Doing a dive safari in the Red Sea has been on my radar for a few years. I couldn't imagine visiting this region without doing a specific diving trip, so I booked us 7 days on a live-aboard dive boat. The itinerary was to leave from Porto Ghalib and dive three main areas: Elphinstone reef, the Brothers Islands, and Daedalus.
Legend has it that Siquijor (pronounced See Key Whore) is full of mystics, shamans, voo doo, and healers. Superstition keeps many Filipinos from visiting the sleepy island. We spent 6 days there and had to experience some sort of healing treatment ourselves.
We did a three day and two night island expedition with Buhay Isla to travel between Coron and El Nido. What would normally take about six hours on a ferry, we stretched out over three sun drenched, unplugged, well-fed, adventurous days. What a beautiful way to travel from one place to another.
On the way to Dahab, the 1-hour drive north out of Sharm el Sheik rewarded us with views of Sinai's rugged, mountainous, empty desert. Spotting the occasional Bedouin huts along the way I began to wonder what traversing this region must've been like thousands of years ago.
We spent 5 hours at the pyramid complex officially checking off the number one item on my bucket list.
While thousands of dive enthusiasts and novices flock to Thailand each year, not all SCUBA diving in this tropical paradise is created equal.
The Similan and Surin Islands is where all the SCUBA magic happens in Thailand. Let us tell you all about it.
There's nothing quite like a beautiful, sunny day on the ski slopes, especially if it just snowed the night before. I just love hitting the mountain for some epic runs, but it never fails that several times a day I am triggered with a pet peeve. You know what I'm saying because I know you feel it too. Unless, of course, you're one of these people. #theshame
We've now been to 32 Crossfit gyms around the world. Here is our growing list and a little bit about our experiences.
After getting on the board for the first time I nearly gave up, but I'm so glad I didn't because now I'm hooked. I'm going to share I learned in those few weeks of getting my ass kicked in the water in hopes to help others have a better experience learning.
Nick and I have been jumping since 2004 (technically he made his first 4 jumps in 2001, but had to take a few years off due to a shoulder injury). In that time we've jumped at 22 dropzones and only lost two feet. #winning
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