Our 14 favourite travel photos.
What first sparked our love for nonstop traveling together was spending our honeymoon sailing through Italy, France, Spain, Montenegro, and Greece last September 2015. I remember it so well…we would fall asleep together every night in one city or country and wake up in an entirely brand new one almost every single morning! Since then, we have been fortunate enough to continue traveling all over together to different places (even moving to Ireland earlier this year!) and document our adventures and memories along the way right here on our blog and Instagram!
Growing up as children, we, combined, had traveled to India, Japan, Philippines, Portugal, Canada, Spain, England, and all over the United States with our families–traveling had always been a passion embedded in us by our parents ever since we could remember! When we began dating after I had moved to England from the U.S. for three years to train in musical theatre, our first getaway together was a surprise overnight trip to Brussels, Belgium for Jack’s birthday, and our first holiday together was Paris, France–Jack’s surprise Christmas present for me. He then spent a summer with my family and me back in Virginia and a few days in New York City. And after marrying in July of last year, being a very young, international (British-American) married couple, we had found our home within travel…it was our very own escape and our way to just be together whilst we couldn’t figure out how to live together permanently in each other’s home countries because of financial status, visas, etc. If we couldn’t live together in our own home countries, we would build our home within one another, together, everywhere else in the world.
Now, our physical home is a little bit more settled here in Ireland…though we can’t promise we’ll be staying put for too long! And fortunately, our love for travel together hasn’t stopped or slowed down at all! On Thursday, we are off to MALTA for some Mediterranean island exploring! We are most definitely summer lovers, and as it’s getting just a little bit too cold over here, we figured it’s time to escape the chilly air for a little while on another adventure! We keep calling this our “minimoon” because this will technically be our very first proper island holiday together, and preparing and planning for it feels just like how we felt when we were planning our honeymoon!
Crystal clear blue lagoons, sailing, cliff jumping, snorkelling, secret water caves, Popeye’s Village, city adventures, Mediterranean sunrises and sunsets, and my sweet soulmate! We will never quite be able to find or string the right words together to describe just how much seeing and learning more about the world that we live in together means to us.
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