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Rise and Shine on my #WhereToNow Road Trip

The first step out of bed is the hardest step you’ll take all day. Along with Tri-State Ford, I’m going to show you how every step afterwards can lead you to an exciting adventure. I’m doing it all in a 2015 Ford Escape to celebrate Tri-State Ford’s “Where To Now?” adventure and sweepstakes! Here are 5 tips that help me conquer the day every morning: Plan and prepare your breakfast the night before. It’s the most important meal you’ll have all day. I prep and freeze fruit for my smoothies the night before or I’ll soak chia seeds in almond milk for a yummy chia pudding breakfast. Make sure you’re fully stocked with all fixings for coffee or tea. I can’t start my day without it! Commit to an early morning workout by signing up for a class at a local studio. Or better yet, make a fit date with a friend. You’re less likely to skip fitness when you’re financially invested and have someone holding you accountable. Lay out active...

My "Flat Stanley" Skincare Secret + A Giveaway!

You're like Flat Stanley, whaaaa? But yes, I have a FLAT approach to skincare that I want to share with you today that literally saves my life every time I travel. Maybe you're like me...maybe you're not, but I can't seem to avoid packing everything I own when preparing for a trip. I worry that I won't have what I need and as a frugalista, I don't want to buy what I already own while away from home. Does this sound familiar? Even if it doesn't (and if so, I'm jealous that you've mastered being a sane packer), I think this tip might come in handy. Also, it's worth the read considering I'm giving away some skincare swag. So here's my Flat Stanley Skincare Secret: I seek out skincare that's packaged flat and in single servings. I like the idea of using it then pitching it. The lighter my toiletries bag gets, the better! Fact of my life: my toiletry bag + makeup bag + hair dryer and roundbrushes = most of the weight in my suitcase. I know, I'm a sad, sad girl. But seriously, have...

Road Trip to Fit with Tri-State Ford

This summer, I’m exploring the Tri-State with Tri-State Ford. I’m discovering new spots to work out, sharing my favorite places to unwind and scoring face-time with friends. I’m doing it all in a 2015 Ford Explorer to celebrate Tri-State Ford’s “Where To Now?” adventure and summer sweepstakes! So come take a seat and join me as I head out on this fit road trip. One of the best parts of going on a road trip adventure is everything that you see along your drive. Things that seem so ordinary become quite majestic from up close. I’ll show you what it’s like on the other side of this bridge! You’ll feel a different kind of energy inspiring you to move and push past your limits. This trip will take us to some pretty amazing places where nature makes you feel empowered and free. Like Fort Lee Historic Park in New Jersey, the Croton Aqueduct and the ever quaint village of Tarrytown.  It will all come alive in a series of posts and...

Four Seasons Adds Fitness to Luxury Amenities

Can you spot me...on the left in the gray tank and turquoise carpris? That's me, taking a poolside yoga class at the Four Seasons Baltimore. But just to give you a fuller view of what a rooftop yoga class looks like, check this out: It beats being ohm-ing indoors, especially with the cool breeze off the harbor blowing through your hair. Earlier this summer, I spent one of the most amazing and healthiest travel weekends of my life at the Four Seasons Baltimore. Quite honestly, I felt like I was hiding out, as if I had taken off for an exotic and faraway retreat. But I was only a 3-hour train ride away from home! I went to Baltimore, Maryland to appear on WBFF Fox Morning News for a fitness segment. But the real highlight was scoring my room at the Four Seasons for their celebration of Global Wellness Day, which was served up as a full week of fit & healthy activities. Everything was meticulously planned from sunrise yoga classes to 5K runs around the...

On Board with Team SCA

I've sailed before but not quite like this! After writing about Team SCA and their amazing adventure racing around the world, I was invited on a press trip to sail with them. I'm going to try to put into words how incredible of an experience this was for me. While the entire Team SCA crew was not on board, 2 of its sailors were there to answer all my questions. Just to clarify, the Volvo Ocean Race is ongoing and was in full effect while I was on this press trip, but a few crew members at a time are allowed to come off the boat for a leg of the race and rest up. They meet up with their team at the next stop. For my press trip, Sara and Elodie were my guides. I learned a lot from them about Team SCA's voyage, race conditions and day to day life at sea during this gorgeous afternoon spent sailing on the Hudson River. I made this video to show you what it was like on the boat. Even though it was sunny and warm outside, we were all bundled up. The TP52 yacht you see me...

Healthy In Hawaii with Localfu

There's no place like Hawaii! My plan is to visit a different Hawaiian island every year until I've been to them all. I traveled to Oahu last year. Going to the Big Island this past February was my 3rd time back to the wonderous state and I used a new online travel guide service called Localfu to navigate my way around like a local. If there's something you should know about me it's that I avoid tourist traps at all costs! I like to uncover the healthiest and most active things going on in the places I travel to, and I always prefer to go off the beaten path. I'm a curious cat, which often gets me into the thick of things. That's me picking a noni fruit...unaware that they're the most disgusting of Hawaiian fruits to eat raw. It was a sour experience unlike the rest of my trip. What follows are my Big Island, Hawaii chronicles with Localfu... The way that Localfu works is really quite simple. You create an account and then enter your travel location. It helps if...

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