What are our best travel memories with romantic partners? Sexiest? Most frustrating? What part does travel play in our hopeful romantic futures? And what do our desires – highbrow, lowbrow, and everything in between – say about who we are and how we love?

ATLAS OBSCURA book

On today’s show, Ella Morton – co-author of ATLAS OBSCURA: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders – joins to discuss some of her book’s most mysterious and romantic offerings. What weird and fascinating food and love destinations are out there for us? And what has traversing the globe seeking out weird wonders done for her love life? And before we even get to that, how do we start on the road to romance if no otherworldly sparks are igniting? As J gets back into the dating world, marching boldly forward even if her health hasn’t fully returned, can she date a guy (or, this week, um, three), when her body doesn’t have the physical energy to make magic happen? For the healthiest among us, how to we finagle romance from slowly-burning embers? Tune in, as we light ’em up.

Ella Morton

Ella Morton