You may have read by now that actor Bill Murray crashed a bachelor party in South Carolina over the weekend. But we
think the real headline is the advice he gave: that travel is the best test of
According to the video posted on Deadspin.com: “If you have someone that
you think is The One, don't do… don’t just sort of think in your ordinary mind,
'Okay, let's make a date. Let's plan this and make a party and get married.'
Take that person and travel around the world. Buy a plane ticket for the two of
you to travel all around the world, and go to places that are hard to go to and
hard to get out of. And if when you come back to JFK, when you land in JFK, and
you're still in love with that person, get married at the airport.”
We tend to agree with you Bill! In fact, the founder of BBC Travel did
just that, proposing
to his now wife after nearly a
year on the road.
Thinking of putting Bill’s theory to the test? Here’s some light reading
from our archive to help you prepare.
How travel can improve your sex
A survey has found that couples who take a
trip together have better relationships than those who do not.
Navigating the minefield of travel,
love and money
Expert advice on how to best tackle financial
issues when travelling and get the most out of your next vacation a deux.
Long-term travel as a couple:
Should you do it?
Travelling as a couple can present unique
challenges (and advantages) on top of the exhilaration and stress that
accompanies long-term travel.
The best places to get married
A selection of the best places to tie the
knot, from the giddy heights of romance to the places known for commitment.
Postcards of love
Little else captures the spirit of
Valentine’s Day like the marriage of love and travel. These custom-made
postcards are perfect for sharing with the traveller in your life.