Being Overweight and Traveling My name is Kelly, and I am overweight-that was not easy ...
In 2014, I wrote a post about how I Saved $5,000 to backpack Europe. The ...
It was the half-way point during my 16 day Amplified tour of New Zealand with ...
A Day at Lamai Fitness 6:15am: Wake-up A day at Lamai fitness begins with a 7 am workout-so I’m up at 6:15 mentally preparing myself for what is to come. I usually drink my apple cider vinegar, take a few L-Carnite pills to give me energy through my workouts, drink a bottle of water so […]
Why a fitness holiday? Every summer, I have had the opportunity to travel for an extended period of time. Having summers off is one of the best perks of being a teacher. Usually, I go on a month-long trip to at least a couple of different countries. I try and see as much as I […]
Being Overweight and Traveling My name is Kelly, and I am overweight-that was not easy to say, and this post was not easy to write. I’m embarrassed about my weight, I don’t ever talk about it to my friends, and I try and avoid the subject with my family. Why? Because I am ashamed I […]
I first went to New Orleans when I was 18 years old. It was a marching band trip, and it was jam packed with wonderful activities: hanging out in Jackson square, wandering the waterfront, a boat cruise, a night in Mardi Gras world, strolling the French Quarter, and making it to band practices and performing […]
I hate flying. It may come as a surprise to some of you, but I do. The whole process of going through security, waiting for the flight, loading the plane, being squashed in a small seat, the flight itself, and waiting to get off the plane, causes me anxiety. But even worse, about four years […]
There is something about the fall that always feels like coming home. After spending the past six years and three years in Florida, respectively, Meghan and I relish our time in the district during autumn. Fall in D.C. is something entrancing. Having spent the majority of our lives in a D.C. suburb, we’re no strangers […]
I’ve taken some amazing trips. And, each trip was unique. But, I plan all of my trips in very similar ways, even though the final product can look drastically different. Of the 18 days that I was in New Zealand, 16 of them were on a small group tour. But, when I backpacked Europe for […]
It will happen, when you’re traveling, something bad, or annoying, or horrifying will happen. Travel is a beautiful thing that will transform you into a wonderful, adaptable, loving, and interesting person with awesome stories. But, there are a few negatives that come with the territory. You need to learn to be adaptable, and prepare yourself […]
In 2014, I wrote a post about how I Saved $5,000 to backpack Europe. The $5,000 actually lasted about six weeks, and also covered about a thousand dollars worth of first-time traveler supplies. It’s been about two and a half years since that trip, and I’ve still managed to take several amazing trips during my […]
My New Zealand packing list had a little bit of everything on it. I would be in New Zealand for about 19 days, and I would spend around 3 full days traveling to get there and get back home. So this packing list is for a three-week trip to New Zealand during the month of July […]
It was the half-way point during my 16 day Amplified tour of New Zealand with Haka Tours. We had spent a little over a week exploring New Zealand’s North Island, and now it was time to move onto New Zealand’s South Island. The air got a little colder, the sites got more beautiful, and all […]
I wanted to go to New Zealand. I grew up in a place with four seasons, surrounded by mountains and crisp air. In college I watched snow fall, and even though the cold chilled me, it also was kind of beautiful. But now, I live in Florida. And the summers are unbearably hot. So, I […]
“My dad has a house in Boca de Yuma in the Dominican Republic. You guys are welcome anytime that you want.” My ears immediately perked up. I was sitting at happy hour, when one of my co-workers began talking about his summer spent at his father’s house in the Dominican. He captivated us with tales of […]