Nigerian travel blog, Naija Nomads shared an interview with travel vlogger, Ginyangs World. The vlogger, who travels the world with his wife shared his top 3 tips on travelling as a couple, which we think will come in handy for couples planning a honeymoon or just a trip away.
Ernest Hemingway once said ‘Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.’
- There’s nothing wrong with over-planning and organizing a detailed itinerary, as doing so will allow you to maximize your time. This was probably the biggest difference between my wife and I when we began traveling. When we first started traveling together, I would draw up detailed spread sheets. Gathering intel on everything from the best viewpoint to see the sunrise, to which restaurant serves jollof rice to how much to tip a tuk-tuk driver. In contrast, Birdy was more of a “let’s get there and figure it out” kind of traveler. Luckily, we have found a way to meet in the middle. We both agree that having a plan—even if we ultimately deviate from it entirely—helps us best utilize our time abroad.
- Challenge each other to take risks. We really enjoy having unique experiences when we travel, and try to do things that we wouldn’t be able to do back home. As a result, we always try to build some adventure into our days, which has led us to shark cage diving in South Africa, visiting a hammam spa in Morocco, and sky-diving in Australia.
- Try to unplug from technology whenever possible. Some of my favorite memories are from when I was completely off the grid—that feeling of pure freedom and anonymity is unbeatable.