Budgeting · Lodging Reviews · Travel · travel guide

4 Amazing Hostels For Your Next Trip To Europe

Recently I polled my friends regarding the one word they associated with hostels and got responses like cheap, dirty, minimal, scary, fun, youth and homicide.  If you've never stayed in a hostel and the word only conjures up negative images of partying hippies and the gruesome Tarantino movie with the same name, I'm sorry.  As… Continue reading 4 Amazing Hostels For Your Next Trip To Europe

Recipes

Banish Your Recipe Rut With Sausage And Butternut Squash Stuffed Tomatoes

Anyone else in a bit of a recipe rut?  I was getting bored with making the same 4 or 5 meals each week, so I'm really thankful for the gift of a cookbook that I've been working through called Against All Grain, by Danielle Walker.   I explain more about why I'm eating mostly paleo these days… Continue reading Banish Your Recipe Rut With Sausage And Butternut Squash Stuffed Tomatoes

52 Weeks Challenge · Greensboro · Healthy Living

52 Weeks Of Trying New Things | Week 12 |Cupping Therapy At Paradox Wellness In Greensboro

Since I grew up in Asia, I'm sure no one is surprised that I'm open to trying Eastern medicine-based therapies like cupping.   I've had some severe shoulder and neck pain this past week that restricted my range of motion and didn't seem to be improving with stretching and heat.   I knew Michael Phelps had used cupping during the… Continue reading 52 Weeks Of Trying New Things | Week 12 |Cupping Therapy At Paradox Wellness In Greensboro

europe · Travel · travel guide

A Travel Guide For 48 Hours In Helsinki, Finland

Back by popular demand - another CliffsNotes version showcasing our adventures in Europe - this time in Helsinki, Finland.  Fair warning, this is a picture heavy post! Arrival Gabe and I took a €10 Eckero line ferry from Tallinn, Estonia up to Helsinki, and loved every minute of the just over 2-hour journey.  We didn't… Continue reading A Travel Guide For 48 Hours In Helsinki, Finland

52 Weeks Challenge · Healthy Living · non toxic personal care

52 Weeks Of Trying New Things | Week 11 | Making My Own Natural Deodorant

I've officially reached hippie status.  This week I tried making my own natural deodorant.  I'm not typically a DIY type of person, but after trying countless brands of natural deodorant and only finding one that I considered both safe and effective, I wanted to see if I could make something comparable myself that would save… Continue reading 52 Weeks Of Trying New Things | Week 11 | Making My Own Natural Deodorant

Healthy Living · Holistic Health · nutrition

7 Tools To Naturally Boost Your Immunity During Cold And Flu Season

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.  All opinions are my own and I only recommend products I have personally tested and found to be helpful. The cold weather months can be tough on us, both mentally and physically.   In the midst… Continue reading 7 Tools To Naturally Boost Your Immunity During Cold And Flu Season

Blogging · Budgeting · Travel

How To Support Your Wanderlust With A Digital Biz | Guest Post By Patrick Foster

Emily here!  I hope you're all gearing up for an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday.  This guest post is my early Black Friday gift to you.  It's full of creative ideas from e-commerce expert Patrick Foster on how you can support your travel habit.  I hope his practical tips encourage you to look at the realistic possibilities… Continue reading How To Support Your Wanderlust With A Digital Biz | Guest Post By Patrick Foster