About Us

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We love discovering new places together. Our hope is to share the travel insights we’ve gained right here on our blog so you can be inspired to venture somewhere you’ve never heard of before, head off the beaten path, and go where no man has gone before!  While our travel slogan may be a bit ironic (we love big cities and popular tourist spots too!), it’s helped us to open our minds, broaden our view and appreciate all of the diversity this world has to offer.  We aim to create content that is both inspirational and practical.

We spent five years living in Los Angeles, California, taking trips as often as our work schedules would permit. In 2015, shortly after our son was born, we moved to Cambridge, England, where Aaron attended a graduate program at the University of Cambridge. We took full advantage of our new home base to discover Europe, traveling to as many cities, beaches and mountains we could find the time for. In 2017, we moved back to California, excited to continue exploring both at home and abroad.

Kelly

As an Arizona native, I grew up with a love for hiking and the outdoors. After living through 20+ summers with temperatures over 110°F (44°C), I have a huge appreciation for Southern California’s almost perfect weather. While I love big cities, especially if they have good bakeries, I feel most at home when I’m outside, exploring on a new trail. Travel is a combination of all the things I love most, especially embarking on new adventures with Aaron and Hudson.

Aaron

Aaron loves big cities, Tom Brady (really all things sports) and Vespas. As a true Californian, he finds his way to the beach wherever he goes. His navigation skills are like a super power; we never seem to get lost whether we’re trekking through mountains, crisscrossing London on the Tube, or going where no man has gone before.

Hudson

Since moving from the US to the UK at six weeks old, Hudson has been racking up stamps in his passport. He just hit 12 countries before his first birthday and recently boarded his 33rd flight. He loves making new friends everywhere he goes, taking long naps while being carried on hikes, and has an impressive track record for scoring free stuff.

Contact Us

Whether you have a question or just want to say “hi,” we would love to hear from you! Shoot us an email at kelly@nomanbefore.com or aaron@nomanbefore.com. Hudson is currently on a digital detox, so we’ll be sure to pass along any messages to him. 🙂