Instagram inspired: these travel couples share their secrets


Travelling can be tough on a relationship, so here's some tips from the most travelled couples on Instagram.

@another.couple.blog

Nick & Rosie are both from England and met back in 2012. Together they've already visited 8 countries.

Their story:

"Rosie moved in to my best friends Flat Share in Epsom, Surrey. I heard a cute new girl was turning up, so I popped on over to help with those "not too heavy" boxes. Not before long, we realised how much in common we had and BOOM! a forever lasting partnership developed. And we've been exploring ever since."

Their tips for travelling couples:

1) Your relationship is about to get stronger, and we are not just talking about love, you'll get to know each others bathroom routines to a tee! Especially when there is just a thin bamboo wall separating the two of you.

2) Compromise. Share each others interests, try new things, and remember this is both of your travelling experience.

3) You do not necessarily need to book everything in advance, wing it! Plan your destinations and book as you go. The world is in your hands.

Rosies Tip: Hydrated Nick, Happy Trip

Nicks Tip: Hangry Rosie, this is going to be a long journey"

More about this couple:

Youtube: Another Couple Blog

@kiwisoffcourse

Bianca & Brett, from New Zealand, are both from a town called Howick. Having already visited 35 countries together - these guys are well travelled!

Their story:

"We went to the same school growing up and although Brett is older, we met at a mutual friends 21st birthday party. We hit it off right away. After a year together we had a long distance relationship for over a year before being reunited again in London where the travel madness began."

Their tips for travelling couples:

"Have balance while traveling. Be organized but not too rigid, have the ability to adapt without too much stress. Also a good sense of humor will make the whole trip better for everyone involved."

More about this couple:

Website: www.kiwisoffcourse.com

@thewanderlovers

Charlie and Charlotte are both from England and have so far travelled to 10 countries together after meeting at university.

Their story:

"We met on our first date at university in 2010, where we were room mates (Charlie never left my room haha) I was stuck with him for 1 whole day and now it's almost 7 years later -he's still here! Although we have swapped our university dorms for hostel dorms!"

Their tips for travelling couples:

"Go Live! Make memories with your best friend! Heck, it's worth it even if it's just for splitting the bill haha."

More about this couple:

Youtube: The Wander Lovers

@saltinourhair

Hannah & Nick are both from The Netherlands and have travelled through 8 countries together- most recently, Sri Lanka.

Here's their story:

"We met at an underground house party and a few months later we did a few trips across Europe where we instantly found out that we both loved traveling and photography. From that point, we started traveling and photographing our adventures as much as possible."

Their tips for travelling couples:

"Do not hesitate to start traveling together. Loads of people back home will discourage you with scary stories. Just get out there!"

More about this couple:

Youtube: Salt in Our Hair

Website: saltinourhair.com

@part.time_nomadz

Marie-Stephanie & Suny are both French Canadian from the province of Quebec and have been together for five and a half years.

Their story:

"I've (Marie) always wanted to travel a lot, but my studies to become a nurse were really demanding. I still had the time to visit Ecuador, Switzerland, Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Paris, and Nicaragua though! We met back in the days through common friends and have just started travelling a bit more - Suny has never been the guy who wanted to travel, but through the years, he started to become more open about it.

When I was about to finish my nursing school, we talked a lot about living together somewhere in the world, and then make an awesome trip back home by visiting some countries that we always wanted to visit. After a lot of discussions, that's what we did.

We sold everything, both quit our jobs, and left for Australia. After leaving Australia, we are planning on visiting some countries such as New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Phillipines, Laos, Cambodgia, Vietnam, Burma and we'll see for the rest. It's been 4 months now, and we are so happy. Happy to be here, and happy to be together."

Their tips for travelling couples:

"Always talk to each other. Even when you think it's not important - it is. Have those random discussions that have the power to cool down all the pressure you can have while travelling. Because yes, nothing is always positive, that's why relieving the pressure by communicating is the most important thing a couple can do."

@roamaroo

Collette, from Mountain Lakes in New Jersey & Scott, from Pendleton, Indiana are behind Roamaroo.

Their story:

"We met in LAS VEGAS! We've now traveled to almost 50 countries together, creating films and writing about our experiences as a couple."

Their tips for travelling couples:

"Pack snacks! You never know when you'll miss a meal due to a flight delay or broken down bus. Pack snacks to evade a hangry (hungry + angry) lover and avoid arguments."

More about this couple:

Website: www.roamaroo.com

@awesomeworldtrip

Farhang and Mursal are an Afghan-Dutch couple on a never-ending honeymoon around the world.

Their story:

"We have been on the road for more than 2 years now & still going strong! We don't count how many countries because we strongly believe that it's not about numbers but experiences! We've always been passionate about traveling & one day it just struck us to do a worldtrip. After years of saving & planning it all through, we are exactly where we want to be right now :)"

Their tips for travelling couples:

"We believe that anyone can achieve this, as long the desire is really there. It's basically all about priorities. So to keep it short; if you love traveling as much as we do, set priorities, work hard, save up and book those tickets you've been waiting to get for so long!"

More about this couple:

Website: www.awesomeworldtrip.com

@christy_travelinglovebug

Christina, from Florida & Sean from Pennsylvania (America) have been together for almost 6 years and have travelled to 32 countries so far.

Their story:

"We first met while traveling to a summer internship in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The funny part is, we both attended the same university in Fort Myers, Florida, but had never met. We did not have one mutual friend in common and we would have never crossed paths; however, we met doing what we love most, traveling and stepping outside of our comfort zone. We just got married this past year: April 2, 2016, and are now enjoying an endless honeymoon."

