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