The course of true love never did run smooth, but it gets particularly bumpy on holidays. So before you make it instagram official, make sure you test your love with these travel experiences.
THE ROAD TRIP
Does your potential life partner suffer from road rage or a strange penchant for Chumbawamba? A road trip will inevitably reveal such deal breakers. You’ll also figure out if he is patient enough to cater to your need to pee every 20 minutes.
THE OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE TRIP
He can’t live without his creature comforts and whinges when there’s no Weet-bix for breakfast? If you like to experience the world as locals do, but he’s just not into it, you may want to reconsider your future co-habitation. He likely won’t compromise on his multi-ply toilet paper...
THE FOOD POISONING TRIP
Not that we’re advocating getting sick on purpose, but sometimes (and in some places) it’s almost an inevitability. Nothing tests a young relationship like sharing a hotel loo when you’ve got food poisoning. Just turn up the TV to keep a little of the mystery alive.
THE BEACH FLOP TRIP
Some people simply don’t have it in them to unwind and disconnect. So if you’re with someone who’s more interested in what’s going on at home or in the office than being with you, than you may want to consider travelling with someone else..
THE ICONIC TRIP
If you’re in New York do you like to take it slow, explore Brooklyn like a local, meander in MOMA, wander the High Line? Is he a more tick-it-off-the-list kind of traveller? the two aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive and if he’s got other qualities you can learn to live with his need to see the big stuff. Compromise is key.
THE FAMILY TRIP
Travelling with or to the in-laws is a huge relationship test. After all, if he can’t kick it with your grandma, what’s the point in going on?