With summer knocking at our door, I wanted to share our long weekend itinerary from a trip to Mammoth Mountain last Labor Day weekend. We are a snow family through and through, but after hearing of all the wonders of Mammoth in the summer, we decided to finally do it. There was an incentive to … Continue reading A Beautiful Summer Family Trip to Mammoth Mountain
When I find a good recipe I always share and would love it if others did the same. The recipes below fall into two categories. I have the homemade baked snacks and the healthier desserts. The home baked snacks (in lieu of packaged foods!) use fall & winter produce like squashes or carrots are quick … Continue reading Healthier Home-Made Snacks & Desserts
That is definitely the first question I asked myself. Africa is a huge and diverse continent and despite the “best of” lists out there, you have to pick the right adventure for you. It was about this time last year that our research was in full swing and our decisions were narrowing down. So … Continue reading Planning Your Own Safari Adventure Where the heck to begin????
Moving everyday can make you feel better, even when you are traveling - try my favorite 3 travel workouts.
Sometimes it takes awhile to visit those destinations that are closest to home (and for reference I mean within a two to four hour drive). Being in California, we’ve tackled a few of them including Mammoth, Temecula, Palm Springs, LA, Santa Barbara, San Diego and a few jaunts up and down the PCH. This … Continue reading Family Trip to Big Bear, CA – Active & Relaxing Weekend for Ages 5-75!
As a celebration of our 10th Anniversary, my husband and I planned a 2-week trip to Africa. After careful consideration of all the amazing places we wanted to see in Africa, we decided to plan a safari in Tanzania and add a few days of luxuriating in Zanzibar. We worked with Access 2 Tanzania … Continue reading Lifestyle Changes to Keep & Foods to Try: What I learned on this year’s African adventure
Over the last month I had the pleasure of trying out some classes at Core Power Yoga in California. The studios offer a number of classes with varying degrees of heat and humidity and rely on a formula and method of teaching. (BTW I won the month-long yoga trial at a local CrossFit 310 event). Basically, … Continue reading Core Power Yoga – Too Hot To Be Good? My Experience with a Month-Long Trial
Once in a while, everything lines up to guide you in a specific direction. No, it doesn't have to be a big deal... but this sure seemed like a big deal to me! No gym for 2-3 months? Seriously?! For nearly five (that's 5!) years, going to the gym has been the anchor to my … Continue reading Two Months Without (gasp) A Gym Membership….and I’m Surviving
My fired up review of a great new local dance studio
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for a newer and richer experience.” –Eleanor Roosevelt This post is a bit delayed and it's a repeat of one I posted last year, but after I reread it I really like what I … Continue reading 5 Tools to Make Successful New Year’s Resolutions