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Marriage Around the World

Traveling around the world to all 50 US states, all 10 Canadian providences and 53 countries on all seven continents of the world to interview thousands of successfully married couples, has allowed us to photograph many of the world's most beautiful places. In addition to writing articles about love and marriage, we have teamed up with a magnificant musical composer, Dr. Barbara Harbach, to produce YouTube videos of these special places to share with our readers. Here are the links to these videos for you to enjoy:

Winter Wonderland Around the World

New Orleans: Let the Good Times Roll

British Columbia: A Photo Tour

Finland in Photos and Music

Exploring Newfoundland

Norway: Land of the Midnight Sun

The Arctic: Land of the Ice Bears

Historic Churches On 7 World Continents

Forces at Play on 7 World Continents

Transformation of the Soul of Europe

Fanfare for Italy

Peru: Historic Land of the Inca

Paris: An American Tribute to the Fallen French

Animals Always - A Tour of the Saint Louis Zoo

New Zealand: The World Down Under

The African Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater

Antarctica Forever

Canadian Rocky Mountaineer Train Ride

Flowers Around the World

The Flirtatious Penguins

Life with a Latin Beat

Quiet Reflections

West by Northwest

Ireland Remembered

An American Tribute to Paris

The Beauty of Saint Louis

In Memory of the Fallen Dutch


Articles about Love and Marriage Around the World

Love and Marriage in France

Our travels took us throughout France, with a focus on Paris and Lyon—both wonderful cities with fabulous cuisine, great wine, sights to behold, and history to tell. But more than anything, with all the amenities of these two great cities, we were struck by the friendliness and warmth of the French people. We were there for nearly two weeks and only have splendid experiences to report. The French passion for food, wine, life and romance cannot be missed if you just strike up a conversation with someone, observe couples strolling down the Champs Elysee, or when you mingle in a small café or bistro.

And the couples we interviewed were marvelous, which brings us to the main point of our story. You have probably heard that the French are no longer interested in marriage or some variation on that theme. Don’t you believe it! The couples we interviewed who had been successfully and happily married for 30 to 60 years reported great satisfaction in their marriage and would do it all over again. But here is where it gets interesting – we found the same themes in young French couples that were in love. The ones we interviewed loved each other very much and were looking forward to getting married, just like their aunts and uncles, parents, and grand parents before them. In fact, the word on the French streets is that marriage is making a very nice comeback in France! We heard nothing while we were there to dispute that notion.

Read about the greatest romantic country in the world in the article, Love and Marriage in France

The Look of Love in Brazil

Today in Rio de Janeiro we saw the look of love from two lovebirds who have been in love since they were eight years old.

We had the great pleasure of interviewing Attilio Borriello and his bride of 51 years, Arlette. And trust us when we say this – they look like love! They are the look of love.

Attilio and Arlette are from San Lorenzo, Minas Gerais, Brazil, the third largest metropolitan area of the country and about a four-hour drive from Rio. They were in Rio visiting family, and we were introduced to them by their 23-year-old grand daughter, Cristiana.

We were blessed by the opportunity to interview them today over lunch at A Garota de Ipanema (The Girl from Ipanema) restaurant. Let us say up front, Attilio and Arlette are a near perfect match for the profile of successful marriage we have found in our travels around the world. In fact, their marital relationship of nearly 52 years is a mirror image of the long-time, successfully married couples we have interviewed over the years. They are what love is!

To learn what Attilio and Arlette know about the look of love, read The Look of Love in Brazil