Where in the World Are We? Mid-Year Update

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! Where’s Waldo… always comes to mind when I begin writing a “Where in the World are we?” post because the character Waldo is often elusive, something we […]

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Turkey Day 2014 – Join us in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Our 15th Year!!!! NOV 23 – 30 2014 – Space is Limited For 2014 Turkey Day, we’re going to the Pacific Side and diving at the end of the Baja Peninsula. Why? Glad you asked! . It’s fast to get to with tons of flights. Cabo is quick and easy The eastern Pacific has a whole […]

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Harvesting Seaweed in Bali

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 also used in cosmetics and in the production of agar.   To its credit, seaweed farming is labor intensive (good for jobs) and uses little technology making it […]

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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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