Monthly Archives : November 2016

WOD Wednesday


How was your holiday? Good? Eat too much? Me too! I’m here stuck at the airport, my flight being delayed by first 1/2 an hour, then 2 hours…now only 2 and 1/2 hours but who’s complaining? Instead I am going to find a spot where I can roll out my yoga mat and get some stretching in before the 4…

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New Art Fair Announced for Next Year!


If you’re a fan of Art Fairs…or maybe you’ve never been to one and have always been curious. Paris will be the home to the Biennale des Antiquaires beginning in November of 2017. The annual fair will focus on decorative art from the 16th century to the present and will be housed at the Palais Brongniart, according to the Art Newspaper.…

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Inspiration Monday: Family.


Quick inspiration Monday. This one goes out to my family. I traveled home for Thanksgiving to surprise my parents this weekend. I swore my sister and brothers to secrecy and somehow we made it happen. They were totally bowled over. I know going home means something different for everyone. For me it means spending time with some of the most…

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WOD Wednesday


Did you think you were going to get off that easily? With Thanksgiving tomorrow, let’s face it, we all need some inspiration to work out and really it wouldn’t hurt to fit in some extra cardio…am I right? Many of you will be traveling, as will I, and if you have travel plans like mine you will need to fit…

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Thanksgiving Traditions


Thanksgiving traditions. My family has them. I’m sure many of you do too! Some traditions have passed by the wayside and some we’ve kept, for instance the Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade is always on the tv, whether or not we’re actually watching it. My roommate’s parents have everyone sign a plate with the date on it so that they can…

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Christmas Markets


I was recently researching for a trip to Edinburgh I plan on taking in the new year and came upon a blog by What Oliva Did (see below) from last year. In it Oliva went to the Christmas Market there. Which got me to thinking… how have I not been to a Christmas Market yet? I have a friend who travels…

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Solo travel safety tip for the day


As a solo traveler, safety is always on my mind. It doesn’t consume me but it’s definitely in the forefront of my mind. Am I staying in the right areas? Should I walk down that street? In reality, it isn’t that complicated, just use your common sense. Maybe don’t walk down a dark alley by yourself and be aware of…

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Travel Workouts


Looking for something to do to keep in shape while you travel? Try this: Equipment needed: Jump Rope, yourself, and enough space to use your jump rope.   3 Rounds for time: 100 double unders/ 200 Singles (double unders are 2 rotations of the rope in one jump) 20 push ups 40 air squats   This is a quick total…

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Art Auctions


(Feature image courtesy of the ArtsJournal) Ever been to an auction? Felt the fervor of a bidding war? If you’re in New York this week you can attend the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Art Sales. By the time this posts Sotheby’s auction will have already gone off but Christie’s in Midtown doesn’t hit until Wednesday the 16th. An art auction,…

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Inspiration Monday: Hiram Bingham III


(Feature Image: Hiram Bingham at Machu Picchu, 1912. Yale University Peabody Museum of Natural History) It’s inspiration Monday! My inspiration that I am sharing this week is Hiram Bingham III, noted scholar who helped to put Machu Picchu on the map. We owe Hiram Bingham for helping the world to understand the culture and history of the Inca, a great indigenous…

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