Tag Archives: Travel

Foto Friday – June 24, 2011

Around the time that I started my weekly Foto Friday postings, I came across a Twitter hashtag of #FriFotos, a hashtag used by twitter users the world over to share their photos on a certain theme.  These themes are typically announced mid-week by the #FriFotos host and garner a good […]

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June 19: Throw Caution to the Wind

Every once in a while, you need to stop playing it safe, stop making excuses and throw caution to the wind.  Take a chance on someone.  Take a chance on yourself. Today, instead of giving made up examples and speaking to direct reasons to take my advice, I am going […]

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June 18: Create a Bucket List

This is a guest post by fellow blogger-extrordinaire Elle Swim.  She writes a Bucket List blog, so this is kind of her specialty. Do you ever feel like your days are slipping away from you?  Do you ever wish that you accomplished more over the weekend or wonder where the […]

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June 10: First Flight

Spontaneous Travel.  Not typically 2 words that go together.  Travel is something that most American’s treasure.  They plot, they plan, they research, they save, they adapt, they change, they document and then, when everything appears to be perfect, they book their travel.   6 months in advance. There is absolutely […]

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June 7: Spin the Globe

If you couldn’t already tell by following me on twitter or reading my blog, I am a travel addict.  I believe in breaking out of the norm and engaging new experiences. Now, I could have made this “1 Day, 1 Way to Get Busy Livin’ – TRAVEL” but it just […]

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June 6: Get Lost

In today’s world we are ruled by technology.  Even our vacations and other travels have become ruled by technology. We research vacations online, we book hotels, airfare, rental cars, excursions, all online.  We get to our vacation area, put an address in the GPS Navigation on our phones or in […]

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June 4: Hit the Road, Jack!

You heard me.  Leave. Scram. Go. Get in your car, and go.  Drive.  Pick a destination.  200 miles away or 20 miles away.  The distance does not matter.  Hell, the final destination does not matter.  The journey is the true destination of a road trip. Do not set a timeframe, […]

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Foto Friday – June 3, 2011

Today’s photo comes from Huntington Beach, CA and holds quite a few special memories and stories for both Juliet and I.  Lifeguard stand 9 is only a few stands from where Juliet and I were married in 2010.  Huntington Beach itself is quite significant to us as well, as we […]

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10 Photos from My Bucket List

Okay, so I haven’t officially posted my bucket list yet, like I have wanted to.  It is coming, trust me. But here are some photographs that attempt to paint the picture of why these places are on my bucket list. So, what places are ‘must-see’ on your bucket list?  Let […]

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How I Earned 200k Miles Without Getting on a Plane

You read that right. In less than 4 months my wife and I have earned over 200,000 frequent flyer miles without ever stepping on an airplane. All 100% legal, all 100% legit. I started out in the travel hacking game very slowly and with much trepidation, as I did not […]

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