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Romance on the Road

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When you think about packing for a trip with your sweetie, don't forget the romance.

Wine, chocolate, picnics, candles—Via readers know how to enhance a trip. Here's how some couples add that extra touch of affection.

"Put a fresh gardenia in the car," writes Suzanne Holmes of San Diego.

"Pack his favorite music," suggests Mamta Dharmadhikari of Milpitas, Calif.

"Hold hands!" writes Mie Katsumata of Livermore, Calif.

"Avoid discussing work and family," says Maryann Jacobson of Richmond, Calif.

"Bring soothing bath salts," suggests Pamela Ashland of Rhododendron, Ore.

"Listen to romantic audiobooks," writes Andrea Turley of Las Vegas.

"Forget your pj's," says Carlyn Nankervis of Ogden, Utah.

Illustration by Michael Klein

This article was first published in March 2010. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.