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Traveling While Married

3.29  ·  Rating Details  ·  119 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews
Ah travel! New scenery, exciting adventures, time alone with a loved one. Truth is, travel can make or break a relationship. Just negotiating when to leave for the airport can be tricky: she insists on arriving hours ahead of flight time, he likes the excitement of a photo finish. But as Mary-Lou Weisman sees it, "The inevitable rage with which we begin each trip only help ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published April 25th 2003 by Algonquin Books (first published 2003)
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Apr 25, 2009 Colleen rated it liked it
Very funny book! Here are some of my favorite passages from this book:

"All too often, when people don't know where they are, have jet lag, don't speak the language, and can't figure out the money, or maintain intestinal regularity, they get hostile."

"I carefully unpack, hang up my clothing in my half of the closet, and put the foldable items in my allotment of large and small bureau drawers. Then I go into the bathroom and line up my pharmaceuticals on my half of the glass shelf, most of which,
Dec 22, 2011 Jeannie rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-own
I really enjoyed this book especially after reading so many travel books by people who think they're funny but aren't. This woman is hilarious!! I cracked up more times than I could tell you over just one little thing she'd that's exactly what I would WANT to say or do. It was a quick read, especially since I had trouble putting it down.
Dec 02, 2008 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
This book is a quick read and a hoot to boot. If your spouse is very different from you and you've learned to co-exist, this book is for you. I loved it. A great escape book.
M. Lynne
Sep 21, 2008 M. Lynne rated it liked it
Some funny stuff, and some very true stuff here. I especially enjoyed the segments on traveling with friends, and the one on HIS vacation.
Juliet Doubledee
Jun 19, 2012 Juliet Doubledee rated it liked it
Shelves: travel, comedy
After reading this book I felt relieved to finally hear another woman describe travel adventures with her husband that were similar to some I have had with my spouse. I couldn't stop laughing when she described her trip down the Colorado River for her husband's birthday, as it reminded me of boat camping vacations I've been talked into.

Mary-Lou Weisman hits upon many good points in this book about how men and women plan, pack, and travel differently from each other. Her most valid point though w
Apr 30, 2014 Alana rated it really liked it
A short, funny read. Picked this up along with some travel guides as we're starting to plan our annual summer road trip. You have to laugh at the gender differences that go into traveling. Just wish I had the kind of money that the author does!
Aug 16, 2010 Denise rated it liked it
A fun and quick read from an author who has traveled extensively with her husband. The differences in the way they approach travel make for interesting adventures. One of the best chapters was a set of rules she developed for houseguests who visit them when they rent summer places abroad. An excerpt: "What to Bring: You will need a bathing suit, a toothbrush, dental floss in case of native corn, your own sunblock, and proof of passage back to where you came from. Travel lightly. Steamer trunks w ...more
Jun 11, 2010 Monica rated it it was ok
I didn't have high expectations for this book, just picked it up in the travel section of the library while browsing, looking for a light read. And it was amusing at times (particularly the author's letter to the folks renting the converted mill after her in Tuscany). However, I also felt like there were some sexist assumptions made, along the lines of women wanting to shop on vacation while men want to eat. Also, overall it felt like a lot of whining by wealthy folks. Ah, if only I had their tr ...more
Lynn Bonelli
Jul 04, 2012 Lynn Bonelli rated it it was amazing
Happened to pick this up at the library when I was grabbing another book. Of course the title caught my eye and the stories did not disappoint. As I prepare to head out with my husband, travelling the country via RV for as long as we can stand it, and/or each other, I hope to remember the wit and humor that Weisman uses in her book. So much of it has hit home already (moving into the RV I've already made room for the 2 dresses I HAD to keep even though I've only worn them once in 3 years). Great ...more
Ok book. I just did not get her issues. I liked him.
MB (What she read)
The style of this reminded me a bit of the old travel books written by Cornelia Otis Skinner.
Jim Reaugh
Dec 11, 2012 Jim Reaugh rated it really liked it
Despite its title, this isn’t really a how-to book. Instead, it’s a hilarious look at the foibles and fantasies of traveling with the one you love most. "Because couples therapy is not available on vacation..." Loved this line!

This lighthearted book is full of insights about traveling and about relationships. It will keep you smiling, if not laughing out loud.
Feb 19, 2012 Radtin rated it did not like it
A humorous book about traveling, however at one point it makes fun of Elderhostel trips. Actually,the author's assessment of Elderhostel trips is extremely unfair, and for this reason I
really didn't care for the book. Humor does not have to be mean spirited or make fun of something.
Feb 25, 2013 Andrea rated it liked it
Cute, light, witty book told in a series of anecdotes. (As a serious travel writer who's been to more countries than I can name in 60 years, she has a lot of material to pull from.) took me just 72 minutes to read. I laughed out loud a few times, and read several passages to my husband.
Mar 30, 2009 Naty rated it liked it
This book was exactly what I expected. Light reading, couple of chuckles and on to the next book. It's a book good to read if you're in an airport terminal, airplane or somewhere where you're just bored
Jan 26, 2009 Terrie rated it liked it
Recommended to Terrie by: Rebecca Simmons
Shelves: travel
This book really hit the nail on the head. It was a fun read. Now, if only I had the resources to travel.... I would test those theories.
Apr 09, 2008 Marie rated it really liked it
Enjoyable, light travel essays about traveling with her husband throughout the world. Worthwhile reading for traveling couples.
Megan C
Jan 19, 2009 Megan C rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Not really about good advice just travel stories from the two of them. I am glad they didn't kill each other.
Jan 21, 2010 Dawn rated it really liked it
A fun read. Especially if you and your traveling companion have polar opposite traveling styles!
Nov 11, 2008 Jenn rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
An amusing New Yorker-style little book. It's a great way to get ready for a vacation.
May 04, 2013 Kelly rated it it was ok
Shelves: humor, 2013
I was just expecting it to be helpful tips, not just amusing anecdotes.
Sep 09, 2013 Saralyn rated it it was ok
Shelves: nonfiction
Amusing and an easy read, but nothing particularly engaging.
Jim Layton
Aug 09, 2013 Jim Layton rated it really liked it
I smiled. I laughed. I reconsidered vacationing ....
Jan 20, 2011 Mary rated it really liked it
very funny book about traveling with your spouse
Katharine Holden
May 19, 2013 Katharine Holden rated it it was ok
Enjoyable, but slight.
May 29, 2011 Stella rated it it was ok
at times very cute.
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