About Us

Berty & Emily Mandagie

We're here to showcase beautiful locations around the world and give you practical advice on how to make the most of your trip!

Hi friends! We’re Berty and Emily Mandagie, and we reside in Seattle, Washington. Berty is a wedding + travel photographer, and Emily is a travel writer and blogger.

Together we created our own little corner of the internet to help people feel equipped and ready to see the world! We are obsessed with the Pacific Northwest and love seeing new places with our friends. We are here to help you do the same!


Here’s what we want to share with you on the blog:

  • That travel is possible for anyone and everyone, and that there are so many GORGEOUS places on this planet!
  • You can find adventure right in your own town/city. You don’t need to live somewhere exotic!
  • Real, authentic advice on how to get the most out of a destination
  • Where to find stunning photo locations in the PNW and beyond
  • Why we love traveling with each others + our friends.

Whether you’ve never left your hometown, or just want inspiration for your next trip, you’ve come to the right place! 


A little about us….

Berty grew up in Indonesia and moved to Washington when he was 12 years old. Emily grew up in Spokane, Washington. We met at college in Seattle, dated, and eventually married in May 2016. Now being an interracial couple, we think that preserving each other’s culture and traditions are important, especially when we eventually have kids. (We both decided to raise our kids bilingual!) We travel between our family in the Pacific Northwest and family in Indonesia every year, and enjoy being immersed in both worlds.

We’ve been very lucky to go to some pretty cool places in our time, get engaged at the top of Machu Picchu Mountain and even have our very own Indonesian weddingSeeing the world together is very important to us. We found that we connect in our marriage through shared experiences and stepping out of our comfort zone. A week after returning from a trip, we’re already scouting for a weekend road trip or even the next ticket out!

We love meeting new people and making new friends. Contact us here, and stop by a while! We’d love to hear from you!


New here? Here are some of our most popular posts to help you get started!

The Essential PNW Bucket List

How to Spend 24 Hours In Vancouver, Canada

7 Adventurous Things To Do When You Visit Peru

15 Gorgeous PNW Locations for An Engagement Shoot

20 Energizing Hikes in the Pacific Northwest

6 Things To Do When Your Flight Is Delayed

10 Best Instagram Spots in Paris