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Gifts for Globetrotters

What should I get him for Christmas?  Gifts for men are so hard!  What to get the gal that has it all?  With that said, shopping for the globetrotter is next to impossible.  We’ve put together some helpful hints to help you with your shopping list.  Whether you are shopping for a road warrior, a backpacker, a weekend road tripper, we have just the thing for you.

The Push Pin Map

The Push Pin Map

The Map

Every globetrotter is always thinking about a past adventure and the next one that are going to take.  We have the perfect gift:  The world pin map.  This gorgeous framed world or country map is handmade by our friends Brenda and Mike at Push Pin Travel Maps.  These fine-art quality maps are guaranteed conversation starters.   Each map comes with a set of multicolored pins to celebrate past, present and future travels!  We LOVE ours!  It is proudly displayed in our home.  The beauty of these maps, they are a great gift for the lifelong traveler or the newly married couple just starting their adventures.   You would expect to pay $500 for framed art of this quality.  But at Push Pin Travel Maps, these maps start at only $99!  Each map can be custom engraved making it a truly personalized gift, ours says “Travels of the Fighting Couple.”

 

Travel Plug Adapter

International Travel Plug Adapter

The Adapter

Just about everything the traveler uses to plan and navigate takes power.  Those power hungry devices including Ipods, Ipads, GPS, tablets, phones, cameras all take power.  While we always remember our chargers when we travel abroad, we always forget the adapter.  When we do bring our adapter…it is a bag full of chunks of plastic.  We always take ALL of them because we never know for sure which one is going to work.  We have a solution!  The answer is the new Kensington all in one world adapter.   How many pieces you ask?  One!  How many countries will it work in?  150+!  Wowza!  What we love about this one in particular is the easy of use, very simple to use.  While this may not be the most glamorous of gifts, it is one that will have your loved one thank you.  Very practical.

 

Red Envelope

The Love Pillow. (Yes, ours includes our first fight).

Love Pillow

Ok, that description might be a little over the top, but one of the hottest gifts for 2013 is RedEnvelope’s Personalized Couples Key Dates Throw Pillow.  Are you looking for a very thoughtful gift for your loved one?  Look no further.  These pillows are completely customizable with four key dates and descriptions.  They are available in five colors and start at $50!  If you have never ordered anything from our friends at RedEnvelope, you must know that they wrap gifts in a stunning red box with a bow.  Very classy.  A thoughtful personalized gift for $50?  You betcha.  Get on it.

 

Leather Journal

Handmade Leather Travel Journal.

Handmade Travel Journal

If you follow the Fighting Couple, you know that we are huge advocates of journal writing.  WARNING: Giving a world traveler a handmade, leather, high-end papered journal is going to result in tears shed and hugs supplied.  Our favorite journals are lovingly made on Martha’s Vineyard by Jenni Bick.  There are so many to choose from!  They have every color and style imaginable.  Know this: you are giving a handcrafted heirloom that will be treasured by any traveler worth their salt.

Pink Camera Strap

Find Your Perfect Camera Strap

Capturing Couture Camera Strap

Let’s be honest.  There are a lot of ugly, ugly camera straps out there.  Nothing screams, “I am a tourist” more than a bulky Nikon branded camera strap.  We have found the perfect solution to ugly-strap-ness: Capturing Couture.  Visit their trendy online boutique and pick your fave design.  They offer something that fits just about anyone’s style.   On our last adventure in Germany, we kept having people ask us where we found our strap.  It’s a lovely gift for the photographer or traveler.

Uplifting Nightie

Uplifting Nightie

Uplifting Nighties

What’s better than a great pair of PJs or a silky nighty?  Nothing!  We love the story behind Uplifting Nighties, two BFFs, Laura and Marge discussed the need for sleepwear that is flattering and stylish, yet offered some support.  What they came up with is nothing short of incredible, the Uplifting Nightie.   The fitted bodice emphasizes all the right curves and is made from silky Modal material and a touch of spandex.   The flattering cut and design will keep you comfy and your man….shall we say impressed?  Uplifting Nighties are available in different sizes, lengths and colors.  Order now, a number of the more popular designs sell out fast.

