Hey, we are Heather and Walter Burks! We live in Charlotte, NC! We are both 31 years old. We are a creative team who REALLY love to travel and go on adventures together. We met when we were 11 years old, became best friends, and started dating at 14 years old (since Heather said no the first time when we were 13… oops!). Walter asked Heather out on AIM because that was the “cool” thing to do back then. We have been together ever since. We went to East Carolina University together, Go Pirates! We got married May 21, 2011 in McConnells, SC. We love living in Charlotte and love exploring around our home when we aren’t traveling! We both really love the Carolina Panthers & Charlotte Hornets too, we even had our engagement photos at the Panthers Stadium.
Heather had always been traveling with her family growing up, her first flight was at 3 months old. Walter’s first flight was in elementary school on a trip with his dad. However, his family then took a big adventure moving to Hartlepool, England for 6 months during middle school. This is where we became very close over AIM! We took lots of small adventures through middle and high school together on trips to Florida, Arizona, and Mississippi. Then even more adventures exploring eastern North Carolina during college. Our first big adventure together was to study abroad for 2 weeks in college in Honduras. We spent 2 weeks exploring the country and taking photos for a medical organization doing work in the country.
After getting married the adventures really began and we started a goal to visit all 50 states together before we turned 30. We actually accomplished it a bit early with the final state of Hawaii in February 2018 (at 27 & 28). We’ve also visited 14 countries together: The US, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, Turks and Caicos, The Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Belize, Honduras, Iceland, Belgium, France, Germany, and The Netherlands. Walter has been to England and Heather has been to Italy and Greece as well! We’ve traveled a lot for our photography business that we had for 14 years as well as photographing in 25 states and 6 countries! It’s been a blast!
Heather is by far the more outgoing one and Walter the more reserved. So most of the time you will see Heather in front of the camera and Walter behind it! We started this blog to share our adventures with everyone. We always have people asking about our trips and recommendations and wanted an easy way to show everything off. Plus we love blogs! Heather started her first website at 6 years old. Her biggest wishes were Photoshop and a camera. Through the years many have existed. So a blog seemed like a natural way to keep our trips together and help us remember all of our adventures together. So hope you enjoy following us, The Burks, and our adventures in Charlotte and Beyond.