It is something so special to find someone who shares the same ambitions and desires as you in life. Alec and I consider ourselves incredibly lucky to have met— and at the perfect moment at that! A quick shout out to the universe for crossing our crazy, adventurous paths just two and a half years ago! I’ll share with you guys the short and sweet love story behind it all.
While I’m originally from Dallas, Texas, I moved to Orange County, California at the end of 2016. I met Alec just as I moved in and soon found out that he was on his way out. By our third or fourth date, he told me that he was about to quit his job and travel for a few years or so— this type of behavior is apparently attractive to me for some reason.😂 I was happy for him and, to be honest, quite jealous! You see, what we both found most intriguing about the other was our passion for traveling. In the past, we had both (separately) traveled to Australia, Africa, Europe, even the same parts of Indonesia and the Gili Islands!
So as lovers do, against all odds, we soon fell in love just before his departure began. Alec ended up changing his plans of traveling solo for several years, and instead, decided to go to England for just the summer and then come back to convince me to quit my job and join him... long story short, he absolutely succeeded! By the end of the year, I’d put in my two-weeks notice, ended my lease for my apartment, and booked us one-way tickets to Vietnam. A year and a half and fourteen countries later... we’ve landed ourselves in England, as adventurous and wondrous as ever!
As everyone asks, how did we manage to hangout for so long and not get sick of each other? We didn’t, lol. Traveling together can be, both, the most testing and most rewarding challenge for any relationship. We believe the key is balance and team work. Making time and space for yourself is so important and too easily forgotten, but if you can keep this a priority it can make all the difference. It’s also super important to act as one team— and by this I mean putting the gravity of the relationship first and above all else. And whenever things get difficult, it’s always best (although, not always easy) to keep the greater picture in mind! Traveling with a partner can be as amazing or as miserable as you make it— so we chose to make the most of our time venturing through the world (*did our best)!
I know it can sometimes sound a bit glossy and like fate (or just fake tbh), but the truth is there is a lot more to it than just two lovebirds meeting in the right place at the right time! We both have worked hard to make our dreams together a reality. We love traveling and new experiences, so we put our efforts into making this a lifestyle. Don’t get me wrong, I count my blessings and thank my lucky stars for Alec and all the incredible opportunities that have made the past year and a half possible... however, I also believe anyone can live the life that they want if they really make their passion a priority!
The travels we’ve shared have been incredible. The landscapes, the views, the ocean, the wildlife, the people and the experiences that we’ve encountered have been, in their own way, beautiful and brilliant! We have been blessed with these incredible memories that I never imagined could be my own. Hiking to secret waterfalls in Laos, playing water-gun tag for three days across Thailand, having happy hour in Hong Kong at the world’s tallest hotel, biking to Ankor Wat before sunrise, riding a motorbike for two months across all of Vietnam, going bungee jumping (even though I was scared af) in New Zealand, diving the Great Barrier Reef in Australia... looking back on it all, I can easily say that there is no one I’d rather adventure through the world with. I am forever grateful for our time exploring this beautiful planet together!