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- Justin & Tracy
Our travels together started in July 2007 in Downtown Nashville, and since that time we've moved and journeyed to some incredible places, as well as seen and done some amazing things. As writers and a couple that is obsessed with travel, we ran across some of the great work by blogs such as Nomadic Matt, The Planet D, Nomadic Samuel and the Expert Vagabond, and thought "why not us?" In 2016, that thought led to the actual beginning of A Couple for the Road when the first post went up in December.
Currently, we reside in South Florida with our cats and the endless sunshine. We're a unique breed-- a 30-something couple, without kids and an unquenchable desire to see everything and anything. Though we call South Florida home, we love traveling to the far reaches of the globe, connecting with people and cultures, and having the opportunity to share in this human experience. We hope you feel the same.
We're lovers of life, music, art, language and culture. We hope you are too, and will be sharing with you what moves us in hopes that it moves you as well.
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Twenty-five years ago Colombia was teetering on the edge of failed statehood and Medellín, the Andean nation’s second-largest city was a narco war zone. This violence created a reputation that has long overshadowed the city’s history, vibrant culture, and absolutely stunning landscape. Only recently are international travelers discovering the gems hidden beneath the violence. These gems are making it hard for visitors to leave… Read More
Since the late 1800’s, the legend of the infamous Jack the Ripper Murders in London’s East End has fascinated historians and mystery enthusiasts around the world. Now, a disturbingly accurate dictation of events in the form of a diary signed by “Jack the Ripper” is being reexamined – could he finally be identified? His is a dark tale of murder and mayhem so shrouded… Read More
Paris remains one of the world’s most popular tourist destination, creating a dilemma for those looking for where to stay in Paris. The most popular areas are, well, popular, and the best areas and hotels in the city don’t come cheaply. However, there are many appealing areas to stay in Paris, and with the amount of options available you can find a great place… Read More
“Best Bars in San Francisco” was written by Mimi McFadden – a travel blogger and freelance writer. Originally from California, she has been slow traveling the world since 2013. When she’s not writing, you can probably find her sipping on a pint of craft beer, chasing waterfalls, or planning her next adventure in a foreign land. After living abroad for five years in Australia,… Read More
If you’re looking for a relatively quick, low-carb, and healthy appetizer that’s filling enough to keep you full, these Italian-style stuffed portobello mushrooms are perfect for you! Using traditional Italian ingredients, you can actually do a lot of different variations with this dish. To mix things up a bit, try baking these with a touch of red pasta sauce either mixed into the filling… Read More
Cal Bailey runs Mountain Leon – a travel blog he started after two years on backpacking around the world. If you want to learn more about life on the road or tips for travelling, you can read his latest post about choosing the right sleeping bag. Turkey is a beautiful country full of exciting things to do and places to see. The number one… Read More
Guatemala is a fascinating Central American country, sandwiched in the north-most part of the region between Mexico, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador. A stunning landscape of peaking mountaintops, rain-forests, volcanoes, and ancient ruins, Guatemala present an atypical vacation opportunity for those seeking refuge in a small country that is packed full of interesting, historical locations. What sets the historical precedence in Guatemala is not… Read More
Cream cheese is like magic food. It seems that everything it touches turns into culinary gold. What Goes with Cream Cheese, and how can you best use it in every day recipes to keep your kitchen creative and delicious? If you have cream cheese lying around in your kitchen, here are some food items that you can pair it with that may not have… Read More
Chiang Mai, which is surrounded by a lot of mountains and temples, is the Northern capital of Thailand. It is said to be the best place for visitors to explore Thai culture and do exciting activities. Here is the list of fun things in Chiang Mai, Thailand that every tourist should experience at least once in a lifetime. General Information Currency: Thai Baht (around… Read More
Fado music, the somber song of Portual, is a deeply passionate and heartbreaking folk music genre that can be traced back to the 1820s (and possibly earlier) in Lisbon. Fado was in many ways the expression by which a suppressed people communicated feels of frustration, loneliness, and outright abandonment during the 1960s and 70s, as all of Portugal fell deeply into political corruption –… Read More