06/04/2012 10:25 am ET

7 Tips For Traveling As A Couple

Call me Ulysses if you like; I have certainly enjoyed many fine travel adventures. But don't expect my Penelope to stay home unraveling a rug. My wife and I have cultivated a shared passion for travel for over 40 years, and have made many mistakes along the way.

Traveling together can be a unique bonding experience, or it can be stressful and divisive. Somewhere along the way, we reached a tipping point. Now, the simple act of sitting together in a car, train, or airplane, embarking on a new adventure, fills us with delight and affection - whether we are headed to the other side of the world or up the road to one of our favorite camping sites.

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