Wouldn’t it sound heart breaking if you put forward your long kept desire of travelling to a certain place and your spouse denies just because he or she doesn’t like travelling?
I won’t suggest you to change your life partner because I am sure you love him/her. To be honest to choose a vacation or a holiday above a spouse is stupidity. Well, almost 🙂
Having said that, let me give you some extremely effective ideas which can help you convince your spouse to go on a holiday with you.
Here are the tips to convince your partner to start travelling :
Talk About Each Other’s Interests
You must talk to your partner about what are his or her interests. These inputs will help you decide which holiday suggestion to come up with first. You should also keep your travelling dreams before him or her. I am sure your partner wouldn’t be averse to your dreams since they love you. Without knowing about his or her interests you stand no chance of convincing your partner.
Stretch His Comfort Zone
Help your partner understand that travelling would change his or her mental status and it would give a relaxing peace afterwards. You need to convince him or her that travel is the only thing that makes us richer even if we have spent money on it.
Make Them Aware Of Cheap and Best Holiday Packages
The only way of finding out why your partner doesn’t want to travel is by talking about travel a lot. Sometimes it may be as simple a thing as the cost, which your partner may find prohibitive…but never say so in open. If you even have a little inkling that you partner may be worried about the finances, explore travel desires that won’t burn a hole in the pocket. Show your spouse travelling options with discounts & offers on tour packages.
Talk Of Friends’ Recent Vacation Trip
Many people need an outside stimulus to wake up the sleeping interest inside them of them. Facebook newsfeeds of your friends vacations can act as a great stimuli. You can talk to your partner about your friends who recently had a successful vacation to a very exotic place. This if used effectively can be a great way to convince your spouse to start traveling.
Take Your Spouse On A Romantic Date
It doesn’t matter where you are going to, it’s who you are going with. A romantic date at a very exotic, well decorated restaurant would generate new vibe in your spouse’s inner self and he would be tempted more time with you. Just drop a hint during the date and leave rest to your partner. For all you know, he or she may decide to start travelling and plan the whole vacation for you.
Let An Image Tell a Story
As I said earlier, one needs an external stimulus to wake up the sleeping traveller within. Just because your partner isn’t interested doesn’t mean you cannot search for images of exotic places sitting right next to him or her. This act will be like the devil trying to tempt the sinner – be ready to beg, borrow, steal to convince your partner to start traveling.
Be Willing To Plan Everything
Chances are your partner or spouse just isn’t into planning and this is the reason he/she hates travelling. This is the reason why you need to assure them that you aren’t hesitant in handling all the travel planning. Assuring him or her of this will be the single most important thing you can do to convince your spouse to start travelling.
Mitigate Your Partner’s Fears
Does your spouse have a fear of height, water or any other such fear? You need to find this out and also mitigate them before you even speak to them about travel. For instance, if he or she is scared of water a beach holiday is ruled out for the first time.
Let The First Travel Together Be His Native Place
There are certain memories attached to a native place where your spouse has spent a great fraction of his life. Make a trip to that place and he would love you even more as it would relish the happening past. This travel suggestion can almost always help you convince your partner.
Start With Short Intra-City Trips
Start slow by travelling a bit within the city. Especially adventure travel or spiritual opportunities within the city which can act like an ice-breakers. I am recommending intra-city adventure or spiritual travel because these are the ones with the greatest pull which can help your spouse say: ‘Why don’t we do it one more time!”
Plan a Few Staycations
If your partner or spouse isn’t agreeing to the adventure or spiritual intra-city travelling, just recommend a staycation. A Staycation is where you decide to just walk into a nice hotel in your city itself and spend a few days. No travelling nothing….just not being at home. Simple. This is something your partner can never refuse.
Plan Short Breaks On Weekends
Once you have done a few intra-city trips or stacations, you can start with weekend breaks. If you notice, all of us become tired by end of the week. That’s a great time to suggest doing nothing over the weekend. A small trip planned by you would give him or her a much-needed break and it would bring back the lost charm in the relationship as well. He or she would spend time in a different world far from their work life.
Plan A Step-By-Step Vacation
Once you had a 2 day trip on weekends, you can extend that to a week then for 2 weeks, next for a month or two, and finally you’d have a trip of 6 months to another country. Meanwhile your partner would be thinking why did he never spend over travelling?