Forget the boxed chocolates and fancy rings — the ultimate aphrodisiac for lovers is travel. According to a survey commissioned by the US Travel Association and conducted by Edge Research, couples who vacation together report happier and healthier relationships than home-bound twosomes.
These findings don’t bode well for couples in the biggest cities in the US, where travel became rarer than a red diamond this past year. As densely populated areas like New York and Los Angeles went into lockdown, significant others became two-person quaranteams forced to cancel their away games and play at home instead. But as vaccines roll out and the catalog of Netflix-and-chilling content nears its end, the desire to take the team elsewhere is mounting. Planning a couple’s vacation is the new hands-free version of foreplay.