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A Photo Essay: Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town, South Africa

Boulders Beach in Simon's Town, South Africa is a magical place! Driving down to Simon's Town for the day was so worth the trip. Seriously though, these penguins couldn't be any cuter and seeing them in the wild is the proper way to encounter a penguin. Don't skip...

A Rah’mn Date Night in St. Paul

Life has a way of getting busy. I mean, that's life, right? Well, sometimes you can get super busy for so long, that you forget to date your spouse. Sound familiar? We started racking our brains (and the brains of Google, if we're being completely honest) looking for...

Hotel Alfonso XIII

Set in the beige, sun-drenched tones of southern Spain is Hotel Alfonso XIII, a Starwood Luxury Collection property. The gates and grounds feel like a step into yesteryear, while the rooms and amenities are current and cater to your every whim. Throughout the course...

What to Look For When Purchasing Luggage

I have worked for over five years now out on the ramp. My job consists of loading mail, freight, unloading bags, transferring bags, as well as loading bags in carts, cans, bins and onto belts. During this time it’s occurred to me that I’ve seen a lot of luggage. It’s...

A Tale of Finland and Fast Friends (The Arrival at Mökki)

Flight AY666 from Copenhagen to Helsinki landed without a hitch. The moment of truth. It did start to click in our heads for a bit that, yes, in fact, we had actually only spent one evening/late-late-evening with these two…and truth be told, this could be a little...

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A Tale of Finland and Fast Friends (The Setup)

I have mentioned in prior posts that certain experiences only happen because of, and in direct relation to other events. Our decisions often become patterns that define us. One good decision can often beget a fine result, and on down the line. On the contrary, the...

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Cruising to the Bahamas Aboard the Norwegian Sky

This past December we decided we needed a break from the cold, the long hours of darkness, and all of the work we had been doing. We wanted to completely let down and if we could pull that off while getting some sun? Even better. Norwegian Cruise Lines put together an...

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A Few Hours in Nassau, Bahamas

We tried fresh coconut for the very first time in Nassau, Bahamas from a local who used his machete with pinpoint accuracy! This was our first port on our four night cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line. We had a good time exploring Nassau on foot but as afternoon...

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Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas: Lamar’s Golden Birthday

We loved our time down in the Caribbean, and so we put together a little video of one of our favorite ports: Great Stirrup Cay. As it is a private island owned by Norwegian Cruise Lines, they have absolutely decked out this oasis to be a top-notch beach experience!  I...

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Steak in Buenos Aires: A Closed Door Restaurant Experience

When we started planning a trip to Buenos Aires last Christmas we had eating  as a top priority on our to-do list. Argentina is world-famous for its beef. A key concept of travel that we've grabbed throughout our trips is to do or try what a country is best known...

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Just Get There: Gokseong, South Korea

This is a story about dumb luck; a story about two people who got it right but only by way of getting out of the country and letting those chips fall as they would. Some of the best and most powerful moments in our travels have come from “just being there.” Real talk....

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