The first time I visited Paris I was 21 years old. 🤗 A fresh and budding adult, I chose a trip to Europe as my graduation present. To my mom and dad’s surprise, I wasn’t planning on going with any friends in particular. 😮
I wanted to have this experience for myself…
Wide eyed and filled with wonder, we met with a travel agent who found the perfect match for my wanderlust. 😍 The company was Contiki, an adventure tour tailored to 18 – 35 year olds.
The tours were semi-structured, with hotels booked, transportation arranged and some planned meals. The rest was up to you! 😎
I didn’t know it at the time, but this trip would end up being “the one” that would spark the fire inside me.
A need to see new places, meet new people and experience the world through other’s eyes… a need to travel. ✈️
When Michael and I first met, we quickly realized we shared this love ❤️ for exploration.
Our first adventure begun in Mexico🇲🇽 . While attending a good friend’s wedding, our sunny Caribbean vacation turned into a Category 5 hurricane! 🙀
This was very scary, but it brought out our strengths as a team…
We were grateful ☺️ to have each other, not to mention, the rest of the wedding party was very happy I spoke fluent Spanish 😂
As the years went by, we would find ourselves planning trips instead of vacations. 🤔 Don’t get me wrong, we enjoy relaxing, but seem to choose the excursions over laying on the beach! 🚣🏽♂️🏝⛱
Lucky for us, the last 3 years have been filled with extraordinary trips!
You would think we had enough to do in Los Angeles; life there was certainly an adventure!
But L.A. is filled with people from all over the world 🌍 and you get a small taste of the diversity that surrounds us, should you choose to explore it. 🧐
Every time we returned, we found ourselves dearly missing the people we met but dreaming 💭about our next destination.
☝🏽The motto for this blog is that travel is a way to truly understand humankind…
That requires time and effort. So Michael & I realized, we just needed more time… ⏳