I have had my share of relationships in life so far. And I have traveled enough. Not a lot. But enough.
What I have learnt truly from these two things is that if you want to spend the rest of your life with your other half, you should definitely travel with them, at least once!
Traveling with someone truly changes your perception about them. Here is how:
1. Facing Real-Life Problems Together
You will face real time problems on your journey with them around and you will know how they react to such situations. Examples - Breaking of a car in middle of no where or not able to find a stay for the night, etc
This will be the time when they you will know how are they at their worst
A question you should ask yourself: Were you able to not make a deal out of the problem you faced? Did you go with problem Vs you two ideology? Or was it you Vs him?
2. Not Getting Bored of the Company
You will spend most of your time with them around you and it you don't really get tired of them at the end of the journey, you two surely can keep up the spark. You both have things to keep you two engaged in and you can handle silences between you two as well
A question that you should ask yourself: Did you two always were comfortable in each other's company or were there awkward moments to fill in?
3. Stripping Down to Your Truer Versions
You will know a person inside out when you travel with them. This doesn't include only superficial likes/dislikes of a person. It is way more than just that. And that brings you even more closer!
A question you should ask yourself: Did you still love him at his worst?
4. Taking Decisions Together
You will take important decisions together. And you will how receptive are they of your opinions and how well they treat you
A question you should ask yourself: Did you treat you as his equal while taking important decisions?
5. Touching Upon Sensitive Topics
You will be touching upon sensitive topics such as money matters which come rather in later phase if you are going about with your daily routine.
Discussing such matters will only bring you two closer as you learn to face awkward-situations and come out of it together
A question that you should ask yourself: Were you able to successfully go thru' the sensitive topics or you two just skipped thru' those topics?
I am sure there are many such pointers. And not just 5! I want you to know that traveling with your other does tell you a lot about them and about the relationship you share with them. So do take out some time to skip daily routine and go out with them.
More preferrable option would be going on an unplanned excursion. That will surely tell you a LOT about the person you are with!