Our Story

Our love story begins in early 2008 with a wink, literally (well, actually virtually). We were both living in San Diego, CA when I saw Adam’s profile on Match.com and sent him a “wink”.  The wink was followed by emails and phone calls, culminating with our first date in North Park, SD. We both had a blast! We dated, moved in together, got engaged and were married in September of 2011.

Jumping to a Cenote in Tulum, Mex.

Traveling has, and always will be, a part of our lives. The first time we traveled together was to Southern Mexico, after only 3 months of dating.

Being stuck with someone 24/7 in a new place trying to find your way can be challenging but we got along wonderfully and always seemed to want to do the same things at the same time, it was perfect!

I was very happy and relieved with Adam’s easy-going attitude. I had the advantage of growing up in Mexico, so I felt like a fish in water, but our combination of laid-backness was a perfect “match”.

At the airport in Mexico I snuck off to a shop and made myself one of my favorite snacks in the world: “Doritos con limon y chile”. It’s an opened bag of Doritos with hot sauce and lime juice poured in covering all the chips. When I offered it to Adam, he reached inside the juicy bag of Doritos with a look of delight and it instantly became one of his favorite snacks too. (instead of looking at me with a grossed-out face like many of you just made (except Mexicans, [you know what I am talking about]). I fell in love!

Beach wedding – no shoes!

We would always day-dream about all the places we wanted to see in the world, and often talked about long vacations and sabbatical from work (we did manage to squeeze in India and more Mexico the year before). However, it was the summer of 2011 when we saw an opportunity to turn those day dreams into a reality.

Many things fell into place, including Adam’s ability to work completely online. In the end we sold everything, I quit my job, and one courageous leap later we are traveling the world.

Some interesting facts about Adam

– He graduated from the University of Michigan and was a member of the SigEp fraternity.

– He has lived in the Jamaican bush for 4 months without electricity or running water.

– His hair is brown but his beard is red. He has not shaved or cut his hair since the day before our wedding. His beard is the ice breaker for the majority of our conversations abroad.

– His favorite food is pizza and street tacos (in Mexico). He loves extra spicy food and makes the best guacamole.

– He works a few days a week while we travel as a software developer.

Some interesting facts about Pamela

– She grew up in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico.

– During college she studied abroad in Salamanca, Spain, and can’t wait to go back. She moved to San Diego, CA the day after she graduated.

– She is an ethnic chameleon. So far, people in each country of South America and Southeast Asia have mistaken her as a local. (This works well towards getting local prices!)

– She can eat sushi every day, all day. Magnum ice cream bars might be the only thing she likes better than sushi.

– She worked as a program coordinator at a NGO for five years before traveling.

 Get to really know us by following us on our journey around the globe!

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  1. Kim September 11, 2012 Reply

    What a cute story! I taught English in Salamanca, Spain for a week and loved the charm and ambiance of the city. I did learn I should never teach anyone English though. (They all left with lots of slang).

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