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Here’s to summer!

May 31, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Surf’s up! Summer is finally here and we are SO excited! Time to book those trips and explore new places. Where is your dream destination? Currently dreaming of the Hawaiian coast. Pack a bag, grab your friends and get going! SO many places to see, and much to experience. Take Pura Vida Bracelets everywhere! Don’t forget to share your adventures and tag us: #puravidabracelets #livefree

Aloha, ocean!

Most importantly, stay hydrated!

Can you do anything but cheese in the summer sun?

Palm tree paradise!! All the heart eyes for these guys.

Can’t travel without your favorite outfits. Essential, amiright?

Lastly, bracelet game on point!! #armcandy is most important. What is your summer stack?

Never quit being curious. Always explore and learn new things!

DIY

Starfish Photo Display

May 27, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Capture all your favorite summer time moments, but don’t forget to display them! Follow along on how to create the cutest picture set up. We promise, you’ll love it!

What you’ll need:

  • Jute
  • Clothes pins
  • Faux starfish
  • Photos
  • Hot glue gun

Gather everything you’ll need

Take one of the starfish and a clothes pin.

Hot glue the starfish to the bottom half of the clothes pin. Allow to dry.

Tack up onto the wall!

DIY

Travel Fund

January 10, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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The New Year is a great time to start fresh and create new goals for yourself. So much opportunity and adventure to be had! However, resolutions can be hard to keep. Sometimes, we need that little extra push. We decided this year would be dedicated to traveling! So, today on the blog we will be showing you our DIY to hold us to our word. If you want something, go get it! We’re going to walk you step by step on our travel fund jar. Now, this jar doesn’t have to be a fund just for traveling, it can be whatever you have chosen to save up money for! Feel free to totally personalize this.

Supplies:

  1. Mason jar
  2. Chalk board
  3. Chalk/chalk pin
  4. Jute/string
  5. Spray paint
  6. Command strips
  7. Heart shaped cut-out

Begin by taking your mason jar and taping on the heart shaped cut out in the center. Make sure it is laying totally flat. Spray paint the entire jar. Once dried, peel off the heart cut out.

Add a heavy duty command strip to the back of the jar and to the bottom center of the chalk board.

Next, take your chalk and label the board with what you are saving up for.

Take the string and cut strands that can be tied around the top of the jar in a bow.

Use the command strips that have already been secured and attach the jar onto the chalk board.

Lifestyle

Festival Season

February 27, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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With spring approaching and bringing in the warm weather, we are gearing up with the cutest accessories to make this year’s festival season one to remember! Do you guys have any plans? We want to inspire you to get out there in style! Here are a few looks featuring some brand new items hitting the store this season! We couldn’t be more excited!

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We paired our new January birthstone bracelet with the red seed bead tassel bracelet, along with the burgundy studded bracelet.

COMING SOON: Desert Festival Bags!

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Make it boho or beachy! You decide!

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Vibe out!

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We cant wait for you to own your very own!

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Live free, Pura Vida fam.

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DIY

Your Favorite Adventures

January 7, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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New year, new room decor? We think YES! So, this blog is really simple and customizable. We decided to take some of our favorite moments from travels in 2016 and hang them up. Included from personal memories are a few pictures that just bring good vibes and inspo. What better way to reflect on all the adventures you experienced and to also inspire you to do even MORE with 2017!! If you rather, you don’t have to stick to moments just from 2016, you can do any memories. Or you can make a collage of  just inspo pics you love. The choice is yours!

What you’ll need:

-Print out however many pictures you want.

-A stick, fishing wire

-Hot glue gun and glue

-Tacks to hang it up with

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Travel

Rocky Mountain

November 14, 2016 — by Courtney Steeves

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Last weekend we explored Rocky Mountain National Park. IT. WAS. BEAUTIFUL. Sun was shining at the base of the mountains, snow was flying at the top. We experienced two of our favorite seasons in one day. Unforgetable! We styled our Pura Vida Bracelets to match the golden fields that surrounded the mountains.  Check out our little adventure below.

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What is your favorite Pura Vida Bracelet to adventure in?!

Travel

Lake Daze

July 31, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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There’s no better summer adventure like camping out on your favorite lake! The fun never stops here. From hiking, to building fires and eating s’mores, to paddle boarding! We could go on, but we think you get it. 😉 What are your favorite lake activities? We’ll show you a few of ours.

