Category: Lifestyle

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

Flamenco Show Madrid – The Tablao Flamenco Villa Rosa Experience

Everyone in my family had something they needed to see or do while we were in Spain. My husband had two requests – Paella and climbing. My oldest boy to visit Real Madrid Bernabeu tour and climbing, my youngest same as … Continue reading

Traditional Spanish Food – La Barraca Restaurant

Eating out while traveling is a treat. Since we stay in vacation rentals the majority of our meals are at home. Its much easier with kids since they can truly be picky about what they eat. So when we do … Continue reading

Fun Things To Do in Philadelphia

Philadelphia may be one of the smaller cities in the United States, but it has more history and things to do than most larger cities I’ve traveled. Fun Things To Do in Philadelphia  Places to Visit in Philadelphia When it … Continue reading

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