Sunday, March 22

A Guide to Siem Reap, Cambodia

After every trip, no matter the magnitude, my custom is to feverishly scribble down the details of my adventure on the flight home.  I desperately try to recount the sights, the sounds, the tastes of whatever wonderful corner of the earth I have just left.  But with Cambodia? Well, it has just been different. 

I am having difficulty digesting and articulating my time in Cambodia.  On the one hand there is Angkor Wat, which is absolutely mesmerizing in every sense of the word. There are the floating villages, the coconut soups, the vast jungle and the pristine beaches.  On the other hand there is a dark and dirty side of corruption that leaves me squeamish and uncomfortable.  Yet at the end of the day, Cambodia is a place I feel truly grateful for having visited... and one I strongly recommend you move up on your bucket list.  The history of Cambodia is peculiar, the people resilient and the landscape breathtaking... put it all together and you've got a destination worth shaking the piggy bank for.

For most, Cambodia is a stop on a southeast Asia tour for one reason, and one reason alone: Angkor Wat in Siem Reap.  So let's start there, shall we?
 Can you even believe I took this photo on an iphone 5? 

Tuesday, March 17

Maximize the benefits of your 3 day Juice Cleanse!!

I am not a dietician.  Anyone who is considering a juice cleanse should consult with their doctor. 

What started as a fad diet for celebrities has turned into a nationwide phenomenon, with juice bars sprouting up like wildflowers and home juicers flying off the shelves.  And while juicing can promise wonderful health benefits and can jumpstart a healthy lifestyle, it is not for everyone and can even be dangerous if executed incorrectly.  

So before you purge your house of solid foods and start choking down green juice, let's discern between who would benefit from a cleanse and who wouldn't.  

You should refrain from a juice cleanse if: 
-you are diabetic
-you have kidney disease
-you are extremely active
-you are on any heavy medications
-you are under 18
-you are underweight
-you're not willing to give up caffeine and/or alcohol for the 3-5 days of the cleanse

Even if you make my 'do not juice' list, don't fret.  I am simply discouraging you from doing a 3-5 day only juice diet.  I strongly believe that adding juices into your diet is a wonderful way to receive an abundance of essential vitamins for optimal health.  No need to tear up your punch card to Pressed Juicery, I promise! 

Wednesday, March 11

A Bachelorette Party Weekend in Cabo - The Itinerary

A play by play of the perfect* bachelorette party Weekend in Cabo San Lucas!

*Disclaimer: My definition of perfect might be slightly different than yours. Please take itinerary with a grain (or two) of salt... and a lime wedge.  (see what I did there).


DAY 1
12:00 PM.  Hooray! you've hit The Office at the right time and it's two for one margaritas!  Slurp them down with guacamole and arguably the world's best shrimp tacos.

12:15 PM. Holy F-ing Shit.  It's 2 for one margs at The Office and now you've lost all control over your limbs. Keep sunglasses on until further notice.

1:00 PM. While you're demobilized in your chair, expect a visit from the Mexican Rambo.  Don't try to resist his tequila shots.  DO pull away if he tries to steal a kiss.
Note to self.  Refrain from making kissy face when Mexican Rambo does steal kiss.

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