About Us

26628_10152125960623631_1823049323_n.jpgWe are Mike and Angela Ballard, and we’re traveling the world to find our next place to live. We currently reside in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA, but we’re planning to move to another country in the next couple of years.

We’ve visited all sorts of places so far – see the whole list of the 100+ countries we’ve visited on Nomad Mania – and are in the process of ranking them based on our needs and preferences. Some are excellent possibilities, and others are just great places to visit on vacation.

Mike is the tech guy, and he loves to shoot photos and video on land, under water, and in the air. Angela is the bargain shopper, and she’s always on the lookout for cheap flights, good travel deals, and ways to save money on the road. Mike finds the best local beverages (follow him on Untappd), and Angela loves foreign food and a good cooking class. We also have packing down to a science and traveled the world for a year with only carry-on luggage.

Both Ballards love exploring new places and meeting locals around the world. It’s a travel marriage made in heaven! We invite you to join us in a life of adventure, one country at a time.

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Work With Us

Want to work with We Married Adventure? We’re available for freelance writing, photography, and videography projects as well as marketing partnerships.

Check out some of our work on Lonely Planet:

The Taste of a Destination: Flavors worth traveling for
8 U.S. National Parks Where the Best Views are Under Water
6 National Parks Around the World with Surprisingly Spectacular Diving
How to Pack for a Trip to Antarctica
How to Budget for a Trip Around the World
Two Passports: Not just for spies anymore
How One-Way Airline Tickets Can Stretch Your Travel Dollars
The World’s Best Free Airline Snacks
Kyoto’s Ji-Biru Scene Is a Must for Craft Beer Connoisseurs 
Free Online Classes and Resources That Give You a Deeper Look at Travel Destinations

We are regular travel correspondents for The Family Channel and The Heartland Network. See some of our television segments here:
Tips for Smart Packing
Scuba Diving 101
Washington D.C. in a Day
America’s Newest National Park: New River Gorge
New York City in a Day
America’s Best Botanical Gardens
Car Camping 101
Traveling During COVID-19

Angela discussed the Ballards’ one-year trip around the world, including the planning process, with Shelley and Chad Prevost of The Big Self Society podcast. Listen to the episode here.

Nomad Mania, which tracks the world’s most traveled people, interviewed us during our yearlong around-the-world trip. Read the interview here.