“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

– Saint Augustine

ABOUT Dan + Mikkel Woodruff and SOMETIMES HOME

Mikkel and Dan are the couple behind Sometimes Home, an approachable couples travel resource for couples who want to explore the world near and far on a mid-size to luxury budget and who also maintain a home while they travel. They have been lending their expertise and advice to travelers for many years, whether on this website through podcast interviews including on DCL Duo, The Joy of Cruising, or Travel Mavens. Their writing has been featured on Thrillist, Cruise Critic, Porthole.com, and The Weather Channel.

They have traveled the world together since they met in 2015, as far as Asia and as close as the East Coast of the United States. Their extensive traveling through European countries, including Spain, Norway, Germany, The Netherlands, and France, gives them firsthand knowledge of the best way to plan for successful vacations there.

This husband and wife team also has experience traveling through Japan for six weeks. They experienced what it's like to be in Kyoto, Tokyo, Osaka, and Nikko longer than the average tourist. Weekend destination trips to places like Matsushima Bay and Nara add to their repertoire.

Mikkel, a professional photographer and owner of Mikkel Paige Photography, started a dedicated website when her desire to travel more seriously continued to grow, along with her passion for sharing helpful information along the way. She is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW). See her additional work on Muck Rack.

Though she's the head writer and editor of Sometimes Home, the business and website doesn't run without Dan's magic behind the scenes. He's a Brand Strategist, business coach, and artist by trade. He is also our resident expert on art history, beer, BBQ, marketing, and, of course, branding.

Together, they have worked to develop an invaluable travel resource in their couple's travel blog by sharing their favorite things that help them function at home and while away, traveling.

This is the place to be if you are looking for great tips for traveling but also information on how to keep a better home, so traveling is a cinch!

Though Dan lived in San Diego for a few years before they met, they are both originally from New York, met while living in North Carolina, and have also lived in Florida. They found themselves back in the Sunshine State in Orlando after a year of living a nomadic lifestyle, traveling the world in 2023.

Dan and Mikkel co-founded Sometimes Sailing, a cruise-focused travel resource, in 2020.

They're always looking for their next adventure on land or by sea; while they like adding more stamps to their passport, they love exploring the United States as well.

This blog is for traveling couples who…

Don't want to feel like tourists when visiting new locations but know they're not native.

Those who don't desire to “sell it all” and travel full time but like to be on the road…OFTEN.

This website is for those who appreciate the finer things and details in life.

They're sometimes away…and they are


Sometimes Home writers Mikkel and Dan.

They have traveled to:


Egypt: Cairo, Giza


Europe: Austria: Vienna | Belgium: Bruges | Czech Republic: Prague | England: London | France: Bayeux, Colmar, Etretat, Honfleur, Mont Saint-Michel, Nice, Paris, Rouen, Versailles, Narbonne, Bordeaux, Lyon, Dijon, Marseille | Germany: Berlin, Munich, Passau, Schwangau, Stuttgart | Hungary: Budapest | Italy: Florence, Milan, Rome, Venice, Vatican City | Portugal: Lisbon, Tomar | The Netherlands: Amsterdam, Edam, Almere | Spain: Barcelona, Cordoba, Marbella, Granada, Seville, Madrid, Segovia, Toledo, Zaragoza, Cadiz, Jerez de la Frontera

Scandinavia: Denmark: Copenhagen | Norway: Bergen, Oslo, Tromso, Trondheim | Sweden: Stockholm | Iceland


Japan: HimejiHiroshima, Kinogawa Onsen, Kobe, Kyoto, Matsushima Bay, Miyajima Island, Nara, Nikko, Osaka, Tokyo, Kamakura, Fujiyoshida, Uji

Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Railay Beach, Phi Phi Islands

Middle east

Israel: Haifa, Jerusalem, Netanya, Tel Aviv


Aruba | Dominican Republic: Punta Cana, La Romana | Jamaica: Montego Bay | Puerto Rico: San Juan | St. Martin | St. John | St. Lucia

Central America

Belize: San Ignacio, Hopkins | Costa Rica: Guanacaste, La Fortuna and Arenal, Monteverde, Punta Arenas, San Jose, Torteguero  | Guatemala: Tikal

North America

(north to south, east to west)

Canada: Montreal | Toronto | Vancouver | Victoria

United States: Vermont | Rhode Island | Massachusetts | Connecticut | New York | Pennsylvania | Virginia | North Carolina | South Carolina | Georgia | Florida | Alabama | Tennessee | Ohio | Michigan | Illinois | Tennessee | Texas | Nevada | California | Washington

Mexico: Acapulo, Cabo San Lucas, Rosarito,| Tijuana, Merida, Tulum, Playa del Carmen

South America

Ecuador: Quito, Manta

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