Christmas is right around the corner.  Many of these retailers ship right up till the week before Christmas.  Please, please check their web stores for the exact dates for last shipment.

 

Disclosure: On occasion we are offered items to review on this site.  Does this affect our honest review and opinion?  Not one bit!

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Tell us your Mistletoe Moment and Win $150

We are looking for the best Mistletoe Moment from 2012!  The lovely winner will be awarded a $150 Visa gift card!  Wow!  Finally it is OK to Kiss and Tell!

Christmas kissSo what exactly is a Mistletoe Moment you ask?

Simply put, it’s a moment in time when you and your special someone get taken in by your surroundings, the sights, and smells but most of all, each other!  You could be with 10,000 tourists in St. Mark’s Square in Venice or in the middle of the Amazon where you are surrounded by 10,000 bugs!  It could be anywhere/anyone?/anytime but it MUST be magical!

The holidays are a wonderful time to remind us the importance of one another.  Here at 1000Fights we believe that the greatest gift we give is each other.   We celebrate all of you couples, especially those of you that get out and explore the world together.

 

wedding day

The Kahles our 2011 Winners

To get your creative juices going, here is the winner from 2011 :

The Kahle’s from Wanderlivin

“A wedding can mean many different things to different people. To the bride it’s the most important day of her life. That’s why when I was told my hairdresser canceled on me the day before the wedding I tried to shake it off. When half of my family couldn’t come because of Hurricane Irene I tried to shake it off. When my photographer didn’t show up – I couldn’t shake it off. Walking down the aisle in distress I saw my husband and the way he looked at me as I walked down the aisle. When I reached him I pulled his face down for a kiss before the minister could even start as the waves of Monterrey Bay crashed around us and bridesmaids giggled at the ministers disapproval.”

You can read the other great entries from last year HERE.

 

How to enter?  Just two easy steps:

1) In 50-ish words or less, tell us about your “Mistletoe Moment” in the comments section below.  We want all the details: when, where and why.

2) Give us a “like” 1000Fights on Facebook here.  Then leave a comment,: “I had a Mistletoe Moment!” Here.

Stay tuned we will soon announce our celebrity Judges.

 

The Fine Print    (sorry, but it’s really not that bad.)

1) Mistletoe Moment must have taken place in 2012.

2) Entries will be accepted till midnight December 24th, 2012.

3) Final selections will be made by our awesome panel of judges. (To be announced soon!)

4) We will announce the winner on our webpage on December 26th, 2012.

5) This contest is not valid where prohibited. (What a terrible place to be!)

6) Please keep Mistletoe Moments rated (PG-13 or PG, no G’s allowed!)

7) Prize will be delivered via Paypal, or another agreeable method.

8) The last one we promise…remember its OK to Kiss and tell!

 

Please share our little contest with your friends!!!  Just click below to share on Facebook or Twitter.  (Thank you!)

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The Man’s Guide to Traveling with a Woman

 

5 Things Every Man Should Know About Women…While Traveling.

How do you travel with a Woman?  Not long ago we did a post relating little know secrets about how to travel with men.  We have now turned the tables and offer you hommes a few insights on how to travel with the fairer sex.  While every person has their own travel style, and we certainly don’t want to paint every woman into a box, there are a few helpful general tips, that if understood, can help couples find greater harmony on the road.  So here we go:

Keys to traveling with a Woman

Miramare Castle, Triste, Italy

It’s all about the journey, not the destination.

Men, for whatever reason have a “let’s get there attitude” when traveling and doing other things. As women, we tend to focus a little more on the path.  Men: build in a little extra time into your schedules.  Be flexible. Here’s an example from our recent trip to Venice which turned into another 1000 fights. We were driving from Triste, Italy to Venice.  We were looking through tourist books and spotted an amazing castle cradling the bay outside of Triste.  It wasn’t in our plan.  Mike had an Excel spreadsheet that kept a strict schedule with everything we were to see that day and the castle wasn’t on the list. He didn’t even know about the castle. Of course Mike was like, “Gotta get on the road, got to see Venice, got to obey the spreadsheet.” After a fight that resulted in zero pictures of Mike and I together at the castle (in fact, Mike wouldn’t even take pictures of me-our friends were the photographers), we went to the castle.  We ended up seeing one of the most incredible sites of our entire trip.  Mike admitted he was wrong three weeks after the trip, and I have a few pictures of a fairy tale castle in Italy. Guys take the hint.  Be flexible.  Slow down a little and enjoy the ride!

