About Us

So what is KarieandScott.com?

This is the story of a husband and wife that have embarked on an adventure of a lifetime. We sold (almost) everything we own and hopped on a plane to Barcelona with nowhere to live. KarieandScott.com is a travelogue (travel blog) of our experiences and adventures living in Barcelona and traveling throughout Europe. We hope that you find our writings & photography helpful and informative, or at least interesting enough to look at.

But seriously, who are we?

ScottI ditched my childhood scene of the Los Angeles suburbs and headed to Northern California where I attended University of the Pacific. In a class called “Introduction to Argumentation” I met Karie, who is now my wife, best friend, and travel partner. After jobs as a photojournalist, programmer, and systems engineer, I now work remotely, while I travel, as a product developer. My interests change weekly, but this week I have a fascination with finding land no human has ever set foot on, the Rubik’s Cube, photography, and proving the accuracy of my internal GPS.

KarieI am originally from Stockton, California, where I attended University of the Pacific, met & married my BFF, adopted a 4-legged child, then we all packed up and headed south to San Diego. My professional background is in marketing and small business coaching, and I am currently writing my first book. My interests include shoes, traveling, shopping, coffee, meeting interesting people, sunshine, checking things off lists, food, the Dollar-to-Euro exchange rate, efficient public transportation systems, Cheez-Its, spreadsheets, and recognizing special moments while I’m in them.

Penny Lane:
Penny LaneMom & Dad adopted me when I was 3 months old, and I taught them everything they know about patience, responsibility, and how to give fantastic ear rubs. Now, they are off pursuing their dreams, and I couldn’t be prouder. In the meantime, I am living in Stockton with Pop, Nana, Bailey the beagle & Baub the cat, where I also work as the Head of Security, Entertainment and Swimming Pool Usage. My interests include the beach, Bounce dryer sheets, peanut butter, and everybody.

Please feel free to leave us a comment, send us a question, or better yet, come visit us. Or, if you can’t make it to Europe, but you’re in California and have a hankering to throw a ball, visit Penny Lane. She’s really good at fetching.