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Around the World, Making A Dream Come True

So, today we returned from the most astonishing journey of our life…a 26 day, around the world odyssey by private jet. It was a job that we were sought out to do. I hadn’t really given it much thought about how it came about until this morning.

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How we got paid to live on a Mexican island for 10 days. (and flew there for free)

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We receive a lot of emails from people who wonder how we live like we live and are able to do what we do. How is it that we have an adventurous life and travel at will? This detailed post will reveal some of our best secrets and show you the details. Stay with me, […]

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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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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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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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The Builder

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I remember driving around in 2008 at the height of the real estate crash looking at properties with a friend. There were foreclosures and abandoned houses all over the place. But from time to time as we drove, we would roll past a brand new house that was under construction. I was absolutely dumbfounded because […]

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Waiting on Adventure

..is like watching paint dry, or waiting on water to boil or grass to grow. Wow, I think this could be a great category for $25,000 Pyramid. It seems like Monday morning arrives quickly enough and the date for your root canal spontaneously appears on your “today” calendar, but adventure seems to take a lifetime […]

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Fish Tacos and Hypocrisy

Sometimes I just need to stand up on my soapbox. Today is one of those days. I know that here at The Adventure Couple we write about adventure and fun and living life and all but today I’m not writing about that. I’m writing about fish tacos….and hypocrisy. And I just may piss you off. […]

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