 

Cleanliness is next to Godess-ness

I don’t know how many times I have said…for men…the world is your urinal.  Traveling, as we have in third world countries, the facilities are not always ideal.  No problem.  But there is a clear and bright line between rustic and disgusting.  Third world or first world, some truck stops are dens of disgusting.  Men take this little hint, when the facilities are sub par,  DON’T ARGUE.   Try saying things like…”Let’s find another place” or “There is a hotel just down the road, lets go over there.” My hero!   One option we highly recommend is skipping the hotel and renting a vacation apartment instead.”

 

man-taking-photoPictures are the best souvenir

Its all about the social media and the Christmas card.  Deep down, women are vain.  We really are.  Men could care less how their outfit looks or if their makeup is smudged.  OK maybe most men don’t care about their make up.  For us frau-lines, we truly want our vacation pics to look really good.  Why do we take vacation pics?  To show them off to all our friends on Facebook!   Our photo shoots might take a little long.  Guys, take it from me, you want us to look hot for these pics, it will make all of your old girl friends # jealous!

 

The whole flowers thing

This is likely the hardest concept for men to understand.  Women like cute things.  Cute things can come in the shape of purring cats, daffodils, teacups and cutie-bug kids.  We are going to take pictures of them, we are going to cuddle them, we may put an entire tour on hold to take pictures of a bunny.  I can’t tell you how many pictures we have of the dafodills in front of Jane Austen’s house!  They were incredible!  Guys, this is really going to test your patience.  Take a deep breath.  Count to 10.  Trust me, if you make a big deal about this, you will be removed from our “cute” list.  This will not bode well for you later.  Girls can I have an “amen?!”

 

Dinner in Venice ItalyA little more talk and a little less action

Women need to talk.  We need to communicate.  We need to discuss.  Guys: a couple of different options for you.  Some of you are talkers as well, so no problem.  Some of you are good listeners, no problem.  If you are neither or your name is Mike, a few ideas for you.  Let your spouse known that you need some time to talk. You finally have some time together, and for women it’s all about communication. If you don’t know what to talk about, we suggest “The Book of If: Questions for the Games of Life and Love” by Evelyn McFarlane and James Saywell.  On a four hour drive through Croatia, we found out a lot about each other. Like, “If you could fire someone from work, who would it be,” or “If you could relive one romantic date from high school just as it was, which would it be.”  Some answers we had to plead the “fifth.” But overall, it’s a great way to get a conversation going.

If communicating together isn’t your thing, join friends you meet on the tourist trail for drinks before/after/during dinner. Meeting fellow travelers is one of the most dynamic experiences that can create lifelong friendships and maybe a few Facebook friend requests!

Gentlemen, these are a few little hints for keeping us gals happy whilst on the road.  Every women is different, but take these ideas into consideration and know your travel partner.

Gals, did we miss anything?  If you could tell you guy just one thing that would make life a little easier out there, what would you tell him?

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Merry Christmas from the Fighting Couple

English: A Christmas Tree at Home

Merry Christmas in 50 Languages:

 

