Why I Value Solo Travel Even Though I Have Spouse

I dated my now-husband Sam for 11 years before we got married at Camp Wandawega in 2016. Throughout our relationship, I traveled solo—and I did it often. Solo travel is something that I fell in love with!

On my own, I backpacked in South America, spent 90 days traveling solo in the Middle East and Asia, and have taken many trips around the US. 

At this point, solo travel is one of my favorite ways to see the world. I value what the experience does for me and I actively choose to pursue it. This sentiment certainly didn’t change on September 10th, 2016 when I put a wedding ring on my finger.

Continue reading about my desire to continue solo traveling even though I have a spouse with my collaborative article on Intrepid Travel’s blog.

Not sure if traveling solo without your spouse is right for you? Read more about how my husband and I make a traveling lifestyle work for our relationship.


Author: Megan Arz

I am a travel and food obsessed Midwesterner living in Chicago and dreaming of the world. I work as a full-time program manager for Greenheart Travel, but I am also committed to integrating the travel lifestyle into my every day routines. I am passionate about ethical travel, meeting new people, creating unique memories and eating local cuisine!

2 thoughts

  1. This is SO interesting! I totally understand all your points about why you do it. I have done only one or two trips solo but one reason why I don’t do it more often is because I feel like I’m missing out on sharing something amazing with my husband. Does your husband also do solo trips?

    1. Thanks for the comment and I’m glad you found it interesting! My husband has pretty limited vacation time, so he often uses it to travel with me. But he also has to travel for work at times, and he almost always does those solo. I encourage him to take solo trips though!

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