What’s next after the stage where you learn everything that you can – from dry type transformers to nail color palettes – to impress the other person? Traveling together! Getting to know someone can truly be an interesting, rewarding experience and you want to take advantage of it.
So here are 3 tips to make traveling with a date fun!
Create a Travel Playlist Together
Music really does have the power to evoke emotions and create lasting memories and so working together on a travel playlist is one of the easiest ways to make such a trip special.
Plus, making a playlist is pretty simple; it’s really just talking through each other’s musical tastes, favorite genres, and memorable songs, then making a shared playlist of tracks that resonate with both of you. Maybe even mixing in different genres for the many different mood shifts of a trip.
In fact, make the creating a playlist part a date! Sit down together, order some takeout, and take turns suggesting songs for specific moments – road trip anthems, sunset tunes, or even songs to play during a spontaneous dance session. Really, you’ll be happy to have this soundtrack time together.
Challenge Each Other with Travel Games
Games often bring out the playful side of a relationship, with all that laughter and friendly competition.
Bring along travel-sized board games, cards, or just games that require minimal equipment. Alternatively, making up unique challenges based on your surroundings, like spotting certain landmarks or creating impromptu scavenger hunts, is a great idea.
You want to opt for games that are easygoing and allow for conversation if it’s going to improve and not bring down the mood.
So prepare to take out a deck of cards and play a quick game of “Travel Poker” where you assign point values to different landmarks, and whoever spots the most landmarks and thus the highest points wins a small prize or gets to choose the next roadside attraction.
Try Local Delicacies
A major part of why traveling is awesome is all the food! Trying local dishes means immersing yourself in the culture of a destination, a shared experience that can be both delicious and memorable.
Head to local markets to sample street food and regional delicacies, discuss your impressions of each dish, and maybe even try to recreate favorites. In every new city, research a popular local dish and make it a mission to really find the best place that serves it. Whether it’s trying beignets in New Orleans or sushi in Tokyo, the shared experience of really savoring a new flavor could very well become a delightful part of your travel narrative.
Music, games, food – you want traveling with a date to be great, and here are some tips to get you started. Try them out!