Vacation romances aren't meant to last. They are just flings. Traveling to Seattle was a last-minute decision. Life was a mess. Just before I left, my company folded. Romance wasn't in the picture. Then I met Russell. I was sitting at a computer searching for a job at a hostel, and he came by. The moment I saw him, I knew he was The One. He became my best friend. It was the romance that shouldn't have worked, but three years later, we have a daughter, are engaged and happy.