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 ...
The First Day at Lamai Fitness It was my first day at Lamai Fitness, and I’m hiking. And as I climb up this mountain I wonder: what exactly did I get myself into? I’ve never seen such a steep upward incline, and two members of my group are talking easily as they make their way […]
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 […]