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Travel does nothing but good things for couples. Travel has a way of revealing a person’s true colors. It tests your patience. It shows your ability to adapt to new environments, to compromise, and to accept new cultural norms and get along with new people in a heartbeat. If you think about it, doesn’t life do that, too? So if you can be happy with someone when you travel—when you’re in this hyper focused version of life that puts your most important traits to work—then you can probably be happy together all of the time. Do some couples break up after traveling together? Absolutely. And I still stand by what I said: travel does good things for couples. Those couples learned a very valuable piece of information—that they aren’t compatible! As for other couples, travel only makes them stronger. Here are 15 types of trips you should take as a couple.

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An American road trip

I think in this tense time, anyone who has the means to take a road trip of this country could benefit from it. We all have a lot of ideas about what people in this or that place are like—how they behave, what they feel, and more—but we don’t really know. We only know caricatures and the most extreme versions we see on social media. Get up close and personal with this country, with your partner. It could really be enlightening.

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