5 tips for traveling with your significant other without killing each other

The act of traveling and exploring new places can be an incredible bonding experience for a couple. The memories made during a trip can fuel happiness and satisfaction in your relationship for a lifetime.

But there’s a flip side. The old adage is true: If you want to test the strength of your relationship and compatibility, take a trip together. If you’re still together and enjoy each other’s company when you get back, you might have a chance.

From long flights, transportation delays and logistical hiccups to not understanding the culture and language spoken around you, travel can be exhausting. You’re on edge, tired and thrilled at the same time — and you’re by your partner’s side constantly. It’s a situation ripe for an argument. Learning to navigate this scenario successfully is critical, and how you handle those moments when meltdown is imminent can teach you a lot about your relationship overall.

Note: In 2014, I wrote a weekly blog series on budget travel for eHow. This post is from that series, so you'll have to head over to their site to read it in full. Thanks for reading!

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Travel TipsMegan Van Groll