Who We Are

Why a travel website?

We want to create concise travel guides and tips for young, adventurous travelers which are focused on their needs and based less on our streams of consciousness during our travels. Our site is based less on our individual thoughts and anecdotes and more on what we can recommend to do and not to do when traveling to specific destination. We tend to keep our posts short so that you can spend more time adventuring and less time reading.

Our goal is to create travel guides for you. To that end, we don’t embellish, and every “destination” listed on our website is a travel guide to a place we have actually been to, and not something we have freelanced out, or click-baited you to seeing. Our recommendations come directly from us, and the only reason we share them is to help you with your journeys.

Note that our guides are in no way geared to be all-encompassing of any destination (we don’t believe any guide can do that!) They are a compilation of recommendations based on our experiences while visiting a specific destination.

We are strong advocates of conscious tourism i.e. take nothing, and leave nothing behind when you visit a destination. We want to take our travelers to those lesser known spots away from the crowds, and advocate for less noise and litter pollution when travelling.

We do upscale things on a downscaled budget. We don’t stay in hostels but recommend good hotels, inns, etc. on a budget. We believe that there’s nothing wrong with traveling on a budget, whatever your income – you determine you budget, but it always helps you travel more, and travel longer!

We believe that travel can broaden horizons and contact with new cultures can help us all learn and be more flexible and thoughtful in our worldviews. To that end, we want to help travelers achieve their dreamcation – on a budget!


The Travelers

Kulani was born and raised in Sri Lanka, and has lived in the United States for more than 9 years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Psychology from Clark University, and Master’s Degree in Social Psychology from Princeton University. She writes, photographs, and films on the ground for A Couple On A Budget.

Christian was born and raised in Germany. He is currently finishing up his degree in Finance and International Management. He photographs, films, and drones for A Couple On A Budget.

We have lived together in Germany and Greece. After 2.5 years of transatlantic long distance, we got married in October 2015 and are currently based in the United States. Travel has always been a part of our lives, and we hope to make finding and organizing your next travel destination a bit easier with the resources on our website.

We’re looking to explore the smallest islands to the biggest cities, the most beautiful hikes to the most off-beat of hotels. We’d love to work with you! Contact us at info@acoupleonabudget.com for our media kit.

Follow our adventures on YouTube, Instagram (a new adventure everyday!), Twitter, and Facebook!

We were nominated for the Liebster Award in October 2017, and answered 10 random questions about ourselves here (just in case you wanted to know more about us!)


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  1. How did you meet? 🙂