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Travel Advice from Traveling Couples

This is a guest post by Elise, one half of Positive World Travel. It’s a different format than I’ve done in the past, but let’s see how it works. It’s been almost two years since Anthony and I started traveling together. In that time, I’ve learned more about Anthony and our relationship than I ever could have if we had stayed in Sydney. I certainly believe our travels have only strengthened our relationship. And so I began to wonder what […]

Keeping The Relationship Spark Alive

This is a guest post by Ant, one half of Positive World Travel. When traveling the world as a couple, there can come a time when the your relationship “spark” loses some its brightness. While exploring new cultures and racing around the world, it‘s easy for your relationship to fall to the wayside or end up in a rut. I’m talking from experience. Our relationship has become boring and mundane a few times, but we‘ve found many ways to keep […]

The Challenges of Love on the Road

This is a guest post by Ayngelina of Bacon is Magic. One of the biggest sacrifices I made in order to travel was leaving a relationship. Naturally, one of the very first questions people ask me is what it’s like to be single on the road. I’ve had an incredible year in Latin America as a solo female traveler, and I’ve learned on the way that having a relationship on the road can be a tricky balance of exhausting and […]

Dividing Up Travel Responsibilities

This is a guest post by Elise, one half of Positive World Travel. In a previous post, Anthony wrote about how compromise and communication are key factors in maintaining a successful travel relationship. I also wrote about how “me time” can do wonders for avoiding arguments and keeping the relationship fresh. But there’s another important tip to keep in mind: making sure each partner has certain responsibilities on the road. There are many tasks to perform when you travel. Questions […]

Safety Tips from a Solo Traveler

This is a guest post by Ayngelina of Bacon is Magic. She will be writing a series of articles on traveling as a solo female in your thirties. In the last 14 months, I have traveled from Mexico to Argentina solo. What surprises me most are people’s reactions to a female alone in Latin America; they often ask what special safety precautions I take. My first reaction is that I have none. But then I realize that after nearly two […]

Coping with Fights on the Road

This is a guest post by Ant, one half of Positive World Travel. Elise and I fight. A lot. It’s usually about petty things that don’t really matter, but in the heat of the moment, sometimes even the smallest issues get blown out of proportion. It’s the stupid stuff, like where we should go next or what we should see. We argue about food a lot, too. Elise is always hungry and needs to eat throughout the day, whereas I […]

Breaking the Marriage Mold

This is a guest post by Ayngelina of Bacon is Magic. She will be writing a series of articles on traveling as a solo female in your thirties. I had a textbook childhood. I went to university, graduated with a degree, worked hard, and eventually landed a great job as an account director at an ad agency. It paid well, I wore jeans to work, practiced yoga at lunch, and went for pints with coworkers after hours. But I wasn’t […]

The Importance of Personal Time

This is a guest post by Elise, one half of Positive World Travel. I’m going to be selfish for this post. I’m going to write about me. Don’t worry, I’m not going to bore you with the details of my favorite food, hobbies, or shoe size. Instead, I’m going to talk about why taking some time out from being a couple can be a good thing when you travel. Yes, I’m talking about that popular catchphrase, “me time.” Last month, […]

The Joy of Traveling as a Couple

Editor’s Note: This is the start of a series of posts by Ant and Elise, a couple that has been traveling together for over a year, on the ups and downs of traveling as a couple. They will be writing a monthly column on traveling as two since I want to be able to provide some advice for couples traveling, and I tend to travel mostly alone. Traveling as a couple is unlike anything else. You’re not alone nor are […]

Four Tips for Taking Better Travel Photos

This is a guest post by Bethany Salvon. Everyone wants to take good travel photos, but most people are frustrated when what they see doesn’t translate accurately onto film or into pixels. Taking good photos takes time and practice. However, there are some quick tips that can be used to make your photos better right away. It doesn’t matter if you’re taking photos with your phone, a point and shoot, or an expensive SLR, some basic photo tips are universal […]