7 Signs You’re Ready to Travel With Your Couple Friends

Couples Vacation

My husband and I just returned from a blissful week-long, kid-free, tropical vacation celebrating our ten year wedding anniversary. We traveled with two other couples and as the six of us were rehashing the trip on our final night we realized we had the best time together, had checked off some bucket list items, and had each only gotten in one fight with our significant other. As married couples and parents with seven kids between us, that last trip highlight felt like quite the feat.

Research has found that couple friendships are an important part of marriage wellbeing. But how do you know whether you are ready to take your couple friendship to the next level and travel together? Here are a few signs your couples trip will be a success.

Traveler Tips For Leaving the Kids at Home & Actually Enjoying Your Trip

Travel Tips for Leaving the Kids and Enjoying Your Trip

My husband and I have taken a handful of trips away from our kids since we became parents, but none so far as when we jet-setted off to Sydney, Australia for my younger brother’s wedding. In truth, the anxiety about being so far away from my babies overshadowed the excitement of actually traveling to an incredible new country I never dreamed I’d visit. As much as we all need a break from parenting once in a while, halfway around the world is about as far away as you can get from your children. So what did I learn to help mitigate my anxiety and maximize our fun?