Mr. Lovely and I literally met on a bus. I was joining the cast of a national theatrical tour that he was already a part of, and I joined the company on a bus in Wausaw, Wisconsin. So you could say that traveling together was part of our story from the very beginning.
I think all of the touring we’ve done (we’ve both been on three U.S. nationals, he’s been on an international, and we’ve worked in China together) has made us pretty hardy travelers. And it’s lucky for us that we met on the road, because it’s kind of a high-pressure situation – like trial by fire. So we knew from the start that we both liked traveling and having adventures, and that our travel styles jive.
I totally know that I’m lucky, though, and that may not be the case. Do you like to travel with your spouse or partner? I feel like travel is something that really tests a relationship, and the way that you each deal with the little (or massive) situations that come up really come to light and get magnified. Like how do you both react if a flight gets cancelled? Or what’s the general disposition when you’ve been standing in line forever with a heavy backpack in a place with no air conditioning? That’s when stuff gets real. I know there have certainly been a few tense moments between the two of us while we travel. There are bound to be – everybody’s human!
Then there are the roles that you each take when you travel. Mr. Lovely and I have fallen into a routine that I really love. I do the research and all of the planning; I know the places we want to go and the things we want to do, and I plan out our days. Then he makes them happen. He’s so great at navigation, public transportation, money, and all of the logistical stuff. So it works out pretty great.
I think there’s also the matter of your travel styles. Do you both like luxury? Or are you into roughing it? If one of you is cool with sandwiches in the park and the other one really wants caviar at the Ritz, there might be some compromising to do there.
What about you? Do you have certain roles that you fall into when you travel? Do you travel well with your honey? Does it bring out the best or the worst in you? I’d love to know. xoxo