"Travel is like love, mostly because it's a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful,
receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed.
That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end." - Pico Iyer
We were in a bustling airport full of people, and not an ounce of nervousness befell onto their faces. There is this familar feeling of amorousness between Lydia and Tessa as they were standing in front of my camera. I know that feeling. It’s the feeling of being in unison. That feeling of whatever happens, it ll be okay. Because I know I am with you. I see the way he makes her laugh with such ease. The way they move so comfortably in each other’s arms. The way their hands just reach out for one another, without even thinking about it. Like the final pieces to a puzzle. It’s beautiful to watch really. Especially at a place where people are walking past you, going about their own business. All I know is that their love for travel has led them countless of times to a place such as this. And as I am typing this, pictures of their honeymoon trip to Hawaii fill my Facebook newsfeed. And the more I scroll down my phone, the more I start to think: “Showoffs.” But I do understand the importance of regular travel and vacations when it comes to being in a relationship. Besides getting away from the mundane 9 to 5 work week routine, traveling, I think helps in solidifying you and your spouse as one unit. Being with one person, in an unfamiliar place 24/7, you have to become the person your partner can fall back on. And vice versa. When your partner is sick or tired, you have to get them out of that rut. Or if you’re feeling lazy and all you want to do is bum it inside the hotel room, your partner has to be able to light that fire in your ass (so to speak), and help you become your adventurous self again. It’s give and take. And usually you will gain more understanding of your partner on a deeper level and make the relationship stronger. Couple’s traveling, I think, is more than just doing touristy things with your partner, but more importantly, doing things for them as well. I mean, any way you look at it, when you travel to a different place, your significant other is that little piece of “home” away from home.
Once again, thanks to thecraziethewizard for supplying us with his wizardry. Go check him out!