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By Mary-Lou Weisman

Ah commute! New surroundings, intriguing adventures, time by myself with a friend. fact is, trip could make or holiday a courting. simply negotiating while to go away for the airport could be tough: she insists on arriving hours sooner than flight time, he likes the thrill of a photograph end. yet as Mary-Lou Weisman sees it, "The inevitable rage with which we start every one journey basically is helping us to higher take pleasure in the nice instances that lie ahead."

or perhaps no longer. whilst humans have jet lag, cannot communicate the language, work out the cash, or retain intestinal regularity, they get cranky. and because they do not know anyone else in Kyoto to take it out on, they take it out on one another. unfortunately, treatment is never to be had on holiday, that is why we want this hilarious and honest tackle trip and togetherness.

utilizing her personal misadventures--from honeymoon via Elderhostel--Weisman exposes the entire gender landmines:

locations: He desires to outrun molten lava down a volcano, she prefers raking gravel in a Buddhist monastery.

Motivations: She longs for a metamorphosis of surroundings, he hopes for a transformation of self.

arrangements: She retains a dossier of required attractions, he will not be bullied via go back and forth guides.

lodgings: She divides each inn room in part so he will recognize on which part of the mattress to throw his rainy towel.

dispositions: She outlets a rustic, he eats it.

this can be the genuine thin on what occurs while Mars and Venus hit the line. With a sly wink, a comic book nod, and simply the correct quantity of optimism, Weisman indicates us that regardless of the shortcomings of one's cherished, harmonious shuttle is feasible

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We do stop for beauty, but we don’t always think the same things are beautiful. For instance, I don’t particularly like sunsets, especially Caribbean sunsets with palm trees. Even when I’m right there, sitting on the beach, virtual reality intrudes: I see the photo on the wish-you-were-here postcard or the calendar from our insurance company. For many summers, just to keep him company, I’d sit with Larry on the beach on Cape Cod, staring at the horizon, watching the red blob of the sun pass behind dark, messy shreds of clouds and disappear very, very slowly into the ocean.

When two marriages travel together, they tend to be on their best behavior. A kind of benign competition for best marriage takes place as each couple tries to display its union in the most favorable light. The rain in Spain stayed mainly wherever we went, at least for the ten days we vacationed there with our friends Karen and Barry. Had either couple been traveling alone, I suspect the mood would have descended rapidly through the first four of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s five stages of grief—denial, anger, bargaining, and depression—without ever arriving at acceptance.

We do stop for beauty, but we don’t always think the same things are beautiful. For instance, I don’t particularly like sunsets, especially Caribbean sunsets with palm trees. Even when I’m right there, sitting on the beach, virtual reality intrudes: I see the photo on the wish-you-were-here postcard or the calendar from our insurance company. For many summers, just to keep him company, I’d sit with Larry on the beach on Cape Cod, staring at the horizon, watching the red blob of the sun pass behind dark, messy shreds of clouds and disappear very, very slowly into the ocean.

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