My wife and I aren’t big gamblers. Okay, Susan is, but we always manage to stay within budgets and not go overboard. When we were newly dating, neither of us knew how to gamble. But for some reason, we decided to take a vacation to Las Vegas together (it is only a quick drive from Los Angeles!).
In anticipation for that first trip together in Vegas, Susan and I bought a book on gambling and I read it aloud to her as we drove to the city. It was so fun to learn the rules of gambling together because after we arrived, we were able to play and gamble together and bond over a newfound knowledge of a game that can be quite intimidating.
So that’s why I love Vegas. It holds a special place in my heart because it reminds me of my wife and those fun times. It’s no wonder that we return almost every year, now with our three kids. In fact, we just returned from Vegas with our family, my parents included, and like always, we had a blast.
This trip really got me thinking about relationships and travel. Whether you are traveling as a new couple, a married couple, or parents with your kids, I encourage you all to learn something about the place you are visiting — together, as a couple. Get creative! Are you visiting Italy? Learn about their wines together! Going to China as a family or a couple? Research the art of haggling with vendors. But just do it together. It’s more special that way.
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