When it comes to travel, many of us feel it represents freedom, and for good reason. After all, working life can feel like a cage sometimes. You’re stuck in one place, doing the same things, day in and day out. So, when it comes time to see more of the world, we embrace it whole heartedly. However, you may find yourself in a position to not want to travel yourself. There are a number of reasons for this. Social anxiety comes to mind, for example, as I, myself, contend with. There are a number of medical reasons you may be homebound. You can also simply be stuck with kids or pets with no one to watch them in your absence. This can be bad enough on its own, but it becomes a major problem when you significant other desperately wants to travel, and wants to travel with you. However, one solution, albeit not an ideal one, is to encourage your companion to travel solo.
As I said, this is not an ideal solution. After all, your partner wants to share the travel experience with you, so leaving you behind will be a tragic compromise. However, it’s worth traveling, even if alone, for that experience, even if you can only share it second hand. So, you can offer your partner some incentive to take a trip for themselves, for example, to make the prospect all the sweeter. For example, offering to deep clean the house or having some Shari’s Berries waiting for them when they return can go a long way to make them more comfortable with leaving. Another thing you can do to stoke the fires of their passion for travel is to simply espouse the virtues of solo travel. For example, tell them about how the experience will make them stronger by being alone for awhile. Most of us never have the chance to be really alone for an extended period, and it can be a growing experience.