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zip lining in costa rica

zipping into 2016!

we did the thing you’re supposed to do in costa rica: ZIP LINING!  we went through Miss Sky Canopy Tour outside of Nosara which…

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…

surfing in guiones

surfing in costa rica

white wash rider for life! surfer’s wife. it’s really hard to get photos of people surfing. but here’s mr. ting cruising a wave! post-surf…

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…

bali religious ceremony

beachside sacrifice.

that time we showed up at Padang Padang Beach extra early for a surf session and stumbled upon a traditional religious/cultural ceremony. there were…

Villa Yasmee Pool Villa Bali

la villa vida in bali.

{click to enlarge}   suns out, buns out. That was pretty much our mantra for our time at the pool villa. Our Uluwatu reservation…

travel uluwatu, bali

Surf Life in Uluwatu // Bali

After Seminyak, we headed to Uluwatu to explore a much more laid back part of the island and to give Danny some time in…

Seminyak // Bali

Our first five nights in Bali were spent in Seminyak (our overview here). We took the advice of some Aussie friends we met in Cambodia…

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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…

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st. thomas, us virgin islands.

ahhh… hello, holiday weekend. i’m so happy you’re here. sadly, i’m totally under the weather but hoping to kick this bug to the curb so i…

reliving magen’s bay, st. thomas.

day one of our trip to the virgin islands (back in january) was spent at the famous magen’s bay – in the water with jenny’s brilliant…

goin’ out island style in st. thomas.

we celebrated matt dewey’s birthday island-style last week. after a day at magen’s bay, we headed downtown to mojo’s rum & surf shack for…

cruising the british virgin islands.

the eight of us chartered a private 35′-foot boat and hired a captain to take us around the British Virgin Islands (BVIs) for a…

a day on st. john island.

on day two of our vacation, we took a 15-minute ferry ride to the island of st. john. we were instantly in love with…

our trip to tulum, mexico.

I’m a little behind on getting photos posted from our recent mexican vacation to Tulum. As I mentioned in this post, it was seriously one of the…

take me back to tulum.

Like, now. I really don’t even know where to start or how to really describe the wedding/vacation we just returned from late last night (around midnight)….

goodbye desert, hello beach.

We’re off to Tulum, Mexico for Lisa and Reed’s wedding! Tulum is on the southern edge of Mexico’s Riviera Maya about 1.5 hours south…

the places we’ve been in 2010.

Happy New Year’s Eve! One of our annual holiday traditions is to sit back and reflect on everything we did and accomplished throughout the…

maui, hawaii.

some memories, inside jokes & photos from our recent trip to maui. it’s aloha friday.  you don’t come to maui for the food.  (we had…

hau’oli lā hānau.

….that’s Hawaiian for Happy Birthday. Yup, today I start my 27th year. This past year will be a tough one to beat but I’m…

We be in Fiji.

a look at our weeklong stay on the quaint bounty island in the mamanuca islands of fiji in 2005.