Brooke and Shannon met at a dorm party freshman year of college. Maybe it was fate, or maybe it was the vodka, but regardless that night was the beginning of a fierce hatred. Fast forward two years to their Research Methods class where they were stuck being partners. At that point, they finally realized that they had only hated each other because they were literally the same exact person. That was where their not-so-beautiful, hot mess of a friendship began. Brooke and Shannon bond over a mutual love for dogs, boxed wine, and Dunkin Donuts Iced Tea with lemon.
Brooke comes from the land of farms and lakes in Sussex County, New Jersey. She grew up on and lives on Lake Hopatcong, complete with a boat and bunches of bathing suits. She's fully obsessed with her two dogs and the occasional wild otter that appears in her boathouse.
After graduating from Montclair State University with a degree in Public Relations, she moved home to substitute teach in order to fund her travel bug.
Brooke's love for travel can be attributed to her grandparents, who are currently signed up for cruise number 56.
Interests include Musical Theatre of all kinds, any- and everything nautical, and mac and cheese.
Shannon grew up on the Jersey Shore (sans the hair gel and spray tans). She lives on Long Beach Island where she spends her time at the beach or on the boat...and cleaning sand out of everything she owns.
She graduated from Montclair State University with a degree in Public Relations and hopes to work for a fashion or travel publication when she grows up (if she ever does).
Her love of travel started very early, but became a reality when she studied abroad at King's College in London. She spent her weekends traveling the UK and Europe and she has been planning her next trip ever since.
Interests include stalking dogs on instagram (shout out to @marniethedog), dancing (go MDT), and buffalo chicken.