I’m Laura, a 25 year-old from Puerto Rico! A Bio major turned Journalist who loves everything pastel. My favorite things range from traveling the world, taking pictures, trying new Pinterest recipes, binge-watching shows on Netflix and reading. I have left my family in Puerto Rico to follow my husband Gustavo (known as “G” on the blog) on one of the biggest adventures of our lives, living abroad!

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We met as freshmen at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. In 2010, G enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and after months of training was stationed in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. We were long-distance for the next two years while I finished my bachelor’s degree. We got engaged in Washington DC on September 2, 2011 (!!) and like many military couples married a year later at a courthouse.

A few weeks later we learned that G had gotten unaccompanied orders to Okinawa, Japan and after a few days of worrying whether he would have to go to Japan for 2 years by himself or if I’d get to go with him, his awesome command was able to change his order to accompanied!! I decided to put my bachelor’s degree on hold to go on an adventure of a lifetime! Three months after that, we packed our bags (5 to be exact) and made the long journey to Okinawa, a tiny island in the Pacific and our home for the next 3 years.

Let’s not forget that we flew back to Puerto Rico and had our big wedding celebration on Feb 2, 2013.

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We love it here so much that when G got an offer to extend 3 more years, we jumped at the chance! There are so many things we love about this little island of ours, but most importantly it feels like home. It’s crazy to think that we have lived in Okinawa for over 4 years now!!

On another note, after 3 long years overseas, we finally made it happen and I went back to Puerto Rico to finish my last semester of college! *insert thumbs up emoji here* Four long months later and I am officially a graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Information and Journalism (Hooray!!).

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We are so excited to show you a peek into our life in Okinawa, Japan and of course our Asia travels!

Want to keep up to date on our adventures? Follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Read our favorite husband+wife posts:

1st Year of Marriage: What I’ve Learned
* Dishing the Dirt on Living with a Guy
* How to Fall in Love with your Spouse Everyday

  • Hi Laura!
    I'm Christine, and I've just recently found your beautiful blog through the Grad-itude 101 linkup. I really, really love your vibe and your writing! Which is why I nominated you for a Liebster Award! 🙂 It would be so fun if you would pop by and see if you have time to answer my questions 🙂 http://wp.me/p3w0oy-qf.
    Thanks for being such an inspiration to me in blogging!

    • Hello Christine! Thank you so much for visiting and for leaving some comment lovin'! <3 Thank You soo Much for nominating me!! <3 That means so much to me! I was nominated by another blogger a couple of months ago and i've yet to answer her questions, so i will definitely be making a post soon! 🙂

      I hope you stick around this little corner of the internet!
      xoxo

  • Hi Laura,

    I stumbled across you from The Nectar Collective. I absolutely love your blog! And how cool is it that you live in Okinawa? I always think of Kill Bill when I hear of that place haha. Well I just wanted to let you know that you're doing a wonderful job, and to keep up the beautiful work, the world needs more people like you.

    Elise 🙂
    http://www.elisemcdowell.com

  • Hi Laura,

    I love your blog! I love reading about love, traveling, and weddings…so basically, your blog is one that could keep me entertained for a while! I am getting married in August, and the possibility of my fiancé and I moving to Okinawa might happen! He works at a bank and possibly could be transferred there. How do you think we would fit in as Americans but not in the Air Force? Was it hard to transition to living in Okinawa? Your blog is wonderful and I hope you are enjoying being newlywed 🙂

    Jenessa

  • Hi Laura!

    I just came across your blog and absolutely adore it! My husband is also a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. His reenlistment package just got approved back in November and we'll be PCS'ing to Japan in May! We couldn't be more excited for it, but I'm terrified at the same time. I've never traveled outside the country before so this will be a very big, exciting experience.
    I look forward to reading more!

    Keating
    http://www.highheelsandcombatboots.com

  • Kassie ODriscoll

    Hey! I want to put an updated badge on my blog for you, but I can’t find one! Do you have one??? If so, can you email it to me (125×125 preferably). Miss you and, as always, love checking out what’s going on in your world. 🙂

  • Brandei

    Omg! I love your story! We are navy family too, and hoping to go to Okinawa one day! Just wondering if they provide Japanese class for you?