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Collette and I met while we were in Las Vegas 7 years ago (cue, “What happens in Vegas…”). It’s only fitting that we met while we were both on vacation – perhaps something that shaped our relationship for life. While I lived in Chicago, Collette was living in Los Angeles – nearly 2,000 miles away. As a romantic couple, the distance was no obstacle as we shared an intense passion for each other and for travel.
Our spark was immediate and we began traveling across the country every 2 weeks to see each other. You could say that frequent flyer miles were a part of our relationship from the beginning. After a year and a half of our long distance love affair, I moved to Los Angeles, where we started our life together. I asked Collette to marry me and she said, “yes!” Learn how to protect your engagement ring here. To us, home is not a place, but a state of mind – it’s not where you are, but who you’re with. So together, we decided to pack our bags and make the world our home. We happily packed our bags, opened our hearts and minds, and headed out into the world to travel together. Get started with the best resource for learning about engagement rings.
We both loved to travel before we even met, but we soon found out that adventures are better when they’re shared. We found excitement in exploration, connection in different countries, and devotion in new discoveries. Now, we love to travel together, forever.
We’ve traveled to over 50 countries together, bonding over the unknown and giggling at all of life’s obstacles. Travel gets you out of your comfort zone, placing you in novel situations, some of which can be a bit precarious. Things aren’t always sunshine and rainbows on the road – travel can involve canceled flights, lost baggage, and uncomfortable situations. The only thing you can expect in travel and in life is the unexpected. When those trying times arise, it’s best to have your best friend and lover by your side to laugh it off with.
Whether we are climbing Machu Picchu, eating our bodyweight in gelato in Italy, or scuba diving remote reefs in Fiji, life is always better when we can travel together.