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Betsy Talbot
Betsy Talbot is the coauthor of Married with Luggage: What We Learned About Love by Traveling the World. She and her husband Warren have been documenting the evolution of their relationship on since 2008, when they first decided to step out of their conventional lifestyle and create the life they really wanted. They produce a weekly podcast and are the authors of three other books on living the good life (whatever that means to you). When they aren't long-distance hiking or traveling, they make their home in Spain.

Entries by Betsy Talbot

Before Sunrise in Vienna, Austria

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 11:22 AM

American Jesse and Frenchwoman Celine met on a train from Budapest, two young people who trusted their instincts and got off together in Vienna to spend an entire night wandering the city and talking. Their romance was time-bound; Jesse had a flight to catch back to the U.S. in the...

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Forbidden Love in Salzburg, Austria

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 11:41 AM

Do you have to choose between love and career? It's not so hard to talk yourself out of climbing the career ladder to focus on your relationship or to postpone even looking for love until you reach certain career milestones. People convince themselves that they can't have it all, at...

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Finding Love in Lucerne, Switzerland

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 11:47 AM


The cool mountain air, majestic scenery, and icy cold waters of Lake Lucerne were the perfect setting for a cozy romantic weekend together. But you can't just depend on the environment to make a romantic weekend work, so we set out to discover...

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Top 10 Romantic Things to Do in Florence, Italy

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 10:53 AM

Our quest for the most romantic cities in Europe continues with a visit to Florence. (Did you miss our take on Valencia?)

My husband Warren and I are traveling to 10 cities by train to celebrate the release of our book, Married with Luggage: What...

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Why You Should Visit Valencia Instead of Barcelona

(2) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 4:46 AM

When you think of Spain, you likely envision Barcelona. Maybe your mind leaps instead to the beaches of Mallorca or Ibiza.

Here's another option that combines the best of those two options: Valencia.

We spent 3 days in this coastal city...

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Bill Murray's Recipe for Finding The One

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 5:55 PM


Bill Murray recently surprised the groom at a bachelor party at a restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina. His advice to the young men at the table?

He said:

If you have someone that you think is The One, don't just sort...
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Marriage Advice for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

(1) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 12:14 PM

Dear Kim and Kanye,

We came to Florence to celebrate love, strolling hand in hand along the cobblestone streets and soaking up the romance of this gorgeous city. Imagine our surprise to find out you were getting married right across the river from our hotel. In fact, we can see...

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Top 10 Romantic Things to Do in Valencia, Spain

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 11:27 AM

As the third largest city in Spain, Valencia is often overshadowed by Barcelona and Madrid. But if you're on a romantic holiday in Spain, you'll want to head straight to this seaside city to get your fill of culture, food, nature and love.

We arrived in Valencia on the first...

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