Because Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, we’re going to celebrate romantic love today. And because we’re always obsessed with travel, we’re going to put a little twist on it and share five travel love stories that made us smile.
5 Romantic Travel Love Stories
Chris + Shaney
We love all of Yahoo! Travel’s romance section, but this story is one of our favorites. Why? Because this Dutch/Australian couple met while volunteering on a turtle project in Costa Rica. How wonderful is that?! Since then, they’ve been all around the world; they even eloped in Antarctica.
In case you’re looking for love… did we mention we offer volunteer vacations in Costa Rica?!
Lauren + Jared
Lauren, the travel blogger behind Lateral Movements, met her now-husband while on a bus tour in Europe. We could describe their international romance, but we think she says it best:
“They (the infamous ‘they’) say that ‘when you know, you know’.
I was always a little bit skeptical of this phrase, but as the months rolled by with Jared, I realized what it meant.
You do just know.”
Edna + Mike
Some people say you shouldn’t live together before you’re married. But what about living together before you’re dating? That’s what happened to this travel blogger and her now-fiance; they met when they both moved into the same flat in Singapore.
They took trips to Bali, Thailand, and several other countries, before Edna realized something important: “I may have broken my promise to myself to stay single, but I wasn’t going to break the part about traveling all through my 20s.”
Luckily, she’d found a guy who understood and appreciated her wanderlust — and he proposed in Paris soon after she moved.
Tess + Michael
There’s something romantic about trains, isn’t there? Well, love was certainly in the air for these two, who met on an Amtrak train from Portland to Seattle.
It wouldn’t have happened without Michael’s quick thinking, though; “When I was waiting to get my seat assignment in the station, I see this beautiful woman walk into the station and get a ticket… So I got out of line, acted casual and got next to her in the line.”
And it worked! The two bonded over coffee and beautiful views, and are now married.
Dalene + Pete
This powerhouse travel blogging couple has been together the longest on this list by far: they’ve been married for almost 14 years.
Though their romance didn’t start abroad, they did eventually decide to leave their corporate jobs behind for a life of travel. And, as Dalene says, “The decision to travel was the best thing that ever happened for our marriage.”
They’ve now spent one-third of their marriage on the road, and they are happier than ever.
Do you have a travel love story to share with us? Let us know in the comments!
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