Alesha and Jarryd are professional photographers, writers and the founders of Australia’s biggest adventure travel blog, NOMADasaurus. They’ve been exploring the world together since 2008, searching for culture and adventure in off the beaten path destinations.
12 years ago the two of us set off, alone, on our first-ever international trips. We were young, single and excited to see the world. Armed with working holiday visas for Canada, we started our travels off on our own, but quickly made hundreds of friends with other people doing the same thing as us.
About a year into our adventures, Alesha and I met in a hostel in Vancouver, immediately hit it off, and soon afterwards became a couple, travelling around Canada in a campervan and working the ski fields.
Fast forward 11 years and we are now happily married, run two businesses together, and are still travelling the world almost full time. After visiting over 70 countries, 6 continents and spending 7 of those years completely nomadic, we have become something of experts at travelling as a couple.
It hasn’t always been easy, and just like any couple, we have our ups and downs, but travelling the world together has been the greatest adventure we could have ever hoped for.
One of the most common questions we get asked is how to travel long-term as a couple and maintain a healthy relationship. Whether it’s for a month or a decade, travelling with your significant other has its own set of challenges than living and working together at home.
To help your relationship last the distance, here are some of our best tips to travel the world as a couple.