Best Couple Bloggers: Pics, Posts, and Plans

The new year is nearly here!  Are you ready for some travel inspiration for the New Year? Couple travel bloggers are an excellent source of great travel ideas and inspiration.  We asked a few of our blogging friends for their best picture and post from  2013.  We also asked them to give us a sneak peek at some of their travel plans for 2014.


The Traveling Canucks

Cam & Nicole


Fave Post:  Why We Love the Mosel Valley in Germany 

Fave Picture:

Mosel River Valley, Germany

Mosel River Valley, Germany

Travel baby

The newest addition to the Traveling Canucks!

Our plans for 2014:

Our future travel plans have evolved now that we have a toddler and infant in tow. We plan to spend most of our time in North America, to avoid long flights and nasty time zone changes. After a few ski trips in central British Columbia, we plan to head south and visit Phoenix, Palm Springs, San Diego, New Orleans and Niagara Falls. In early summer, we hope to spend a month in Nicaragua, followed by shorter trips to Alberta and Newfoundland.


Kimmy & Drew

Fave Post: Whale Watching in Lahaina Harbor

Fave Picture:

A Seabird in Niihau

A Seabird in Niihau

Our plans for 2014:

We will be focusing on travel throughout the Pacific Northwest. Even though we are currently living in this area there is still so much we have never seen, such as Crater Lake, Olympic National Park, or the Painted Hills. We want to make sure we travel to all of these places we’ve been meaning to visit before we leave for our travels around the world. We will also be heading to Lake County in California and the Hawaiian Islands of Maui, Kauai, and Oahu.

Goats on the Road

Nick & Dariece

Fave Post: Goodbye China! We Will Miss You…  

Fave Picture:

Tajikistan road

Pamir highway, Tajikistan

Our plans for 2014:

We have quite a few things already planned for 2014. Some of which are a secret for now. What I can tell you is that there will be a lot of beaches and tropical paradises in our future. We plan to travel to Mexico and parts of Central America for 3 months before arriving at our perfect house sitting job! This year, we will be attempting to travel in a financially sustainable way by living off of earnings from our website, as well as testing out house sitting and other forms of free travel! Stay tuned to see what we get up to in the next year!

Hecktic Travels

Dalene & Peter

Fave Post: Back to the Wild in Greenland

1000Fights: Great video!

Fave Picture:

Greenland water

Kayaking in Greenland


Our plans for 2014:

2014 plans – Well, we haven’t got many! We are spending the first six weeks touring around our home province and visiting our family and friends. It will be nothing short of exciting – we’ll be doing all kinds of winter activities like bobsledding, snowmobiling and skiing for the first time. But then we will surely need an injection of hot sun so we will likely head due south to Mexico for a couple of months of beaches and tacos. And that is the extent of our (very loose) plans. The rest of the year is entirely up for grabs!


My Tan Feet

Sammantha & Yeison

Fave Post: Common Misconceptions about Costa Rica 

Fave Picture:

Costa ricka sunset

Surfer at Sunset at Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Our plans for 2014:

Our goals for the next year is to travel as much in Costa Rica as possible. There are a few places we have both yet to see and is on our list as part of our goal to provide the best information and be the best resource for travelers coming to Costa Rica. Our biggest plan for the upcoming year is to move to Taiwan where Samantha’s family is and travel around Asia. We both have family in Asia so we want to explore as many countries as possible and we can’t wait to experience something new. We know 2014 will be an exciting year for us as we just started blogging in the middle of 2013 and it has opened up so many doors already!

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Sand in my Suitcase

 Janice & George

Fave Post: Wonder Where the Lions Are?

Fave Picture:

Monks shaving

2 monks shaving each other in Burma (Myanmar)


Our plans for 2014:

2014 is shaping up to be an exciting travel year for us! First up? Exploring some of Mexico’s colonial Mexican towns, like Guadalajara, Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende and Morelia. In Morelia, we’ll take a day trip to hike to the Monarch butterfly sanctuaries in the mountains. We’ll finish our Mexico trip on the beach in Zihuatanejo. Then we’re off to Bali and Lombok – and we’re booked for a 6-night cruise on the deluxe Ali Purnama, a sailing dive boat which leaves from the island of Komodo (lots of scuba diving – and we’ll see the Komodo dragons). Come September, we plan to attend the Society of American Travel Writers’ annual convention in Iceland – and maybe tack on some time in Greece afterwards.


Latitude 34

Jeff & Marina

Fave Post:  Homesickness and Reverse Culture Shock 

Fave Picture:

Thailand Festival

Final Procession of the Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Our plans for 2014:

In January we will be flying to Dublin, Ireland to start a months long trek across Europe, the Middle East and India before arriving back to SE Asia sometime before summer. We are most excited about experiencing carnival in Venice, visiting friends in Berlin, Austria, Amsterdam, Paris and Turkey as well as seeing the Northern Lights in Lapland, Finland and hopefully driving to India through Pakistan and Iran!”


