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Indoor Skydiving at iFly: A Tinggly Gift Review

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One of the things we love about travel is the opportunity to take part in a variety of different and exciting experiences around the world. We’d been lacking in this department while home waiting for our next adventure to begin. Often finding ourselves uninspired by our too-familiar surroundings and itching for more excitement. So when Tinggly, a UK based company we adore, increased their experiences list to Texas we were thrilled. The best part? The particular activity we chose can be done in a multitude of different locations throughout the US, Canada, the UK and Asia. ifly Indoor Skydiving gives you the thrill of free-falling, without the fear and risks involved with jumping out of a plane.

What I Learned About Life After Quitting My Job to Travel the World

Jimmie and I quit our jobs in June of 2014 gearing up for an amazing adventure around the world. We sold our cars, stored our things, and said our goodbyes to family and friends. We spent 7 months traveling around North America and Europe, with the last 3 months spent living in Prague. It was a whirlwind trip full of excitement, emotional highs and lows, adventure, and constant learning. In December, though, we decided to head home for several reasons:

The Best Brunch Spots in Miami Beach

Miami Beach, Florida is a city that is only nineteen square miles, with restaurants and hotels packed tightly against the warm blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. It has been a hotspot in the culinary world for decades, so it’s not too hard to imagine that they would have fantastic brunches. With international flavors inspiring every kitchen in the area, you’re able to find a brunch to please any palate.

The Setai Restaurant

The Setai Restaurant is the featured upscale eatery located within the luxurious Setai Hotel. World-famous Executive Chef Mathias Gervais serves up a brunch inspired by the traditional qualities of Mediterranean countries such as Spain, Italy, southern France and Provence. Enjoy authentic Italian pastas, fresh seafood, succulent lamb and Indian curries. The Setai is located just a block away from South Beach in a neighborhood full of shopping, popular cultural events and exciting nightlife. Included in the $85 price tag is complimentary Champagne, Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, and even live jazz music!          

Tongue & Cheek

Tongue & Cheek embodies a sophisticated and whimsical restaurant. It has a very relaxed atmosphere where good food is the prime objective and modern décor with a classic essence resides. No doubt these are the reasons they were featured on Bravo TV’s culinary showBest New Restaurant. Some of the more unique and popular offerings of the menu are the fried chicken and cheddar waffles, the lemon ricotta pancakes with lemon curd, or the Key West pink shrimp n’ grits with pickled peppers. Tongue & Cheek is located right off Highway A1A near Ocean Drive, famous for its Art Deco hotels and Versace Mansion. Bottomless Bloody Mary’s, Bellinis and Mimosas are yours for only an additional $25.

Yardbird Southern Kitchen and Bar

If you’re in the mood for good ole southern comfort food, Yardbird should be at the top of your list. This gourmet modern restaurant is located just a half block away from bustling Lincoln Road and would be a great place to hit before a day of shopping or lounging at the beach. One of the newer additions to this touristy area, Yardbird has received high praise for its fried chicken, in-house infused bourbons and impeccable customer service. You won’t have to pick between a sweet or savory brunch as this place has it all. Try the Chicken N’ Watermelon’ Waffles for an adventurous twist on a southern classic. It is highly recommended that you make a reservation, as Yardbird tends to fill up quickly on the weekends (aka brunch time!)

The Local House

The Local House is a modern, airy restaurant located on Ocean Drive with indoor and outdoor seating available. With four unique egg’s benedict options, and several other classic American brunch offerings this place is an easy winner. Whether you’re on vacation, or just enjoying a relaxing afternoon, The Local House invites you to imbibe with one of their signature sunrise cocktails. Mimosas, Bellinis, and Bloody Mary’s among others are available to quench your thirst. If alcohol isn’t your thing, coffee and assorted teas are also offered at The Local House.  Expect to pay between $10-16 for your main dish, and $4-12 per drink.

What’s your favorite brunch food? Have you been to any of these spots on Miami Beach? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jimmie & Shelly

Best Places to Stay in Boston

Boston is one of America’s oldest cities and is teeming with charm and history. The city’s gorgeous old world architecture is bound to capture your attention from the start. You’ll find the locals display an enormous amount of pride for their city and it’s hard not to fall in love with Boston’s spirit.

Being one of the more expensive places to visit in the U.S, expect to pay quite a bit even for “budget” hotels here! Because there is such a wide range of accommodation possibilities, we broke it down into four categories. 

We’ve joined the Liebster club!

We’ve Been Liebstered!

We were recently nominated for the very prestigious Liebster Award by our friend Annemarie over at Travel On The Brain! While we weren’t exactly sure what a Liebster Award was at the time (for some reason it kind of made us think we’d been bamboozled, like on the show Friends), we did a few quick Google searches and discovered that it’s for the best travel blog of all time. Just kidding… it’s used to help people discover up-and-coming or new travel blogs! We are thrilled and honored that Annemarie would think to nominate us. We love this awesome blogging community and are so excited knowing that other bloggers enjoy our content 🙂

12 Places To Eat & Drink In Prague

We recently spent 3 months living in Prague, which gave us a great opportunity to experience different restaurants all around the city. Some of these places are traditional Czech while some of them are definitely not.  We loved trying the various cuisines available throughout this lively city!

Even though we’ve got dollar signs next to each one to let you know how expensive they are, it’s still all relative to Czech currency. Just about any place you go to will still be cheaper than a half-decent restaurant in the States!

Top 10 Things To Do In Prague

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We recently spent three months living and working in Prague, Czech Republic. It has so much history contained within its buildings… from its beginnings over 1,100 years ago to the violence in Europe during the 20th century. It was fortunate during the World Wars to avoid a lot of the destruction seen by most of the other cities, and because of that many of the city’s great historical structures are still intact.

10 Tips For A 2 Week Trip Across Italy

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I recently spent a couple of weeks in Italy and wanted to share with you a few helpful tips about packing, where to stay and getting around the country. Hopefully these suggestions help you when planning your Italian adventure!

1. Do NOT bring a giant suitcase to lug up and down stairs, through cobblestone streets, and try and fail to find places for it to fit on trains. Bring a backpack and a carry on if you absolutely need the extra space.