Meet Kelly & Sean
We work 9-5, have a dog to care for at home, and are terrible at saving money.
But we still travel.
And we’d like to show you how you can too!
Who is the couple behind A Pair of Passports?
We began dating in June 2014 while Kelly was spending the summer working in London. After two months together and five months doing the long distance thing, Kelly moved over to London to join Sean. We travelled together for the first time to Munich, Germany for Valentine’s Day in February 2015 and have been traveling as much as possible together since. To feed our travel obsession, we love to sneak away for long weekends every chance we get and explore England when we can’t go too far. We are now married and living in London, working full-time, snuggling with our pup Giorgio, and running A Pair of Passports on the side.
Kelly is a wanderluster from the US that quickly fell in love with traveling when she started in the summer of 2013. Two study abroad trips and two internships abroad allowed for plenty of packed weekends exploring Europe and the love just kept getting stronger. She enjoys researching and planning trips nearly as much as she loves actually going on them and keeps extensive record of every place she visits. Her favorite thing about travelling is pretending to be a local and imagining what it would actually be like to live in each city she visits. Kelly also blogs about non-travel related things over on Mongan Moments.
Our first anniversary trip in Florence – the most romantic trip with the best food, wine, and scenery
Funniest Travel Moment:
Throwing on a effortless, spring dress when visiting Milan to get publicly scolded by a security guard and nearly get turned away at the Duomo for dressing “inappropriately”
Sean is a sports fanatic who seeks adventure in every destination we visit. Before meeting Kelly, he went on trips around Europe and Africa. However, he became more into frequent traveling as they discovered it together. He’s the better skier, much calmer in any situation, and pretty much down for anything. He gets us out of trouble when we’re lost or in sticky situations, and keeps us within our budget while still allowing for a little luxury and a lot of fun. He even smiles in the photos that Kelly constantly tries to get him to be in. His favorite part about traveling is spending time with Kelly away from home.
Florence, for our first anniversary
Funniest Travel Moment:
Kelly’s sunburn after snowshoeing in Zermatt. It’s bad to laugh, but it’s her fault for not putting on sunscreen!
Giorgio is an American expat pup that moved over shortly after Kelly and quickly fell into the life of a globetrotting dog. Giorgio has been as far as Zermatt, Switzerland, but spends most of his time exploring the UK. He loves riding in the car, romping on the beach, and curling up by the fire at the pub at the end of the day.
Anything bacon flavored
We’re pursuing our passions as we travel the world, and spending every moment we can together. From horseback riding in the Dominican Republic to a quiet weekend away close to home, we’re showing couples & travel partners some great things to do together and places where they can get incredible photos to frame at home. We are discovering the best parts of London, watching sports we love all over the world, and trying wines we would never be able to find in a wine shop. Imagine everything you would normally do during the weekend at home – now, imagine doing that all over the world (in cities like Berlin & Paris, tiny islands off of Turkey, and even in suburbs of Washington, DC!)
Where are we going next?
Forecasted Travel Plans
We’re wrapping up 2018 in Zermatt, Switzerland; keep an eye out for our 2019 travel plans!
Why do we do it?
It’s quite simple, really – we love to travel. The adrenaline of going somewhere new, paired with the excitement of new experiences and the satisfaction of experiencing the world, is something that you cannot experience if you do not travel. Then, when you find someone you love, who encourages you to discover new things, you feel the urge to travel with them. It’s exciting, incredibly romantic, and an experience unlike any other. It’s something we think everyone should do. Read more about how we do it.