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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.
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Dishes & Foods You Must Try When in Romania is written by Marius Iliescu – the founder of Romanian Friend – a local initiative promoting handpicked tours with the best local guides so travellers can discover the authentic beauty of Romania while supporting responsible tourism. Plan your trip with help from a Romanian Friend and follow us on Facebook or Instagram to see what… Read More
You can thank Baron Holstein for this classic take on the famous German Wienerschnitzel recipe. Holstein, born Friedrich August Karl Ferdinand Julius von Holstein in 1837, was a civil servant of the German Empire during the 19th century, and rumor has it that this dish was created for him because of his fondness for egg and anchovy on his schnitzel. While there are several… Read More
Villa Borghese (today’s Borghese Gallery Rome) was created to host a valuable collection of Cardinal Shipyon Borghese (Scipio Borghese), who was passionate about collecting works of art. He was distinguished with a truly subtle taste and unique intuition as a collector. The idea of creating a country villa, as a place of joy and pleasure – Casa di Delizia, arose when its collection became… Read More
Carbonara is probably my favorite Italian dish, and it’s certainly among one of Tracy’s. It’s creamy, rich, and surprisingly simple in terms of time spent in prep, the ingredients involved, and the cooking method. We were actually taught how to make this dish by a Milanese chef, so we can tell you first-hand how it’s suppose to be made, and more importantly, how to… Read More
Rome is a city that is just as stunning at night as it is during the day, and as natural lights fade, street lights give birth to a city that is somehow different at night. In fact, it somehow feels like there’s as much to do in Rome at night as there is during the day – much of the reason for which is… Read More
Arroz con Pollo is a staple on any Hispanic menu, although there are literally countless individual tricks and certain flair on the dish that varies depending on where the dish is being made, and by whom. “Arroz con Pollo” is, at it’s heart, a simple dish. Spanish for “rice with chicken”, that’s really all that has to be in the dish to be considered a… Read More
Located in the south of Vietnam is a secret island paradise known as Phu Quoc. It boasts idyllic beaches, beautiful sunsets, and a serene atmosphere that make it a popular summer getaway for travelers from all around the globe. And if you, too, are planning to explore this hidden gem, here are some activities you should check out: Sunbathing The beaches in Phu Quoc… Read More
Today is the big day. If you’re Irish, claim Irish descendancy or are just looking for a good reason to get drunk, you know what March 17th is. You count down to it. You plan for it. You celebrate it, plan off work for it. And guess what? It’s here. St. Patrick’s Day. What is St. Patrick’s Day, and who is St. Patrick? Saint Patrick’s… Read More
Perhaps the most popular brunch dish in the U.S., it’s actually quite basic. Eggs Benedict is poached egg, ham, english muffin, and hollandaise at its core – but it’s so much more. Scorned by brunch chefs everywhere because they’ve made more of these than they care to admit, making an Eggs Benedict at hope is a great marker of one’s technical skill on a… Read More
It’s a month away, but like us, you know you’re already thinking about it. You’ve already looked at the calendar, saw St. Patrick’s Day (on March 17th every year, for those of you who aren’t in the know) is on a Saturday, and felt your own inner leprechaun tickle your soul. St. Patrick’s on a Saturday? Start early. Go late. Yeah, you know you’re making… Read More