All posts tagged: couple

Traveluxblog | Moritz & Sabrina

We’re both students and “suffer” from chronic wanderlust. Thus, we travel passionately as often as we can – mostly on weekends, but also during university vacations. We change hotels in each city every night so that we can see and experience as much as possible. We are more the adventurous type, so real beach vacations are pretty much nonexistent. But not adventurous enough to relinquish Wi-Fi during our travels, as we want to share our impressions of hotels or cities as fast as we can on our blog! While we do not prefer just metropolises or just small villages, but a good mix of everything, we usually stay at five star properties.

Day 14: Los Angeles

Originally posted on Trekking Together:
We left the campground at 8am and headed to LA for our last day together! We had a quick drive through the campus of UCLA before stopping somewhere in Beverly Hills for some lunch. I had a Taco Bell, my first taste of American fast-food, and it was great! We then went on a drive around all the massive Beverly Hills mansions. We saw the Playboy mansion, and whilst we were there a UPS van pulled up, so we got to see the gates opening up. None of us went inside though, in case we were ambushed by security! The Playboy Mansion Beverly Hills Next stop was Rodeo Drive and all the expensive designer stores. The grand looking building reminded me a bit of Diagon Alley in Harry Potter. I’ve made quite a few comparisons of places in California to Harry Potter, so I am pretty sure that JK got some inspiration from the Gold Coast! Either that, or I’m just a bit obsessed with Harry Potter. I wanted to…

Day 4: The Grand Canyon

Originally posted on Trekking Together:
Day 4 consisted of another long van day with a couple of interesting stops along the way! The first stop of the day was at Lake Havasu City to see the original London Bridge. The bridge, which was originally built in of course London, was bought by a rich man (Robert P. McCulloch) and reassembled in Arizona in the late 60s/early 70s, in a fake English town. But it was unlike any English town I have ever been to. Imagine an idyllic Shakesperean village with palm trees that’s about 30 degrees hotter than actual England. London in America London Bridge The next stop was much more fascinating – Seligman, an old style American town on the historic Route 66. The Pixar film Cars is loosely based on Seligman, and you could definitely see a resemblance with the old cars and traditional style stores and cafes. I would have liked to have a bit more time at Seligman to have a little wonder around the town, we only stopped for lunch and…

Day 1: LA/San Diego

Originally posted on Trekking Together:
Tom and I arrived onto American soil (or tarmac) late on Wednesday the 22nd of July, and we were eager to start our Trek America adventure the following morning. We were up bright and early on the Thursday, ready to meet our trek group at 7:30am. I was a little bit apprehensive about meeting everyone at first – I’d read blog posts about Trek America before coming and some mentioned that one awkward person on the trek who hogged all the wifi and charger points, and who didn’t pull their weight in camp. But I soon saw I had nothing to worry about, everyone was super friendly, and throughout the trek everybody did their bit in camp whether it was the cooking or cleaning, and there were no arguments over who got to charge their phone on the van! After a slight delay, because our trek leader got caught in LA traffic, we were on the road to San Diego! It was about a two to three hour drive, and even though…

Six Years.

Originally posted on Ordinary Adventures:
Even though I’ve been married to Drew for just over a year, today marks our sixth anniversary of being a couple. In celebration of this, I decided to share with you all one photo from each our anniversaries! 2009 Just a month after we made it official, this was our first photo as a couple. 2010 We weren’t able to celebrate our one year anniversary together, but we stuck through that first year and all it’s craziness. 2011 I barely have any pictures of us together that year, let alone on our anniversary. But this was from that August, right before our two year anniversary. 2012 Celebrating our third anniversary in the mountains, riding horses, watching sunsets. This was our first anniversary we got to spend together! 2013 Celebrating our fourth anniversary at the beach, riding mopeds, feeding llamas, and so much more. This was a truly wonderful day. 2014 Last year we booked a cabin and escaped to the mountains for our five year anniversary.   2015 No beaches, or mountains, but we got…

Final Week

Originally posted on Trekking Together:
I am writing this from a hotel in Manhattan Beach – the final destination of our holiday! Tom and I both had the most amazing time on the trek. With every single location offering memorable experiences, from the bright lights of Vegas to the ridiculous temperatures of Death Valley (seriously, it was about 54 degrees Celsius). My personal favourite place was Yosemite, and San Diego a close second (although I would loved to have seen much more of the city). Originally my plan was to write blog posts along the way as we travelled through West America. But a combination of a jam packed schedule and a lack of WiFi has meant I haven’t been able to. However, I have been keeping a detailed journal, so once I am back in the UK I will be able to write in depth posts accompanied by some pretty brilliant photos!

Originally posted on Millennial Type: Seven weeks into fatherhood, and I’ve already learned quite a bit. If you missed my first installmentof Breaking Dad, my intention is to share with you little things I want to teach my kids someday that still apply to all of us. Over these past few weeks, I’ve been reminded of something I took for granted: make time for play. Besides working full time, changing diapers, running a blog, running a podcast, cooking dinner,launching an eCourse, and sleep, there isn’t much time left in the day for playing. I know we can all relate in some way, even if you don’t have kids. Life happens, responsibilities pile up, so making time for fun is pushed to the end of our to-do list. Now I’m all for productivity, but sometimes taking time to play (with our spouse, friends, pets or children) leads to more productivity later. Here are just a few proven benefits of play: Read more…