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Book Review: Hints to Lady Travellers

by Jackie Sanders

If you’re like me, planning a trip has many stages of giddiness. FIrst, the should I or shouldn’t I? It’s expensive, it’s far, I don’t really have the time… but man, I really love a good adventure. I’m going to do it! Next comes the decision of where to go. The world is my oyster; [...]

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What’s Calling You on a Surf Safari?

by Bev Sanders

¡Hola chicas! Enjoy the 2012 What’s Calling You on a Surf Safari? scholarship entries. Every one inspired me to get out in the surf and savor the adventure. Thank you so much for participating and hope to see you in the waves. Hasta luego, Bev Founder, Las Olas Surf Safaris for Women Est. 1997 _________________ [...]

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Welcome Back to Las Olas

by Mike McDaniel

The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) spends the summer in the very cold but nutrient-rich waters of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. There, they stock up on food for the long journey south that begins in the fall. By the time they reach Mexico in winter, they are ready to give birth or find mates. Whales [...]

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Choosing the Right Wetsuit

by Mike McDaniel

Choosing The Right Wetsuit On safari in Mexico, we enjoy nice warm water and surf in our swimsuits about 98% of the time. Lucky us! Occasionally, maybe once every few years, the water temp might unexpectedly drop 5-7 degrees and then we get in our wetsuits for a few days. So far this season, it’s [...]

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5 Tips From a Travel Pro

by Mike McDaniel

No matter where you’re going over the holidays—to grandma’s house, or to a perfect surf break for a mid-winter surf escape—these tips and reminders might make the difference between arriving ready to surf or ready to scream. Less is More The prevalence of iPhones, iPads and their counterparts means leaving the laptop at home is [...]

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The Very Merry Cranberry Margarita

by Bev Sanders

Nothing goes with summertime like a frosty margarita, but the days are growing shorter. No worries, here’s a seasonal spin on our favorite South-of-the-Border concoction that’s perfect for your party. Just add friends, chips and salsa, and dance tunes. Special note: Quality ingredients do make a difference, especially the next day. Your guests will thank you. Not to mention, cheap tequila makes bad dates. Los Ingredientes [...]

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Surfing For Life film review

by Mike McDaniel

For better or for worse, my life revolves around surfing. I often show up for work at Las Olas HQ fifteen minutes late and slightly wet. I’m more concerned about running out of surf wax than I am about running out of shampoo. The point being, I’m probably the most ‘core’ surfer in our company. Therefore, the [...]

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Can Surfing Make You Happy?

by Bev Sanders

Julia Roberts travels the world in search of bliss in Eat, Pray, Love and the New York Times asks “But Will It Make You Happy”- is it better to spend on stuff or get out and have an experience? It’s no surprise that the quest for “true happiness” is the mission du jour. “This actually is a topic that hasn’t been [...]

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