Trekity’s Darcie Connell offers six signature lessons learned through travel.
After traveling the world since 2008, Trekity co-founder Darcie Connell has learned a little secret that changed her life…travel made her a better lover. And who says women can’t kiss and tell? Through her experiences in traveling to over thirty countries around the world, she’s acquired innumerable lessons about life and love. Here are six to start with.
Appreciate your partner. Certain aspects of travel can be extremely stressful, like making sure you get to the airport on time or asking for directions in a foreign language. It’s during those moments that your travel partner is worth their weight in gold. After all, they understand what you’re going through and can really reduce the stress of travel. Taking that appreciation for your partner into the bedroom can really ignite the romance and passion.
Enjoy a new environment. Who said making love is strictly for the bedroom? When you travel you’re constantly stimulated by new sights, sounds, tastes, and sensations that can put you in the mood at any given moment. Go with the flow and try making love in a new environment. The location doesn’t have to be uber-public (like Times Square in New York); it can be something more private like your kitchen or backyard. The risk of being caught also adds to the heat of the moment.
Change things up. When you travel, all routines, timelines and rhythms are broken. Forget the 6am alarm clock, your weekly strategy meetings, or even chores around the house. You have complete freedom to get frisky whenever you want and for any duration of time. Take that mindset back home with you and forget all of life’s routines. Be spontaneous and change things up. You can have a nice long romantic evening with your partner – or a fun quickie if you’re short on time. The choice is yours.
Express yourself. One of the most important aspects of travel is knowing how to express yourself and your needs. It’s also an invaluable skill in the bedroom. Being able to communicate your wants and needs with your partner can be the difference between having amazing sex versus mediocre sex and we all want amazing sex, right? Practice verbal and non-verbal ways of expressing yourself the next time you’re with your partner and you’ll see immediate results.
Be confident. It literally took traveling around the world to learn that people are virtually the same everywhere. While there might be slight differences in skin color, height, weight and shapes, for the most part people have the same desires. Being confident in your body – and what you want to do with it – is a major turn on. Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love, sums it up perfectly by writing, “Let me ask you something, in all the years that you have…undressed in front of a gentleman has he ever asked you to leave? Has he ever walked out and left? No? It’s because he doesn’t care! He’s in a room with a naked girl, he just won the lottery.”
Have an open mind. Learning to have an open mind when traveling has given me some remarkable life experiences and the same goes for sex. By sharing your desires and fantasies with your partner and maintaining an open mind, you can take your love life to the next level satisfying each other along the way.
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Darcie Connell is the co-founder of Trekity.com and TravelBloggerAcademy.com and continues to travel and experience the world. Follow Darcie on Twitter for further insights as she explores the world’s more sensual side.
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