Traveling as a couple
We see more often that people travel in pairs and also come to Elebaires as a couple. It’s nice to see because we see their participation and how they are involved in the group together. I will tell you the special value of traveling as a couple and the experience of our own Elebaires couples.
Added value for traveling as a couple
First it is really romantic to travel together. Can you imagine exploring the world together? Visit the most beautiful places in the world. Make memories together and remember them with your love. You and your loved one usually think about the future, but when you travel, you don’t think about the same things as at home. You will truly live in the “now” moment with your partner. You have no influence from others, for example friends, family and obligations. It is still possible to meet many people and make many friends. Some people wonder if it is difficult to be together 24/7. So far, I have not received any negative words about this. They can say that your relationship is being tested. It is still great to have a moment for yourself, take a walk, read a book, etc. Your relationship will become stronger and better during the travel experience.
Experiences of our Elebaires couples
Evelyne and Michel
Travel now and then
Evelyne and Michel are retired, so they are used to being together for a long time. They said: “there are definitely more advantages than disadvantages for traveling together with your partner. You can really share your emotions with the things that you see. If you see something incredible. You can tell how much you like it.” Their first trip was in 1991 by car. A very long time ago. They have seen how it becomes easier to travel through the years. The advantage of traveling now is that it has become much easier. Now you have Google to help you search for information, to know where you are and which direction to take. Compared to the past, they traveled with a map to find out where they were.
There are times when Evelyne and Michel want to see or do something else. It is great for them to go their own way for a few hours and they do these things. They can no longer surprise each other because they have known each other for so long. Their experience made them more relaxed, not only because of the technological improvements, but they also know the feeling of traveling. They are used to travel together and they know each other better.
They always did cooking classes but never learned a language. So, they were really curious about the experience of going to a school together. Elebaires was exactly what they were looking for. They like to see people with different Spanish levels so that they can learn from them. They really like to follow the lessons separately because the Spanish level of this couple is not the same.
It is nice to see what they have achieved. This couple is really special with a beautiful view of the world. They look harmless and very strong when they are together. They make me realize that no matter how old you are. It is never too late to explore the world.
Louise and Christopher
Together we are stronger
A youth couple traveling through Argentina together. Buenos Aires is not their first destination. They went to Cuba and Chili before they arrived in Argentina. They have been together for five years and have previously made many other journeys. This time Argentina is on the list. Their opinion about traveling together: ‘there is really someone next to you who you can trust and know. You know this person and you can do and say what you want. It doesn’t matter what. It is nice to discuss what your plans are and what makes sense.’
Compared to traveling alone. They think that things are not as flexible and free as traveling alone. Because they already have the company of each other, it is harder to meet new people because they do not have the urge to meet new people. They said: “When you are alone, you are more active in finding friends around you.” And this is true, but thankfully they still do and it is still possible when you travel with your partner!
Compared to their first trip and last. They know each other better. They know what the other person is interested in and what the partner wants to explore. That makes it easier if you know each other better. This journey is also longer, so that they have more time to explore and the flexibility is greater. Their opinion about travel is not to prepare too many plans, but just see what the journey brings you.
They are both down to earth and that makes their journey so easy. You can imagine that you need privacy and freedom, but this couple does not have the pressure to have some time alone. At the moment this is not a problem at all. I can see how strong their relationship is and it is really nice to realize that from their stories.