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Sam + Scott | Travel Couple  Luxury and adventure travel couple based in CT ❥#ourpassportdiary to share yours! ❂ SAVE on your travels - see link for special codes!

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Open to US and Canada. Winner will be announced on Tuesday 5/21 at 2pm EST in my stories!
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These kind of Monday blues are always welcome! Do you guys like to snorkel or scuba dive on trips?
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TRAVEL TIP: This plane wreck is off of Staniel Cay, very close to the shore. It’s a great snorkeling spot, as the water is crystal clear and not terribly deep.
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Normally I’m the drone pilot, but since I wanted to be swimming above the plane, I left the piloting in Scott’s capable hands. I think he did a pretty good job!
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Also, I’m currently in Palm Springs, so make sure to follow along on our stories to see what we’ve been up to! Those who guessed the lie on our last post, I’ll give the answer in stories shortly. And I’ll also randomly pick a winner for the sandals giveaway!
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It’s been a while since we shared a bit about us, so let’s play a game! We are giving you 2 truths and a lie about our relationship. Guess the lie! We will reveal it in stories later!
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1. We met at a wedding. Scott likes to say he gave such an epic Best Man toast, which is what ultimately did me in.
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2. Scott proposed to me on the Maelstrom ride (which has since turned into Frozen) at the Norway Pavilion at Epcot.
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3. Our next trip is to a place that is believed to be one of the four corners of the flat Earth, by the Flat Earth Society.
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Due to flight delays, we didn’t arrive at our hotel in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea until 3:30am. So waking up for sunrise seemed out of the question. But once the alarm went off and we looked outside, we knew it was going to be a good one, so we peeled ourselves out of bed, and I’m so glad we did! Definitely worth the few hours of sleep, don’t you think?!
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We leave for Palm Springs tomorrow and we still haven’t packed! Who else is a last minute packer like us? Make sure to follow along over the next couple weeks in our posts and stories. We’ve partnered with a couple brands to offer you all some giveaways! We can’t wait to share them with you and see who wins!
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Floating into the new week 🎈
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I was actually very excited about it being Monday today. We had almost a week straight of rain out here, and today the sun finally came out! Also, Scott and I will be flying out to Palm Springs on Friday, and we can’t wait! He will be there for just the weekend, but I’ll be there the following week for a work conference. Then I’ll be exploring Joshua Tree with a couple girl friends and I can’t wait! Where’s your next trip?
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Please send your Palm Springs and Joshua Tree recommendations over!
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You know that saying “it’s not the destination but the journey”? Well, I think it’s a super cheesy saying. 😂 BUT in the case of traveling to the Exumas, it’s perfectly fitting. The Exumas are absolutely beautiful and totally worth going to as a destination. But the journey getting there is also totally worth it and an experience in and of itself!
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To get to Staniel Cay, we first flew to Fort Lauderdale and spent the night there. We then took a sunrise flight on a 9 passenger seat plane to Staniel Cay. The airport at Staniel Cay is so small that there isn’t a customs agent there, so the plane stopped along the way at Chubb Cay to clear customs.
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Other ways to get there: If you’re already in the Bahamas, you can take a short flight from Nassau to Staniel Cay. You can also get there by boat or ferry (but note that ferries go to Georgetown on the main island of Exuma)
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SWIPE to see some other photos and videos from our flight to the Exumas! And let us know if you like carousels that show a bit more than just the one single moment, or if you prefer static posts.
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Reason #746 to visit the Exumas. We are sharing the details of this hidden gem of a sandbar below, so you’ll want to read!
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We found this sandbar on our first day in the Exumas. And we went back every day we were there. It’s called Sandy Cay and it’s about a 10 min boat ride from the pigs and from Staniel Cay. When the tide is low, the sandbar is around 40 ft (12 meters) wide. When the tide is coming in, as it was when we shot this, the sandbar gets completely covered.
