About Us – Married With Maps

Welcome to Married With Maps. We will be your guide to:

  • Budget Traveling
  • Digital Nomading
  • Location Independent Lifestyles
  • Couples Travel
  • Slow Travel

“Live life on the go, in the moment, on a budget.”

For those traveling on a budget, digital nomading, leading a location independent lifestyle, or a couple or family of any kind – we are your resource. By compiling first-hand experiences and in-depth, we will show you how to get off the beaten path on a budget. Transportation, accommodation, food, activities, cultureall of it, we aim to provide you with a guide to it. Whether you want to explore the posh streets of Seoul and Dubai, to wandering the ancient temples of Angkor, we’ll take you there.

While we speak from the point of view of Americans, we encourage all nationalities to use and enjoy our site. Our guides and information are designed to the best of our abilities to be accessible to anyone and everyone.

View from Ansan Mountain

What will you find?

Serene buddhist temples, where you’re the only one besides the residing monk. Finding your way to the top of a mountain with a metropolis below. Navigating your way through mass-transit in a foreign city. Hopping on a motorbike and finding your way through Vietnam. These are just a few the experiences that we have to bring you relevant information to help you in your travels.
After making a wrong turn, on film

We know that you want real information, from real people, in real life. At Married with Maps, you will get our information on living abroad. From the activities to engage in, to managing your taxes, budget, and jobs – we are here to guide you through it.

Not everything is seen through rose-tinted glasses. We’ve had our hardship, and we’ve made plenty of mistakes along the way. There have been let downs, pleasant surprises, and a few bizarre happenings. All our experiences come together to give you informed and curated advice, tips, and tricks to living like a local.

We show you how to stop acting like a tourist, and to start living like a local. Delve deeper into the local cultures – learn how to become a true traveler.

Borobodur Selfie with Indonesians

Who are we?

Briana and Kyle are a married American couple. Avid travelers, the two have been on the near constant move since marrying in 2015. They met in college, and after graduation immediately began traveling.

It began with a couple cruises, and a few moves in the US between Florida, Texas, and California. But the big jump came after a hiccup with jobs. We jumped to a house sit in South Korea and from there, life became about living life on move, in the moment, on a budget.

With over a dozen countries visited together as a couple, and far more collectively over our individual lives. We are documenting our experiences around the world and want to show you how to explore the world without breaking the bank. We’ve even been recognized for a Liebster Award.

Why the name?

We are “Married With Maps” because we are indeed, married with maps. It all started with our collecting trail maps while hiking in California. We also enjoy consulting the world map, thinking about where we want to go next, and just looking at all there is out there to explore. Despite all the maps, we still excel at getting lost.

Kyle parking the bike

Where are we now?

Currently, we are residing in San Jose, California. Our focus at the moment is in further development of our content and checking out places a little closer to home. That does not mean we’re stopping our travels by any means. We have international adventures planned and well as more local – all of which we aim to help you enjoy.


Taman Sari Camera

8 thoughts on “About

  1. natalyadrian

    It sounds wonderful! When I tell people that we are digital nomads, they go: “Digital…what???” And my friends often say: “So, when you come back…” And then I quickly interrupt them and tell them: “But we are not coming back!” Do you get the same reactions?

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    1. marriedwithmaps Post author

      Lol yes. Lots of “So, when you come back..” from everyone. Also, “So when are you planning to settle down?” For some reason, many people fail to acknowledge/recognize that freelance and remote work is still work. They think we are just out playing around.

      Though we are visiting friends/family for the holidays and I think many of them think we are not leaving again. Kyle’s parents sometimes ask if we are tired of traveling yet and keep sending us jobs in their area lol. As long as we don’t move too often we are good.

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