With Love, Us is an adventure love letter – about taking chances, cultivating creativity, and exploring history and culture through the eyes of locals – with a bit of hope and humor sprinkled in along the way.
We’re Rachel and Noel – best friends, artists, and fellow adventurers. Thank you for joining us and our friends on this journey.
This blog has been a long time coming. So why now? When the pandemic hit, our worlds were completely up-ended, and we were forced to ask ourselves, “If not now, when?” It made us realize putting off our dreams was no longer an option.
Life is short. Let’s jump in with our whole hearts, find adventure in our every day, and some have fun along the way.
Goals for With Love Us, Ourselves, and our Readers
- to be grateful for whatever circumstances we find our lives in
- to see our hometown, state, or country with fresh eyes
- to be open to new experiences and take baby steps outside our comfort zones
Life is an adventure! Let’s do this.
With Love, Us
Who Are We?
Favorite City in the World: New York City
Favorite Local Adventure: Visiting The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
I was born in California, and raised in Chile, Mexico, and Arizona. However, I’m a NYC’er through and through.
Since 2010 I’ve been writing short stories of what it’s like to call NYC home, and my life as an actor and NYC tour guide. When the pandemic hit, I stopped because I realized my short stories were based on daily interactions – and those were not happening – until now.
When I’m not working on the blog, you’ll find me working in film/tv/theatre, restoring furniture, and making of the perfect margarita. Visit www.rachelmckinney.com and follow along on Instagram, Pinterest and/or Facebook.
Favorite City in the World: Copenhagen
Favorite Local Adventure: Taking the Water Ferry to the Beach
I was born in Alaska, raised in Texas, and lived most of my life in NYC, but have no doubt have BBQ running through my veins and make the best hot sauce this side of the Mississippi.
I’m an award-winning director and producer – working in theater, live events, video, and (soon-to-be) film. My greatest artistic adventure was undoubtedly producing the NYC-premiere of Grasmere and launching its critically acclaimed European Premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe – the world’s largest arts festival (read about the show here.)
Other interests include filmmaking and water conservation. And when I’m not working on the blog, you’ll find me (more than likely) reining Rachel in on one of her infinite ideas. (PS. She wrote this so she knows it’s true.) Visit www.noelneeb.com and follow me along on Instagram.
PLACES WE’VE TRAVELED TO
Blogs: NYC – PARIS – LONDON – GRASMERE/LAKE DISTRICT – SCOTLAND (Portree, Sterling, Inverness, St. Andrew’s and Edinburgh) – DUBLIN – GREECE (Crete, and Santorini) – MALTA/SICILY – DISNEY WORLD – LOS ANGELES – AMARILLO – SAN FRANCISCO – MONTEREY – AUSTIN
We hope to one day make this space a community of friends passionate about exploring the world and creativity. Meanwhile, we hope this can become a place where you can learn more about us, and we can learn more about you!
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