About Us

Hi! We're the Newby's! 

 

a little bit about us...

Andrew and I met working together at the Reebok HQ in Massachusetts. After a few years of courting & dating, we had a lovely & romantic wedding in New York the summer of 2014.  Prior to our honeymoon, we had never taken a "true" vacation together (weekend trips here and there). So while we were eating and drinking our way through our two week honeymoon in Rome, Athens, Santorini & Mykonos... we realized - this is how we were meant to live. Travel became our passion. 

While on our honeymoon we would 'daydream' over a glass of wine saying "how amazing would it be if we could live in Europe?".  Well, with a bit of hard work, networking, and a lot of planning & excel sheets - 8 months later we were living in Germany. I will admit, working for a global company made the process 10x easier, but it still was not a breeze.  

Now that we are living our 'daydream' we are not going to let it go to waste.  It has become our mission to see, taste & experience as many different countries & cultures as possible. 

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michelle

WHERE I CALL HOME:

Long Island, New York (mets fan).

FAVORITE DESTINATIONS:

paris, france / cairo, egypt / biarritz, france / cinque terre, italy / siem reap, cambodia. 

BUCKET LIST:

a safari in africa / the northern lights in iceland / cuba / new orleans 

TRAVEL NECESSITY:

iPhone (for google maps & pictures), camera (sony DSC-RX100 II) 

FUNNIEST EXPAT MOMENT:

sleeping on the airport bench because our keys were in our lost luggage coming home from Mallorca and being woken up by German police. 

FAVORITE FOOD:

escargot & macarons in Paris / pimentos de padrone in Barcelona / chipirones in Mallorca (and Kale of course)

WHAT I MISS THE MOST FROM HOME:

whole foods / trader joes / kale / pumpkin spice anything / understanding signs / eavesdropping on people / being sarcastic and people understanding.  (and my family & friends of course)

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ANDREW

WHERE I CALL HOME:

Boston area. 

FAVORITE DESTINATIONS:

barcelona, spain (for the food, weather & people) / cairo, egypt (for the once in a lifetime experience) / cambodia (for the cultural experience)

BUCKET LIST:

a safari in africa (by 2017) / live in a new country (by 2018) 

TRAVEL NECESSITY:

passport, journal, suntan lotion

FUNNIEST EXPAT MOMENT:

firing our german teacher... worse than any break up.

FAVORITE FOOD:

fried calamari anywhere near the ocean / roasted duck in red curry in Thailand.

WHAT I MISS THE MOST FROM HOME:

almond butter / living near the ocean / bourbon whiskey / convenience  / family parties 


 

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