Why, hello there.
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.
We love seeing the world together. When we flew to Indonesia in 2014 so that I (Emily) could meet Berty’s parents for the first time, we were hooked. We wanted to travel together for the rest of our lives. Both of us get a rush out of seeing a new place and love experiencing all that the culture has to offer. And the best part is, it feels like our relationship was made for this kind of life!
Together, we created our own little corner of the internet to share our adventures near and far. 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:
- Where the heck we are in the world, and beautiful pictures to go along with it
- Real, authentic advice on how to get the most out of a destination
- Our insider stories and goof ups along the way
- Personal stories and family updates (hey, it’s our own blog, right?)
- Inspiration to go the the places on your own bucket list
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 wedding! Seeing 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! You can also join our email list and get some awesome travel planning freebies!