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‘Dates in the States’, formally ‘Dates Around the World’, has been a very exciting project we’ve been working on together. The one passion in our lives is travel, and we want to share our experiences with the world on this blog. We want to create content that people will enjoy reading and in turn, will help them learn and discover all these wonderful and beautiful places the world has to offer with someone they love by their side, just like we have. Dare to live without the box.

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Many of our posts we co-write together of all the places we’ve traveled to these past few years. We are always looking for new and exciting places to see in the United States and love hearing from our readers amazing places they would recommend. So feel free to comment or message us and maybe you will be seeing us there soon! We also hope to travel abroad in the near future.

Aside from traveling, Crystal loves sharing new paleo recipes she discovers on and off the road. Crystal’s been paleo since July 2017 and has lost 10 lbs and counting. However, she didn’t start the diet to lose weight, she chose to eat paleo to change her lifestyle and since then, she’s felt like a new person. What a difference it makes eating whole, grain free food and staying away from preservatives and more that weigh our body down. Now, let’s see how long it takes for Shane to adapt this new lifestyle – probably never, but it’s worth a try.

Side note: Crystal is a freelance photographer, Crystal Rock Photography (www.crystalrockphotography.com) , so all of these photos in our posts are taken by yours truly (unless stated otherwise).

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Crystal & Shane