Discovering the Stoke

I never thought I’d be someone who included the word “stoked” in her vocabulary on a semi-regular basis. And then I moved to Colorado. I think I took the outdoors for granted. I grew up hiking, paddling, and swimming. I never really thought about how it affected me, it was just what we did.  …

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PSL Isn’t Always Basic

With the arrival of fall comes beautiful foliage, costume planning, boots and cozy layers. Oh, and PSL (aka Pumpkin Spice Latte). via GIPHY Blech! Amiright?! Just because I really don’t like PSLs doesn’t mean I don’t like pumpkin-flavored things. For the record, pumpkin chocolate chip combinations are some of my favorite! Here’s a round up…

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Midnight Sun: Two “Nights” in Oslo

“Should we layover in Oslo?”  “Sure!” When we decided to travel to Norway, we wanted to prioritize the fjords, finding natural beauty off the beaten path. Of course we couldn’t resist spending at least a couple of days in Oslo along the way. We also figured it was a good chance to acclimate after the…

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The summer free-for-all is over

Summer is a time of healthy living: sunshine, sweaty activities, outdoor adventures, fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s also a time of living it up, of saying “yes,” of kicking habits off to the wayside. There’s been a lot of disruptions to my routine this summer. Friends visiting, seeing someone in town for just the summer,…

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Namaste and Sparkling Rosé

When Friday rolls around, there’s a magic in the air. You feel me? via GIPHY   Weekend vibes are an interesting thing for me. There’s just so much to do, how do you decide? Do you relax and rest? Catch up on sleep, binge a show on Netflix, get a massage? Do you head out…

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3 ways to sparkle while (and after) traveling

And here I thought summer couldn’t get any crazier. Last year was the epitome of unusual. I was back and forth to North Carolina all summer long for my dad’s transplant. We were in Vegas for BlogFest, roadtripped to California for the EMPOWER race. I also went to Rochester, NY, Seattle, WA, and Asheville, NC,…

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