There are many solo travel blogs out there that talk about how traveling is solo is great and we admire the people that travel alone. It takes a strong person of a certain breed that can go out into the world solo and explore.

We are not those people.

Traveling as a couple is all we know. Having been together since we were in college, Dave and I have only ever traveled together and we have made it work for each other.

Traveling as a couple has it's advantages!

Traveling as a couple has it's advantages!

Over the years we have developed a system and have found traveling as a couple provides a lot of benefits as opposed to going it alone.

Here are the things that we have found made our travels around the world easier as a couple.

1. Good cop bad cop – When traveling in a third world country everything involves bartering. Hotel rooms, taxi’s, shopping, tours… everything involves working out a bargain. Dave is great at playing hardball and if he were a solo traveler people might find him a little too hard and probably wouldn’t get his deals. But having a woman with him smiling as he works his magic helps to smooth the rough edges. When they are stating a price and he is saying no, they look to me for support. I smile and laugh and they give in a bit while Dave gives in a bit and we all go home happy and having a good time.

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