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Laura & Nick have been traveling around the world together since they met in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. It was Laura’s passion for travel and writing that led her to start Savored Journeys in 2014, to share their travel experiences and knowledge from having traveled to over 65 countries.

Laura started her career as a journalist writing for newspapers and magazines, then spent 2 years writing travel guides for America Online before moving to the U.S. State Department to build websites. All of this experience has given her the ability to create a useful website packed with information and recommendations.

Nick is the technical brains of the operation. He has a master’s degree in Software Development and has worked for Amazon for nearly a decade. He keeps Savored Journeys in tip top shape and takes most of the drool-worthy food photos you see on the site.

When we started Savored Journeys in 2014, we wanted it to be a place where we could share our passion for traveling, food and wine with others.

We’ve worked tirelessly together to make sure we provide only the best content, recommendations and travel suggestions, so your trip is as incredible as it can be.

We pride ourselves on our professionalism. We’re not your typical travel blogging couple who spend all their time on the road and write about personal experiences. We treat our travels as a job and we spend hours compiling research, talking to business owners and generally sussing out all the good stuff so we can share it with you.

We are also wine professionals, with Level 2 certification in Wine & Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET).

We hope that through our travel experiences, you will find inspiration for your own journeys and make travel a priority in your life.

Our Travels

We’ve been traveling together since 2010 and have been to over 65 countries between us. Traveling is more than a vacation for us. Our passion and insatiable desire to travel grows every time we discover a new destination, meet wonderful people, and taste incredible foods that are new to us.

Some of our favorite trips were to places we knew nothing about, like Cappadocia, TurkeyLogrono, Spain, and Haifa, Israel – cities we now love and can’t wait to go back to.

Our love of food and wine has led us to amazing (and super tasty!) destination like Bologna, Italy, where we ate our weight in Parmigiano cheese, and Dotonburi in Osaka Japan, where we discovered Okonomiyaki, and Thailand, where we learned how to make our favorite dishes at home.

One of our favorite things to do on any trip is learn local food traditions, taste local products we may have never seen before, and learn to cook international foods that we can remake in our own kitchen.

We also do a lot of wine tourism around the world. It’s a growing sector of tourism and is becoming easier to do, even in more remote wine regions.

We’ve been to a number of fantastic wine regions like La Rioja in Spain, Stellenbosch in South Africa, Sonoma Valley in California, and even Moldova and Georgia. We hope to make it to many more in the coming years.It’s not hard to understand why we love to travel for wine, when you see some of the immensely beautiful vineyards we’ve seen.

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We hope that through our travel experiences, you will find inspiration for your own journeys and make travel a priority in your life. We are always happy to help other travelers plan their journeys, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with your questions or inquiries.

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