Afrikaans – ‘n Geseende Kersfees en ‘n voorspoedige Nuwejaar
Afrikaans – Een Plesierige Kerfees
Albanian — Gezuar Krishtlindje
Arabic – I’d Miilad Said Oua Sana Saida
Armenian – Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand
Azeri – Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun
Basque – Zorionstsu Eguberri. Zoriontsu Urte Berri On
Bengali – Bodo Din Shubh Lamona
Bohemian – Vesele Vanoce
Breton – Nedeleg laouen na bloavezh mat
Bulgarian – Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo
Celtic – Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda
Chinese –
(Mandarin) Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan
(Cantonese) Gun Tso Sun Tan’Gung Haw Sun
(Hong Kong) Kung Ho Hsin Hsi. Ching Chi Shen Tan
Cornish – Nadelik looan na looan blethen noweth
Cree – Mitho Makosi Kesikansi
Croatian – Sretan Bozic
Czech – Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok
Danish – Gladelig Jul
Dutch – Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar
English – Merry Christmas
Esperanto – Gajan Kristnaskon
Estonian – Roomsaid Joulu Puhi
Farsi – Cristmas-e-shoma mobarak bashad
Finnish – Hyvaa joulua
French – Joyeux Noel
Frisian – Noflike Krystdagen en in protte Lok en Seine yn it Nije Jier
German – Froehliche Weihnachten
Greek – Kala Christouyenna
Hawaiian – Mele Kalikimaka
Hebrew – Mo’adim Lesimkha. Chena tova
Hindi – Bada Din Mubarak Ho
Hungarian – Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket
Icelandic – Gledileg Jol
Indonesian – Selamat Hari Natal
Iraqi – Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah
Irish – Nollaig Shona Dhuit
Italian – Buon Natale or Buone Feste Natalizie
Japanese – Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto
Kala – Khristougena kai Eftikhes to Neon Etos
Korean – Sung Tan Chuk Ha
Latvian – Priecigus Ziemas Svetkus un Laimigu Jauno Gadu
Lettish – Priecigus Ziemassvetkus
Lithuanian – Linksmu Kaledu
Manx – Nollick ghennal as blein vie noa
Maori – Meri Kirihimete
Marathi – Shub Naya Varsh
Navajo – Merry Keshmish
Northern Sotho – Matlhatse le matlhogonolo mo ngwageng o moswa.
Norwegian – God Jul Og Godt Nytt Aar
Pennsylvania German – En frehlicher Grischtdaag un en hallich Nei
Yaahr
Papiamento – Bon Pasku i Felis Anja Nobo
Pig Latin – Errymay ristmaskay
Polish – Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia
Portuguese – Feliz Natal (Used in Portugal, Brazil and several former Portuguese colonies)
Rapa-Nui – Mata-Ki-Te-Rangi. Te-Pito-O-Te-Henua
Romanian – Craciun Fericit
Russian – Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva i s Novim Godom
Samoan – La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou
Serbian – Hristos se rodi
Scottish – Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna Mhath Ur
Serbian – Hristos se rodi
Singhalese – Subha nath thalak Vewa. Subha Aluth Awrudhak Vewa
Slavonic – Christos Razdajetsja! Slavite Jeho!
Slovak – Sretan Bozic or Vesele vianoce. A stastlivy Novy Rok
Slovene – Vesele Bozicne. Screcno Novo Leto
Spanish – Feliz Navidad (Used in Spain as well as Mexico and most of Central and South America)
Swahili – Krismasi Njema
Swedish – God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt Ar
Tagalog – Maligayamg Pasko. Masaganang Bagong Taon
Tamil – Nathar Puthu Varuda Valthukkal
Thai – Sawat Dee Wan Kritsamas
Turkish – Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
Ukrainian – Srozhdestvom Kristovym
Urdu – Bara Din Mubarak Ho
Vietnamese – Chung Mung Giang Sinh
Waray – Maupay nga Pasko ngan Mainuswagon nga Bag-o nga Tu-ig
Welsh – Nadolig Llawen
Zulu – Nginifisela inhlanhla ne mpumelelo e nyakeni.

 

Regardless of how you say it: we wish you a Merry Christmas!

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The Best Mistletoe Moment of 2011


We have a winner!

A heartfelt thanks to each of you that submitted entries.  We were totally blown away by the number and more impressivley the quality of responses!  Incredible.  This just goes to show that love is alive and well.

Luci and I want to thank you our readers for making this an amazing year.  You have shared your travel fights, crazy adventures, and tender love stories with us.  We are so grateful for each of you! We wish you all many happy miles this coming year.

