What NOT Do to During Traveling: Fall in Love

What NOT Do to During Traveling: Fall in Love via @thisgirlgiggles


Ok, let’s be honest. We all want to find love. Thanks to romantic comedies and Korean dramas, everyone has dreamt of finding their soulmates and falling wildly in love while traveling.

So, you just met the most intriguing person at your hostel?

Did you and your adorable Couchsurfing host kind of fell for each other while sharing travel stories over dinner?


What NOT Do to During Traveling: Fall in Love via @thisgirlgiggles What NOT Do to During Traveling: Fall in Love via @thisgirlgiggles

I know, your soul is just screaming of happiness. Of course, y’all got the most amazing connection that you cannot describe. You’re thinking, “I will never find anyone like him/her back home.” Cool. Let me stop you right there. At that moment, you are drooling over his/her delicious accent and imagining what your life would be like in this foreign city… STOP!

Before you fall too hard for this soulmate of yours….

Read this carefully:

  1. Who is ready to do long distance?
  2. Can you really break through the culture difference?
  3. Would he/she put in the same effort you would put in and vice versa?
  4. Are your expectations of this “relationship” same as theirs after your trip is over? You better download WhatsApp immediately.
  5. 10-hour time difference? Have fun with that one.
  6. And on which “trip” do you decide to be intimate? Second? Third? Just don’t say first.
  7. Can you break through the language barrier?
  8. Who’s visiting each other first?
  9. Good-byes at the airport? Yes, it will always be heart breaking.
  10. Now that you guys have been successfully communicating for 3 – 6 months through WhatsApp… Who’s moving closer to whom?
  11. Wait, you’re considering moving 3000 miles away from home to be with this person? Are you really going to move in with someone you barely know? (God damn. You better take your dog with you.)
  12. When they are at work… what would you do? Are you ready to only hangout with your S/O and their friends for a while until you make your own friends? And what language are they speaking in?
  13. Ok, so its better since if your lover is moving to your city and moving in with you. I hope you have a dog that they can play with while you are at work.
  14. Be ready to get hit with this notion during your first argument: “But, I moved here for you.”
  15. Most importantly, are you ready to eat tacos, kimchi, rice or pasta every day? Because they might need white rice in every meal.
  16. Are you ready to change your meal time? Honey, you might be eating dinner at 5 p.m. or 11 p.m. You’ll never know.

Lastly, does he/she have a child that you don’t know about? Remember, you’re on “vacation/adventure” mode. Everything is fun and carefree… until it’s not.

After reading this positive post, you will need some of the items below:


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  • Reply
    Nadalie Bardowell
    26/09/2017 at 16:26

    Hey Lyndsy, I quite enjoyed your post. I am not saying I don’t disagree but I understand where you are coming from. Long distance relationships aren’t for everyone, I on the other hand made it work for 4 years, turns out we weren’t right for each other but we still tried.
    A friend’s sister traveled a lot and found her now husband when they were both traveling in India. She was from Canada and he was from Israel. When you find love, you make things work just like they did. She ended up going back with him to his home country and that is where they’ve been since they met abroad. She learnt a whole new language and adopted a new culture for him and they are a dream come true.

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    26/09/2017 at 16:55

    I would do anything for love…or atleast try! And I did it twize! Once when I was a teenager me living in Stockholm while hime in Helsinki. Long distance for two years and then I moved to him when I turn 18 after I finished my school. That ended because I meet a Swiss guy when he was an exchanged student in Helsinki. That was in 2001 and we now married, traveling around the world together twice and our third is plan for next spring…with our baby daughter this time! Worth all the headache when I had learning french!

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    27/09/2017 at 03:51

    Although I enjoyed reading your post and I agree on a lot of things, I think that sometimes you just can’t stop your heart from falling in love.

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    27/09/2017 at 04:36

    These are great tips for those who travel around the world.Falling in love can be happened in anywhere.But,it is also good to stay safe from such feelings when the destination is a new place…

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    27/09/2017 at 15:51

    Great reminders for all those wild-at-heart travellers! I’ve done the long distance before and it’s not easy – some people are worth it, but I wouldn’t advise it for someone you just met. My husband and I spent a long time apart when he was deployed, but we already had a solid foundation – and an end date!

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    David Elliott
    28/09/2017 at 17:44

    Ah, the dreaded long-distance relationship. They seem so perfect until they are not. I would venture to say that it’s not for most people. And the few who make it work usually have other things that are helping them make it work. But your list is a great list of things to consider.

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    Jojo Hua
    28/09/2017 at 19:49

    My best friend’s boyfriend has recently gone on a round-the-world trip on his own for 1 year. I told my friend not to worry about him for these precise reasons!

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    29/09/2017 at 19:11

    Great tips for travelers! When you’re in a new country/place you’re already putting yourself at a vulnerable spot .. will agree with some of the comment here.. and so it’s important to keep in mind that LDR truly isn’t for everyone..

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    13/11/2017 at 23:53

    Totaly true Dear!!!!!! 🙁

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