Chris & Danika | Travel Couple (@nodestinations) [similar]

We quit our jobs, sold everything, and rented out our house in San Francisco - all to travel the world. ⠀ 📍Now in Amsterdam

Chris & Danika | Travel Couple (@nodestinations)

⚬ This view... Tag someone you’d like to see Paris with! ⠀
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Thanks for all of your suggestions yesterday for things to see, do and eat in Paris. We’ve posted our favorites in our IG stories! For more of our top picks for things to do in France (including info how to do a cooking class at the famous @lecordonbleuparis), check out the link in our bio! #beautifuldestinations

Chris & Danika | Travel Couple (@nodestinations)

⚬ One day in Paris... ⠀
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If you could only spend one day in Paris what would you go and see? Tell us in the comments below - we’re going to shoutout the accounts with our favorites comments tomorrow! For us, we’d start with a late breakfast in a sidewalk cafe, followed by window shopping in the Marais. We’d probably end the day on the banks of the Seine with a bottle of wine and some snacks, and just let the beauty of the city wash over us! For more of our favorite things to do in France check out the link in our bio! #beautifuldestinations

Chris & Danika | Travel Couple (@nodestinations)

⚬ Making new friends in Thailand... ⠀
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What items have your checked off of your bucket list? For us a big one was interacting with elephants in Thailand! Honestly these were some of the most amazing creature we’ve ever seen, and they will literally eat bananas right out of your hand. Danika actually put one in her mouth and the elephant pulled it right out... It was incredible! Tell us about a time you did one of your bucket list items in the comments below — We’re gonna give shoutouts to the accounts with our favorite comments!

Chris & Danika | Travel Couple (@nodestinations)

⚬ These Spanish streets... ⠀
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Thanks for sharing all of your amazing memories and stories about Spain on our post yesterday! We’re reposting our favorite comments for you all on our IG Stories today! If you have any advice on what to do, see, and eat in Spain please share it in the comments below!

Chris & Danika | Travel Couple (@nodestinations)

⚬ Dreaming of Spain...

Have you ever been to Spain? Tell us about your favorite memory from the country that has given us amazing things like; Tapas, Sangria, and Picasso... We’ll be giving shoutouts to the accounts that leave our favorite comments! Photo from our trip to Seville, Spain with @vikingcruises in June 2016

Chris & Danika | Travel Couple (@nodestinations)

⚬ What’s your favorite place to watch the sunset?

Follow our new account @tasteinhotels to see our favorite hotels from around the world! Photo from our stay at @thelegianbali in April 2017

Chris & Danika | Travel Couple (@nodestinations)

⚬ Lost in the canals of Amsterdam...

We’ve realized that we never talked about why we recently decided to make our home in Amsterdam. After spending the past 4 years traveling to 200 destinations in over 45 countries, why did we choose Amsterdam of all places? The simple answer? Quality of life. This city is so unlike any other that we’ve ever been to; It’s vibrant, liberal, laid back, and probably one the most beautiful in the entire world. It’s a place that each time we visited, we never wanted to leave. So when it came time to pick a new “home” - there was hardly any debate that it would be Amsterdam! ⠀
Has there ever been a place you really wanted to live? Did you make the leap and move there? Tell us why or why not in the comments below!

Chris & Danika | Travel Couple (@nodestinations)

⚬ This feeling...

This has been our first week home with Axel. As brand new parents it’s been a real learning curve - but we’re loving every second (yes, even the sleepless nights!)

Chris & Danika | Travel Couple (@nodestinations)

⚬ Island hooping around the Maldives... Tag a friend you’d like to do this with!

Right after this picture we jumped in the water and spent 2 hours snorkeling the reef around this uninhabited island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. We saw countless fish, sea turtles, and the most beautifully colored corals! Unfortunately, when we returned less than 2 years later we had a very different experience. Dramatically higher water temperatures caused many of the corals to die, and the fish and turtles to leave the reefs. It was heart breaking to see. And with the climate changing so dramatically, it’s fragile places like the Maldives that are most at risk. We all need to do our part to try and protect these incredible places. If you have any tips for reducing your footprint on the planet please share them in the comments below! 🌏

Chris & Danika | Travel Couple (@nodestinations)

⚬ Have you ever seen trees like this? Tag a friends you’d like to see these “Supertrees” with!

