Lounging about and taking in the lush green beauty of Sapa, Vietnam
Acting touristy at the Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine in Kyoto Japan.
Despite the horrible weather on our Inca trail trek to Machu Picchu, I still got my photo with a llama!
My very best Gandalf impression in El Chalten, Argentina: "You shall not pass!"
Attempting to run sand dune shuttles in the scorching 40C Dubai desert.
Blowing the eerie clouds off the top of Hitler's Eagle's Nest in Berchtesgaden, Germany.
How We Met
The story of how we met always makes people happy. We both worked for the same scientific company but on separate continents; Mark in the UK and Kristen in the US. We had conferences on the phone for years without ever meeting, but our paths officially crossed when Mark was sent to train Kristen in the US. As they say, the rest is history (photo throwback to one of our first dates).
Every few months we would visit each other from across ‘the Pond’ and each trip we added in a new spot to visit. These trips every few months only further enhanced our love for travel and we decided to make a change. We wanted to see the world together!
Tying The Knot
In May 2018, just before we set off to travel, we were married at Bolton Castle in the Yorkshire Dales, England. Yes, you read that right, a 14th-century castle! If you have ever been to England, you know it is always raining. The week leading up to our wedding was constant rain showers and we were terrified it would be a cold rainy wedding day.
However, the weather Gods were shining upon us because it ended up being one of the hottest days in May on record! Besides there being no cloud in the sky, we got married while harps played, candles glistened and an owl delivered the rings. We even cut our wedding cake with a medieval sword. It truly was a magical day!
A week after we became husband and wife, we left England to embark upon a never-ending honeymoon, which would encompass chasing the sun across Europe, Asia, South America and North America. Each day brings new adventures and challenges that we embrace with open arms. It’s an unbelievably rewarding and satisfying feeling when we tick off our bucket list experiences.
Traveling the world together was undoubtedly the best decision we have made. We look forward to sharing all the incredible, the terrible and the downright bizarre things we experience with you. Maybe we can even inspire some of you to take a honeymoon that circumnavigates the globe!