A Cruising Couple

Dan & Casey

Fave Post:  101 Tips to Living in Taiwan

Fave Picture:

Hong kong harbor

We celebrated our two year wedding anniversary in Hong Kong last May, and just loved the city.

Our plans for 2014:

We’re really excited about where the New Year is taking us. First off, we’re flying to Mexico on January 3rd. Our goal is to find a house to rent for a month or two in San Pancho, and then do a bit of traveling around the Cancun area. In March we fly to Sweden. We’ll be bouncing around Scandinavia for about three months, which will be really exciting for us as we have never been to Europe together! Then in June we’re off to Brazil. We have tickets to the World Cup- something that has been on our bucket list for years! We are planning a few months in Brazil and the surrounding area, probably until October. Then we have no concrete plans! But we do have a lot of ideas, and we’re excited to see which ones work out!


Contented Traveller

Gordy & Paula

Fave Post: Serendipity is Important for Travelers and for Life 

Fave Picture:

Amsterdam bridge

I fell in love with Amsterdam it has got to be this one of the bridges and canals of this wonderful city.

Our plans for 2014:

In February we fly to Japan and have 2 weeks skiing in Nozawa Onsen, our second home. We then go straight onto Kitzbuhel in Austria for a week, then to Lucerne for a few days. From there we go to Zermatt, Switzerland for a week overlooking the stunning Matterhorn, which we are so excited to see. We intend to ski into Cervinia in France for lunch, just because we can (if it is not too hard for me that is!). We then have a few days in Milan then fly to Bangkok for 3 days, which we always enjoy and then back home. All of the ski resorts needed to be booked in advance due to their popularity at that time.

In August/September we are flying to London for a week but haven’t planned anything yet. We then have organized a barge cruise in the Alsace region of France for a week, which has been booked in due to the popularity of this personalized little barge. After the cruise we have 3 weeks to do whatever, but will end up in Paris definitely for a fair bit of that time.  So really next year there is not a lot of serendipity involved in planning, but there will be a lot in the execution.

1000Fights: Aren’t these ideas and pictures wonderful?   Time to start planning those travel New Year’s Resolutions!

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16 Responses to Best Couple Bloggers: Pics, Posts, and Plans

  1. Casey December 26, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

    So exciting to see where everyone is headed in the New Year! Thanks so much for including us in your round up!

  2. The Fighting Couple December 26, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

    Great job you two! Thanks again.

  3. Jeff Johns December 26, 2013 at 7:02 pm #

    How inspirational! We absolutely love reading everyones posts and hearing about some of what 2014 has in store! We hope to meet you all along the road!

  4. Zara December 27, 2013 at 12:51 am #

    As someone who’s also part of a “travel couple” I love reading about other couples traveling the world. Great round-up! :)

  5. Samantha December 27, 2013 at 8:30 am #

    Thank you for including us!! Exciting to read about other travel couples and their plans for 2014. Going to be a great year for everybody!

  6. Franca December 28, 2013 at 6:29 am #

    So many new travel couples that I didn’t know of, thanks guys, I’ll check them out! :)

  7. Sand In My Suitcase December 28, 2013 at 7:48 am #

    Thanks for featuring us! Looks like a lot of the world is going to be covered in 2014 – it’ll be fun to read everyone’s travel experiences…

  8. Tamara ( December 28, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    Great round-up of some of our favorite couples as well! We loved reading about everyone’s plans for 2014, though it made us feel a bit behind (absolutely no plans beyond Monday!) Thanks for sharing…you’ve got us thinking now.

  9. Kimmy I AfterGlobe December 28, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    Thanks for having us be a part of this. Love getting to read what everyone else is up to next year.

  10. The Fighting Couple December 28, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    It was great having you two! I just wish that we all could have done it in person! Happy travels.

  11. The Fighting Couple December 28, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    Thanks Tamara. Sometimes too many ideas are overwhelming? At least it gets the travel juices flowing?

  12. Bryan Hoare January 1, 2014 at 9:48 pm #

    … Met with Jeff and Marina when there were in Phuket, after a great Business Insider story introduced them to a wider audience… The perfect mindset for travel and a fantastic blog for bringing those stories to the millions who can’t always be on the road… Their attitude reminded me of this quote from Marcel Proust – “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

  13. Heidi ( January 3, 2014 at 2:15 am #

    I love seeing these lists and finding new people to read about. Though we are a family of 4 living in Spain, it is still good to read the couple sites too. Thanks

  14. Alex Watson January 3, 2014 at 6:57 pm #

    The pictures alone are beautiful, great to see everyone’s goals!


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