5 ROAD TRIP!
PURPOSE Cutting loose, with tunes THE GETAWAY Mississippi Blues Trail
When our planned anniversary trip fell through because of a lastminute flight cancellation, it was too late and too pricey to rebook. So we packed a bag and hit the trail— specifically, the Mississippi Blues Trail. We started at the beautiful beaches of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and drove up to Jackson. But one of the coolest towns was Clarksdale, home of the blues—and the Delta Blues Museum. We ducked into Red’s juke joint, a hole in the wall where locals and tourists sip bourbon from plastic cups and listen to live bands. My music-geek husband was in heaven. While I’m more of a Beyoncé gal, nothing thrilled me more than hitting the road with no expectations.
THE TAKEAWAY Adventure, conversation, the unknown. “Being spontaneous with your partner and hitting the road at a moment’s notice can bring out your playful side,” Strober says. A road trip is authentic and can be full of surprises. Plus, music cities are made for dancing: “That wild side of yours might be just what the doctor ordered to spice up your relationship and make her look at you in a different light.”
DO IT YOURSELF New Orleans, Nashville, Austin, and Seattle. Want a private dance? Back at the hotel, let her pick a song and take turns slowly unbuttoning or slipping off each other’s clothes as you dance together, says Perry. “Tell her you love the way she dances,” suggests Hirschman. Then enjoy the view.