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Episode 40: Romantic getaway tips from the world’s longest honeymooners

February 8, 2018

When you hear about honeymoons or romantic getaways for Valentine’s Day, so often the trip involves expensive hotels in upscale destinations.

But Mike and Anne Howard took their honeymoon on the road, threw in a sense of adventure and learned to travel cheaply in trips to seven continents, taken over five years. In this episode of “Get Outta Here,” Associated Press travel editor Beth Harpaz talks with the Howards about being the “world’s longest honeymooners” and about their book, “Ultimate Journeys for Two.” The Howards share some favorite places and tips for couples looking for a romantic vacation that won’t break the bank.

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New episodes of “Get Outta Here!” are published every Wednesday. Host Beth J. Harpaz is travel editor for The Associated Press, a volunteer Big Apple Greeter and a licensed tour guide in her native New York City. She recently completed a quest to visit all 50 states.

Before becoming travel editor, where most of the news - thank goodness - is about happy people going on nice vacations, Beth covered politics, disasters and all manner of mayhem for the AP. And not to reveal her age, but she also worked for several newspapers way back in the 20th century and even wrote three books.

She does not own wheeled luggage but instead carries her belongings around the world in an ancient backpack and various tote bags.

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