– This post, “give stories, not stuff // inspiring experiences with tinggly” is sponsored content.- Can you believe that it’s been nearly eight years since we started The Lazy Travelers? So many things have changed, but there is one important constant. We remain travel-loving besties who will jump at the chance to reunite and drink wine, anywhere in the world. We may have an ocean between us instead of 2nd Avenue, but our husbands can attest: our scheming and travel-dreaming has not waned. Recently, a company called Tinggly reached out to us to talk about their service. The tagline immediately piqued our interest. “Give stories, not stuff” is the perfect mantra for urban dwellers like us, who live in small spaces and are maybe maxing out a bit in the THINGS department. (Alternative tagline suggestion: tings, not things. Call us, Tinggly marketing department). Perfectly packaged in neat little boxes, Tinggly gift experiences are bookable all over the world. We’ve been browsing the Tinggly Experiences Map borderline obsessively, and it’s addicting! We love that some are extremely open-ended for the received to decide where to go — like the 3 Days in 100 Capitals box. Others are more niche, perfect for locals who may need to reignite the spark they have for their home city. As former New Yorkers, this Think You Know New York? box would have been MUCH appreciated toward the end of our Manhattanite days. You won’t be surprised to know that the more we browsed, the more our own wishlist grew. While we could highlight hundreds of options, here are five inspiring experiences that caught our attention, and give you a good idea of what it means to give a Tinggly experience gift. Jacobite Experience: 2-Day Tour with Hogwarts Express // Ashley & fam took a detour by the Glenfinnan Viaduct on their drive south from the Isle of Skye last summer, and it was a definite roadtrip highlight. But it was also a little tricky to find the best view. After some searching, they ended up on a crowded platform with a lot of other Harry Potter fans. (And also steam train fanatics which, if you can imagine, are even nerdier than HP fans. We’re HP fans, we can say this.) This guided tour looks like the perfect way to maximize your time in the Scottish Highlands without feeling too rushed. Bonus point: you can truly enjoy the stunning views with someone who is probably more knowledgeable than a last-minute Google search. Chobe Safari Experience in Botswana // Ever since our first and only safari experience in South Africa, we’ve been pretty much dying to return. We asked our guide at the time where he’d recommend for our inevitable second safari. He didn’t hesitate before replying: Botswana. And seeing as this specific tour includes a complimentary sundowner, then we’re pretty sure it was made for us. Unique Japanese Home-cooking Class in Tokyo for Two // Last summer, it looked like Carolyn may have a work trip to Japan. For a solid three months, we considered meeting up for a week in Tokyo and Kyoto. This would have been a first for both of us. It didn’t work out, but it did bump Japan up much, much higher on our list. The biggest motivator?? THE FOOD. This means a cooking class would basically be a requirement, and we’re filing this one away for when we can make this newfound dream a reality. Horseback Ride Under the Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles for Two // We have two more reunions in the books for 2019, and then we’re looking forward to 2020 plans if you can believe it! High on the list? A return to California, but this time focusing on the southern half of the state. Our travels have included a horseback ride once before, when we explored the hills of Dingle during our pre-LT Irish roadtrip of 2009. Is this the perfect excursion to re-live that (hilarious) adventure? Yes, we’re pretty sure it is. Half-Day Wine Tasting in Santiago for Two // South America is high on our list, even more so after Carolyn’s quick stop in Argentina before and after her time in Antarctica last January. We probably could have made a Tinggly wishlist based solely on this one continent. A wine tour of Santiago, however, feels like an excellent starting point. So, hop on over to Tinggly and tell us: which inspiring experiences catch your eye? And if you have any big events coming up to celebrate, would you consider giving the honoree a Tinggly gift experience? We’re honestly considering forcing our husbands to remarry us just so we can register. xo! ashley & carolyn – This post, “give stories, not stuff // inspiring experiences with tinggly” is sponsored content. Thank you to tinggly for supporting our blog. –
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