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Where in the World Are We, How the Hell do We Afford It and What’s Up with the Houses?

Part I – How the Hell Do we Afford It? My sister once shyly asked me, “Carin, how do you afford your lifestyle?” We’ve never really been a family that talked about money so I know she had a hard time asking, but I was happy to explain. Our plan is quite simple actually (and […]

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Riding the Current of Adventure

Imagine standing at the edge of a river As you look up and down the river you see people on inner-tubes and rafts riding the current having a great time. It looks like a wild ride and you want to join in. A few of the people look a little scared out there on the […]

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Chasing Sun ~ How to Fly Around the World for $78.00

And we’re off! If you read my last post you’ll know that Sharkman and I winging our way westward around the world, a bucket list adventure to circle the globe through 6 countries, 6 weeks, and a lifetime of adventure. What you may not know is that for us to circumnavigate the globe this winter, […]

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Today I Saved $200 on Airline Tickets: Five Tips to Saving Money on Flights

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If you are like us you’d rather spend your money ON your vacation rather than getting to it! Today Mantagirl is sharing five ways to save some clams getting to your next vacation paradise. Part of almost every week for me involves purchasing airline tickets. And if you’ve read our e-guide, Travel Like A Pro, […]

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Taking a Break from Carpe Diem – 50 Ways to Recharge

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As the Adventure Couple we are firm believers in Carpe Diem, in living life to it’s fullest, in making the most of every day, every opportunity, allowing for serendipity, jumping in with both feet, taking the “E” ticket, and every other iteration of the cliche. But it seems about once a year, as I look […]

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The Adventure Couple – Tips on Traveling as a Couple and our Favorite Romantic Getaways

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Today is our anniversary, over 23 years sharing dreams, successes, sweatshirts and spit. That’s over two decades of stealing the covers from each other, arguing over who’s a better racquetball player (ok, well he really is) and sharing bottles of red wine in romantic places the world over. In a nutshell, it’s been the best […]

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What is a Bucket List? Do you have one? Here are some Bucket List Ideas

Bucket List ideas

Want to stay steady and solid on the path to adventure? Never, ever be without a bucket list.  That list of all the things you want to accomplish during your time on Earth?  Yep, that’s the one.  Keep that list close to your heart and close at hand so you don’t become side tracked on […]

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Dive Travel Tips from Mantagirl

We spend an average of 330 days away from home and have logged 12,000 dives between us. That means we have had a lifetime of “learning experiences” regarding packing and dive travel. You do it wrong enough times you learn to do it right! Here is a sampling of a few of our favorite tips […]

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This Is Africa – So it Begins

This is Africa   Over the next month my blog posts will be focused on Africa as we take to the road, Monday, for our first ever jaunt to the big latitudes of the dark continent.  We have many things to learn and therefore many things to share along the way. Some of the firsts […]

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Packing for Multi Sport Adventures

“I swear that packing for the mountain is harder than climbing it”   I’ve written suitcases full of advice and tips on packing but my favorite type of packing  is for a multi sport adventure. It takes planning, precision and pruning to get it right and arrive with everything you need….nothing you don’t…..and here’s the […]

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