Today is our anniversary! Not our “travel anniversary” but the celebration of us being together for 6 years. When we think back on all that we’ve done and how we’ve grown as a couple, it’s hard to believe it’s only been that long.

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The cute couple!

We started dating when we were 22 years old. We were really good friends for about 3 years before that, and then on one fateful day driving back to Calgary from Vernon, we were stuck on the highway near Revelstoke. There was a huge mudslide blocking the road. We had to spend the night there and then about 2 more days taking a very long route back to Alberta. After that trip, the spark was lit!

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Our first date was an epic one…at the Fairmont Lake Louise, 2007

Our first date was a pretty amazing one. We went to Lake Louise in Alberta and stayed at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, a very old and very beautiful hotel. We hiked and walked around the gorgeous lake and that was it, we were officially a couple on May 27th, 2007.

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A couple of crazy kids in Mexico, 2007

Since then, we’ve done so many incredible things together, from going on our very first vacation to Mexico, to camping with friends and family to hiking in the Himalayas in Nepal. We’ve made some unforgettable memories. We laugh, learn and grow together each and every day. We wake up in the morning happy with our lives, and happy to have each other.

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Bartending on Kapas Island, Malaysia – 2009

There’s no other person I would’ve rather spent the last 6 years with and we’re both so excited to see what the next years have in store for us.

Check out this video that Nick put together of us…being us!


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Nick Wharton and Dariece Swift are the owners and founders of Goats On The Road. Together they have been travelling and working abroad since 2008 and have more than 20 years of combined experience in online business, finance, travel and entrepreneurship. Their expert advice has been featured on the Lonely Planet, CNN Money, Business Insider,  WiseBread and Forbes and they also spoke at the World Tourism Forum in Istanbul about the business of travel blogging.

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13 thoughts on “Six Years & Counting!

  1. Congratulations Nick and Dee
    Your first 6 years have been amazing!
    Cheers to the next 6, and the next 6, and the next 6, and the next 6….till eternity….
    Love you both
    Toni and Bernie
    Keep on living your dream

  2. Thanks a lot guys! We really appreciate the love & support 🙂

  3. That is ….My Man… real man….If i meet Nick, i will date with him and to be a couple male goats on the road

  4. love this post! It’s actually my husband and I’s first wedding anniversary on Monday, and I’ll be putting up a post for it! If you’re at all interested, haha. It’s so true that you continue learning from each other no matter how long you have been together! Ive been with my husband for 10 years and still learning! 🙂

  5. Congratulations Jessica! 10 years is a big one. I look forward to reading the post 🙂

    Thanks for the comment!

  6. Thanks Lina! Making the video was really fun because we go to go through all of our old travel videos!

    Cheers 🙂

  7. Hey Guys,

    Congratulations 🙂 Given how much you two have travelled in the last 6 years, we are sure you have had a great time. Here’s to many many more years of travelling and fun together. Hope to see you two someday in some part of the world.

    Cheers ! 🙂

  8. Aw, thanks a lot guys! We appreciate the comment. Hope to see you two on the road somewhere as well 🙂


  9. Thanks Becky! Oh ya, there are som oldies in there…really brought back some memories doing this post!

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