Before meeting Tiana, Shannon had never even left the good ol’ USA. With 7 states under his belt, he thought he was well traveled. HA!
She gawked at him as he muttered that he didn’t have a passport. Sacré bleu!
Tiana was on her 3rd passport, with several countries under her belt, fluent in 4 languages, a literal nomad with 28 past addresses, and a love for new cultures and places…….she would change his life, and he would become the
partner in crime, ahem, partner in travel, she needed to keep her grounded.
Now they travel the world, trying new foods, staying in new places, experiencing new cultures, meeting new people and loving life, together.
Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana
Languages: English, dabbles in Italian and Spanish as forced upon by the Mrs.
Favorite Place to Travel: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Background: After graduating from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and moving to Los Angeles in 2011, he began working in Commercial and Residential Property Management and Real Estate. Endless hours are spent behind a computer screen researching future trip locations, the best accommodations and adding to their endless bucket list.
In his downtime, he enjoys video games, watching basketball (Go Lakers!) and watching football (Go Saints!). Eating…..yes, he eats as a hobby, and is Yelp Elite. Also notorious for attempting to cook a meal after watching a riveting episode of Chopped with random ingredients from the pantry, to the Mrs. dismay. He is a craft beer snob, he even has a special Instagram account solely dedicated to his beer drinking adventures, TheBrewBrotha. You can find him binge watching TV shows on Netflix, watching horror movies, or playing with their canine companion, Zulu.
Hometown: Hollywood, California
Spoken Languages: English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Favorite Place to Travel: Northern Italy
Background: After graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Journalism, and also writing for the local SBCC newspaper, she was inspired by her father, who has been behind the lens for over 50 years, to start Just A Girl From L.A Photography. Her parents were also avid travelers, which led her to obtaining her first passport at 5 months of age, and she is currently filling her 3rd one with stamps.
Animal rescue and nature conservation is a passion of hers, as her house was often known by friends as “The Zoo”. An avid foodie and cook like her mother, a successful Italian restaurateur in Los Angeles, she loves trying delectable treats around the globe. She is even Yelp Elite, with over 500 reviews under her belt. In her free time she loves to horseback ride, hike with their dog, and hone her photography and editing skills. At 30 years of age she still detests wine, blasphemy for an Italian, but has a love for craft beer and girly cocktails. She finds it very awkward to write this in third person.