveling the world with a significant other. I pictured holding hands as we explored the city, kissing under the Eiffel Tower, breaking off that first piece of baguette as we washed it down with a glass of red wine. Although I've been to Paris three times before, I'm absolutely thrilled to travel to Paris with a significant other.

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Fred & I have been together over four years now. The past year we've really dedicated ourselves to travel, taking smaller trips throughout Southern California & branching out to Yuma, Arizona & Portland, Oregon within the last few months.

eiffel tower

Traveling with a significant other is a completely different experience compared to traveling with family or friends or solo. I remember sitting on a bench in Paris in 2010, writing a poem about how I desperately wanted to be there with a lover, someone who I shared my heart with. I'm delighted to finally have an international experience with someone I can hold hands with, kiss, embrace, & cuddle up with that night. Someone to take photos with, split the cost with, share memories with, eat an eclair with, reminisce with.

eiffel tower at night

I want to show him the beauty of Paris, how you can get lost anywhere & still feel that sense of wonder. I want to show him my favorite place to buy macaron & I want to see him take that first bite. I want him to awe at the magnificence of the Eiffel Tower's flashing lights at night. I want him to eat a crêpe by the river. I want to come home together to our little studio we booked from Airbnb. I want to show him everything. He deserves it.

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I want to see the world & I want him to have the chance to see it too. I like the challenges that traveling with a loved one creates. You're out of your comfort comfort zone. You don't know where you are. You don't know the language, but you work together to conquer it.

I'm positively excited to travel to Paris but I'm so thrilled to share this experience with my lover, my best friend, the person I want by my side in life forever. Here's to Paris, France & many more journeys!

Do you enjoy traveling with the significant other? Where did you go & how was it? :]

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31 comments

  1. I like traveling with friends/family but traveling with my husband is the best! We have yet to go on our honeymoon (we work too much) but have taken small trips and just returned from southern CA. The weather was TERRIBLE the day we were in San Diego but we spent 6 hours walking around the city, soaking wet and cold, enjoying the adventure. It's so much more enjoyable when you are with your love.

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  2. Gorgeous! My dream is to be proposed to in Paris!

    Briana
    http://beyoutifulbrunette.blogspot.com/

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  3. Traveling with my significant other is my ultimate dream. We haven't really traveled alone it. I hope soon. :)

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  4. Hey Carmen. Me and my bf are together for 5 years already and honestly I have not traveled with anyone else ever since. You are right, travelling with your other is the best feeling. So far we've been to London (couple of times), Barcelona, Rome, Florence, visited all the Tuscany in one week,(that was some adventure), Croatia, Spain (few cities with the beach), Romania, Sweden (quite often, we live near by), New York, Miami, Malta (one of my fav) . Hope you travel soon with your hubby to Paris :)
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  5. This is so sweet, you two are going to have a wonderful time! I would also love to travel with my significant other, I've never done so before and have always been single while on my travels. These photos are beautiful by the way, I love that hat in the first photo! Do you mind me asking where you bought it, its adorable. Have a wonderful weekend Carmen xx

    Sending light + love your way,
    My Lovelier Days

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  6. Aww this is adorable! Travelling for the first time with your boyfriend will be a great experience. You're exactly right, it is nothing like travelling with friends and family. It's so nice to share those experiences with each other.

    I hope that you both have a wonderful time <3

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  7. Love this post! I have been to Paris a few times and you're right - going with your other half is a different experience! You should also try to visit Rome some time - very romantic too xx

    Beautylymin

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  8. Paris is absolutely beautiful - for both couples and singles! I'm sure that you're going to have a wonderful time. If you would like any tips please don't hesitate to send me a message on instagram xx

    www.diaryofanexpatgirl.com

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  9. That hat is so cute!!! I love Paris, it's absolutely beautiful :D

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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  10. This is wonderful. What a romantic post! You make Paris sound romantic as well, which I know it is. But you have a way of describing it that makes it even more attractive. Thanks for sharing this!

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  11. so exciting! wishing you the best time =)

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  12. You'll have the best time! I've been to Paris lots of time, but the first time with my husband last year and it's just magical <3

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  13. I've been to Paris both alone and w/ a partner and it's splendid no matter what

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  14. How lovely! Have a wonderful trip :)

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  15. I would love to go to Paris with my husband! its for sure on our list of places to go!

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  16. You always learn so much about each other when you travel, and is always such a fun experience! I hope you both have an amazing trip!

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  17. We got back a couple days ago! It was amazing. :]

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  18. It took us 2, almost three years to make travel a priority. :]

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  19. You guys have done a lot! We're going to London in December. Any must-see sights? :]

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  20. Thank you! I took these photos last time I was in Paris. I like the hat too, but it was the back of some random person's head. :P

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  21. It was a challenge but so amazing - definitely a learning experience. :]

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  22. I agree! It's a wonderful place all around. :]

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  23. It WAS magical! What was your favourite part? :]

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  24. I had the most fun with my partner - although I haven't been alone! That would be interesting to experience as well. :]

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  25. It's so beautiful. Slightly less crowded than it would be in summer with lots of cloudy days! :]

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  26. Absolutely. It's safe to say we learned a lot about one another & made a great step in our relationship. :]

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