If you and your significant other can’t wait to escape the nine to five but need some ideas, these couples’ tales of adventures are sure to inspire. Whether you want to travel on a budget or splash out on a few luxuries, these bloggers have plenty of tips, reviews and guides to get you going…
Like many parents, David and Veronica faced that “now what?” moment when the last kid moved out of the house. After sending their youngest out into the big, wide world, they set out to break the empty nest rules by selling everything and hitting the road. They started out in a used RV for what they thought would be a short-term adventure. Along the way they rediscovered the couple who fell in love years ago and chronicled the journey on their website. As the site became more popular, they decided to keep on going and have now visited over fifty countries on six continents.
Follow their travel experiences @gypsynester
Paula and Gordon are professional travel writers at Contented Traveller. This award-winning blog takes you on a journey around the world where you’ll find articles covering many travel topics, such as art, history, culture and cuisine. The couple love meeting people, mingling with the locals and trying new travel experiences, so expect some amazing stories covering everything from staying at a beautiful 5-star hotel in Paris to sharing a treehouse with a giraffe in a wildlife lodge in Canberra, Australia.
Experience something new with @gordyandpaula
These adventurous travel writers like to combine their wanderlust with their love of wine. By day, you’ll find them doing all kinds of activities, from snorkeling in Iceland in the winter or going on a long distance hut-to-hut hike in the Dolomites. By night, they’re creatures of comfort who like to indulge in a little luxury. If you’re looking for a travel blog about how to travel on $50 a day or less or traveling with kids, Luxe Adventure Traveler isn’t it. Our award-winning travel blog is all about heart pumping adventures, world class accommodation and luxury experiences.
Join the couple on their adventures @jdomb
Drew and Julie from Drive on the Left are US expats who love life abroad. Their new expat home of Shenzhen, China, means there are plenty of new places to explore together and many things to understand about life in a different country. Join them as they share their thoughts on the expat experience and their journeys around the world.
Follow their story @driveonleft
This Kiwi couple is on a mission to see the world from under water through snorkeling and scuba diving, and from mountain tops on skis and snowboards. They launched their blog when they were living in Fiji, so they share a lot of tips from the perspective of a local. With a strong focus on compelling and engaging storytelling, they hope to inspire others not only to try new adventures, but to also be aware how important Planet Earth is and all the species that call it home.
Follow this snorkel and ski-loving couple @SnorkelsToSnow
Together for over a quarter of a century, Tim and Nat have indulged their passion for life and experience to the fullest, but they feel most alive when travelling, cooking and eating. As an award-winning chef, Tim has dedicated his life and career to cooking in the pursuit of honest food. As a photographer, Nat records their adventures with incredible pictures of everyday life and the extraordinary. They believe that everyone should get to know a culture by learning about the foods they eat and travelling as slowly as they can.
Get a taste of the couples’ foodie travels @acooknotmad
After studying, volunteering and working their way around the world, Inma and Jose started A World to Travel to share their experiences. Their beautiful photos help to tell their stories and they have a passion for sustainable travel, festivals and the great outdoors.
Go round the world with Inma and Jose @aworldtotravel1
This adventurous couple moved from Slovakia to Canada five years ago and the travel bug has never left them. They’ve learnt cross-country skiing, tried ice climbing and jumped off of several cliffs into mountain lakes in the Canadian Rockies. They’re currently on a trip around the world, from Mexico through Central America, and South America to New Zealand. Soon, they’re off to Asia where they’ll blog about their continuing adventures.
Try something new with Maya and Michal @TravelWTheSmile
After years of working, planning and saving, Canadian couple Frank and Lissette left Montreal in July 2014 to travel the world. They write about the good (and the bad) places they’ve visited, sharing their memories with readers who might want to follow in their footsteps. They’ve spent a lot of time in Eastern Europe, Asia, Mexico, South Africa and settled for a year in Croatia, where they’d hoped to make a permanent base. But they’re now back to full-time travel and you’ll find a bit of everything on their blog: stories, photos, and lots of tips on nomad and expat life.
Follow this Canadian couples’ travels @bbqboyandspanky
Gian and Sheila are travellers, adventurers, and bloggers from Cebu in the Philippines. Their photo blog documents their amazing travels and exciting adventures around the Philippines.
Adrenaline Romance not only presents compelling stories, full-colour photos and personal opinions, it’s also an online resource for those who wish to visit these destinations and plan their own trips. In addition, as extreme adventure enthusiasts, they also showcase and take part in exhilarating outdoor adventure sports that are offered all around the Philippines.
Follow their exhilarating adventures @AdrenalnRomance
Since finishing their 16 month honeymoon two years ago, the couple ended up in the beautiful island of El Nido in the Philippines. They created The Birdhouse El Nido, a speciality lodging, and now have a huge advocacy for eco sustainability. They were recently awarded a UN Environment Programme grant for a low carbon lifestyle challenge. Their continuing of love of travel is played out by hosting people from all around the world in their rental, and hopefully educating them about eco-friendly and sustainable tourism.
Learn more about their experiences @365traveldates
Tara Lets Anywhere is a travel blog by Filipino couple, Katherine and Hali. It publishes their stories on the road as well as budget travel guides covering the Philippines and other countries. Notably, it features mostly off-beat locations for those looking for authentic travel experiences. It also highlights certain advocacies, such as responsible tourism and voluntourism.
Follow Katherine and Hali on Twitter @taraanywhere
Ekta and Puru are a travelling couple from India who share their experience on their blog, Shadows Galore. They love exploring new places, soaking up the culture, sampling the local cuisine and making friends along the way. While Puru is a history buff, Ekta is more into adventures and together they plan to travel around the world.
Explore the world with Ekta and Puru @ShadowsGalore
Whether it’s an hour outside in their hometown or a week-long getaway across the world, this enthusiastic couple do their best to make the most out of every moment. Our Sweet Adventures has something for everyone to enjoy including city guides, budget tips, outdoor adventures, where to dine, luxury hotel reviews and more. They love to travel luxuriously, meet new people, immerse themselves in different cultures and of course, eat delicious food. Traveling can be stressful at times, so Christina and Adam provide tips and guides to help make planning trips easier for everyone.
Follow Christina and Adam @OurSweetAdventures
Claire and Danik combined their individual blogs just last year to form The Curious Explorers. They’re an adventure-loving couple from the UK who like to share their global travel stories, from hiking, diving and marathon running to exploring new cultures and foods. They have recently started visiting vineyards and breweries on their travels and have even been to the northernmost brewery up in the arctic.
Unleash your curious explorer with Claire and Danik @curiousxplorers