Currently based in Washington, D.C.
Google Analytics Statistics for wanderlustmarriage.com
8,000+ unique visits per month and 20,000+ page views per month
Twitter followers: 6,000+
Facebook likes: nearly 2,100
LinkedIn 1000+ connections for Alex Kallimanis
Pinterest nearly 200 followers
Klout score – 64
Wanderlust Marriage launched in 2012 and has become a go to site for couples looking for romantic and adventurous travel plans. We customize romantic vacations for couples, with a special focus on anniversaries and honeymoons. Over the years, we’ve worked with leading companies, tourism boards and clients from all over the world!
After over six years living in Europe between Amsterdam and Dublin, we relocated back to the United States- living in Boston, Orlando and now Washington, D.C. Last year we celebrated our 11 year wedding anniversary in Montreal, partnering with Quebec Tourism and Tourism Montreal to promote the “Paris of North America.”
We originally met in Bruges, Belgium 14 years ago. Alex Kallimanis is originally from Florida and Bell is from Melbourne, Australia. Together we’ve grown from being scruffy backpackers in our 20’s, to professionals who appreciate luxury travel in our 30’s. During trips, we’re most passionate about beautiful scenery, great food, unique cultures and sharing inspiring photos, stories and tips. We’ve lived and worked together in four countries long term and traveled to 50+ different nations total.
Wanderlust Marriage – “A love of exploring the world with your partner in life.”
Tourism Boards: Quebec Tourism, Tourism Montreal, Massachusetts Tourism, Visit Scotland, Visit Britain, Visit Baltimore, Sabah Tourism (Malaysian Borneo), Visit London, Barcelona Tourism, Pioneer Valley.
Industry: Disney, Norwegian Cruise Line, Premier Inn (Britain’s largest hotel chain), Esterel Resort (Luxurious Quebec Resort & Spa), Le St. Sulpice (luxury hotel in Montreal), Sutera Harbour Resort (one of Borneo’s finest luxury resorts), Sukau Rainforest Lodge (a multi-award winning Borneo eco resort), Borneo Eco Tours (a multi-award winning Borneo tour company), Holiday Inn Springfield, Baltimore Radisson, Emvee fashion (a chic Australian fashion label), Silverfox Travel and Outdoors, Athens One Day Cruise, Maine Brew Bus, Chew Philly, On Location Tours, Zipcar (the world’s largest car sharing company), only-apartments (one of the world’s biggest holiday apartment rental sites), Paddywagon Tours (Ireland’s largest tour company) & more.
Articles We’ve Written Based on Partnerships with Tourism Boards and Companies
A Review of the Norwegian Getaway – Norwegian Cruise Line
Romantic Getaway Ideas for Montreal, Celebrating an Anniversary at the Esterel Resort in Quebec and Tips for Visiting Montreal – Quebec Tourism and Montreal Tourism
A Couples Guide to Having Fun in Baltimore – Visit Baltimore
Cool Reasons to Visit Western Massachusetts – Massachusetts Office of Tourism and Pioneer Valley Tourism
An Adventurous Borneo Honeymoon in Sabah – Sabah Tourism Board, Borneo Eco Tours, Sukau Rainforest Lodge and Sutera Harbour Resort
Tips on Visiting the Great Wall of China – Wild Great Wall Adventure Tours
A Wonderful Stay in Central London with Premier Inn – Premier Inn (Britain’s largest hotel chain)
A Wealth of Attractions to Conveniently Explore in Barcelona – Barcelona Tourism
International recipe contest submissions for voting! and Tips on Areas to Stay in Krakow – only-apartments
Toot! Toot! The North Borneo Railway Conjures British Colonial Past – Sabah Tourism and Sutera Harbour Resort
Hiking the Wicklow Mountains Provides a Compelling View of Dublin – Silverfox Travel and Outdoors
Exploring Craft Beer with Maine Brew Bus – Maine Brew Bus
An Authentic Food Tour in Philadelphia – Chew Philly
Touring Famous Movie Sites in Boston – On Location Tours
I have had the pleasure to work with Alex and Bell on two occasions so far. On a professional and a personal level, it has been an absolute pleasure and I’m hoping for other opportunities in the future. Maike Mocikat, Marketing and Social Media – Only-apartments
Wanderlust Marriage was a joy to work with. After coming on our tour, Alex & Bell shared their experience with their Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook followers through authentic and personal posts. They also included us in a blog, which benefited our SEO and helped other travelers to find out tour. We highly recommend working with WM! Elyse, Founder of Chewy Philly Tours
Alex has written articles for mainstream publications such as Ireland’s largest newspaper, the Irish Independent, along with other outlets and magazines. And our work was recently featured on the official Tasmanian Tourism Board’s website, Discover Tasmania.
Alex conducted a lengthy one-on-one interview with two time Irish Journalist of the Year Conor O’Clery about life on the road for 20 years as a foreign correspondent and his own Wanderlust Marriage for this site.
Our story was included in the new book, The Trip That Changed my Life, now available for sale on Amazon. Nearly $10,000 US from the proceeds has been donated to two wonderful charities, Unbound and Save the Children.
We were recently included in Tour Radar’s Valentine’s Day story, titled Couple’s Who Travel Together Stay Together. Traveler’s Universe interviewed us for How Traveling Couples Survive on the Road. And as we met in a hostel nearly 14 years ago, Hostel Geeks featured our story We Met in a Hostel in Bruges. The popular couples blog 1000 fights, who was recently voted by USA Today as one of the nation’s best couples blogs, featured us in an interview discussing travel and living abroad.
We’ve written for the People’s History Museum in Manchester, England. One of Dublin’s most popular websites for food, Cheapeats.ie featured an article about one of our favorite restaurants in Dublin. We were the featured couple of the month on Notes of Nomads. We’ve also contributed a guest post on Dutch tulip fields to Chronicle of a Travel Addict.
More Reasons to Partner With Us:
We’re both passionate, hardworking and enthusiastic people with a vast knowledge of the travel industry, extensive writing experience and a strong social media presence. Bell is a PhD health scientist by day, and edits many of the photos featured on Wanderlust Marriage. Alex is a writer, researcher, social media expert and travel consultant.
We’ve both attended the United State’s largest travel trade show with press passes, the 2015 New York Times Travel Show and 2016 NY Times Travel Show, which provided us the opportunity to network with some of the biggest and best names in the business. We’ve also twice attended the world’s largest travel trade show, World Travel Market 2013 and World Travel Market 2014 in London, along with the world’s largest conference for Travel Bloggers, TBEX 2013 in Dublin and TBEX 2014 in Athens.