View during a day trip to Cinque Terre.

Day Trip to Cinque Terre | Travel Guide

If you are planning a day trip to Cinque Terre, you need to be strategic! The little Italian town is easy to get to, but a little bit out of the way, and you want to make the most of your limited time here. why visit cinque terre? If you're thinking What the hell is Cinque Terre? then you're not alone! However, it is much more popular than you may think. Cinque Terre literally translates to "Five Lands" and consists of five…

5 Tips on How to Fall Asleep Faster

For as long as I can remember I've always had trouble falling asleep. One problem is that I'm a night owl, so I love staying up late to begin with. But when it's time to lay my head on the pillow, I always seem to toss and turn for over an hour until I can actually pass out. Finally, I've discovered some routines that not only help me fall asleep so much faster, but they also help me sleep so much…

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Guide to Night Skiing on Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain holds a special place in my heart; it is where Tyler proposed to me. I have been so anxious to return, as I know there is an abundance of activities to do here in both the winter and summer. As Tyler and I sat on the couch last weekend trying to brainstorm a fun Saturday night activity, he suddenly bolted up and said we should give night skiing on Grouse Mountain a try. That sounded amazing and I…

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My Vancouver Bucket List | Activities, Restaurants, Weekend Trips

Now that I am a bit more settled here, I wanted to challenge myself and create a Vancouver Bucket List. There are so many activities/restaurants/places I want to try. I've categorized them into: Activities, Food/Drink, and Day/Weekend Trips. I present my Vancouver Bucket List to you! Activities on my vancouver bucket list Ski in Whistler  *Read my guide here. Hike the Grouse Grind Hike Mount Garibaldi Venture through Lynn Canyon Take free salsa dancing lessons in Robson Square Take the aquabus…

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What to do in San Diego for a Week | Travel Guide

A week in Southern California to escape the winter should be on everyone's agenda. While I'm having so much fun exploring Vancouver, the snow we've been receiving is making me antsy for Vitamin D. Plus, I thought I moved AWAY from Wisconsin. Go away, snow! Fortunately, Tyler and I had this San Diego trip booked for early February and were able to get a nice dose of sun and fun. Here is an in-depth list of what to do in San Diego!…

Top Reasons to Join a Barre Class

Top 4 Reasons to Join a Barre Class

This year, I vowed to change my life - mentally, physically, emotionally. The problem was I needed to also switch up my routine from the normal gym workouts I had. There is so much hype revolving around barre studios and classes and I was extremely curious. I researched some studios and found one near my house. You know a class is good when you get your butt out of bed at 5:15am to go work out! Here are my top 4…

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Easy Sweet Potato Recipe | Speedy Snack

It's past lunch time. It's not quite dinner time. But you're starving. Sounds like story of my life. Oh, and did I mention I'm feeling completely lazy? On these kind of days my go-to snack is this easy sweet potato recipe! Enjoy this bite size snack! [caption id="attachment_175" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Get this in your belly ASAP![/caption] You will need: 2 large sweet potatoes Large cutting knife Peeler Salt Pepper Oil (EVOO, Avocado, etc.) Cooking sheet Aluminum foil or parchment paper Note:…

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How to Spend a Week in Naples, Florida | Travel Guide

My family has been vacationing in Naples for as long as I can remember. I can only wish that I was referring to Naples, Italy. Alas, it is merely Naples, Florida (still amazing, I know, don't hate me for making that comment). Nonetheless, it will forever remain one of my favorite spots to visit. Everything is slower here. The pace of life slows down, the time passing seems to wind down, and even the drivers slow it way down (there are…