Ah, blissful love. It’s every kiting couples’ dream, right? To kiteboard for hours into the sunset with your beloved, ending the day hugging on the beach and cheersing ice cold brews as you pack up and head into your honeymoon suite— what could be better than that? The destination most certainly has its moments but the truth is that leading up to your amazing holiday sweetheart session there are the long lines at the airport, slogging overloaded gear bags to your hotel, dealing with moments of miscommunication and managing stumbling blocks of love along the way.I have been the other half of a traveling kiteboarding couple for nine years now. Brandon Scheid and I started dating at the same time we began our lives as kiteboarders and traveling nomads. After finally settling in Hood River and establishing our careers in the industry, we laughingly refer to ourselves as a self-proclaimed jet-setting, kiteboarding power couple. While dating your kite partner is not for everyone, reflecting back on these experiences, I’d like to share some key lessons I’ve learned along the way; the good, the bad and the ugly.


Tkb’s winter 2018 digital issue is available now. The print issue will be landing in mailboxes soon!