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Magical Moments High Above San Diego

Magical Moments High Above San Diego

August 17, 2014|| ,

Bad weather or unforeseen circumstances can ruin a great landscape shot — especially if you have limited time in a particular destination — but sometimes, those situations can actually create magical images that you didn’t expect.

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Four Seasons Mauritius: It's Like Home, But Much Better

Four Seasons Mauritius: It's Like Home, But Much Better

August 10, 2014|| ,

Without consulting each other beforehand, Scott and I each came up with one word to describe the Four Seasons Resort in Mauritius. I wasn’t too surprised when we each came up with very similar words.

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Win a Trip for Two to Cartagena!

Win a Trip for Two to Cartagena, Colombia!

August 05, 2014|| ,

Cartagena is a colorful city situated in South America, along the Caribbean Sea. It has been called Colombia’s most beautiful city and is known for its welcoming locals, colonial buildings, and pastel plazas.

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My Summer Bucket List

San Diego Road Trip With Enterprise + Travel Giveaway!

August 04, 2014|| ,

As San Diego locals, we get consistent requests for our recommendations on what restaurants and attractions to include during a short stay to the area.

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There's Something About Mauritius

There's Something About Mauritius

July 27, 2014|| ,

The island of Mauritius is a somewhat well-known destination in Europe, but it’s not frequented by too many Americans or Canadians. That’s not to say this destination is not worth the long hours in the air.

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Win a Trip to Australia & New Zealand!

Win a Two Week Cruise to Australia & New Zealand – Plus a Range Rover!

July 16, 2014||

Enter to win the 2014 Down Under Dream Giveaway, which includes a first class, luxury cruise for two to Australia and New Zealand. On top of that, you’ll get $10,000 spending money, a 2014 Range Rover Evoque, and $30,000 for taxes!

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Stepping Back in Time in Mantua, Italy

Stepping Back in Time in Mantua, Italy

July 14, 2014||

Mantua’s historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is noted for its extraordinary art and architecture. It is known to many Italians as “La Bella Addormentata,” a sleeping beauty that hasn’t changed since the middle ages.

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How I Travel the World for a Living

How I Travel the World for a Living

The million dollar question: “How do you make a living by traveling the world?” It seems like a foreign idea to most people — like an unattainable dream.

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Castles and Vineyards in Emilia Romagna, Italy

Castles and Vineyards in Emilia Romagna

July 03, 2014||

Despite my love for Bologna, I longed to see the countryside of Emilia Romagna. Under the Tuscan Sun propelled the vineyards of Tuscany into the spotlight, but what about the other wine regions in Italy?

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Unforgettable Bonaire

Unforgettable Bonaire

June 16, 2014|| ,

It’s been a long time since I’ve visited a destination where I had a hard time saying goodbye. I had experienced one of the best weeks of my life and leaving on Saturday was hard, despite knowing I was coming home to Scott and summer in my beloved San Diego.

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Who is Ordinary Traveler?

Christy&Scott

Hi! We are Christy and Scott and we've been traveling the world together since 2006 -- surfing and taking photos along the way.

Our goal is to inspire others to live an adventurous life, as well as provide trip ideas and helpful travel tips for people with limited vacation time.

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