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    How to See Machu Picchu

    On top of almost everyone’s bucket list lies a very special location: Machu Picchu. This mountain fortress located just outside Aquas Caliente is just one of them most special places we have visited in our travels. The commanding views from ...


2014 Fighting Couple Gift Guide

Travelers are really hard to buy for.  We know.  We hear it all the time.  So often they value experiences over things.  The Fighting Couple are here to help.  The following are some of our fave travel related items.  Happy holidays!!!  Just hurry, some of our fave things often sellout. First off, lets talk TSA.  Their […]

The grand dome in the distance.  Florence lives up to its reputation.

Romance Ruined in Florence

A little known secret of marriage, when the pastor says the words, “till death do you part,” he doesn’t tell you this could include your life being threatened if you don’t watch your bride’s favorite movies as a newlywed. My bride is a heartless romantic. She is obsessed with the classic tales of girl meets […]

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

In the early hours of December 7th, 1941, the Empire of Japan launched a massive attack on the naval base just outside of Honolulu, Hawaii.  This attack would result in a declaration of war, the entry of the United States of America into WWII.   Both Luci and I have ancestors that fought in the […]

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Trip To Rome With My Dictator Wife

In 2011 my wife (The Barcelonan Beauty) and I decided to take a trip to Europe. We set out for an enjoyable break from the daily grind back in the U.S. After all, it’s a vacation – a time to relax, right? At least that’s what I thought. It all started in Barcelona, where we […]


Fantasy Island at the Grand Hyatt Kauai

Perched on the south shore of the isle of Kauai is a resort that is perfect place to relax, recharge, and enjoy the beauty of Hawaii as a couple. After a few hectic days on Oahu, driving to the Grand Hyatt was like beginning our very own episode of Fantasy Island. We were immediately greeted […]

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Slow Travel with Turtles Travel!

What does slow travel mean to you?   Have you ever taken your time to get everything out of a destination?  We want to introduce you to a traveling couple that does just that!  Meet Tamara and Donny of TurtlesTravel.com.  The duo began their quest to deliberately explore the world together in 2004.    What […]

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The Fighting Couple’s Hawaiian Secret

We’ve discovered that no matter how packed the traveling schedule, there is one thing that makes or breaks the vacation. A massage. Sure, we get massages at home, so why waste time on vacation getting a massage that’s likely more expensive and of poor quality? Because it changes the pace of your vacation and helps […]


Grand Bazaar in Istanbul

Two Days in Istanbul

We booked our tickets to Turkey on a whim. We had heard of her charms and wonders, but we were completely unaware of the magical place that is Istanbul. Istanbul is perched on both sides of the mouth of the Bosporus Strait that connects the Black Sea and the Mediterranean. There are views of the […]

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NYC: Something Sweet in the City

New York City is a home to financiers, fashionistas, and thespians. Yes, we love everything from Wall Street to Broadway…but our fave part of this city is its decadence.   It’s time for something sweet in the city.  We have “finally” agreed on the best seven sweets of NYC. Martha’s Country Bakery Where: 36-21 Ditmars Blvd. Astoria, […]

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Prepare for Take-off: Long Flights With Your Significant Other

There’s nothing like a vacation to shake up your everyday grind — but sometimes those shake ups can mean trouble, especially if you’re traveling as a couple. You might have a storybook romance back at home, but the stresses of vacationing (though it might seem like an oxymoron) can really take a toll on relationships. […]