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Wanderlust Marriage – “A love of exploring the world with your partner in life.”

Alex and Bell co-founded Wanderlust Marriage Travel in 2012 while living in Dublin, Ireland. Alex Kallimanis is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA). Bell is a PhD scientist currently working in cancer research. We’ve been based in Washington, D.C. since 2017. We have previously resided in Dublin, Amsterdam, Melbourne, Australia, Boston and Florida. For enquiries email alex@wanderlustmarriage.com

 

What the United Kingdom’s second largest newspaper, the Daily Mail, tweeted about an article we wrote on Athens, Greece:

What State Senators and Historic Hotels Have Written About Our Articles:

Senator Kristin Philips Hill thanks us on Facebook for our article on York County, Pennsylvania

Hotel Chopin in Paris, France thanks Alex Kallimanis for his article on sister Hotel de la Brettonerie in Paris Marais

Wanderlust Marriage Travel

Google Analytics: wanderlustmarriage.com receives upwards of 14,000 visitors and 35,000 page views per month.

You can see our Google Analytics report for the past month here: Analytics Wanderlust Marriage Audience Overview 20180716-20180816 and the past year here: Analytics Wanderlust Marriage Audience Overview 20170816-20180816

Social Media: 70,000+ followers

Instagram followers: 33,400 followers with good authentic engagement. 18,700 followers on our Wanderlust Marriage Instagram account and 14,700 followers on Alex’s travelguide_alex account. Our photos have received upwards of 3,000 likes.

Twitter followers: 29,000

Pinterest  20,000 monthly viewers

Facebook likes: 2,204

LinkedIn 3450 connections for Alex Kallimanis

269 followers on the TravMedia platform connecting international media and public relations representatives. Their International Media Marketplace conference is the biggest event in the USA for travel journalists, destinations and PR professionals. Alex has attended the past three years.

Collaborations:

Our mission is to help travelers experience more of the world, while highlighting great destinations and brands. We partner with official tourism boards and quality brands on this quest. Wanderlust Marriage launched in 2012 and since then we’ve covered fantastic lesser known destinations, in addition to many of the world’s most popular places.

Tourism Boards: Tempe Tourism, Frankfurt Tourism, Quebec Tourism, Visit Southeast Montana, Tourism Montreal, Visit Milwaukee, Destination GettysburgHershey & HarrisburgMassachusetts Tourism, Taiwan TourismVisit Scotland, Visit Britain, Visit BaltimoreSabah Tourism (Malaysian Borneo), Visit London, Barcelona Tourism, Pioneer Valley, York, PA.

Brands: UnCruise, Disney, Premier Inn (Britain’s largest hotel company), Hotel De La Brettonerie (Paris, France), Esterel Resort (Luxurious Quebec Resort & Spa), Le St. Sulpice (luxury hotel in Montreal), Sutera Harbour Resort (one of Borneo’s finest luxury resorts), Jefferson Hotel (Richmond, Virginia), Sukau Rainforest Lodge (a multi-award winning Borneo eco resort), Borneo Eco Tours (a multi-award winning Borneo tour company), Capon Springs Resort (West Virginia), Prospect Hill Inn (Virginia), Italian Days Food & Wine Tours, Norwegian Cruise Line, Sourced AdventuresSilverfox Travel and Outdoors, Athens One Day Cruise, Maine Brew Bus, Chew Philly, On Location ToursZipcar (the world’s largest car sharing company), Walks of Italy, only-apartments (one of the world’s biggest holiday apartment rental sites), Paddywagon Tours (Ireland’s largest tour company) & more.

Landscape of the cliffs with the ocean, Ireland travel tips

Articles We’ve Written Based on Partnerships with Tourism Boards and Brands

UnCruise! Alaska Fjords and Glaciers CruiseUnCruise

Bell and Uncruise guests enjoying the hot tub and drinks in front of a glacier

Tempe, Things to Do While Exploring ArizonaTempe Tourism

Tempe Things to Do

 

Frankfurt, Germany: 2 Day ItineraryFrankfurt Tourism

Frankfurter Dom & New Frankfurt architecture

 

Gettysburg: Things to Do on a VisitDestination Gettysburg

Things to Do in Gettysburg, Gettysburg Battlefield

 

Tips on Visiting Disney World Over the HolidaysDisney

 

Romantic Getaway Ideas for MontrealCelebrating an Anniversary at the Esterel Resort in Quebec and Tips for Visiting Montreal – Quebec Tourism and Montreal Tourism

