Looking at a map and laptop for wanderful inspiration
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Wanderful inspiration: Is it too early to think about Christmas?

This week’s wanderful inspiration looks at packing tips, unwritten travel rules, and some Christmas vacation ideas. In August?! Trust me, you’re gonna wanna plan ahead. Check out my Facebook page for more links during the week and my Destinations page for places I have been. This week’s wanderful inspiration Flat Packing Versus Rolling: Which Actually […]

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Swiss alps from airplane window
Travel | Trip tips

My must take travel gear for long days in transit

Friends are traveling to Ireland this week. I’m so excited for them and looking forward to some vicarious adventure! Immediately after being told they were going, I started listing off my travel gear musts. Like most travel addicts, there are things I just can’t do without on those long transit days and flights. So here’s […]

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Padlocks on a fence in Santorini
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Santorini, third time is a charm!

This was not my first time to this lovely island. In fact, this was my 3rd time to the island of Santorini and honestly, the first time I completely enjoyed it. My other visits were overrun with tourists. This time, ours was the only cruise ship visiting and the visit was much more pleasant. If […]

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Dubrovnik old town
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Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic

Dubrovnik has been on my list of must visit places for years. I was so excited to discover it listed on our itinerary. This year we decided to do a two week Mediterranean cruise. We’ve cruised before. It’s great bang for the buck when you’re limited to two-week vacations. Usually, you get to see lots, […]

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Snack food
Healthy living | Travel | Trip tips

Travel snacking

This is my first trip since eating intuitively. While I don’t want food and eating to consume too much of my trip prep, I also like to be prepared. I eat differently than I had. My portions are smaller. I’m hungry more frequently. I know better what foods sustain me and what foods make my tummy […]

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Peloponnese coast line
Travel

Wheel experience abroad

As I count sleeps to my return to the Mediterranean I can’t help but think of the times I’ve been there before. On my second visit to Greece, a friend and I decided we would rent a car and tour the Peloponnese for a week before skipping off to the ever popular islands. We wanted to […]

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Heart shaped waffle
Healthy living

Because it feels good

Part of intuitive eating is eating and doing things because it feels good. It sounds hedonistic but as I practice it I’m seeing it for what it really is. As I read Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program that Works, I’m finding that there are different stages to “because it feels good”. First it felt good […]

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Looking out over water in Bermuda
Healthy living

Changing my dialog

I started regular strength training about a month ago. I’ve recently read about all of the health benefits being active and specifically strength training provide. But honestly, I just want my legs and knees to be able to keep up with my fit hubby this coming vacation. We’re going to some of my favourite places […]

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Stairs in Santorini
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Santorini’s Karavolades stairs

We’re going back to Santorini on our upcoming trip. Although I’ve been twice, this is hubby’s first visit. Here’s a little taste from my last visit there. Climbing down the 600 or so steps to Hades for the second time, I watch my step. You would think that climbing down would be easy, but it’s […]

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