(Today's article is about a tiny travel detour we experienced. This could have turned into a dissertation about the detour as a metaphor for life. Lucky for you, it's a bit lighter than that!) We were on our way home from the Poconos yesterday. This being the July 4th weekend, the traffic was worse than usual. I, for one, would rather drive a few miles out of the way and keep moving than sit in bumper-to-bumper traffic. So we took a left and found ourselves in beautiful rolling hills and farmland in northwestern New Jersey. And
St. George's Island, San Antonio's River Walk, and more fun last-minute trips for you and your partner.
If you're in a relationship, chances are you'll be taking a road trip this summer—so you'll want to read what we've learned from our survey! For the second time, we've joined up with Ford to ask 1,000 people about traveling with their significant others.
Earlier this year, we asked you to share your funniest road trip stories. Now, we want you to vote on your favorite! Check out this list of the eight funniest Ford "Love on the Road" submissions we received & vote to help us decide which five will receive prizing.
There's nothing like a long car ride to provide space for getting to know someone better—or for reconnecting with a long-term love. With this in mind, we've teamed up with Ford to host our second annual "Love on the Road" survey in order to hear all about our readers' special couple time in the car.
Taking a road trip with your significant other? Chances are good the time together will improve your relationship. In fact, 91 percent of couples have taken road trips together, and 84 percent agree the experience has strengthened their relationship, according to a new survey of more than 1,000 people released by YourTango collaborating with Ford Motor Company.
YourTango and Ford invite you to join us on Tuesday, August 14 for two hours of rousing conversation all about your R&R (road and relationship) time!
How do you and your partner spend time on the road? Are your car arguments reflections of larger issues you have with each other? Read on to see what his behavior when you're driving together could indicate about his personality — and see if you detect any of these behaviors in yourself.
Getting in the car with your partner—for a road trip or for a daily commute—means one thing: an opportunity for some alone time together. Do you make the most of it?
"I am not going on this trip as some sort of half-baked internet blind date and I know you're not going on it to get into my pants." Thus spoke my road trip companion in a last-minute attempt to calm my nerves over what I was increasingly realizing sounded like a hare-brained plan—spend a week driving across the country with a man I knew only through social media.
Everybody needs a little time away, or so the song goes. Traveling has benefits for everyone: it opens our minds to new thoughts, allows us to unplug and step into something far more relaxing and pleasing to the senses than the everyday hustle and bustle. For couples and families, it's a particularly special time for reconnection and intimacy. Need more convincing? YourTango Experts have put together the top 10 benefits of a great vacation.
After a stressful week, you just want to unwind and spend quality time away from work with your partner. What better way is there to do exactly that than by going on a road trip? Taking to the open road is bound to be an experience to remember and a great way to spend quality time with the one you love. It shouldn’t take too much planning, but in order to enjoy your journey, there are some things to keep in mind.
I can hardly believe it, but Drew, my husband, and I will be celebrating our first wedding anniversary in just five days. Has a whole year really gone by since the day we said "I do"? Actually, no, because neither of us said "I do." I think what we really said to the Rabbi when he married us was: "We will say "yes" to whatever you ask us as long as we never, ever, ever have to plan another wedding again!" Anyway, according to the calendar, almost a whole year has gone by since that day, and, I'm happy to say: so far so good. But all that could change next week when Drew and I go on our first ever road trip together to celebrate our anniversary.
Taking a road trip with a lover is sometimes as precarious as a first date. Say or do the wrong thing—or forget to bring a proper caseload of snacks—and you're in trouble. While it's clear that some things should be utterly avoided on the road—like discussing whether dating for two months makes things "exclusive"—other major tragedies in coupledom can be avoided if you follow a few helpful tips.