Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fun Ways for Couples to Spend a Long Car Ride

Once you've been together for a while, you and your partner might find yourselves running out of new things to talk about. This can lead to very quiet car rides when you are on a road trip together. Instead of the passenger packing books to read while the driver chooses the music, look at your next road trip as a chance to really bond with your partner and rejuvenate your relationship. Whether you're going on vacation or just heading to an out-of-town wedding, here are some ideas to make your next road trip one to remember.

Listen to old mixes. I don't know about you, but I've got CD mixes from high school and college that seem to be the soundtrack of my younger years. Get out your old mixes and tell your sweetheart the stories that accompany each track. Even if the songs don't mean anything, you'll both be able to reminisce about the time in your lives when these songs were the hippest on the radio.

Create new mixes. Along the same lines, challenge one another to make a brand new mix for the road trip. A friend and I once did this for an eight hour car trip, and in a way, waiting to hear each song was like waiting to receive a much-anticipated gift. You might choose a theme (90s music, songs that remind you of the relationship), or perhaps try to cultivate a mood (excitement, relaxation).

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What do you do to pass the time on long car rides?

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