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We’re all for getting away, just getting into our car or hopping on a plane for a change of scenery and climate, even if it is just for a few days. Five years ago, we’d do this as a family. As a new mom, I was petrified of leaving our daughter for even a few hours, but fast forward to now when I’ve learned how important it is for married couples to get away to experience each other’s company together without interruptions, hence our recent road trip to Mount Pocono to Mount Airy Casino Resort in the 2016 Mazda3 S 5-Door Grand Touring. We had a lot of fun together during the three-hour drive to the resort, which helped me to come up with this list of reasons why we believe a couples-only road trip or weekend getaway is important.

 


Road Tripping as Couple is Time to bond

The 2016 Mazda3 S 5-Door Grand Touring is a car on the smaller side. It’s perfect for a couple’s road trip, and fostering some bonding moments during our three-hour drive up to Mount Pocono. The car had us in close proximity to each other. We were able to hold hands at some points during the drive while chatting and catching up in detail. Things we aren’t really able to do when our daughter is around.

2016 Mazda3 S 5-Door Grand Touring Interior

There was no one interrupting your conversation asking if you’re there yet. There’s no one begging to listen to KidzBop on Sirius when you’re jamming to your favorite, sometimes old school tunes while reminiscing on the good ole days. I’ve found that those are the times when you learn new things about your spouse, too. It’s crazy how something as simple as a song can spark a memory.

Road Tripping as a Couple Helps to Build trust

I haven’t had my license for as many years as my husband has had his, and I only have a few long-distance road trips under my belt so for my husband to trust me with his life during this drive took some balls. He wasn’t a backseat driver, and let me do my thing. He played his role well as the co-pilot, and trusted that I’d get us to our destination safely, and I did.

Road Tripping as a Couple Helps to Build trust

The 2016 Mazda3 S 5-Door Grand Touring is equipped with blind spot monitoring, which came in handy while cruising on the I-80. And we experienced intermittent rain during our drive there and back home, but thankfully the Mazda3 also has rain-sensing windshield wipers that allowed me to keep my eyes on the road and my hands on the steering wheel.

Road Tripping as a Couple Helps to Cultivates Intimacy

Has your spouse ever told you that they don’t feel like you’re understanding them or hearing them? A road trip offers the opportunity for that. You have hours alone with each other to talk about any and everything. Take turns, and listen to each other while giving each other the undivided attention you each deserve. During our road trip we made sure to use the time to share with each other what we thought, how we felt, and share with each other any significant things in our lives right now. And when we got to our destination, we were able to focus on enjoying our trip, and not any baggage that would keep us from enjoying our time together during our trip.

You have hours alone with each other to talk about any and everything.

Road Tripping as a Couple Helps to Create New Experiences Together

There are things that I have done while traveling with my husband that I would not have done if we had our daughter with us. This road trip in the 2016 Mazda3 S 5-Door Grand Touring was no different.

This was our first time as a couple visiting a casino resort. I’m happy we were able to experience it together. During our stay we met a new couple that lives near us with whom we plan to keep in touch. We saw Sinbad for the first time, and vowed to see him again.

2016 Mazda3 S 5-Door Grand Touring

Road Tripping as a Couple Allows You to Have Fun Together

The 2016 Mazda3 S 5-Door Grand Touring is equipped with SiriusXM Satellite radio, and lets just say that we had our own concert going on in the car. My husband whipping out his invisible microphone while I drive and sing. We didn’t sound great, but we did have fun.

Road tripping as a couple is fun, and a great opportunity to bond and entertain each other while creating new experiences and memories. The 2016 Mazda3 S 5-Door Grand Touring was the perfect car to achieve these things together as a couple. It’s a compact car that offers the intimacy a couple needs when road tripping together, it’s also a safe vehicle with features that allow us to safely keep our attention on each other. It’s also excellent on gas, we didn’t have to stop not once during our trip going or coming to fill the tank

2016 Mazda3 S 5-Door Grand Touring Soul Red Metallic

The 2016 Mazda3 S 5-Door Grand Touring in Soul Red Metallic with Almond interior has an MSRP of $30,270.

Do you think the Mazda3 S Grand Touring is the perfect car for road tripping as a couple?

 

Disclosure: DriveShop provided the vehicle for review purposes only. All opinions are my own and are honeest.

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  • Valerie Robinson

    Couples trips are the best! So much fun and a great bonding experience with your partner. Lovely car!

  • polarbelle

    What a refreshing post to read. It sounds like a great getaway and you’ve got some good tips. A weather sensing wiper would be a dream!

  • Kasi Perkins

    The Mazda 3 looks really cute! I definitely see the benefits of road tripping as a couple, glad you guys got to have a little couple getaway!

  • My husband owns a Mazda and it was been a very great car. There have been a few issues here and there but overall….nothing major.

  • Melissa Velazquez

    Sounds like a wonderful trip and a wonderful car 🙂

  • OhNikka

    Yes!! I really reviewed this car and I didn’t want Rigoberto it back!! You had a great trip too!

  • Christine St.Vil

    It’s been awhile since hubby and I went on a road trip together, just us. But I love these tips and this car looks dope!

  • Eva

    So sweet to hold hands! I like a car that puts us close enough that I can rub a shoulder or his neck when he has been driving for a while…

  • foodfashionandflow

    That’s a great car and perfect for a couples road trip.

  • I love everything about this post. Babe & I took a road trip this weekend sans the kids. It was so needed.

  • Justina

    I love that car!

  • Tia @ financiallyfitandfab

    I love the red color especially! Glad you had a good weekend getaway.

  • Sounds like you has an awesome time. My goal is to just take a road trip, an away trip or any trip lol. Seriously, when God sends my mate, I hope to do these things and more.

  • Kudos to your hubby for not being a backseat driver! I once dumped a bloke for all the nagging when I was driving. Ugh!

  • marciaf

    I met my husband because we both had Mazdas and he wanted to drive mine – or that was the excuse. They’ve always had a place in my heart and we’ve bought two Mazdas since.

    • That’s a sweet little story. It reminds me of when my his and wanted me to teach him how to use a blackberry when he was trying to date me.

  • Suuuuuch a good idea to do things with just you and your spouse sans kids. My husband and I haven’t had a solo adventure in I don’t know how long. I want to say YEARS. Will definitely make an effort to do this, especially when mama is done nursing. And sweet ride!

    • You have to do one. I nursed and we drove from NY to SC. It was an adventure to say the least.

  • I loved my Mazda. It’s really a great car!

  • I love road trips–in a comfortable car. I bet Sinbad was awesome, would love to see him!

    • This car is actually comfortable. It looks compact, but there’s enough space inside to stretch out if needed.

  • What a fun ride! I love road-tripping with my husband.. when I can get him to stay awake! Car rides put him to sleep, like a baby! lol

    • Lol car rides … Anything puts my husband to sleep, but he knows hmof he wants to stay alive he needs to stay awake to keep me awake!

  • JoyfulRambler

    You point out some really great reasons for hitting the road with your significant other. It definitely offers a chance to bond and build, as well as creating new and unique memories.

    • Thank you! We have a lot of fun together when we road trip even when we have our daughter with us.

  • How fun! Hubs and I love road trips, but it’s been a while since we went on one with just the two of us. I gotta remind him that it’s about time we went somewhere 🙂

    • Where’s your favorite place to road trip?

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Love my ancient red Mazda Miata! The best purchase I ever made

    • I also love Miata’s my favorite car growing up. My neighbor has an old school grey one.