****Traveling While Married
How to Take a Trip With Your Spouse and Come Back
by Mary-Lou Weisman
Illustrated by Edward Koren
June 17, 2003.
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2003.
Available at Sembach Library (910.4086 WEI).
Despite its title, this isn’t really a how-to book. Instead,
it’s a hilarious look at the foibles and fantasies of traveling with the
one you love most. Some of the topics covered include capitalizing
on your differences, vacation philosophies, packing, shopping, telling others
about your vacation (It helps if your experiences were bad!), and even
dealing with the summer houseguest.
I loved this paragraph: “A successful vacation often depends
upon a couple’s willingness to commit mutual enabling. ‘You look
gorgeous! Buy it,’ is Larry’s line. Mine is, ‘Let’s have dessert.’”
Now if I can only get my own husband to say, “What a good place for pictures!”
or perhaps, “Why don’t you buy a book?”
Full of insights about traveling and about relationships, this
book will keep you smiling, if not laughing out loud. Perfect for
us Europe-dwelling Americans who want to see the continent before we move
Copyright © 2003 Sondra Eklund.
All rights reserved.
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