We began The Monogamish Marriage blog in 2016 and its companion podcast in 2021, broadcasting under the names Kate and Liam. In that time, we travelled extensively to lifestyle resorts and take-overs in the Caribbean and across America. While we loved every event, we felt like there was something missing: a European option for open-minded, intellectually curious couples like us.
So, we decided to change that.
Kate spent 23 years teaching literature and creative writing. She's a writer, a foodie, and an amateur historian. She can talk your ear off about Shakespeare, Minoan plumbing, and semi-colons.
Liam is a business owner, painter and performance artist. He has encyclopedic knowledge of modern and contemporary art, speaks passable French, and is obsessed with human pre-history.
You are the kind of person who is always learning and growing. You and your partner(s) are fit, young professionals (or at least young at heart). You question the norms and are open to adventures, both in your relationships and in your travel choices. You're more interested in long, stimulating talks over amazing food and wine than yet another late-night costume party. You love the idea of visiting culturally and historically interesting places with a curated group of active, engaging, open-minded people.
Access to luxury accommodation, naked pool side time, planned excursions both cultural and laidback, playtime, education, delicious food, new sexy friends and a hike through the Samaria Gorge that blew my mind away. Where to next?????
-Linda & Keith
Having the lodging, food, excursions, and transportation arranged for us removed so many of the normal stressors of travelling abroad, and allowed my husband and I to really connect and have so much fun together. Staying in the villa with other great couples was awesome too; the group of 18 was large enough to provide a good variety of personalities, but small enough to be intimate and for real friendships to develop. I’d be happy to repeat this trip every year!
Kate arranged a wide variety of events that gave us a taste of the culture, music, dance, arts, and food of Crete. This trip was the sexiest, funnest, most knowledge-learning experience we've ever had. We loved the personal touch of her invoking her own experiences and knowledge to our experience (both culturally and lifestyle-wise). Best adult trip ever! Thank you!
-Dee & Fil
I can't say enough great things about our time in Crete with Sapio Tours. From the hike through the Samaria Gorge to the traditional dinner and Cretan dancing at a taverna, it's clear that Kate and Liam went out of their way to curate an immersive experience that didn't feel rushed, or like we were a group of tourists being herded from one location to the next.
Crete is a stunning island with a fascinating history and our fellow attendees were thoughtful, curious, and kind. That said, I'm surprised that one of the things I enjoyed most about the trip was the food. As a person committed to a healthy diet, I dread vacations for the fear that I won't have access to good, fresh foods. Thankfully, that wasn't an issue on this trip. In addition to being delicious, the on-site meals coordinated by Sapio Tours were essentially farm-to-table experiences - local ingredients prepared by local chefs. That eliminated the stress of "finding something to eat" and made it easier to enjoy our surroundings.
Do not hesitate to book your trip with Sapio Tours! I can all but guarantee an unforgettable experience.
-J & S