Hey there and a big warm welcome to Where Are Those Morgans! We are so happy you want to get to know more about us and our travel blog.
We’re Mark and Kristen Morgan: Scientists, fitness aficionados, lovers of hiking, budding photographers and tea drinkers. Oh, and we quite like traveling …
… So much so, we put our scientific careers on hold in 2018 and followed our dreams to explore the world together as we embarked upon a life changing 18 month honeymoon!
Let’s dive right into our story, shall we?
How We Met
Both scientists by trade, we worked for the same global scientific company but on opposite sides of the Atlantic. For years we had spoken on conference calls regularly but had never met in person. That would all change when Mark was sent to the US lab Kristen was working in. There was instant chemistry (forgive our science pun) and a series of trans-atlantic flights followed. Each time, we would tag on a new country or city to visit together, further fueling our desire to travel. Eventually we were at a crossroads.
Our Travel Honeymoon
Travel was always a huge part of our relationship and friends would joke with us about which country we were in at the time. Both of us had always wanted to travel long term but societal norms continued to steer us away. We had great careers but we both wanted more out of life. After working in the corporate environment for almost a decade, we realized our travel dreams were starting to die out.
We certainly weren’t getting any younger and the world was waiting, so we took a risk.
Quitting our jobs was frightening but liberating. We temporarily threw everything we owned into storage, hung up our lab coats, got married, traveled to over 35 countries across 4 continents together and never looked back. We discovered an unknown passion for photography, nurtured our love for the great outdoors and of course found a platform to create amazing travel content. Now, we balance our careers with travel and content creation.
The Origins Of Where Are Those Morgans
On any trip we’ve ever taken, we have always used travel blogs as our primary source of information. The travel community is full of awesome tips and recommendations, written by like minded people. Early in our adventure, we were inspired to create our own platform to give our best advice to anyone who followed. Personally, we prefer to plan our trips in advance. We like to create an in depth itinerary of a new city or country so we don’t miss a thing. Yes, we have FOMO. Our scientific logical minds need method! So, we decided to start ‘Where Are Those Morgans‘ as a play on words from our friends banter.
What We Offer
Each traveler will have their own style. We craft efficient itineraries for everyone who wants to make the most of each place they visit, because time is valuable. You can have all the money in the world, but you will never be able to turn back time. Our itineraries and guides are suited to all types of travel, timeframes and budgets.
Why Our Brand Is Unique
We are well-educated, goal-orientated young professionals who are passionate about encouraging and inspiring travel. We bring a scientific approach to any trip whether you are going for 1 week or 1 year.
Time is precious. Travel efficiently.
Share the Art of Travel through the Lens of Science. Combine creativity with logic.
Create the most detailed itineraries for travelers to maximize their time in a new destination.
Encourage and inspire travelers whether on vacation or long term to travel effectively.
Easy going but hard working. We create with passion and determination to succeed.