I met Tony in Nov 2009 at a friend’s ugly Christmas sweater party - another ridiculous party theme that college students used as an excuse to drink. We were young, naive and fell for each other fast...Those 2 carefree years together in college were so much fun - we got to know each other, made great friends, and drank wayyyyy too much beer & ate $5 Papa John’s pizzas almost every night out. We’d built a strong relationship that lasted through 1 year apart while Tony started his career in Chicago & I finished my senior year but I knew that the ultimate test would be our first international backpacking trip together.
We’ve learned so much about ourselves and each other on all of our trips - big & small - that we never would have just staying at home in our usual routine. Which is exactly why we’ve put together the 5 reasons why every couple should travel. If you & your significant other have traveled together or are considering traveling and you’re nervous about it, this blog is for you!
Everyone knows the mainstream party scenes around the world; Ibiza, Las Vegas, Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan… but what if I told you I’ve had as much, if not more fun in the Bairro Alto neighborhood in Lisbon, Portugal and Koh Phi Phi island in Thailand.
You read that right, my party experiences in Bairro Alto and Koh Phi Phi were better than Business Insider’s, Reader’s Digest, Time Magazine’s top party scenes around the world.