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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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Win 2 Tickets to Rio with LAN Airlines

Win 2 Tickets to Rio with LAN Airlines

June 16, 2014|| ,

When LAN Airlines asked us to share their latest giveaway, which includes TWO tickets to Rio, we were more than happy to share. It’s easy to enter and only takes a minute.

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Solo Travel in Bologna, Italy

Solo in Bologna, Italy

June 05, 2014|| ,

With its colorful alleys, charming architecture, and miles of porticoes, Bologna is a city like no other. Despite its landlocked location, I immediately found myself…

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Panama City Beach in Photos

Panama City Beach in Photos

This month, I didn’t have to travel far to find the tropical breezes and flawless white-sand beaches that I’m clearly addicted to.

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Cooking Class in Brussels

Easy Homemade Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

May 19, 2014|| ,

The Tzatziki sauce we made in my Brussels cooking class was some of the best I’ve tasted — and it can be paired with so many different dishes — so I thought it would be the perfect recipe to share with you.

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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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