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Most Popular Travel Instagram Photos in September 2014

Our Most Popular Photos on Instagram in September 2014

October 21, 2014||

Last month, a few favorites included San Diego, Mauritius, and Maui. It was a slow month of travel for us, with just one trip to Maui and Molokai…

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Puffins in Elliston, Newfoundland

My Day With Puffins in Elliston, Newfoundland

October 09, 2014|| ,

I’ve spent time with puffins before — in the Treshnish Isles of Scotland — yet I felt just as excited to spend time with them here, in Eastern Newfoundland.

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8 Reasons to Visit Mauritius

8 Reasons to Visit Mauritius

September 22, 2014|| ,

Going through our photos and sharing stories with friends really gave us a sense of the reasons we’re smitten with Mauritius and why we chose to travel to this island in Africa.

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Most Popular Travel Instagram Photos in August

Our Most Popular Photos on Instagram in August 2014

September 03, 2014||

See why I’ve recently decided to become a travel instagrammer (after years of avoiding the platform) and which of our photos turned out to be the most popular this month.

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Things to do in San Diego

48 Hours in San Diego

August 27, 2014|| ,

This mini guide to San Diego is perfect for any short stay in the area, complete with insider tips.

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Unforgettable Bonaire

Learning to Dive in Bonaire

August 25, 2014||

I let out a deep exhale and felt my body float softly towards the bottom of the ocean. A deep inhale then lifted me up again as if I was a yoyo attached to an energetic child.

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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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Who is Ordinary Traveler?


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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