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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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If you love traveling in the outdoors, mountaineering, kayaking, camping, or doing anything in the middle of Mother Nature, you really need a great, waterproof duffel bag. We camp a lot year-round when we’re home in South Florida, and having a waterproof duffel bag is something Tracy and I always take with us. No matter if we’re camping, biking, kayaking, or spending a weekend… Read More
I know a lot of travelers (including Tracy and I) that like to get the best bang for their buck by adding extra destinations to their trips. Making a stop can break up a long trip, provide a chance to see family or friends, or let you explore a place you’ve never been or really love. In fact, did you know that Tracy and… Read More
Pho is a dish that has gone from something entirely known outside of the western world to somewhat of a fad within it. It’s trendy with good reason – it’s awesome. But, easy to make and replicate at home? Not so much. The true pho – a Vietnamese dish concentrating its protein on beef, tendons, and various “off” cuts, is delicate and hard to… Read More
Traveling is a lot more enjoyable when you have bags that make sense – bags that are easy to carry, easy to store, light, and durable. For us, one of the best solutions to all of this are wheeled duffel bags. The best wheeled duffel bags for travel are typically ones that store a lot, without being overly heavy and hard to lug around…. Read More
Yorkshire Pudding is older than the United States – by at least 40 years! When wheat flour became commonly used for making pastries, cakes, and pudding, cooks throughout England devised a means of making use of the fat that dropped into the dripping pan to cook a batter pudding while the meat continued to roast. The recipe, initially called “dripping pudding” as it was… Read More
TravelUp is a United Kingdom-based vacation planner that describes themselves as what might best be described as a white-glove service budget vacation website that is truly full service. In fact, on TravelUp’s website they describe themselves by the following: In addition to amazing flights and hotels, TravelUp also offer a wide range of products to ensure your trip is perfect from start to finish…. Read More
One of the most interesting aspects of travel is the study and introspection of cultures, not only of today, but those of previous periods. The underlying periods, colonial and ancient in various parts of the world, not only set the stage for what regions and peoples are, but what they have been. One such place is the Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. Las Casas… Read More
Like most big-city tourist destinations, Boston has so much going on that it can sometimes be overwhelming to plan an itinerary for a short visit. One way we like to explore new cities in cases like this, though, is by neighborhood. This can make a big place feel smaller, as each neighborhood generally has its own culture and architecture. Exploring by neighborhood lets you… Read More
Portuguese Beef Stew, like any good stew, is all about the sauce. To make it right, you need all the essential ingredients of fat, salt, spice, and of course (and most importantly) – time. In Portuguese Beef Stew, there really isn’t any fantastic departure from the type of stew you’ve maybe had in America or Northern Europe, other than the addition of a little… Read More
One of the things we love about Hispanic, or really any dish, is heat. There really isn’t any better combination than fatty meats, delicious cheeses, and a little something that will make you sweat! We do a lot of different variations on stuffed or baked peppers at home, ranging from more tame versions like hamburger-stuffed bell peppers to dishes like this, which are certainly… Read More