Hey my sweetest, we are travelling together since almost seven years and you are just the best partner for it. But why I love travelling WITH YOU so much? What makes you so perfect for me?
My fist thought is to say: “Because I love you” – but it’s actually not so easy. I already loved travelling with you when I didn’t even know yet, that I will love you one day. So let’s look back to the moment when everything started with you and me and our travelling.
How everything started
We met in Brussels on a conference for young journalists, where I – thanks to some lucky coincidences – ended up being in the team with you.
We met already – kind of – on a trip, surrounded by a lot of wonderful people from all over Europe. Many of them are our friends now. That’s one thing I love about travelling with you so much: you just meet someone shortly and you can end up being a friend with him or her. And you will still be friends after many years.
Some people, when they travel, look for loneliness, nature, silence and we both love to meet other folks, get to know them, sleep in their houses and gardens, talk to them and later about them.
Love is a road trip
In the next months we traveled together in Armenia, Copenhagen, Macedonia, Kosovo: hitchhiking, riding Balkan trains – playing crazy to have a compartment alone at nights, staying at the places we like for longer, working on a little reportage in Struga (Macedonia) and suddenly in Hungary first time people looked on your little baby belly.
Don’t worry, be happy
But instead of worrying about our parenthood we started the next, this time very big and looong trip when little Hanna is few months old – no big plans, but a big dream: To go around the Black Sea.
I could not imagine to do it with anybody else than with you. You believe in things. And if you believe in them, they happen. You look forward and push yourself and also me for new adventures. And you are the best travel mate on the whole planet earth.
Your polishness (“Maybe lock the car and don’t leave the camera on the seat?”) together with the belief that everybody in the world is good – that’s a perfect travel partner combination to get around the world, even in dangerous or uneasy situations.
And luckily you still can’t be on one place for too long. I am looking forward to travel with you until we are old and grey and still smiling. I love you, Anna Alboth.
So how to find the perfect travel partner?
To find out if someone is your perfect travel partner you have to travel together. Find a nice girl and go on a trip with her! Looking back I think the most important is that you feel the same way about traveling. We both love to travel on a small budget, being among people, meeting locals, taking pictures, collecting stories and also taking our kids with us.
But it doesn’t mean your travel partner needs to be like The Family Without Borders. If you love sitting on the beach and having nice dinners in the hotel and your partner feels in the same way – perfect! You will have a wonderful time together, doing things you love together. Congratulations.
But if one is more the outdoor, camping freak and the other one loves to spend holidays in the hotel, with nice dinners, shopping – you probably won’t have much fun together on your trip and start to argue. So maybe you just don’t fit to each other?
If traveling is an important part of you life and you and you want to share this wonderful time with your partner, consider finding the next girl and go on the next little trip.
It’s not easy to find the perfect travel partner and I am very happy, that one I met Anna.
Good luck folks – it’s possible!
Our first book is out!
We have published our first book (for now just in Polish:) about our Central America Trip.
See, read and order here »
OMG. It`s so sweet .Your avowal of love is beautiful. I want to some day somebody talk in that way about me.
:) He is so sweet :)
Congrats on finding the perfect travel partner. Such a sweet post. Yes, I think it is very important to travel together, at the beginning, as a test of a relationship even if you don’t plan to travel in the future. There is something about being out of your comfort zone, away from support systems, in difficult situations, that binds you. If your partner can’t live and support you during those times then it’s a red flag that when the going gets tough, even if you are at home, he/she will not be there for you. That’s what a good relationship is about. Not necessarily about fixing problems but being there no matter what.
Thank you. Seems like you also found your travel-relationship-way! keep on going ;)
Nice post. Good you found great travel mates in each other.
I think of my travel mate in a bit different way. Sometimes life doesn’t allow you to go “out of your box”.
Then you should think of your travel mate in a manner that life is a big journey itself. Sometimes “traveling” can be without actually going somewhere, just traveling through life, when life shows its good and its not so good sides… With someone who understands you, who cares for you, who is there for you, who you have children with and who you see when you think about your future…
Thus, you can have a travel mate without actually going somewhere… Does it make sense to you?
It does!! Travelling can be very relevant :)
Well done on finding your perfect travel partner! For anyone else seeking a like minded travel partner I would recommend using on of the travel social networks.
I agree on what you have said in this post! It is not easy to find a travel partner. Glad that you have meet yours! Thanks for sharing this post to us
I was captured by your article. Well, I found my best travel buddy, aside from my friends and love ones. It is my jet lag prevention, jetLAGFX http://www.jetlagfx.com/. This makes me comfortable and relaxed whenever I travel. How I love your article.
What a lovely post and well done for finding your perfect travel companion. For those of you still looking for your perfect travel companion there is a website which allows you to find other travellers with a similar interest. (http://www.travelchum.net)