Bill Murray had said so himself:
“If you have someone that you think is ‘The One,’ don’t just sort of think in your ordinary mind, ‘Okay, let’s make a date. Let’s plan this and make a party and get married.’ Take that person and travel around the world. Buy a plane ticket for the two of you to travel all around the world, and go to places that are hard to go to and hard to get out of. And if when you come back to JFK, when you land in JFK, and you’re still in love with that person, get married at the airport.”
Why? Because to travel is the biggest test of companionship there is. You will encounter roadblocks (sometimes figuratively, sometimes literally), mishaps, and misadventures. You will get lost. Your plans will fall apart more often than you’d imagine. You will have fights with your travel buddy. It will not always be easy, but it will sure as hell be all worth it.
Which is why Bill Murray’s advice is spot on. When you come back from your travels and find yourself still in love with the other person, get married right then and there at the airport.
And it would seem this is what this Norwegian couple had in mind. Johan Kaos had the brilliant idea of documenting his time on the road when, as he would call it “my girlfriend took me backpacking.” It is the ultimate #relationshipgoals, as you can see Johan’s girlfriend (who is now his wife, he shares), Ida Kvammen Mork, whisking him away from the comforts of his couch to the wonders of South East Asia.
Shot from Johan’s perspective, the video feels quite touching, as you’d feel you’ve been whisked away to travel around the globe, too. The couple backpacked through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia. Watch the video below: