Travel

The Great Barrier Reef: Day Five

March 24, 2015
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I was so excited to wake up today because of our Great Barrier Reef adventure! We will be spending the next 8 hours on the Tusa6 which will stop at two different reefs for snorkeling. Yippee! I can hardly wait.

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Sporting my favorite STILL AND SEA bikini in the Great Barrier Reef! Feeling as colorful as the fishies. Use code “STEPH10″ at stillandsea.com to get 10% off your order!

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Trouble In Paradise: Day Four

March 23, 2015
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This morning we had to wake up super early and head to the airport. We are going to spend two days in Cairns and explore the Great Barrier Reef! One train ride and a three hour flight later we had arrived in Cairns, Queensland. We went outside and immediately noticed the heat and humidity. It is definitely tropical here! We took a cab over to The Hotel Cairns and checked into our new home for the next two days. By the time we were all settled in we were starving so we went out to find breakfast. It seemed like it was about 10 billion degrees outside and we could already feel our skin starting to burn. We were dying and this was fall in Cairns! I can’t even imagine what summer is like.

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Beautiful Bondi: Day Three

March 22, 2015
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Sunday March 22, 2015 aka day three of our adventure down undah! Today is the day I have been waiting for for over a year! We are off to the famous Bondi Beach and I am beyond excited. We stop for breakfast at a little cafe near the park then take a train to Bondi Junction. A ten minute bus ride later and we made it to Bondi. I instantly fell in love – Beach shops and little cafes line the beach walk, street art takes up the walls near the sand, groms are competing in a surf contest, wipeouts happen in the skate park, and tons of surfers are trying to catch waves. The energy is alive and the vibes are good. I like this place.

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Bondi street art in the making.

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Manly Beach: Day Two

March 21, 2015
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Australia day two! Woohoo! We have only been here a short time so far but I am completely in love with Sydney. Today we did a lot of walking, saw some incredible sights, and had a little beach adventure!

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We started off the morning at Joe Black Cafe because it was so convenient and delicious. We got brekkie muffins and fancy cappuccinos which lasted about five minutes. Australia really knows how to make good coffee! After breakfast we headed back through Hyde park and over to George Street. There was a parade on George for returned service men and women from Afghanistan. We stopped to watch before continuing on up to The Rocks.

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Adventures Down Under: Day One

March 20, 2015
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Today is a very exciting day for me because I am checking a major item off my bucket list. I have always wanted to go down under and I finally got the chance to make that dream a reality. After a 15 hour flight (which thankfully wasn’t bad at all because I had a row all to myself) my brother and I touched down in Sydney, Australia! We left on Wednesday March 18 and touched down on Friday March 20th, totally skipping out on Thursday which was really weird. We went through customs, grabbed our Australian vodaphone sim cards, and bought a train ticket into the city. If you are trying to save a few bucks I would recommend taking the train into Sydney rather than a taxi. It was super easy and only cost about $13 USD compared to $46 for a cab. We are staying at the Travelodge Sydney for a few days which is really reasonable and right in the heart of Sydney. Everything is within walking distance and our room is quite nice for the price.

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Adventures

Paia Town

March 8, 2015
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I’ve driven through Paia town before, hoping we could make a pit stop and window shop. Today that little dream became a reality and I spent the whole day exploring the gem that is Paia. Located on the north shore of Maui, Paia is the raddest town I ever did see. Good vibes, big waves, delicious pizza, vegan options galore, and hippie dippie treasures all around. Every store is painted a different color and every store and restaurant is amazing. What more could you need? Continue Reading…

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Roam Sweet Home

January 23, 2015
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I spent the weekend at my favorite place on earth. There is just something about Hawaii that feels like home. The island breezes, crystal blue water, the freshest pineapple and coconut you could ever have, and laid back vibes that instantly put you in a good mood. I drove up to the north shore and spent the day wandering around with no agenda and no expectations. I missed the swell and monster waves by two days but had the best time exploring Waialua, Haleiwa, Waimea Bay and the Banzai Pipeline. Yeah brudda! Continue Reading…

Health & Fitness

The Power of Positive Thinking

October 25, 2014
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Positive thinking is a powerful thing. Your attitude can greatly affect the world around you, and you life specifically. I believe that optimism is one of the greatest qualities a person can have, not only for those around them, but for themselves. The way you think affects your whole body and your whole life. Its the idea of cause and affect. The universe gives you what you put out. Give off bad vibes and you will live a negative life. Emote positive vibes and put your dreams out into the universe and it will reward you. Trust me, it works every time. Continue Reading…

Nourish

Almost Vegan Banana Pancakes

October 24, 2014
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Lately I have been all about trying new healthy recipes. It has been really fun experimenting in the kitchen and I’ve discovered that eating healthy doesn’t have to mean eating boring chicken & veggies every night. There are so many amazing recipes and ideas out there now that you can always find something new to eat. Eating healthy and nourishing your body is so important in order to feel your best every day. I am so sick of feeling bloated, icky, and bleh after eating a meal that wasn’t the best choice. One thing I have been experimenting with is pancakes! Everybody loves them, but they can be carby sugary nightmares. I came up with an easy to make, healthy recipe that will fuel your body and leave you feeling great. These are dairy free, bloat free bananalicious beauties. Continue Reading…