How to Maximize a Weekend in Lima, Peru

Peru is hands down one of my favorite countries in South America. It's a great country for nourishing  fresh food options and staying active while on the road. Lima, its capital, sits on the Pacific coast and is one of South America’s largest cities. The first time I was in Lima, I was only there for three days and had not had time to properly prepare for the trip. Although I’m a fan of “on the fly” planning for some things, other activities require a bit of preparation... 

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Finding Yourself in Sedona...or Anywhere

Sedona, AZ is known for its massive red-rock formations and is considered sacred land of peace and power. Many people travel here to find answers to help them on their path of life. It is recognized as an energy earth vortex which some believe can offer healing powers and awaken creative energies.

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24 hours in Detroit and Why You Might Like it...

Detroit is not typically on people's top list for travel destinations, but there is much more this historical city has to offer than people might expect.  I should start this blog by saying I grew up in the suburbs, 30 minutes outside of Detroit.  I left Michigan however, at the age of 18 and I was never fully able to explore this city in all of its glory as an adult.  Now that I'm a full-fledged adult with a license who can enjoy a glass of wine...

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Same same but different ways to stay nourished in Ho Chi Minh City

As cities go, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is much more cosmopolitan than I had expected.  Besides being the land of coffee and motorbikes Vietnamese cuisine is on point and despite doses of westernization it offers many culturally unique things to see and do. It was not difficult to stay nourished here with good food (yay, spring rolls!) and quality Vietnamese coffee.  Vietnam is the second largest producer of coffee in the world and with a population of over 8 million people there are thousands of unique and charming cafes to get your caffeine fix.

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Nourish yourself by challenging yourself in La Paz, Bolivia

Why would La Paz, Bolivia of all places be one of my favorite travel destinations? Because it was a beautifully tough place to live for a month, offering some once-in-a-lifetime adventure tourism and no better way to nourish yourself than to challenge yourself. I highly recommend taking a break from sunny beach vibe destinations and taking a chance and challenging yourself in this uniquely bizarre and ridiculously beautiful country that you will never forget. 

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Chasing hipster cafes & clean food in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Ok, so by clean and healthy, I do not mean the air.  Due to thousands of motor bikes, tuk tuks and vehicles on condensed roads, pollution comes with the territory in Phnom Penh.  What I did not expect to find were so many hipster cafe's with clean, raw, vegan and gluten free food options that make you feel like your on a yoga retreat cleanse resort rather than a large city in a third world country.  

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Feeling not so "nourished" on the island of Koh Rong, Cambodia

After living in Phnom Penh for two weeks I jumped at the chance at an invitation to go to the island of Koh Rong in hopes I could remove myself from noise pollution and bask in some relaxing beach vibes.  I did not have time to research, but I thought, I have been to island's before, I've got this. I discovered it was not entirely the vision I had in mind when I think of a Cambodian Island. I do not want to deter anyone from going but it is important to know what to expect; if like me you were going seeking some R & R...don't expect much.  

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Staying fit in Chiang Mai with Muay Thai and hiking.

Staying fit while in Chiang Mai is not difficult and the city offers many options for whatever you fancy.  My go to activities here were Muay Thai, yoga, hiking and running.  I highly recommend taking a Muay Thai class which is an important aspect of Thai culture as well as a day of hiking at the easy on the eyes National Park in Doi Inthanon. 

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Nourish your LIFE by hiking Machu Picchu

I have been asked often by family and friends what it's like to hike 4 days and 26 miles to a wonder of the world. There is no easy way to describe the experience but if you are in good health (even if you loath hiking) this is a must see that will hit many birds with one stone nourishing your mind body AND soul in four days. I promise you won't regret it. 

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