 While we don’t have a “prize” for them, our judges thought these two were incredible!   The two runners up:

Chris Walker-Bush  from Aussie on the Road

“It was seconds after the ball dropped on New Year’s and my soon to be ex girlfriend and I had fled the beach party on Robinson Crusoe in Fiji to find some privacy.  With our two year relationship set to end in 24 hours when she flew back to the States, tears stood in her eyes as we listened to the distant growl of the beach and felt the warm summer air on our skin. Underneath the gaze of coconut palms and the starry skies, I kissed away her tears and thanked her for the best two years of my life.”

 Mike Howard from Honey Trek

“It wasn’t in an amazing location, or under a starry night sky, and it wasn’t at the perfect time. It was in our kitchen, when we realized we wanted to quit our jobs and travel the world together. After an amazing evening with friends (two of whom told us of their recent journey and inspired us), we sat in our kitchen, staring each others eyes, realizing we were in fact going to make this a reality. That kiss, is the kiss that sealed our RTW fate, and we can not wait for more Mistletoe moments in every country we visit over the next 16 months.”

Without further ado….our 2011 Mistletoe Moment is:

The Kahle’s from Wanderlivin

“A wedding can mean many different things to different people. To the bride it’s the most important day of her life. That’s why when I was told my hairdresser canceled on me the day before the wedding I tried to shake it off. When half of my family couldn’t come because of Hurricane Irene I tried to shake it off. When my photographer didn’t show up – I couldn’t shake it off. Walking down the isle in distress I saw my husband and the way he looked at me as I walked down the isle. When I reached him I pulled his face down for a kiss before the minister could even start as the waves of Monterrey Bay crashed around us and bridesmaids giggled at the ministers disapproval.”

1000Fights: Isn’t that a tender story!  Congrats on your marriage!  We love it.  There will be time for fighting later! Luci says that they are going to have “cute” kids…not sure what that means. We wish the Kahle’s congrats and happy travels!

Thanks again to our “Celebrity” judges!

@travelcanucks   @sarahjstorer   @VagabondQuest   @confusedjulia

Ok…2012 is just on the horizon.  Get out there and make some Mistletoe Moments!

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Our list of the 5 “Most Intriguing” Churches in Europe

Like most explorers of Europe, we always end up marching into a million different cathedrals and churches.  Unfortunately for us, call us unwashed heathens, they start to all blend together.  Every once in a while you enter a house of worship that is different in some dramatic way.  Something within sparks our interest.    We decided to offer you some of our favorites.  Favorites in a sense that their beauty, uniqueness and history make them worth the visit.  Enjoy our countdown to the most intriguing church in Europe:

Salisbury Cathedral

5) Salisbury Cathedral, (Salisbury, England)  

Located about an hour and a half from London, the Salisbury Cathedral offers an interesting day trip.  Its well worth the jaunt.  The church landed on on list for a whole list of reasons.  Lets start with its sheer size.  The Cathedral has the tallest spire of all the churches in England.  The spire towers at 404 feet.  You can take a tower tour that will take you up to an amazing vista.  The entire church covers a foot print of over 80 acres!  It is massive.  The church has a number of claims to fame, it has the world’s oldest working clock circa 1386.   It houses one of the four original Magna Cartas.  Take a side trip out of Londontown and see one of the most intriguing churches in Europe.

4)  The Church of Santa Maria Assunta  (Venice, Italy)

We happened upon this church by accident.  We were lost in Venice.  (We love getting lost in Venice! Highly recommended.)  To take a break we entered the church, and found one of the most exquisite displays of stonework we have ever laid eyes on.  The pillars of the church are made of inlaid marble unlike we have ever seen.  The delicacy and precision that must have been requisite to make such a masterpiece is mind blowing.  The craftsmen that created this structure, with limited tools was masters in the highest degree.  Every inch of this house of worship is a masterpiece.  Don’t miss this one next time you get “lost” in Venice.

