They say the best way to get to know some­one is to go on a trip with them.

Cosmopolitan (Philippines) - - A Note From The Editor - Marla Mini­ano, Ed­i­tor in Chief

In our new Love sec­tion, How We Make It Work, so­cial media power pair David Gui­son and Vina Guer­rero talk about the role travel has played in their re­la­tion­ship—how it has both strength­ened and tested their bond. I couldn’t agree more; trav­el­ing to­gether is one of the big­gest mile­stones a cou­ple can go through. Ev­ery trip I’ve taken with my fi­ancé (who I’m mar­ry­ing this month, hee­hee!) has been mem­o­rable not sim­ply be­cause of the cities we’ve vis­ited and the things we’ve seen, but be­cause it has helped us un­der­stand each other bet­ter. Back home our dif­fer­ences make us clash, but when faced with an un­fa­mil­iar place we need to nav­i­gate to­gether, our dif­fer­ences work in our fa­vor. His im­pul­sive­ness com­ple­ments my need to put to­gether an itin­er­ary, and we com­pro­mise so that both spon­tane­ity and order come into play. His friend­li­ness com­ple­ments my shy­ness, and we al­ways end up mak­ing new friends on the road. His sense of ad­ven­ture com­ple­ments my cau­tion, and we get to amass new ex­pe­ri­ences while tak­ing care of our­selves and of each other.

They say the best way to get to know some­one is to go on a trip with them. But this doesn’t just ap­ply to ro­man­tic part­ners or friends—it ap­plies to your re­la­tion­ship with your­self, too. If you’re strug­gling to lis­ten to your heart amidst the noise of the daily grind, step away for a bit and book a ticket for one. Travel may not come cheap, but learn­ing to en­joy your own com­pany is the best gift you can ever give your­self, be­cause you’ll find that while you’re push­ing your bound­aries and mov­ing away from your com­fort zone, you’re also giv­ing your­self a chance to look in­ward, spend­ing time with your thoughts, and get­ting closer to dis­cov­er­ing who you re­ally are. In a world where peo­ple travel for the ‘gram or to hum­ble­brag, it’s nice to re­cal­i­brate and use travel for a more mean­ing­ful pur­pose, one that won’t get lost in an al­go­rithm or be swal­lowed up in a sea of likes.

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Much thanks to makeup artist Joan Teotico for giv­ing me a spe­cial bri­dal glam work­shop—yup, I’m do­ing my own makeup!—at Pri­va­tus Pri­vate Din­ing, where her part­ner AJ Reyes (right) is head chef.

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