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Visiting the Florida Gators ona Myakka Airboat Ride | Adventures of a Pilot Wife

Visiting the Florida Gators on a Myakka Airboat Ride

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When a friend visiting Sarasota proclaimed alligators folklore because he had never seen one in the wild, I hopped in my pink chevy spark and drove him to the swamp, Myakka State Park, for a good old fashioned Myakka Airboat Ride.  Myakka River State Park is about 30 minutes from my home in Sarasota, so it was a quick day trip for us. read more[...]
Staying at the Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa in Rangiroa, French Polynesia | Adventures of a Pilot Wife

Staying at the Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa in Rangiroa, French Polynesia

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When you think of the French Polynesia, naturally, you think of Bora Bora. Although Bora Bora is obviously beautiful, there are so many other beautiful places in the French Polynesia! Enter Rangiroa. Rangiroa is the second largest atoll in the world. Known for it's diving, there are also beautiful beaches and great non-diving excursions! Here is my experience staying at the Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa (Kia Ora Rangiroa) in Rangiroa, French Polynesia. read more[...]

Day Pass to Paradise: The Blue Lagoon in Rangiroa, French Polynesia

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When we decided to visit the French Polynesia, it was difficult to choose which of the 118 islands in the French Polynesia to visit. Because we had limited time, we chose to stick with two islands. We went to Bora Bora to experience unparalleled romance, but we went to Rangiroa to experience unrivaled adventure. Rangiroa is one of the largest atolls in the world, but don't expect too much. The island is low key and sleepy at best. For us, that was the charm and draw to the island. A string of coral encircling a sparkling[...]

An Unbiased Review of Rent the Runway Unlimited Membership (Plus a Need to Know Hack!)

Do you ever wonder how these bloggers seem to have these amazing designer clothes in every photo? Sure, some are just extremely wealthy, and some have sponsors from clothing companies. Most of them find other hacks. Unless you’re one of those thrifty types of people, there is an easier way! Enter Rent the Runway Unlimited. This article breaks down the good, the bad, and the ugly that comes with the Rent the Runway Unlimited subscription!read more[...]

Side Hustle Ideas to Fund Your Wanderlust

Ahhhh the side hustle. Baby Boomers don't understand it. Millennials thrive on it. I'm a hustler and always have been. People ask me how to make extra cash all the time. After explaining the science behind the "side hustle" to like the millionth person, I thought, "Hmmm. Maybe I should just write this shit down." And that, my friends, was the beginning of the formation of Christine's List of Side Hustle Ideas. Note: This is not every side hustle that has ever existed. This is a list of the side hustle ideas that I have perso[...]

Prioritizing Travel in Your Budget

  Recently, I wrote an article on how to maximize your time off to travel with a full time job. For some people, time is an issue. For other people, money is the issue. (If you're like me, it's both. Got a champagne taste on a beer budget if you know what I mean.) Prioritizing travel in your budget takes dedication, but it is easy to do! read more

How I Visited 8 Countries and 12 States in 2017 with a 9-5 Job

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“Do you ever work?” A somewhat snarky question that I get often is how I can travel with a 9 to 5 job. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m an attorney. And not the “fun” kind that gets to travel for depositions or go on any adventures whatsoever. Being an attorney requires a lot of quality time with my desk, in the fluorescent jungle of filing cabinets, copy machines, and slightly dead orchids. Many travel bloggers sell you on this idea of wanderlust. “Quit your job and travel the world!” they exclaim.[...]

The Minnesota State Fair: A Foodie’s Dream

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I came, I saw, I ate. Now I’m covered in powdered sugar, but that’s OK. The theme of this trip was… well food. Sure the entertainment, ferris wheels, and yes, even ice fishing houses draw in thousands of people to the Minnesota State Fair, but the real draw is the food. Each year, the vendors try to outdo themselves and each other by creating new and exciting foods.read more