But first, coffee.

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Who can resist an open fire prepping to roast all the delicious marshmellows?!

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Now for the best part. Can’t take a lake trip without all your paddle boarding gear.

Sandy toes!

And finally to end the day, chillin out lake side. Nothin’ but sunshine on our face!

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Aloha Weekend!

July 8, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Who’s ready to get this weekend started? Headed anywhere wild? We are itching to sink our toes in the sand and feel the sunshine on our skin! There’s no other way to feel the bliss of summer time other than chillin’ out by the shore. Come along and take part on our island adventure!

Can we all take a moment and pause because this is palm paradise!

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Dock side hangs and takin’ it easy.

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Summer adventures call for hammocks, sunnies and your favorite Pura Vida bracelets, duh!

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Nothing but smiles and sunshine

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Ended our day the best way we knew how- cruising on a yacht!

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So long beach bums! We want to hear about your sea days. Tag your favorite vacay spots featuring your bracelets to #puravidabracelets on instagram.

Stay salty!

Photographer : @shana__banana

Travel

How To Make Your Next Vacation Life-Changing

August 31, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Sometimes we can get stuck in a vacation rut. Here are some tips to make your next trip one you’ll never forget!

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1) Travel by yourself. Go on a solo trip and we promise you’ll learn so many new and different things not only about the place you’re exploring, but also about yourself.

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2) Travel with a tour group. With popular travel tour groups like Life Before Work, booking your next vacation with a group is a great way to travel with like-minded people within your age range. You are guaranteed to make awesome friends and experience unique adventures in exciting destinations all while using the buddy system. Stay safe!

3) Stay at a local’s house. Skip the expensive hotels and live like a local by booking your accommodations using sites like Airbnb, HomeAway or FlipKey. These sites also offer up a fun variety of housing options including apartments, houses, mansions, houseboats, tree houses and yachts!

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4) Talk to the locals. Sure, it’s great to do some pre-trip Internet research on the best beaches, restaurants and activities, but there’s nothing as authentic as local knowledge. When you’re grabbing your morning coffee, politely ask the barista where to go and what to see. Or maybe that cute waiter can guide you in the right direction of the most beautiful secluded beach on the island. This way, you’re guaranteed a whole different kind of trip better than one you could ever read about on some website.

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5) Take a hike. No matter where you are in the world, your best mode of transportation are your two legs. Grab a map and do some research on some easy day hikes. You’ll find that time slows down, the air becomes fresher and BONUS hiking is a free work out. Woo! More room for dessert.

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6) Splurge on one excursion. Helicopter ride along the Nā Pali Coast? Sure. Cage diving with sharks in Australia? Yep! Watching baby turtles hatch in Costa Rica? Sign me up. Pick out one epic thing to do on your trip to really make it worth it cuz #yolo. When else will you back at your destination any time soon anyway?

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Taylor Fischer
Chasing Summer Productions

@taylorfishcer116

Happy vacationing PV fans. Comment some tips on how you like to travel below.

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Ciao from Italy!

August 20, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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If anyone knows how to live free, it’s our founder Griffin Thall (@griffinthall). He took a little break from the office life to explore the coastline of Italy and experience la dolce vita. Thanks for the beautiful photos Griff, now get back to work! 😀

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Love from Sweden with Anna Lengstrand

August 14, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Grey days call for cozy sweaters, strolls along the coast, reading a good book and watching the clouds roll in over the lake. Spend the day with Anna (@annalengstrand) in Sweden as she lives free with the beautiful backdrop of Scandinavia.

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Thanks Anna for showing us around Sweden for the day! Check out her Instagram and website for more beautiful photography.

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Sailing the Seas in Greece

August 5, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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We spent a day sailing around the Aegean Sea exploring the islands on Life Before Work’s Yacht Life Tour (@lbwyachtlife) of Turkey and Greece. Time to get salty ocean lovers!

Life Before Work Travel offers backpacking tours in the most amazing destinations on earth! Join them on a tour and discover what ‘Life Before Work‘ is all about. Instagram: @lifebeforework

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Thanks to the beautiful Kelsey Roberts (@k_rob9) and Melissa Troia (@melroseplace22) for the fun photoshoot! 

Photos:
Kat Gaskin
@katgaskin