Great Experiences in Southeast MontanaSoutheast Montana Tourism

Fishing pin for pinterest

Great Things to Do in Florence, ItalyWalks of Italy

Close up of Michelangelo's David

Venice, Italy: Tips to Have a Great ExperienceWalks of Italy

Canals with the gondolas parked and a dark moody sky over Venice

Modena Food Tour: An Italian Culinary Mecca – Italian Days Food & Wine Tours

Collage of food tour pin for pinterest

Hershey & Harrisburg Pennsylvania: 2 Day ItineraryVisit Hershey & Harrisburg

 

Prospect Hill Inn, A Historic Virginia B&BSelect Registry 

Virginia Winery Tour from DC with Sourced AdventuresSourced Adventures

A Review of the Norwegian Getaway – Norwegian Cruise Line

10 Great Things to Do in MilwaukeeVisit Milwaukee

Family Run Hotels You Should Support and Romantic Lakeside Hotels Around the WorldExpedia

A Couples Guide to Having Fun in BaltimoreVisit Baltimore

Taiwanese Night Markets: Sites, Smells and HistoryTaiwan Tourism

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

Athens One Day Cruise: 3 Greek Island in 12 Hours! – Athens One Day Cruise

 

A Wonderful Stay in Central London with Premier Inn – Premier Inn (Britain’s largest hotel chain)

Highlights of Northern Ireland Day Tour and Touring Ireland’s Most Breathtaking Scenery in County Kerry – Paddywagon Tours

One of Europe’s Great Castles- Edinburgh Castle and How Not to Climb Arthur’s SeatVisit Scotland

summit of Athur's Seat

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 BusMaine Brew Bus

Driving the Scenic New Hampshire and Maine Coast and Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Beautiful EstateZipcar

An Authentic Food Tour in Philadelphia – Chew Philly

Touring Famous Movie Sites in BostonOn Location Tours

A Wealth of Attractions to Conveniently Explore in BarcelonaBarcelona Tourism

 

Testimonials

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 our tour. We highly recommend working with WM! Elyse, Founder of Chew Philly Tours

Media Coverage

Alex Kallimanis's North American Travel Journalist Association Badge (NATJA)

Alex has attended International Media Marketplace (IMM) in New York City three times – 2018, 2019, 2020. It is an industry leading event connecting travel media with tourism board and public relations representatives from around the world.

Alex has written articles for mainstream publications such as Ireland’s largest newspaper, the Irish Independent, along with other outlets and magazines. Our work has been shared or featured by major official tourism boards like Tasmania, Copenhagen, Milwaukee and Washington, DC. We’ve participated in many interviews on couples travel on popular blogs and company’s websites.

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 website.

Our story was included in the new book, The Trip That Changed my Life, now available for sale on Amazon. Over $10,000 US from the proceeds have 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 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 on one of our favorite restaurants in Dublin. And we were the featured travel 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 About Us and Wanderlust Marriage:

Alex Kallimanis earned a bachelors degree in history from the University of Central Florida (UCF), where he was president of the honors history society during his senior year (Phi Alpha Theta). He also worked on an MBA at UCF. Today he works as a writer, social media influencer and travel consultant. You can contact him regarding travel writing assignments, speaking engagements and assistance with personally tailoring a great vacation.

Bell earned a PhD in statistics from the University of Amsterdam. She then did her post doctoral fellowship at Trinity College Dublin, where she received a prestigious Marie Curie grant from the European Union. She works as a scientist by day, and edits many of the photos featured on Wanderlust Marriage.

We’ve both attended the largest travel trade show in the United States with press passes three times, the 2015 New York Times Travel Show , 2016 NY Times Travel Show, and 2018 NY Times Travel Show, which has provided us the opportunity to network and learn from some of the biggest names in the industry. We’ve twice attended the world’s largest travel trade show, World Travel Market 2013 and World Travel Market 2014 in London. We’ve also attended the world’s largest conference for Travel Bloggers, TBEX North America in the Finger Lakes (2018), TBEX Europe in Dublin (2013) and TBEX Europe in Athens (2014).

After over six years living in Europe between Amsterdam and Dublin, we relocated back to the United States in 2014. We know the east coast of the US extremely well having lived in Tampa, Orlando, Boston and now Washington, DC. In 2016, we celebrated our 11 year wedding anniversary in Montreal, partnering with Quebec Tourism and Tourism Montreal to promote an anniversary trip in Quebec.

We originally met in Bruges, Belgium in 2002. Alex grew up in Florida and Bell is from Melbourne, Australia. Together we’ve grown from being budget backpackers in our 20’s to professionals who appreciate luxury travel in our 30’s. During trips, we’re most passionate about beautiful scenery, delicious food and sharing inspiring photos, stories and tips with readers and followers. We’ve lived and worked together in four countries and traveled to over 50 different nations total.

For all enquiries email alex@wanderlustmarriage.com

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