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 launched the travel blog Couple's Coordinates, 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.
For 7 months, we lived internationally and traveled around the world. We split the majority of our time living in Florence, Italy, Nice, France, and Bali, Indonesia but used these home bases as an opportunity to travel extensively through Europe and Asia. Following our 7 month journey, we have used Southern California as our home base and have continued to travel about 50% of the year. Whether we are road-tripping through the US or flying half-way around the world, we are always on the go.
Since the inception of Couple's Coordinates, we have traveled to some pretty incredible destinations. In September 2017 we got married in Bora Bora and will continue our globetrotting journey as the Gallaghers. Follow along on the travel blog for more.
Couple's Coordinates is an award-winning couples travel blog and your go-to destination for city guides, travel tips, and romantic getaways.
Read more about how we quit our jobs to travel the world.
Alex is a natural born adventurer from a small town in Southern California. Her imagination and child-like candor are what make her such an amazing partner to travel 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 Bali and Italy.
While living in Bali, Indonesia, Alex received her 200 RYT yoga teacher certification. She continues to teach yoga at home in California as well as on retreats around the world.
Favorite quote: "The key to enlightenment is love in your heart and a smile on your lips." -Anonymous
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, Bora Bora, and Santorini being some of his favorites.
Aside from travel, Michael loves puppies and sports. He is heavily invested in fitness, yoga, and hiking as well as many other outdoor activities. In his professional life, Michael works in a remote capacity as an IT consultant to enable corporations' cloud strategies.