Why Women Who Travel Make The Best Girlfriends

Why Women Who Travel Make The Best Girlfriends ©iStock/Lechatnoir

Traveling is about more than accumulating stamps in a passport or posting artsy foreign skyline photos on Instagram. At its heart, traveling the world is about gaining perspective and discovering yourself. Women who have traveled know this, and that’s just one of the many reasons why they make the best girlfriends. Here’s why you should jump at the chance to date a well-traveled woman:

  1. You can bet she’s thankful for everything she has. When you travel, you see that there are a lot of people living in extremely difficult conditions. Coming face-to-face with people living under extreme hardships makes you truly appreciate what you have. From running water to three meals a day, a woman who has traveled is a woman who is grateful for the little things.
  2. She can turn even the mundane into an adventure. Sure, she’s probably ticked off a few checkboxes of well-traveled tourist sites in her time seeing the world. But real travelers know that the most rewarding experiences aren’t the highly trafficked tourist traps, but things like the random conversations you strike up with strangers on public transportation or picking up exotic foods from the corner grocery store. Those lessons taught her that anything can be an adventure with the right attitude.
  3. She’ll have dozens of fascinating stories stories in her repertoire. Sick of dating girls who only seem to talk about celebrities or gossip about other people? The girl who’s traveled will never need to blabber on about nothing just to fill a conversation. She’ll have lots of real wisdom and insight to share. 
  4. She truly knows what it means to have natural beauty. A good traveler knows how to travel lightly, which doesn’t allow for a ton of options for makeup and clothes. That means she knows how to embrace her natural beauty.
  5. She’s probably in great shape. Traveling is exhausting. From dragging suitcases across airports and up stairs to walking around town to trying out surfing and scuba diving, it takes a tough girl to make it as a traveler. You can be certain she’s sharp both mentally and physically.
  6. She knows what she likes. When you get to see different cultures, you get to explore different ways of approaching life. From foreign foods to foreign philosophies, your explorer girlfriend has seen it all; she knows what she wants, and that confidence and direction will help her forge strong, health relationships.
  7. She can get the most out of life while still sticking to a budget. Travel is expensive, and that means she’s figured out how to stretch her limited funds to the max. A girl who travels is, by necessity, a financially savvy girl who knows how to make a budget and stick with it.
  8. She appreciates the simple pleasures in life.Sunsets. Clear skies. Roaring waves. The view after a mountain hike. The sand beneath her feet. If she prioritizes travel, you can be sure that she’s not stuck-up; she knows how to appreciate the true finer things in life.
  9. She knows how to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.Whether it’s being in a country where she doesn’t speak the language to trying new foods to making friends with strangers, she’s gained the confidence to be sure of herself in the most uncomfortable situations.
  10. She knows that she still has a lot to learn. Sometimes, the more you see and the more you learn, the more you realize how much is out there that you don’t know. That humility is a great quality to have in a partner.
Jessica Levy is a freelance blogger and content writer. She’s also a politics junkie, a fledgling foodie, and a frequent traveler. She has lived in Morocco, Israel, India, and Barbados, and never wants to be cold again. Follow her on Twitter!