Six Reasons to Travel Solo at Least Once

There are a million solo travel bloggers out there who will tell you the same thing…Solo travel is great! Everyone should try it for the benefits! You never have to wait until someone else is free to go with you! You get the chance to meet new people! You get the...

Visitor’s Guide to Stockholm, Sweden

With five days in Stockholm, there’s a lot you can do. For instance, walking through 13th century Gamla Stan, enjoying fika (the Swedish version of coffee break with friends), and trying all the Swedish foods and desserts. Of everything I did, this is a list of...

Stockholm: What to Know Before You Go

When I told my friends and colleagues I was going to Sweden for vacation (during winter no less) the first question asked was, “Why?” As a traveler, this seems like a silly question to me. Why not Sweden? Typically I enjoy going to places I know very...

How I finished Whole30: Weeks 3-4

I made it! Yes, siree Bob. I ate the Whole30 way for a whole month with no slipups. …Except maybe eating meat with a “naughty” ingredient in it here or there, accidentally. I don’t think it would be fair to start all over again, since...

My Whole30 Experience: Week 2

I’m Still Doing This? Yep. Half way done! Here’s how my Whole30 routine has been going. My Whole30 Challenge: Week 2 Days 8 – 9 “For the love of Gosling, my pants are TIGHTER.” The Whole30 book told me that my pants wouldn’t fit...

My Whole30 Experience: Week 1

At the end of 2016, I decided that one of my 2017 goals would be completion of the Whole30 challenge. What appealed to me most was that it was only 30 days, and that it was based on eating real food 100% of the time. I also wanted a way to get rid of my...

Exploring Cusco, Peru: Day 2

A typical meal in Cusco, Peru may include bread with butter and jam and coffee or tea. Other popular choices include: a chicharrón (fried pork) sandwich, tamale, or empanada. BREAKFAST IN CUSCO On my second day in Cusco I had breakfast at La Valeriana, a darling café...