• Personal Posts
  • Our Year-Long Honeymoon: What Happened … & How Much It Cost

    Our year long honeymoon is officially over. And for the first time, we’re telling the full story. What happened? How much did it all cost? From where we went to our worst travel disasters to the time my grandfather tried to fake his own death (like .. I can’t make this stuff up, you guys), here are all the juicy, ridiculous details from our year long trip!

  • United States
  • Romantic Things to Do in Memphis, TN: Weekend Getaway Itinerary

    Downtown Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis is the home of rock n' roll, soul, and the blues, not to mention a national BBQ hot spot and a fascinating historical destination for anyone interested in Civil Rights!

    When I told my husband I wanted to take a romantic weekend getaway to Memphis, Tennessee, he was like, “why?” I suppose Memphis isn’t exactly the first destination on the list of romantic weekend getaways in the USA. But what could be more romantic than stuffing our faces with BBQ and hanging out with ducks in a hotel? (Yes, y’all. Ducks.) As it turns out, Memphis is TOTALLY RAD. I can’t believe I lived a few hours away from it my whole life and never visited! We spent 48 hours in Memphis having the time of our lives and we can’t WAIT to go back. We’ve created a weekend itinerary for Memphis that will have you dancing through Memphis all weekend long!

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  • 30 Things Nobody Tells You About Quitting Your Job to Go Travel

    We quit our jobs to go travel for a year. And we'll never do it again. Here's what nobody tells you about quitting your job to take a grown up gap year!

    It’s been 1 year since we quit our jobs, hopped on a plane, and left for our year-long honeymoon. For years, all I wanted to do was leave my job in corporate America and go off an an amazing journey, traveling all around the world and having incredible adventures. I daydreamed all day long and planned all night – and by that I mostly mean I spent a lot of time on Pinterest pinning travel inspiration – and finally I set a date to realize my dream. By 2016, I told myself, I’m going to quit my job and go travel. And then it was time. The date had arrived. We quit our jobs. We went traveling. And you know what? I don’t think we’ll ever do it again.

  • Personal Posts
  • 25 Things We Never Asked for from Traveling the World for a Year

    25 things we didn't ask for from traveling the world together as a couple for a year!

    When we started planning our year-long extended honeymoon around the world, we didn’t really know what to expect. We had a lot of hopes and dreams: we wanted to become wiser, healthier, better versions of ourselves. We wanted to become the sort of people who climb mountains regularly and do yoga at sunrise every day and read books rather than surf the internet and write deep, meaningful things about the life, the universe, and everything in our leather-bound travel journal. We wanted to be the kind of travel couple you see on Instagram, their blissful lives centered around nothing but looking attractive in different places each day. Well, none of that happened.

  • Europe
  • 14 Adorably Romantic Things to do in Bruges, Belgium in Winter

    Romantic things to do in Bruges, Belgium! Celebrate Christmas in Bruges!

    Bruges, Belgium is the most ridiculously romantic little medieval town in Europe ever. You can barely take a step without being swept off your feet by swans, horse-drawn carriages, chocolate shops, little lace shops, and other insanely cutesy things worthy of a bad romance novel. It’s enough to make even the most unromantic couples feel a little bit frilly. Here’s our list of the most adorable things to do in Bruges in winter for couples!

  • Personal Posts
  • Long Term Travel: A Day in the Life of a Travel Couple

    Selfie while hiking from Barichara to Guane near San Gil, Colombia!

    It’s been almost 2 months since we put our belongings in storage, said goodbye to steady paychecks and friends, and embarked on our year long extended honeymoon. Before this trip, the longest either of us had traveled anywhere was 2 weeks. True to form, around the 2 week mark is when both of us started to feel like we were ready to go home. But eventually we started to settle into a kind of routine – or at least, things started to feel less horribly foreign to us as time went on.

  • Personal Posts
  • Why My Wife Will Never Go Surfing Again

    We went surfing in Morro Bay, California. It did not go well.

    When it comes to your partner or companion, it’s important to be able to read each other. Lia and I have a few different check-ins that we say to each other that hold different meanings in our partnership. One of them is “Is this surfing?” This is the story of the birth of that expression, and a lesson of caution about trying new things. At least, that’s how I introduce this story. Lia likes to call it “that time I almost got stung to death by a million jellyfish.”