Hi! We are Bassam and Lena! Welcome to our site!

We are a newly(ish) married couple and live in Southern California with our dog, Buddy. We are not a travel couple in the sense that we travel the world year around. Instead, we believe the greatest adventure is to love the life you live and we try our best to turn all the little moments into an adventure. Oh, and we do try to travel as much as we can! On our site, you can expect to see articles on travel, food, love, and lifestyle topics such as book recommendations and happiness tips. We hope we will inspire you to find the adventure in everyday life and love the life you live!

Some things about us:

  • We are high school sweethearts and have been married for almost two years.
  • We love all types of food but could eat sushi and Mexican food all day every day!
  • We are always on the hunt for a new fun activity to try! Recent favorites include: white water rafting, zip lining through the jungle in Costa Rica, and hang gliding.
  • We wanted our wedding to go all night, so after midnight we busted out snacks like grilled cheese and s’mores and passed out glow sticks and tequila shots. The cops came twice, but we kept partying.

Meet Lena:


Hi! I’m Lena! I’m a behavior analyst and have been working with children, teens, and adults with autism for the past 10 years. You’ll notice some of the happiness and productivity articles here have some concepts derived from behavior analysis!

When we travel, my favorite way to get to know a city is by walking for miles and miles, then chilling at a nice cafe for awhile to eat, drink, and people watch. I’m an avid Yelper and am constantly dragging Bassam to try all the places I’ve bookmarked.

I’m a huge adrenaline junky and get bored easily. I’m always on the search for our next activity! My current faves are snorkeling and white water rafting.

I’m happiest by the beach, have a giant tea collection, and love to cook up fun and healthy meals for us. Oh, and don’t talk to me when I’m busy reading a book. I’ll be too lost in that world to be very nice to you!

Meet Bassam:


Hey there, I’m Bassam! I moved to California from Lebanon 16 years ago and fell in love with the girl you see on this site. She still hasn’t left me alone. 😉

I’m a managing director for three small companies. While I love my job, if Real Madrid came calling, I’d leave in an instant!

When we travel I’m the gadget guy, I love finding new and useful techy tools to take with us. I have a gadget for everything! Plus, Lena’s constantly breaking things I need to fix.

I love our travels because I get to experience new adventures, sometimes things I never thought I’d do. No trip is complete until I buy a shot glass to add to my collection.

I love playing soccer, video games, and building Lego sculptures.

This is our Happily Ever Adventure and we are excited to share it with you. We hope you enjoy sharing our journey as we try to find the adventure in everyday life.

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Photo credit: Jillian Rose Photography {She’s seriously amazing by the way!}