IL Duomo Siena, Italy

3) IL Duomo (Siena, Italy)

Nestled in the hills of Tuscany is the sleepy little town of Siena.  What once was a hilltop fortress housing the township, has now turned into a haven for smart tourists that break away from their gelato in Florence.  Getting to the town is half the adventure, rent a car, make the journey.  What is remarkable about this church is the colors inside and out.  We nicknamed it the zebra church.  Builders used alternating black and white marble.  The inside of the church is equally as dramatic as the outside.  Once you enter, you are struck with sensory overload.  On the floor is the mosaic depicting the “Slaughter of the Innocents.” Then direct your eyes above and take in the painted dome that creates an optical illusion of three dimensional heavens.  It is remarkable.  Don’t miss Bernini’s St. Jerome holding the cross like a cradled violin. I remember after we had walked out, saying to each other, that was amazing.  It was.  Go see it.

The Floor of IL Duomo, Siena, Italy

 

Español: Fresco en la Capilla Sixtina.

Image via Wikipedia

2)  Sistine Chapel (Vatican City)

Making a list like this, how can we not include the Vatican?  What makes the Sistine Chapel intriguing is its creator, we couldn’t help asking ourselves…How did he do it?  The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is one of the most amazing “canvases”.  What a remarkable example of human creativity.  —Warning: we are going to vent a little:  We were really disappointed in the patrons of the chapel.  In order to preserve the delicate works of art, photo’s are prohibited.  During the entire time we were viewing the art, we heard the guards incessantly chide tourists: “NO PHOTOS!”  It truly ruins the setting.  Shame on the tourists for not buying the post card, and shame on the guards for not finding another way to stop the villains.—-Back to the review.  See the Sistine Chapel once in your life.  Walk slowly.  Imagine the painstaking efforts of the artists.  Commune with a higher power.  Then go get a massage, your neck will thank you for it.

1) Our fave church in Europe is one you likely have never heard of.  It is not a masterpiece of architectural genius.  Millions of pilgrims do not make an annual trek to touch its walls.  It is one of the oldest and best preserved shrines to Christendom.   In its storied history, it served as a defense against invading forces and later serviced as a Muslim Mosque.  Chora Church in Istanbul, Turkey is our most intriguing church in Europe.

Chora Church, Istanbul, Turkey

Chora is a powerful place.  What makes Chora so special is its mosaic pageantry.  The walls of the church once plastered over to cover it’s “blasphemous” subject according to Islamic tradition, the church has been converted to a museum and the coverings have all been painstakingly removed.  What was left behind is nothing short of breathtaking.  Depictions of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the birth of the virgin Mary, and the Journey of the Magi.

Byzantine paintings in the parecclesion of the...

Chora Church, Istanbul, Turkey

Far and away our favorite depiction is of the second coming of Christ.  It is one of the most compelling pieces of artwork we have come across.  Christ the redeemer is grasping the hands of both Adam and Eve pulling them from their earthly graves.  Satan is bound with cords and chains in the distance.  Keys litter the ground, symbolic of the keys to the grave.  What draws us in on this picture are the faces of both Adam and Eve.  They have a look of joy and wonder.  You simply must see it in person.

Turkey is an extraordinary place to visit.  It continues to be one of the Fighting Couple’s favorite.

So how did we do?   Agree?  Disagree?  Did we miss you fave church in Europe?  We would love to hear from you.  Just hit the comment button below and let us know.

Please visit our Facebook Page for more pics.  If you find a intriguing church that should make the list, let us know in the comments below.

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Mistletoe Moments Celebrity Judges!

Responses to our Mistletoe Moments have been amazing!  So many great stories.    If you haven’t submitted yours, we want to hear from you!

We are proud to announce our “Celebrity Judges” for our contest!   So why do we need judges?  First of all, we would have to change the name of our blog if we tried to pick one! (www.100000fights).  In addition, we really wanted to highlight some great blogs out there to you our loyal readers.  Enjoy.

 

The Traveling Canucks

www.travelingcanucks.com

@travelcanucks

Cam and Nicole are couple travel bloggers based in beautiful Vancouver BC, Canada.  Their blog highlights some of the best travel locations on the planet.  Cam and Nicloe have great features on Turkey and are world renowned Beer aficionados!

