Merry Christmas!

Wedding photo saying "Merry Christmas from Mr. and Mrs. Rose"

Hope everyone is having a lovely Christmas day! Merry Christmas from Thailand 🙂

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I’ve Found The Perfect Travel Buddy

By David

The other day I got an email from Hostelworld that contained this article: 10 Signs You’ve Found the Perfect Travel Buddy. While I typically find this Buzzfeed-esqe list articles annoying, I gave it a gander. I thought of Alexis, my partner in crime, and how I’m so lucky to be traveling the world with her.

Don’t get me wrong, being Nomadic Newlyweds definitely has its challenges. We don’t see eye-to-eye all the time, and we often argue about things we wouldn’t have to deal with if we back in America living the typical newlywed life. But Alexis really is the perfect travel buddy. At the end of the day, there’s no one I trust more; I know she’s always on my team. So to piggyback of Hostelworld’s list…

1. She’s inquisitive.

Alexis and I both majored in anthropology, so we carry our interest and knowledge of world cultures with us in our travels. In Indonesia, I remember nerding out about how interesting it is seeing the culture shift from Asian to elements of Polynesian.

Taman Ayun Temple, Bali, Indonesia

These black grass roofs, for example, are everywhere in Bali. They are aesthetically much more Polynesian than Asian, something we found particularly interesting.

2. We’re on the same schedule.

You know what we did almost every night of our recent SE Asia October trip? We were in bed by 9pm watching a movie. We may only be 25, but we’re old people at heart. We both get tired early and aren’t usually up for late night partying. Continue reading

Our Wedding Video (Married for 4 Months Today!)

As of today, David and I have been married for 4 months, and in that time I have probably watched our wedding video 100 times. And I could still watch it a million more.

Having a videographer at our wedding was undoubtedly one of the best decisions we made during our wedding planning process, and even though it was our biggest expense, it was worth every penny. I love reminiscing about that day and being able to go back and watch it all happen.

Makes me all warm and fuzzy inside every time I see our first kiss 🙂 And our first dance…and the cake cutting…and everything!

We can’t do much celebrating today since I’m home sick with a fever (boo), so watching the video will have to be celebration enough 🙂 Check it out below! Thanks Orig Media for giving us an incredible way to remember our day…

Alexis & David Highlight from Jeff Orig on Vimeo.

15 Wedding Planning Tips from a Newlywed

David and I got married on May 30, 2014 at Kokokahi YWCA in Kaneohe, Hawaii and after organizing everything from London and DC over our year long engagement, I’d like to think I learned a few things about wedding planning. Here are a few of my top tips:

15 Wedding Planning Tips from a Newlywed

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A Heavenly Honeymoon in Thailand

By Alexis

Our honeymoon in June was spent blissfully relaxing in two resorts along the coast of southern Thailand. It was quite the journey getting there (from Honolulu to Phuket, it was something like 36 hours of travel), but when we finally arrived and settled in, it all felt worth it. I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect honeymoon…

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