About Couple’s Coordinates

Meet Alex and Michael

Hey there! We are Michael and Alexandra Gallagher from Southern California. We began dating in May of 2013 and quickly discovered that we both had a passion for travel and adventure. For 2 years we packed our weekends full of hikes, mini-vacations, music festivals, and whatever sorts of adventure we could manage to accomplish in 72 hours. But that wasn't nearly enough for our vagabond souls.

Finally, we took a leap of faith. We bought a one-way flight to Italy, quit our jobs, and set off to pursue our passion of travel with only about $8,000 to our names. Yeah, you could say we took some risks. Since the inception of Couple's Coordinates, we have traveled to some pretty incredible destinations. Follow along on the travel blog for more.

Alexandra Carson


Alex is a natural born adventurer from a small town in Southern California. Her imagination and child-like candor are what make her the most entertaining person I know to adventure with. Her smile transcends language and allows her to make friends anywhere she travels. She has traveled extensively and fallen in love with many destinations, but her favorites are Chaing Dao, Moorea, and Florence.

Favorite quote: "The key to enlightenment is love in your heart and a smile on your lips." -Anonymous

Michael Gallagher


Michael is a lively ball of energy from a small beach town in Southern California. His voracious curiosity has carried him to many destinations around the world; Florence, Positano, Uluwatu, Prague, and Santorini being some of his favorites. Whether he is indulging in amazing cuisine, climbing mountains, or doing yoga with Alex, he is always up for an adventure.

Favorite quote: "So, stop pacing the aisles and counting the miles. Instead, climb more mountains, eat more ice cream, go barefoot more often, swim more rivers, watch more sunsets, laugh more, cry less. Life must be lived as we go along. The station will come soon enough.." -Robert Hastings