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10 Ways Not to Pay for Drinking Water When You Travel

10 Ways Not to Pay for Drinking Water When You Travel

10 Ways Not to Pay for Drinking Water When You Travel Maybe one of the harder things about traveling is your ability to quench your thirst with water. It's frustrating to constantly fear that the drinking water will make you sick. And it's even more exhausting to have...

5 Unusual Things To Do on Peaks Island, Maine

5 Unusual Things To Do on Peaks Island, Maine

5 Unusual Things to Do on Peaks Island (note: this article was Summer 2020.) Ask the local Mainers, and they'll tell you that there's only one thing to do on Peaks Island (find sea glass), but I found 5 unusual things to do on Peaks Island, Maine. Peaks Island is a...

Eating Vegan or Vegetarian While Traveling a Nomad Life

Eating Vegan or Vegetarian While Traveling a Nomad Life

Eating Vegan or Vegetarian While Traveling a Nomad Life I remember back in April 2016 when my family and I decided to do an around the world trip in 30 days. My husband was trying to eat a gluten-free diet at the time. 24 hours prior to our departure, I found myself...

How I Went from 51 and Fat to 53 and Fabulous

How I Went from 51 and Fat to 53 and Fabulous

How I Went from 51 and Fat to 53 and Fabulous It wasn't easy. It wasn't overnight. It was Dec 30, my birthday, and I would turn 51 at 3:45 pm. Up to this point, I thought of myself as a bit overweight but still healthy. After all, I could easily walk five miles, lead...

A Carnivore and a Vegetarian Walk into Thanksgiving Dinner

A Thanksgiving Meal that Makes Everyone Happy Got eaters coming to Thanksgiving that you want to be sure are happy, but you have no idea how to satisfy the vegans, vegetarians, pescatarians, carnivores, omnivores, and gluten-frees? Here's how we're doing it in my...

An Authentic Oaxaca Walking Vacation

An Authentic Oaxaca Walking Vacation

An Authentic Oaxaca Walking Vacation Oaxaca, cradle of The Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), alebrijes, and mole' sauce, offers up a great backdrop to excellent walking, urban hiking, and hiking. Drop in the wonderful 7-pueblo ecotourism cooperative of the Pueblos...

5 Must Do Day Hikes and Eats Near Seattle

5 Must Do Day Hikes and Eats Near Seattle

Must Do Day Hikes and Eats Near Seattle Seattle and the entire Northwest are loaded with great hikes and great eats. On my recent trip to this outdoor playground, I picked the top five day hikes, walks, and urban ambles to adventure near Seattle. I topped off each...

Update: Change your Lifestyle, Lose Weight: A Year Later

Update: Change your Lifestyle, Lose Weight: A Year Later

Fat and 51 Summer 2019 Update: Once again, I feel the need to update my lifelong journey in weight management. If you've followed along, in January 2018, I signed up for the State of Slim program (see below) and lost over 30 pounds. I then went on my 5-month journey...

Quirky Southwest Road Trip Colorado New Mexico Arizona California

Quirky Southwest Road Trip Colorado New Mexico Arizona California

Quirky Southwest Road Trip I can't resist a good road trip. Two years ago we did a northern, western road trip. This year, we decided to hit the southwest during the holidays and visit some of the best southwestern National Parks (and not the Grand Canyon!) Buckle up,...

Next Door Stapleton Restaurant Food Review

Next Door Stapleton Restaurant Food Review

Welcome to Next Door Stapleton In full disclosure, the Kitchen/Next Door franchise has given me three free meals so far while I've lived in Denver. The first was when Car2Go came to town and had a big kick-off party at The Kitchen. Then second is when they treated...

Lost Cajun Restaurant Food Review

Lost Cajun Restaurant Food Review

The Lost Cajun Found in Littleton Having spent a good amount of my life in the south, a sign that will suck me in is one that says "gumbo" on it. We made a quick stop at The Lost Cajun in Littleton on the way home from Waterton Canyon. Here's my yummy review of the...