Harvesting Seaweed in Bali

Hello Adventurer! Visiting for the first time? Check out what it’s all about. You’re also invited to sign up for the most exciting newsletter on the planet. Welcome! Today I harvested seaweed. Yep, seaweed, it seems a good alternative to fishing and provides a needed food source throughout the world, mainly in Asia. Seaweed is […]

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Seeing the World in a Different Light

 My underwater world has been shattered in a wondrous, magical way. I have discovered an entirely new layer of world below the blue that I never knew existed. One that has been cleverly cloaked right before my eyes. And it reminded me of a Cuban dance. So let me digress. The Traditional dance of Cuba […]

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I Surf

 *This is a guest post from my (Mantagirl) brother, Steve. He travels the world while living in China and is the funniest and most talented writer I know.  Steve doesn’t write for a living but he does live through his writing and keen observations of the world.  His insights into people, cultures and well….in this […]

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Hard Road or Easy Street?

First, let me explain our absence from the blog. It’s been more than a month since my last post (forgive me Father for I have sinned?). I won’t apologize for it because when we’re not writing we’re gaining incredible insight on life through travel…which, of course is what we write about. So in that case, […]

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Fear of Flying – Confessions of a World Traveler and Helpful Hints

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First and foremost you must trust and believe everything will be okay. You have to allow yourself to have faith in the professionals who are in charge. Just as you are a professional in your job and you know how to do your job, you must have the same faith in others. If you don’t, then don’t get on the plane. Seriously.

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Where in the World are We? A Recap

It’s been another whirlwind year for Sharkman and Mantagirl always in search of the next great world destination and of course, the perfect dive! Our year started with Mantagirl’s 50th birthday celebrated on a gorgeous speck of island called Isla Mujeres off the coast of Cancun. The island, home to the largest gathering of whale […]

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When love turns to obsession

I’m truly beginning to scare myself. My every waking moment is spent buried in this obsession. What I once simply loved has truly taken over me. I still like to blame my parents as they started me traveling at a young age. By age 10 I had explored Europe and the Caribbean, and the love […]

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Because It’s Fun Damn It!

This article appeared as a guest post on the blog of explorer Mikael Strandberg. In my last article for Mikael, I wrote about how explorers stay alive despite operating in extraordinarily hostile environments while, paradoxically, some of the best of the best explorers perish doing exactly what they’ve done for years, oftentimes in their figurative […]

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A Simple Thought on The Simplicity of Adventure

Last week we took a new job working as co-leaders for a very specific adventure. The escapade is a 26 day, around the world trip by private jet. The logistics are staggering including planes, trains and automobiles as well as helicopters, yachts and probably a Rolls Royce or two. The itinerary is vast, the locations […]

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Here’s a Riddle

What is something we don’t want to do, something we hate to “go back to on a Monday morning” and always want to escape? Answer: Facing Reality. Reality seems to be something we have to inevitably “confront” like our worst enemy. Why is it that reality has become so negative (reality TV obviously aside!)? Why […]

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