Category: Lifestyle

A Night Acatenango Volcano Hike

If you read my last post you know that I have hiked the Acatenango trails and been to its summit more than 15 times. That is because it is gorgeous of course but mainly because it is the closest one … Continue reading

Date Night – How It Helps Your Kids Become Better Adults

What happens when you get married, have kids and sink into life? Well, quite a few things as we know. But one of the biggest that gets overlooked is the relationship that brought this family to life in the first place. … Continue reading

Insider’s Guide to Adventure Travel in Guatemala

Now that I have been around the touristic industry in Guatemala I noticed that most travelers seem to think that the country is all about Antigua, Tikal, Atitlan and Pacaya Volcano, some also go to Lanquin and Semuc Champey which … Continue reading

Living in Guatemala – School for Athletes in Antigua Guatemala – It is Free!

Working out is one of the activities I have enjoyed for a long time. It makes me feel great. Bue even like that I never took it as a serious thing. I simply enjoyed my time at the gym at … Continue reading

2nd Week in Review – Ultra Marathon Training – 50K Ultramarathon Challenge

#ULTRAMARATHON TRAINING WEEK 2 in REVIEW and STARTING WEEK 3 This week I broke my record ever – and averaged 7 kilometers per training session. Normally between 1:15 – 1:30 hours per training run. I did 5 training sessions – … Continue reading

1st Week in Review – Training for a Marathon – 50K Ultramarathon Challenge

Training for the Marathon (with kids) Training with kids is a necessary (evil). Which, in my opinion is actually inspirational. I won’t deny it, my kids, and family in general, think I’m nuts for doing this over the top race, … Continue reading

Training for Marathon is Becoming a Family Affair – Day 5

Training can be a family affair, at least when it comes to taking measurements and getting the kids excited about their own weight. But I had to get my numbers down so I can keep track. March 17, 2017 – … Continue reading

Training With a Runny Buddy – Day 4

I’ve never actually trained with someone, even when I was into fitness I did most of the training and working out myself. But now that I’m going for this crazy goal and somehow managing to inspire others to join me, … Continue reading

Total Transparency – Day 3 Training for Ultra Marathon 50K

NO ME LIKEYYYY Today is a REST DAY – my trainer says I can’t push myself too hard. So today is a day of facing up to my past five months of decision to NOT exercise at all. For a fitness … Continue reading

Day 2 – Training For a Marathon – Crazy Dangerous Run

The training has begun! Day 2 – Training For a Marathon Today I did 5.3 kilometers in 48.57 minutes I’m now around nine minutes per kilometer, moving up in the world. The speed walk I did took my from my … Continue reading

50 K Ultra Marathon – Who is Crazy Enough To Do This?

I AM CRAZEEEEEE – But I gotta maintain my VIDA LOCA If you don’t GO BIG – well, then why bother? Just signed up to do a 50K run!!! And hired me a super sexy trainer (my husband 😉 Not so … Continue reading

Grandma and Me Time – Nan and Byron’s Restaurant in Charlotte, North Carolina

I have a confession to make. It has been YEARS since my grandma and I have spent any quality time together. Me and her. Honestly, while enjoying lunch together, we tried to remember the last time it happened and the … Continue reading

Restaurants in Charlotte – Pike’s Old Fashioned Soda Shop

Living in Guatemala the last thing my kids know about is American Soda Shops. When I heard about Pike’s Old Fashioned Soda Shop, I made it a top priority stop for my kids and I. Restaurants in Charlotte – Pike’s … Continue reading

Simon Coll – Chocolate Tour in Barcelona

Living with a family of chocolate lovers, the idea of visiting one of the most popular chocolatiers in Spain, Simon Coll, was a must do. Visiting and Touring Simon Coll Simon Coll is located about 45 minutes outside of Barcelona. What’s … Continue reading

Vilarnau – Family Friendly Cava Winery Tour in Barcelona

Visiting Napa Valley over twenty years ago hooked me onto wine tours. Since then, whenever possible, I make sure to visit a local winery. So how could I miss out on a tour while in Spain? Interestingly enough though, when … Continue reading

Barraca Toni Montoliu – Authentic Paella Cooking – Top Tricks from a Master Chef

Our epic trip to Spain lasted over six weeks and in that time I can honestly say that less than a handful of things were so amazing that I would scream from mountaintops to get the word out for families … Continue reading

Paella Cooking Class – Fresh from the Market to the Kitchen, Valencia Spain

Visiting Valencia and not having Paella is like going to Italy and not eating Pasta. However, Paella isn’t just a meal to be had while visiting this gorgeous, historic city. Paella is an experience. And the best way to fully understand … Continue reading

The Restaurante Vino Mio Experience

Went looking for some Flamenco instead found so much more. When searching for unique and fun restaurants during our trip to Malaga, Spain, I instantly gravitated to restaurants with Flamenco.  Spain is the birthplace of this passionate art and Malaga … Continue reading

Granada Tapas Tour – Bet You Didn’t Know This About Tapas

Do you know what Tapa means in Spanish? The literal meaning is a top, a cover. Tapas originated from centuries ago when travelers via horseback or carriage used to go to bars and order alcoholic drinks. Because of the rampant flies … Continue reading

Flamenco en Madrid – Cardamomo Tablao Flamenco

When I think of Flamenco, the first images that come to mind is small, darkish stage with either the woman and her castanets or a man and a woman embraced in a passionate, strong dance. Amazingly enough, Cardamomo is exactly what … Continue reading

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