2 SEXY SEQUEL
Wherever you went (or dreamed of going) for your honeymoon Nate and I spent our honeymoon at a Mexican resort, swilling Tecate and applying moisturiser to each other’s sun-seared skin. When we returned years later, not much had changed – but we had. I brought the same bikini (still fit!) and Nate packed his beloved team’s visor so we could redo some photographs. But we realised that time had made us more in tune with each other. We took naps, read books, swam in our private pool and spent hours reminiscing at dinner. It was more romantic than our honeymoon. And no sunburn.
THE TAKEAWAY New appreciation. Visiting a faraway place, especially on a honeymoon, can be stressful. When you go back, many of the stresses are gone. “You know your way around,” says Art Markman, a professor of psychology. “Plus, you get to share the joy of thinking about how young and clueless you were the first time.”
DO IT YOURSELF Can’t swing a return trip? Try a low-cost alternative, like the hotel you stayed in on your wedding night. If you went to Bali, try an Indonesian restaurant. France? Watch a French movie with a nice Bordeaux and cheese. It’s about memories, men.