Snorkeling at La Jolla Cove

Even though I lived in Southern California for the majority of my childhood, now that I have returned (after seven years in Chicago) I am finding so many new things to do. The most recent has been snorkeling in the Pacific Ocean, and not only snorkeling with fins and a mask but also with seals […]

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Dear Chicago

Dear Chicago, Thank you for seven memorable years. I know we had our ups and downs, especially when it came to finding parking, but I will never forget how much I grew up living in the windy city. Now, I have to say good bye. The first time I visited the city I was almost […]

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St. Lucia, Simply Beautiful

Traveling from Costa Rica to St. Lucia was not a direct journey. I flew from San Jose, Costa Rica to Charlotte, South Carolina in the US where I had an overnight layover. Going through US customs, I handed my passport to the customs officer. He smiled and said “welcome back”, I returned the smile and […]

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Nutella Cafe

Nutella, a recent food trend in the US unless you are from Europe and have grown up eating it, know this delicious hazelnut spread. For a part of my childhood my family lived in New Hampshire where we were lucky to have a variety of European imported goods in some stores. Otherwise we would have […]

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An Afternoon in Marigot Bay

Forget whatever you are doing right now and picture this: an oasis of palm trees, a soft ocean breeze and all of your worries washing away. Sounds like a tropical paradise doesn’t it? I think so. That’s why whenever I am in St. Lucia I make it a priority to spend an afternoon in the […]

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Visiting Costa Rica during “Green Season”

Arriving in San Jose, Costa Rica I couldn’t contain my excitement! I was finally visiting Central America!! (read about the yoga retreat I created) I landed just before lunch time and made my way through immigrations and back through the departures gate to catch my flight with Nature Air airlines. My resort, Pranamar Resort Oceanfront […]

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Creating my own yoga retreat

One of the adventures on my growing bucket list is to go on a yoga retreat. For the past two years I have been watching some of my favorite yogis and studios host retreats around the world. I haven’t been able to make it to any, mostly due to the timing of the retreats, the […]

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What to do if your phone stops working abroad

Thank you to my cousin who I used as a model in the photo above =o) I was in London a few weeks ago staying with my best friend, Eliska. One morning I woke up, switched on my phone and began my usual scrolling through Instagram. All of a sudden my phone screen went black. […]

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Notes Coffee

Waking up each morning, the first thing I do is have a cup of coffee. No matter where I am, whether at home or travelling, I always manage to have a cup first thing (I even dedicated a post to my love of coffee last year). But what I recently realized is that I have […]

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One Day in Northern Ireland

It was quite hard to leave my soft and comfy bed at the Galgorm Resort the first morning of our stay in Northern Ireland. But Eliska and I had plans to explore the northern coast of the country. We headed out after our delicious breakfast to the first stop on our itinerary: The Dark Hedges. […]

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