Dominica is Packed with Awesomeness

Mountain Views in Dominica

I had breakfast at Evergreen Hotel, toured the city Roseau, hiked to Trafalgar Falls, swam in hot springs, relaxed on Mero Beach, dined at Romance Cafe and enjoyed flyboarding with Nature Island Adventure Tours. That’s not my full week itinerary; that’s what I did today in Dominica.  Continue reading

What A Crazy Beautiful Day in Dominica

Scott’s Head Peninsula, Dominica I arrived in Dominica today. After long flights and crappy layovers because of an even crappier airline, I was feeling frustrated and annoyed. I wasn’t sure if Dominica was worth the hassle. Then, I got here and all my questions were answered. It is one of the most beautiful, natural islands I’ve ever visited and definitely worth the flight. Continue reading

I’m Fat & It’s Time I Do Something About It!

#BlogABetter Body - Recent Photo

I’m fat, and not in the cute “All About the Bass” kind of way. I’m fat in the unhealthy, overweight in all the wrong places kind of way. The kind of way that will shorten my life and take me away from my beautiful family. It’s definitely not a bucket list way. I look in the mirror and it makes me want to cry. I see the fat hanging over my pants, my growing cheeks, and my flabby butt.  This is not the me that I know. This is not the me that I want to see in the mirror. I’m struggling to find the motivation to make it better and the worse it gets the worse I feel. Do you know what I mean? How can I make it better? How do I find the encouragement to fix it? I’d like to lie and tell you a made up weight to make myself feel better (which I do). I’d like to edit all of my pictures to hide the truth (which I do). But what I’d really like is to do something about it. Writing and responding to you is a huge part of my life so I found a way to incorporate that into doing something about my weight. It’s called #BlogABetterBody and I need your encouragement but I want it to be fun and motivating. Here’s the plan! Continue reading

Follow Along as I Discover Dominica

Victoria Falls, Dominica

Dominica is one of the few countries left in the Caribbean that I haven’t visited. It’s a hiker’s paradise with adventure, beauty, nature, and culture abound. Starting Wednesday, I will discover this unspoiled destination. My trip will include hiking Sari Sari Falls and Trafalgar Falls. I’ll canyon, dive, snorkel, and relax on the beach. I’ll swim at Bubble Beach Spa and Champagne Reef and enjoy a whale watching excursion. You know when I visit a new place, I’m all in. My packed schedule will introduce me to the best of Dominica and I’ll be sure to share it all with you. Continue reading

19 Days Until I Move into My Orange County, California Home

On the Beach in California

We’re going to be home owners in Orange County, California! It’s my wildest dream turned into a reality. Our closing date is June 30th and we’re going to move in that day. I have a busy, exciting road ahead of me between now and then, especially with a Dominica trip, packing, and moving but on July 1st I will celebrating in my own yard.  Continue reading

Buying a New Home in Southern California

Newport Beach, California

My dream of living in California and owning a home is about to come true. Assuming everything goes well with the closing process, we will live in our new Orange County home on June 30th. It’s not even half the size of our home in North Carolina and our backyard is basically non-existent, but our playground is the beach and the mountains and it’s open 365 days a year. Continue reading

Be a Proud Tourist with Our CityPASS Giveaway

This contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated. Stay tuned for more contests & giveaways in the near future.

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There’s an argument about being a traveler rather than a tourist, but I’m happy to admit I’m 100% a tourist. I’m a camera wearing, photo snapping, must-see attraction seeking tourist. I love the typical tourist attractions that draw millions and millions of tourist every year. More than one million happy tourists use CityPASS each year; I am one of them. CityPASS gives you access to some of the hottest tourist attractions in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Southern California, Tampa Bay, and Toronto. Would you like to get your hands on two booklets and be a tourist too? Check out our awesome CityPASS giveaway to score two CityPASS booklets.

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