Relationship: Girls who Travel
The blog “Life and Journeys” (http://lifeandjourneys.wordpress.com/) posted in January about what someone encounters when dating or being married to another person who enjoys traveling. (Note – the post is focused on what dating a girl who travels is like but would fit another gender as well.)
Yes, it does touch the fact that she might not always be answering your call right away or that she could be perceived to be a bit more expensive (as she wants to travel often – which can add up cost-wise). However, the focus is more of the positive things that come from dating someone who loves to travel – either abroad or domestically.
“Date a girl who travels. Date a girl who would rather save up for out-of-town trips or day trips than buy new shoes or clothes. She may not look like a fashion plate, but behind that tanned and freckled face from all the days out in the sun, lies a mind than can take you places and an open heart that will take your for what you are, not for what you can be.”
Frequent travelers know it is the memory that is more important than buying a bunch of souvenirs per location. Re-using items, such as clothes from Goodwill or a travel purse that you have used for five abroad trips, means that items that you travel with are ones that are familiar, dependable, and less flashy than traveling with a new Coach purse every weekend.
“Is a girl who travels worth it? Yes, she is. So when you find her, keep her. Don’t lose her with your insecurities and doubts. Because when she says she loves you, she really does. After all, she’s seen so many things, met so many people, and if she had chosen you, better grab that opportunity and thank the gods that you were lucky enough she’s chosen you and not that bloke she met while watching the sun rise in Angkor Wat or while whitewater rafting in the Padas Gorge in Sabah.”
Humor makes this section stand out but brings up a good point – relationships can be hard with people who have traveled a lot or want to pursue a lifestyle full of travel. It takes work and dedication to maintain an intercontinental relationship while studying abroad or serving two years as a Peace Corps member.
To read the full “Date a Girl Who Travels” story, here are two links:
http://lifeandjourneys.wordpress.com/2013/01/01/date-a-girl-who-travels/ (where the story was originally found)
http://www.solitarywanderer.com/2012/02/date-a-girl-who-travels/ (the full story)