There are a number of great snippets from the NYT’s article, Advice From Life’s Graying Edge on Finishing With No Regrets — including the following:

Travel is so rewarding that it should take precedence over other things younger people spend money on.

And travel more when you’re young rather than wait until the children are grown or you are retired.

Although romantic love initially brings most couples together, what keeps them together is an abiding friendship, an ability to communicate, a willingness to give and take, and a commitment to the institution of marriage as well as to each other.

The most important thing is to be involved in a profession that you absolutely love, and that you look forward to going to work to every day.

  • I’d only add to the second item, which I agree with whole-heartedy, that travel is good when you are young AND when the kids are grown.