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marbella costa rica

day trip to marbella, costa rica.

after a few triple surf days – sunrise, lunchtime and sunset – danny officially bruised a rib and begrudgingly decided that a couple days…

the living hotel nosara

finding my inner yogi.

i’ve never been much into yoga. but if i’m being honest, i never really tried. i guess i felt that if i was going…

surfing playa guiones

today must be documented.

today was a BIG DAY for the tings! a big SURFING day! this morning danny officially graduated to the big boy waves with five…

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what’s for dinner? iPhone y rice.

our first night in manuel antonio we met two awesome locals. well, they’re americans who transplanted to costa rica. but unlike the majority of ex-pats we…

pinetop lakeside arizona

a snowy start to 2015 in pinetop, az.

things have been super hectic lately, so we decided to escape to the mountains for the remainder of our holiday break. we were able to breakaway the…

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our most frequently asked question.

“what was your favorite place?” we’re both getting asked this multiple times a day. and it’s a fair question. probably one that i’d ask…

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top 12 favorite travel resources.

THE TING’S TOP TRAVEL RESOURCES Throughout our travels, we didn’t have cell phone service and never once got a SIM card. There were those…

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The Back of the Bike.

I’d love to know the total number of hours I’ve spent on the back of a motorbike since starting this adventure. It’s a lot….

luang prabang laos

losing track of time in luang prabang.

doing some backtrack blog posting. we’re still in india, but here’s some more from our time in luang prabang, laos. As mentioned here, Luang…

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the taj mahal: an unexpected moment.

Today we went to the Taj Mahal and something happened that I wasn’t expecting. I got really emotional. As we approached the east gate…

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push & pull.

spending every waking moment with someone requires a certain level of patience, love and flexibility. and what comes with a 24/7 schedule is becoming…

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day sixteen. learning to balance.

if you’re super lucky, that’s the end of a traditional two-week vacation getaway. you’ve had a relaxing time, packed in some adventure, but your…

spicy villa chiang mai

bye bye jungle bungalow.

we’re back. and after four nights of camping in the jungle of northern thailand (for real), we’re so very happy to be back in…

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shots! shots! shots! shots!

not the vodka kind. yesterday we finished our series of travel immunizations! i absolutely hate shots & needles. not like how most people do, i really…

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The Tings Have Some Exciting News!

We’re fulfilling a dream & going to explore the world!  We. Are. So. Excited. You know those reoccurring conversations that happen after a few cocktails? When…

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the dancin’ dans do seafair.

while i was in napa with the girls, danny flew up to seattle to visit shmer’s husband, dan, who was also in the US from australia….

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recovery day at the spa solage.

the older you get, the smarter you get. not necessarily because your iQ goes up, but because you finally start to learn from past…

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a winederful day in napa valley.

snacks & wine were not in short supply. we love you trader joes. for our trip, carlye found The Black Rock Inn in St….

california beach bums.

each time we arrive in california, it goes something like this. roll down car window, breathe in fresh air… “ahhhh… it’s so nice.” “remind…

exploring globe-miami, arizona.

this past weekend, we drove 1.5 hours east of phoenix to the tiny arizona mining town of globe-miami for angela & nick’s wedding. neither…

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a video // our virgin island vacation.

wonder what our recent vacation to the virgin islands really looked and sounded like? now you know. enjoy. song credits: bob marley // stir…

the virgin gorda and her baths.

while we were sailing, one of our captains told us about another boat tour that goes all the way to the British Island of Virgin Gorda…