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Destinations

Before I begin our story, I want to apologize for our recent lack of posts on LandingStanding. The past month has been incredibly insane and wonderful all at the same time as we drove our Camry (aka Little Blue) across the US visiting friends and family along the way.  Between all of the dinners out […]

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After 3,500 miles in the car from Boston on our recent cross country road trip we finally arrived in our favorite city in the U.S. – San Francisco. San Francisco holds a special place in our heart. It was where Tony lived for five months in 2009 for his former job at Wells Fargo and […]

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Welcome to Mount Fitz-Roy, stretching high above the tiny town of El Chalten, Argentina and offering some of the best hiking in Patagonia. This town was first established in 1985 for the sole purpose of aiding in a border dispute with Chile. Since then, it has become the base for backpacking day-hikers and some of […]

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I have a very important Breaking News story: We LOVE food. Okay, it’s not that little of a fact… it’s a HUGE fact. We love food so much that we sometimes let it dictate where we travel to.  Our adventures to France, Italy, and Thailand weren’t just influenced by the history and culture of these […]

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“The world is not as dangerous as you think,” was a common refrain from us when talking to our friends and family back in the states. This is COMPLETELY true… for the most part… most of the time. The only place on our travels where we ever felt aggressively unsafe was La Paz, Bolivia, one […]

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We try our best to travel modestly and be budget-conscious 90% of the time.  But we also are true believers in conscious spending.  In other words, we like to prioritize how we spend our money.  If we can save money where we can, then we can splurge on things that we place at a high […]

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If a 36 ton Humpback whale jumps clear out of the water only a few feet away from you, but you were stuck inside napping and missed it… did it really happen? Based on the sounds from my sailing companions: A resounding YES. We were cruising up the west coast of Kauai on a 65 […]

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The island of Kauai has an intense relationship with water… and not just because it is surrounded by it. Water defines the island. Every third car you see on the road has at least one surf board strapped to the roof and every other garage has a canoe parked inside. As small as Kauai is […]

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