Their tips for travelling couples:

"Enjoy the moment, laugh a lot, even if you laugh so hard you pee your pants (yes, I am guilty! haha), and make your biggest effort to step outside of your comfort zone. There is a certain level of comfort that comes with traveling with your best friend/partner/husband/confidant. Immerse yourself in the culture, and speak to EVERYONE, not just each other. Traveling together has not only helped us grow as individuals by pushing our limits in the best way possible, but it has helped us exponentially grow further in love. Traveling with your soul mate is the best feeling in the entire world. It's like being given the opportunity to make your own storybook fairytale come to life."

More about this couple:

Website: travelinglovebug.com

@travellingweasels

Laura, from England & Tanbay from Germany have visited 34 countries to date.

Their story:

"We met in Cardiff 2006 and have been travelling together since! Together we've been to 34 countries."

Their tips for travelling couples:

"Travel can make or break a couple - if you can make it through this, you can make it through anything."

More about this couple:

Youtube: travellingweasels

@honeymoon.backpackers

Monique & Dylan are both from the Central Coast of Australia. Together they've already explored 15 countries. Here's their story: "We went to high school together, but never actually hung out until we left school, where we became good friends first. After being together for 6 months, I was accepted to work & study at disney world in America. This was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up and Dylan didn't want to wait until I came back, so he quit his job & moved to America to be with me. After 3 months of working at Disney World, I’d had enough, so we decided to travel Central America. Over 6 months we backpacked south America, before returning to the States to travel from California to Vancouver. We spent 3 months traveling Canada & visiting Dylan’s Canadian family, before returning back to Australia.

We got engaged after being back for 6 months & spent the next two years (Dylan) finishing his electrical engineering diploma & (Monique) finishing her degree in Business & Economics & internship in radio commercial production. In 2016, we got hitched barefoot on the beach in Boracay, Philippines. Instead of having an elaborate two week honeymoon, we decided to backpack the world indefinitely. We quit our jobs and got rid of everything we owned that didn’t fit into our backpacks, embarking on our endless honeymoon visiting all 7 continents of the world."

Their tips for travelling couples:

"Go for it! It’s the best, most real and maybe the only way to truly get to know your parter. You go through literally everything together; from the incredible places you visit that you truly have to see to believe, to the 2 day bus trips where you fit 31 people into a 12 seater van! The beautiful humans you meet along the way to the little fights that are inevitable when you spend 24/7 together. If you're anything like us you’ll come out on top of it, hand in hand loving each other even more not only as lovers but as best friends. You truly get to learn everything about each other and go through everything together. There is nothing better than having so many new experiences, new places and new friends with your best friend."

More about this couple:

Website: www.honeymoonbackpackers.com

@aworldofdreaming

Dave & Dominique are both from Belgium and have visited 4 countries together.

Their story:

"How they met? Tinder - we knew we were in love from the beginning! We've been to 4 countries and have many more to come! We've got Holland and Italy planned for this year."

Their tips for travelling couples:

"Travelling can be a bit (sometimes very) stressful and can cause some frustrations. Just remember you are traveling with the person you love the most - relax and soak up every bit of the amazing journey."

More about this couple:

Facebook: aworldofdreaming

@our.travel.life

Steffi & Chris from Germany have been together since 2014 and are a serious Instagram couple (you'll learn why) and have so far, travelled to 5 countries together. This is their story:

Their story:

"We met on Instagram! I was an au pair in America and started to upload a few pictures on my page. I saw him on a picture and started to write to him! We found out that we lived only 30minutes apart in Germany, so planned to meet up once I moved back. It's a really funny story because I never thought I would meet the love of life on a photo portal. We both love to travel and are planning to visit Italy, France, Austria and Spain this year."

Their tips for travelling couples:

"For us it is important to make plans that work for both of us. Which type of vacation is the best for both of us? Adventure, relaxing or romantic? Sometimes I really need more relaxation while Chris needs some adventure, so it's important to find something in between. Everyone should be happy at the end of the trip!"

More about this couple:

Website post: www.umdiewelt.de

@kevinandjolien

Kevin & Jolien are both from Belgium and met on tinder.

Their story:

"Oh yeah, we never told many people about meeting on Tinder haha. Since we've been together (already 2,5 years) we've travelled to Chimay - it's one of the only places in Belgium that offers a free camping place for the night. We've also been to Amsterdam and Paris and after three months together we decided to go to Australia on a work and holiday visa. Nine months after that decision was made we took the plane to Sydney where we did the 88 days of farm work so we could extend our visa for a second year! We've been in Australia for 16 months now. We've recently bought a Jeep with rooftop tent and started to travel around the country - we've already made it from Cooktown to Melbourne. What's next? 2 weeks in Tasmania, The Great Ocean Rd, Perth.. we also went to New Zealand for 5 weeks, travelling around by van - that was absolutely amazing!"

Their tips for travelling couples:

"Just do it! Have the courage to follow your dreams! Get out of your comfortzone and you'll be surprised what life has to offer."

More about this couple:

Youtube: kevinandjolien

@backpackhoneymoon

Lubi from Slovakia & Alper from Turkey have just got married. They've been to 19 countries and have lived in 4!

Their story:

"We met in a Prague pub 5 years ago while attending a local couchsurfing meetup. We were both living there at the time. Now this is now our long honeymoon :)"

Their tips for travelling couples:

"It's true that you already have each other, so you might not feel the need to meet new people that much; but it's still important to stay social. You should still be open to meeting new people together. You get to learn new things, hear great stories, get tips about your next destinations and have lots of fun."

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