Hi friends! Our names are Zach and Analisa, and we are the Jolley’s! I (Analisa) do most of the writing on this blog, so most of the stuff comes from my perspective! We’re the ones in the above photo. (I know, couple goals) We met way back in high school in Arizona, but it wasn’t until Zach got home from a 2 year church mission that we reconnected. It took a few tries but I finally agreed to a rad date to a Fall Out Boy concert and obviously the rest is history. We got hitched on March 7th, 2019 and have been in our own little bubble ever since leaving March 8th, 2019 to travel. That thing called “the honeymoon phase” is still a thing for us because we literally have been living a dream ever since we said “I do”.
Before we even met we both grew up sharing a love of exploring new places and trying new things. Zach did a lot more exploring than me even while we were dating; when he went to multiple countries such as Japan, China, Bora Bora, Thailand, and more. I on the other hand was always spending money on food or clothes and was limited to taking cheap in state road trips or taking flights around the U.S. Still I loved being outside and exploring places I had never seen before. When we met we immediately discovered our mutual interest in traveling and hoped maybe one day we could take cool trips to the ruins of Machu Picchu, or eat crepes while overlooking the Eiffel Tower. When deciding where to live when we got married, we looked at many different places within the United States to move to but nothing felt like home. Then we realized home for us it is wherever we are together. So we decided to pack our things and embark on an adventure of a lifetime, a dream for the both of us.