10 years ago, I landed a simple summer job working as a busboy at Outback Steakhouse. It was there that I met the most amazing girl in the world. A smart, beautiful, motivated, and a overwhelmingly unfiltered woman that could never stop me from smiling.
One of the things we have always had in common was our love of travel and our experience living overseas. Rainier had lived in Caribbean (St. Marteen) during her childhood. I had spent my senior year living in Shanghai, China. I think it was this history that motivated us to continue exploring the world.
Over the years, we made it a priority to travel as much as we could. Whether it was a long weekend or a 10 day vacation, we always found a way to escape. We had always talked about doing an extended trip and travel the world, but we always found an excuse to delay. It was with Rainier’s help that we finally decided that there would never be a perfect time to do so. We couldn’t wait for the perfect opportunity or an excuse to go any longer, so we booked our tickets.
Countries we traveled to prior to the big trip: