Hello – We’re Adam and Jamie
and we’re the couple behind Our Weekend Whims.
We created Our Weekend Whims to inspire our readers to explore lesser-known destinations. We hope that, in doing so, our readers find themselves and each other through travel. Even as a travel couple we experience each destination as individuals, and we want to share our differing opinions.
We feel that it’s important to take both parties’ opinions into account when planning long vacations, short weekend trips, and even date nights. Compromise is an integral part of maintaining a healthy marriage.
Our promise to our readers is that we will be honest. Adam will state his thoughts, opinions, or tips; Jamie will do the same. Although our opinions might differ at times, we often make decisions of where to go or what to do together. Sometimes we hit a home run and celebrate; other times we’re left staring at each other, brows furrowed.
who we are
While traveling, Jamie seeks out experiences that allow her to taste new foods or witness a new culture. She’s the one filled with wanderlust and has goals to travel the world. A self-proclaimed dreamer, Jamie loves all things fashion and travel. At home, she’s an administrator at a middle/high school for students with disabilities. In her spare time, she reads books and works out.
While traveling, Adam seeks out experiences that provide him with epic views. If there’s a chance to hike, he adds it to the itinerary. A true scientist, Adam loves researching prior to choosing destinations, hotels, and more. At home, he’s a pharmacologist (a drug development scientist). In his spare time, he plays video games, watches movies, and listens to music.
Together, we are cat parents to Charlie, homeowners that are obsessed with industrial chic designs, and avid Netflix and chillers. We love (depending on the result) testing out new recipes, and we attempt to maintain a healthy lifestyle but neither of us follows a diet.
We have been married since June of 2017 and vowed to share our lives together, make each other laugh, and pick each other up when we’re down. It hasn’t been long since we’ve been husband and wife but we’re determined to maintain a happy and healthy marriage. For us, traveling is the one time we are both completely relaxed and ourselves. For us, it’s how we learn about ourselves and each other. It’s how we grow, change, and evolve – both together and apart.
Do you two share the responsibility of posting on Instagram and your blog?
Short Answer: Nope, we don’t.
In fact, this blog is Jamie’s creative outlet and, while all ideas are run by Adam, he does not assist with writing the blog posts or captions, editing photos, or managing collaborations.
So, when blog posts are written from the first person point of view, it’s safe to assume that it’s Jamie’s. Adam does come up with his own words and ideas, as promised, but these are taken in the moment and then typed right into the blog post.
Because he’s a part – while also not being a part – of this site and blog, posts that come from just Jamie (and her personal interests, like Disney World!) will be noted as such. And, as always, follow along via Instagram for more of our not-so-exciting day-to-day nonsense.
How often do you two travel?
We tend to take one large trip in the summertime, since Jamie’s off, and will plan trips during other school breaks as our schedules allow. Some years we’ll travel more than others but, since we both have full time jobs, we need to work around them. Although we’d love to be able to travel full time someday, we are aware that this isn’t likely to occur – at least not for a while.
Why did you even start this blog if you don’t travel that much?
Honestly, we both love taking photos and feel as though we should share them in a meaningful way. Using our photos to inspire blog posts, we hope to share our experiences with others (plus, our families like knowing how we’re doing when we’re on a vacation!). And, to be honest, Jamie loves to write; our blog posts are her way of keeping writing a part of her life.
Overall, we just hope to share our life, our interests, and our travels with others – and we hope to do this in as realistic a way as possible, because we understand that back-to-back trips aren’t a reality for most people. So, if you’re in love with travel, love luxurious living, and are a little bit adventurous, join us on our travels.