Luckily, I (Krista) have never been one to follow old-age laws of nature (dating).
- You’ll never meet a nice guy in a bar – False!
- A girl should never make the first move – Utter blasphemy!
Out on a Friday night in Seattle, we met at The Ballroom where I approached Matt.
Matt was wearing a Boston Red Sox hat and I’m a huge baseball fan so I asked if he was really a fan or just liked the hat. He defended his fandom, bought me a shot of tequila (not my first of the evening), and we danced the night away – until the clock struck 12 and his friend needed to get home (true story).
My love of travel started at a young age. I should’ve known when I made my dad take a photo of me in every. single. “country.” in Disney World’s Epcot. Travel & photos have been two of my longest, strongest passions.
I grew up in the pacific northwest in a suburb east of Seattle. I lived and worked on three continents by age 22 – the U.S. (home), Spain (as a full-time student and part-time bartender), and Australia (I worked for the Australian Baseball League after I graduated college and finished seasonal positions with the Seattle Mariners & MLB.com).
I feel most alive when I travel – experiencing new things, visiting new places, and meeting new people! I love to dance (like everyone’s watching – seriously get me up on a bar or table!) and make people laugh. I have the biggest sweet tooth and am a sucker for sunsets. For the last three years, I worked for a major tech corporation managing social media, marketing, and events in addition to teaching power yoga and yoga sculpt on the side.
A lot of people never put their actual degrees to use, but with journalism & Spanish majors from the University of Washington (go dawgs!) I couldn’t think of a better application of my education than starting a travel blog in South America – and hopefully teaching yoga along the way. This journey has been a dream of mine for ages, and after years of planning, saving, and researching, it’s actually happening!!
From an early age, I spent almost all of my time focused on sports (baseball and basketball). I had a dream of becoming a professional athlete like many young boys do and was willing to work for it. When I was my second year into community college baseball, I found out that I had a tear in my labrum and that I would no longer be able to pitch again due to shoulder surgery. Luckily, I was able to earn a scholarship to a private Catholic school in Southern Florida (Ave Maria University) to play basketball and earn my degree in Business Management.
As for traveling, I have not done much other than the occasional trip to Canada, and a couple of cruises to the Caribbean and Central America. It wasn’t until I met Krista that I realized it would be possible to see some of the best landscapes throughout the world.
I have always had a huge passion for animals, and I spend almost all of my free-time fishing wherever possible. This played a huge factor for me while planning our trip, as we are going to some of the best fly fishing destinations in the world (don’t worry, I have my gear with me!).
This all was a very big decision for me. Not only am I scared out of my mind, but I am getting out of my comfort zone to see what the world really is all about. Words cannot describe my excitement, and I am thrilled to see what the next year has in store for us two!
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Now that we’ve met, maybe you’re curious why we’re embarking on this adventure – or want to know more about where the journey will take us (as far as we know now). Click the hyperlinks above to feed your curiosity.
Maybe you dream the same (or similar) dream. Maybe you don’t believe you can do it (maybe you do!). If it’s really what you want to do, you can make it happen. We’ll be providing advice and recommendations along the way. Feel free to reach out with questions, comments, and tips!
Join us on our journey. We are honored and so stoked to have you here!