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Scuba diving in Fiji and then some

What is the biggest mistake you can make on a trip to Fiji? Not going scuba diving! The chain of over 300 islands in the South Pacific is more than just beautiful beaches and huts over pristine waters. Fiji has … Read more


The Fearless Woman Behind Chicabrava

Is there a dream in your life that has faded away with time? What was it that held you back from achieving it? Was it lack of funding, self-doubt or maybe just the realities of juggling everyday life? As the … Read more

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Adventure and Scrumptious Eats in Puerto Vallarta

Nestled between the Sierra Madre Mountains and Banderas Bay along Mexico’s Pacific Coast resides CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa. Not only does the location lend itself to stunning natural views but the popular beach town of Puerto Vallarta … Read more

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Best kept secret beach destinations

With over 220,000 miles of coastline in the world, there are thousands of beaches to choose from to get your fill of surf and sunshine (eh, see what I did there?). Everyone knows the ones that make every top 10 list … Read more


Chicabrava Surf Camp, Nicaragua

Do you ever have those moments when you don’t recognize your life? When you can’t help but wonder how the events of your world have led up to the unfamiliar second in time you suddenly find yourself experiencing? That was … Read more

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5 of Florida’s Best Beach Towns

Florida is home to some of America’s finest beaches with pristine white sands and warm currents along the gulf that draw millions of visitors each year. But if its beaches are what attract visitors, it’s the surrounding amenities that make … Read more

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Girlfriends, Getaways and Atlantis

As teenagers, girlfriend getaways are a bonding experience. A way to really get to know your friends’ personalities and create tent poles to build your relationship on. By the time you’re an adult with a job, significant other and children, … Read more

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The Paradise Islands of Malaysia

A mix of metropolitan and nature, Malaysia sits in between Singapore and Thailand which are both popular tourist locations but is often skipped out on. While Thailand has long gained a reputation of being a paradise spot in Southeast Asia, … Read more


What’s YOUR Travel Personality?

Ask anyone if they like to travel, and you’ll almost certainly get one answer: yes! Ask the same people to describe their dream vacation, and you’ll hear a range of scenarios, from drinking umbrella-adorned cocktails by the beach at a … Read more


Don’t Miss the Boat!

This post brought to you by Discover Boating. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Surf and Sunshine. I live in the Great Lakes State which means our summers are spent in the water. In addition to the … Read more

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The Best Hotels in Honolulu for Beach Lovers

Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii, offers all the diverse cultural and outdoor attractions expected of a big city. But nothing beats the lure of open water. If you’re traveling to Honolulu with dreams of surfing, water sports and lounging on … Read more