The Naked Redhead

www.thenakedredhead.com

@sarahjstorer

The Naked Redhead-now we have you attention!  Sarah aka The Naked Redhead is a professional “Wing Woman.”  Her site (sorry no porn)  offers the tricks, tips and truths that will help you find that certain someone and get the most from love and life.  (Mike may or may not have a tiny crush on Sarah.)  Check out her site!

 

Vagabond Quest

www.vagabondquest.com

@VagabondQuest

Dina and Ryan of Vagabond Quest are “living the dream”.  They Left their hometown in 2009 and have been living on the road since!  Crazy huh?  Their blog highlights their adventures.  They include some amazing pictues and video.  They even captures a possum attacking Dina!  Yikees!

 

Confused Julia

www.homelessandconfused.com

@confusedjulia

Julia from Homeless and Confused is a kick!  Are you looking for a pithy blog with a side of fun?  Bingo!  You found it.  This English lassie has had exciting and crazy travels.  She is headed out on a whirl wind adventure this spring.  Give her blog a looksee.

We want to give a hearty thanks to each of our Celebrity Judges!

Ok, this $150 bucks is burning a hole in our pocket!

Please submit your Mistletoe Moment right now! 

 

Happy Holidays from 1000Fights!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tell us your Mistletoe Moment!

Our contest is now over.  Stay tuned for the winners to be announced.  

The Fighting Couple hopes that you have a Merry Christmas and many Happy Mistletoe Moments in 2012!

 

 

We are looking for the best Mistletoe Moment from 2011!  The lovely winner will be awarded a $150 Visa gift card!  Yay!  Finally it is OK to Kiss and Tell!

 

Couple Kissing in waterSo what exactly is a Mistletoe Moment (aka MM) you ask?

Simply put, it’s a moment in time when you and your special someone get taken in by your surroundings, the sights, and smells but most of all, each other!  You could be with 10,000 tourists in St. Mark’s Square in Venice or in the middle of the Amazon where you are surrounded by 1,000 bugs!  It could be anywhere/anyone?/anytime but it MUST be magical!

To get your creative juices going, here is our MM from this year:

We were visiting Paris, (great place for MMs!) we stayed in a charming little boutique hotel. Our cozy room had an ornate little balcony overlooking a sleepy little Parisian thoroughfare. There was a great little bakery in the distance and the magical scent of a 1000 flowers created an ambiance that was truly magical. We stood hand in hand taking in the backdrop of Paris in the distance. What a moment!

 

How to enter?  Just two easy steps:

 

1) In 50ish words or less, tell us about your “Mistletoe Moment” in the comments section below.

2) Give us a “like” 1000Fights on Facebook here.  Then leave a comment,: “I had a Mistletoe Moment!” Here.

 

Please meet our panel of “Celebrity Judges“.

 

The Fine Print    (sorry, but its really not that bad.)

1) Mistletoe Moment must have taken place in 2011.

2) Entries will be accepted till midnight December 20th, 2011.

3) Final selections will be made by our awesome panel of judges. (To be announced soon!)

4) We will announce the winner on our webpage on December 22nd, 2011.

5) This contest is not valid where prohibited. (What a terrible place to be!)

6) Please keep Mistletoe Moments rated (PG-13 or PG, no G’s allowed!)

7) Prize will be delivered via Paypal, or another agreeable method.

8) The last one we promise…remember its ok to Kiss and tell!

 

Please share our little contest with your friends!!!  Just click below to share on Facebook or Twitter.  (Thank you!)

 

 

 

 

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New York +Rockettes+Christmas=FUN!

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

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For everyone who thought that Christmas only comes once a year, think again!

The world-famous Radio City Rockette’s officially kicked off Christmas in August, unveiling the NEW 2011 Radio City Christmas Spectacular, the Rockette’s Magical Journey!

This year’s Christmas Spectacular includes 3 D!  (The rockets in 3 D….we have Mike’s attention!)  Not only that, the performance will include amaing special effects and more!  Get you plane tickets now!  The annual event will be showing November 11- Jan 2nd at the amazing Radio City Music Hall in NYC.

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