GirlGI | Girl Gone International Issue 6 - Page 44

Mike and I met in Tanzania after both hav- ing summited Mount Kilimanjaro. We both love the reactions we get from people when they ask ‘So you’re from Australia, he’s from America, where did you both meet?’ My response is always, ‘Africa, as you do!’ Before meeting, we both traveled solo. While we loved the freedom and independence that came with solo travel, we have found that traveling as a couple has many more advantages. Advantages include: costs are split in two, safety in numbers, someone to take care of you and shared bag space! There is absolutely nothing better or more rewarding than experiencing the world with your best friend. There are just some experiences that are better shared with another person. Traveling as a couple also generally means you see more. Two sets of eyes have proven to be better than one, and two different ways of interpreting the world has led to more enriching travel experiences. Traveling the world together has brought us closer as a couple. That’s not to say we haven’t had our fair share of arguments while on the road. Over time we have discovered many secrets for success, which have diminished the need for divorce lawyers after each trip!