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There are other bigger sandbars in the Exumas, but this was our favorite one, as the tour groups don’t come to this one. Which means you can have the Cay and sandbar all to yourself! 🙌
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We’ve been loving all your questions you have been asking us about the Exumas! Thanks for trusting us to help you plan your trips there! 🤗 DM us or drop any other questions down below.
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I like big boats and I cannot lie 🛥
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We’ve gotten a bunch of questions about where to stay in the Exumas. So this post is dedicated to accommodations!
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This most recent trip, we stayed on Staniel Cay, at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club. What we liked most about our stay at SCYC was that our package included the use of a boat for our entire stay. And we liked how close SCYC was to so many other islands. A boat is a must if you’re wanting to see the pigs, iguanas, nurse sharks, sand bars, and secluded beaches. Or you can take boat tours. If you go during peak times, SCYC is a bit pricey. But if you go off-peak, it’s more affordable. And since I know we will get asked...we paid for this trip ourselves, we did not partner with anyone.
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There are other places to stay on Staniel Cay as well. We met some friends who stayed at Chamberlain Cottages, right next to SCYC. There’s also a boutique hotel called Embrace that’s a bit more budget friendly (comparatively) close by as well, and you can find some baller villas to rent if money isn’t an issue. And if that’s the case, invite us when you go and we will be your tour guides! 😜
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Besides staying on Staniel Cay, you can stay on other islands as well. Nassau, Paradise Island and Great Exuma are popular choices. The first time we came to the Exumas, we stayed on Great Exuma, the largest of the Exuma cays. There are lots of options on Great Exuma, from luxury resorts to more budget friendly accommodations, and everything in between. It’s just farther from the pigs/iguanas/sharks, but you can still make a day trip from Great Exuma by boat.
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Let us know if you have any other questions about the Exumas. DM is or drop a question down below.
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Trying to blend in 🐊
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Bitter Guana Cay is known for its population of Exuma Island Iguanas. The iguanas are endangered, so it’s preferred that you don’t feed them.
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TRAVEL TIP: This beach is on the northern end of Bitter Guana Cay. If you’re staying on Staniel Cay, it only takes 5-10 minutes to get to this beach by boat. There’s also a nice beach on the southern end of the island that’s worth checking out!
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Finding our own super bloom in Nashville 🌼
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One of my favorite books is The Language of Flowers. Who else has read it? The story was inspired by a book written in 1819 titled Le Language des Fleurs, which lists flowers and their meaning.
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Daffodils, as it turns out, symbolize New Beginnings. They are some of the first to bloom after winter, and they are widely associated with spring.
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They are blooming all around us right now and we love these colorful signs of spring! Are they blooming by you?
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One of the most popular things to do in the Exumas is to swim with the nurse sharks at Compass Cay. People boat up to the marina on their own or in tour groups, spend an hour or two swimming with the sharks, and then leave.
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I’ll be honest, that is what we had planned to do as well. But we lost track of time and as we were leaving, realized it was low tide and our boat was beached! 🙈 Instead of spending an hour at Compass Cay, we spent 4 hours, waiting for the tide to come back in.
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Getting beached at Compass Cay, however, turned out to be a blessing in disguise! After the 2 hour mark, we decided to explore the island. Once you leave the marina, there are all these hiking trails to various points on the island. We followed one trail that led us to a beach on the other side of the island; an empty, long stretch of beach! We spent the rest of our time at this beach and it honestly was the highlight of Compass Cay for us!
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When was the last time something like this happened to you? Where a bit of bad luck turned out to be a whole lot of good luck! Let us know below! We will share some of our favorites in our stories!
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Nashville is known for its music scene. And not just country music either! You’ll find live music playing everywhere; a mix of genres all blending perfectly together. The energy of the city is captivating and addicting!
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Standing on the rooftop of the @aertsonhotel as the sun was setting, you could hear music playing from various restaurants and bars down below. All playing different types of music, but all overlapping in perfect harmony. I honestly like all types of music, especially when it’s live! What’s your favorite genre of music?
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