Falling in love on the road is one of the best outcomes of travel. From getting to know someone quickly through a spate of Delhi belly to starting a relationship through Instagram, here is a collection of stories from travelers who found their person or strengthened their relationship in unlikely places.
When you travel a lot, you imagine you’ll meet your perfect match on an adventure — in another country, on a plane, hiking some random mountain in some random place — at least that’s what I imagined. After 10+ years traveling the globe, I had never come across someone that sent me into a tailspin, and I just assumed I never would. Then, unexpectedly, I did meet someone who turned my world inside out. We didn’t meet in an exotic location or on an awe-inspiring adventure; I met him in my work building, in the panhandle of Florida, when he came into my office and asked to borrow a tablecloth. It was nothing like I imagined it might be; it was better. Now, I’m doing what I love most, with the person I love most. We’re traveling the world full-time. We’ve created our own adventure. Together.