My love story has always revolved around travel. This year for Valentine’s Day, I decided to write a love letter, to the one who has taught me that travel is more than just seeing beautiful places, it is about the adventures and experiences along the way.
For you…my partner in love & travel,
Thank you for showing me what true adventure is. Over the years I’ve learned that adventure is being open to new things and going through with them, even though it scares the heck out of you.
is going into the ocean at night (even if the water is only up to your ankles…) although there is the potential for scary creatures in the dark.
is taking your first flight alone, to be able to see the one you love who is 4000 km away.
is driving down winding roads with cliffs that drop hundreds of feet, to find some of the most amazing views you’ve ever seen.
is making a new city your second home.
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is driving through Yellowstone at dusk, and being surrounded on all sides by a herd of buffalo passing through.
is sleeping in a tent in rattlesnake territory, just to wake up next to the ocean.
is moving across the country to be with someone, after spending three years living in different cities.
is driving long distances on weekends to discover new places together.
is driving through washed out roads, in order to share your favorite places with friends and family.
is spending your honeymoon traveling through Europe with nothing more than a backpack.
is being terrified of sharks, but choosing Australia to learn to surf. Adventure is traveling an entire island by campervan.
is biking 25 miles down a mountain, after catching a 5:30 AM sunrise
is viewing Canada’s tallest mountains from a tiny ski plane
Adventure is embarking on a new kind of adventure: parenthood- baby coming March 2019!
All of these adventures have led us to beautiful places, and have created the most amazing memories.
You believe in me more than anyone else, and gently nudge me to become even braver.
You are my greatest adventure.
Happy Valentines Day!
14 Comments on “This Valentine’s Day”
Well written post! The reader can tell you put a lot of time into this!
Thanks! It was a lot of happy memories to recall while writing this, that’s for sure!
What a beautiful post! Makes me also reflect on my relationship with my husband and all the adventures we’ve shared together and how far we’ve grown together… You guys are the cutest!! Keep travelling and be happy!!
Thanks for commenting! I love reflecting on all the things we’ve done together, I am happy this also got you to reflect!!
I read this one!! 😀 Super cute!! I feel like I’m apart of this relationship.
I mean, you basically are. I think you’ve been to most of these places with us haha
Spectacular pictures, Samantha! You’ve visited some awesome places and destination and explored plenty of adventures. You are so lucky! 🙂
Thank you so much!! I’ve really been lucky in my exploring, there is so much beauty everywhere!
You guys look like you have a lot of fun traveling! So many awesome photos. I would love to take a coastal roadtrip with my husband sometime soon. Nothing compares to traveling with the person you love.
You SHOULD take a coastal roadtrip. They are by far my favorite trip to take: there is always something new to be explored and always some new view of the ever changing waters!
So sweet!! Your dogs are so cute.
Thanks! They’re a handful but they make up for it with their cuteness haha
OMG this is SO cute! Traveling with a partner/spouse is always so much fun!
Thanks! It is the best!