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Posted on Mar 2, 2014 | 9 comments

Get to Know AfterGlobe: 25 Random Facts About Kimmy and Drew of AfterGlobe

Get to Know AfterGlobe: 25 Random Facts About Kimmy and Drew of AfterGlobe

March is a special month for us at AfterGlobe. Not only did we officially launch AfterGlobe on March 11, 2013, but March is also the month of both of our birthdays, and the month that we first met. We thought the perfect way to celebrate all of these big events in our lives was to share a little bit about ourselves that you might not already know. In an effort to get to know us better, here are 25 random facts about Kimmy and Drew of AfterGlobe.

1. We leave in a year to travel long term.
2. We take a picture of us kissing everywhere we visit.
3. Our birthdays are 7 days apart from each other.
4. Kimmy picked Drew up in a bar on Saint Patrick’s Day.
5. We became an official couple on 07/07/07. Keeping with the theme, we got married on 07/07, as well.

25 Random Facts About Kimmy and Drew of AfterGlobe

No BANANAS Allowed.

6. Kimmy HATES bananas. Seriously, loathes them. Never even lets them in the house. Won’t even kiss Drew if she knows he’s eaten one or thinks he smells like bananas.  Yes, they really are that nasty.
7. Drew has the biggest sweet tooth of anyone you will ever meet.
8. Being big fans of Mid-Century Modern, we are currently restoring a 1960’s ranch home, we call Knotty Cakes Ranch. We plan on selling it before we leave to travel the world.
9. Drew has lived in Portland his whole life. He is more than ready to change that.
10. Kimmy has lived in California, Hawaii, and Oregon. In California she lived in Monte Rio, Jenner, Bodega Bay, Forestville, Sebastopol, Santa Rosa, and Petaluma. In Hawaii she lived on Maui, Kauai, and Oahu. In Oregon she lived in Salem and Portland.

25 Random Facts About Kimmy and Drew of AfterGlobe

At Bumbershoot waiting for Kings of Leon to start.

11. We fell in-love at the music and art festival, Bumbershoot, in Seattle while drinking a bottle of Lodi Zinfandel we snuck in, eating chocolate covered figs, and watching The Frames perform.
12. Drew can’t get enough of Kimmy’s cooking.
13. Kimmy can’t get enough of Drew’s kisses.
14. When Drew was little he use to record himself on cassette tapes like he was a radio station. Kimmy did the same thing. Drew still has his tapes from doing this. Kimmy does not.

25 Random Facts About Kimmy and Drew of AfterGlobe

Visiting Trader Vic’s in California.

15. We are tikiphiles. We love tiki from the 40s, 50s, and 60s, Polynesion Pop, and Hawaiianan. We have a tiki bar in our basement. Drew makes us delicious tropical drinks created by Trader Vic and Don the Beachcomber while Kimmy makes tidbits and pupus to accompany them.
16. We have 5 pets- 1 Chihuahua named ChiChi, a 28lb ginger cat named Cupcake, and three chickens named Oahu, Maui, and Molokai. We use to have a fourth chicken, Kauai, but she passed away last year. Leaving our animals when we travel next year is going to be extremely difficult for us.
17. We got engaged in the tiki bar, Tiki-Ti while on a trip to Los Angeles.
18. Whenever we notice that 11:11 comes up on the clock, we always tell the other, “11:11, I love you!”
19. We love Halloween and spend lots of time planning our Halloween couple costumes. Yes, we are already working on this year.

25 Random Facts About Kimmy and Drew of AfterGlobe

Just Maui’d

20. We got married in the little town of Paia on the island of Maui. A hurricane was happening in Costa Rica at that time that affected the weather in Hawaii. A huge storm came in the night before our wedding and it continued to pour all morning. When it was time to walk down the aisle, the rain stopped, the clouds parted, the sun came out and a huge rainbow appeared. It was so sunny when we were exchanged our vows we were pretty much blinded by the sunlight.
21. We love being in the water, swimming, and snorkeling.
22. Maui is our favorite place in the world.
23. Kimmy has never had a passport. She’s been out of the country, but it didn’t require having a passport.
24. Drew had a passport at one time that he used for a one month trip around Europe. It’s long been expired.

25 Random Facts About Kimmy and Drew of AfterGlobe

Hamming it up in a photo booth.

25. In May 2007, we took our first photos together in a photo booth at a Rose City Rollers roller derby after-party at Outlaws bar and grill. Ever since then, we’ve made sure to take photos together in every photo booth (that’s working) we come across.

Which one of these 25 random facts about Kimmy and Drew of AfterGlobe was your favorite?

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About Kimmy Hayes

Kimmy Hayes is the founder and editor-in-chief of AfterGlobe; a site on becoming debt free and traveling the world as a married couple. In 2012, she planned and coordinated her own do-it-yourself destination wedding on the beautiful island of Maui while serving as a moderator for the on-line community, The Knot. She is passionate about traveling to experience new cultures, snorkeling the waters of the world and reading with her toes in the sand.


  1. What a great post. What an inspiration you were, Kimmy. And the fact that you had all of these posts scheduled so far in advance is amazing. I’m so sorry you are no longer here with us. I just got back from Maui and I can see why it’s your favorite place in the world. It quickly won my heart as well. And I thought of you often while I was there. Rest in Paradise! <3
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  2. I like that your birthdays are so close together, and so close to mine. We had a Tiki party for yo0u last night, and noticed how different it was without you. Your laugh, and voice made the room feel so full.

  3. This post is a little sureal. I’m so glad to learn more about this couple. But it makes me all the more sad that Kimmy and Drew won’t be able to live put thier dream together…
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  4. Totally agree Meagan. With the long scheduling and preparation of these posts it shows how well organised and excited about blogging Kimmy was.

    With articles like this we feel as though we know a little bit more about her and Drew now.

    As for the points, well no. 14 with making recordings as if you were on the radio – that is something I can certainly relate to from my childhood.
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  5. Drew still has his recordings because his mother saved them for him! I never met Kimmy, but I cried when I read this.

  6. I love that we are still hearing from Kimmy through these AfterGlobe posts- she was loved and admired and is still with us in so many ways. Drew has been in the hospital for three weeks. After their tragic snow and ice storm related car accident, he was taken to the ICU trauma unit at Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Oregon, Four surgeries were needed to repair cracked ribs, lung, colon and pelvic areas. His spleen was removed. Drew is strong and healing faster than expected. He now needs therapy and time for his right leg to heal so he can walk again. He is scheduled to go home soon. Drew plans to continue their AfterGlobe posts and wants to one day travel to some of the places they dreamed

    of seeing together.

  7. I’m quite a new reader and you guys are commenting about her in past form? :(

    I loved this post, I thought it was funny. Especially the banana fact made me laugh! :) And it seemed like this couple is very much in love.

    But I feel sad now.

  8. My heart drops every time I see a new post from AfterGlobe ping into my box. I agree, this was quite a feat to have so many posts scheduled in advance, but this one made me tear up. They had so many plans; so much to look forward to. I hope you’re in a better place, Kimmy. RIP.

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