Just a reminder that there is still time to enter our giveaway for 4 free nights in Cappadocia, Turkey. Just go to our profile and find the giveaway image we posted for details on how to enter!

Chris & Danika | Travel Couple (@nodestinations)

⚬ Whose ready to dive in?! Tag someone you’d like to see the Maldives with!

Good news friends! Today we brought our little boy Axel home from the hospital... We’re all getting settled in at home here in Amsterdam and will share some pics soon.

Chris & Danika | Travel Couple (@nodestinations)

⚬ Getting lost in the colorful streets of Old San Juan... Tag someone you’d like to see Puerto Rico with!

Want to win a free 4 night stay in Cappadocia, Turkey? Go to our IG profile and find the Giveaway image we posted earlier today for details on how to enter!!

Chris & Danika | Travel Couple (@nodestinations)

⚬ The blues of Santorini... Tag someone you’d like to see Greece with!

Did you miss out on our Greece contest last week? Don’t worry because we’re giving you a chance to win a free 4 night stay in Cappadocia, Turkey... Look for details on how to enter tomorrow!!

Chris & Danika | Travel Couple (@nodestinations)

⚬ The bizarre, bewildering, and fantastically different "White Temple" of Thailand... Tag someone you’d like to see this with!

If you could only travel to one country in Asia, which would you visit? We’d have to pick Thailand. It gives us a mix of everything we like; great beaches, city life, amazing food, and lots and lots of culture! What about you? Click the link in our profile to see some of our favorite places in Thailand!

Chris & Danika | Travel Couple (@nodestinations)

⚬ Life moves fast; make the most of the journey and share it with someone you love. Tell us about the best road trip you’ve ever been on!! @kiamotorsusa

This photo was taken in deserts of Southern California just a few days before we became parents. At this moment we had no idea our son would be born almost 2 months early. We thought we’d have time to explore our new hometown (Amsterdam), setup a nursery, and get used to not traveling for a little bit. Guess life had other plans for us! I suppose that’s why we always try to live each day to the fullest - we never know what’s in store for us tomorrow.

Chris & Danika | Travel Couple (@nodestinations)

⚬ Purple sunsets in Bali ⠀

What were some of your favorite trips from 2017? Last year we returned to many of our favorite places like Bali, Tokyo, Maldives and Paris... And discovered many new places like Edinburgh, Tallinn, and Stockholm. For us though, our favorite trip was Bali... The island is so beautiful, the people are absolutely wonderful, and the culture is so unique and interesting. As soon as Axel gets a little bit bigger, Bali will likely be the first place we take him in Asia! Photo from our stay at @thelegianbali in April 2017.

Chris & Danika | Travel Couple (@nodestinations)

⚬ Winter evenings in Amsterdam ⠀

Where are you spending NYE this year? We’re planning a quiet night at home here in Amsterdam... Boring right?! Well honestly after traveling nonstop for so long our idea of a fun night often just involves sitting on the couch watching Netflix. Chances are we won’t even make it until midnight! 🤦🏻‍♂️ Tell us about your NYE plans in the comments below...

Chris & Danika | Travel Couple (@nodestinations)

⚬ Where have you traveled that's taken your breath away? ⠀

For us, it was seeing the inside of La Sagrada Família in Barcelona. Now, we're not religious people, but seeing this incredible design was probably the closest thing we've ever had to a religious experience. Tell us about a travel experience that's taken your breath away in the comments below. The user with the best comment will get a shoutout on our account tomorrow!

Chris & Danika | Travel Couple (@nodestinations)

⚬ Those magical Greek sunsets...⠀

Have you entered our TRAVEL GIVEAWAY to win a FREE 5 night trip for 2 to Santorini and Mykonos? To enter, go to our profile and find the giveaway image we posted yesterday. Just follow the simple instructions for a chance to win!!

Chris & Danika | Travel Couple (@nodestinations)

⚬ Christmas in Amsterdam ⠀

Hope everyone had a great holiday! Now that 2018 is right around the corner, what are some of your travel plans for the new year? ⠀

PS.. check out our IG stories tonight for more shots from Christmas in Amsterdam!!
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