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The History Of A Cruising Couple
A Cruising Couple was founded by Dan and Casey—lovebirds, world travelers, and adventurers extraordinaire.
If you’re thinking you’ve stumbled upon a website dedicated to slow ocean voyages and ports of call around the world, we’re sorry to let you down. This couple might occasionally go on cruises, but we rarely talk about them here. So why the name A Cruising Couple? Well, to understand that, we have to take you back about a decade…
After getting married we dreamed of a life of travel together. We decided that after our wedding we would move across the globe to teach and travel in Taiwan. However, before we left, we wanted an epic, adventurous, one-of-a-kind honeymoon.
We decided on a 7-week honeymoon road trip traversing the United States. We started in North Carolina, headed over to California, went up to Seattle and then crossed back to the Tar Heel state once more. We spent every waking moment together adventuring around the US—and we loved it!
Rather than having a wedding registry for home goods we wouldn’t use, we set up an online registry for contributions towards our road trip. We were gifted with amazing experiences, like hot air ballooning in New Mexico and wine tasting in Napa Valley. We were so blown away by the support and generosity we received from family and friends that we decided we needed a way to keep them involved on our honeymoon that they had made possible.
Hence, the birth of our travel blog: A Cruising Couple. We would “cruise” our way around the US in a ’97 Volvo Station Wagon. We would dub ‘Cruising Together’ our theme song. We would blog about the entire trip. And that would be that.
Upon the end of our road trip, we moved to Taiwan with the plan to stay one year. It didn’t take long to fall in love with the small island, the Taiwanese people, and our students; one year quickly turned to two. We devoted a large amount of our time blogging about Taiwan, even writing a free eBook to make living and traveling in Taiwan a bit more manageable.
But after two years in Taiwan, we knew it was time to move on. While living in Taiwan did allow us many opportunities to travel around Asia, our wanderlusting hearts were craving more adventure. Mostly, we wanted to have the freedom to jet off to any part of the world we wanted at any time we wanted, with no contract to hold us down.
Don’t get us wrong. While we seek to live simply and fully, we like a bit of comfort in our lives too. Maybe it’s because we’ve stayed in one too many gritty hostels. Or perhaps it’s the fact that we can never turn down a good glass of wine or fine dining atmosphere. Regardless, we like to keep things classy—because after a long day of exploring, there’s just nothing better than retiring in stylish comfort.
Adventure travel with a dash of class.
It doesn’t matter if you only have a two-week vacation or you’re on a permanent journey around the world. Here at A Cruising Couple, you’ll find inspiration for your adventures and the resources you need to make them happen—with a dash of class to keep things comfortable.
As of September 2020, A Cruising Couple has switched ownership. You can continue to follow the original founder’s adventures at www.wonderfulcostarica.com