When traveling abroad, I try to avoid any chain restaurants, especially American restaurants. The last thing I want to do is go all the way to a new country, and only eat foods I can easily have in my own country. And in my opinion, tasting new foods is one of the best ways to experience a culture! However, there do come times when you realize you’ve only got small change and there are no ATMs in sight, or you crave some sugary, terrible-for-you fast food from home. In times like these, you cave and enter the nearest Dunkin’ Donuts/ Burger King/ McDonalds. Here’s what you’re missing (or not missing), at several of these places in India… Continue reading “Trying American restaurants in India “
The City of Lakes, Udaipur, is located in the Indian state of Rajasthan. This beautifully colorful city will leave you inspired by the quaint little roads and unique buildings. Continue reading “10 Pictures to Inspire You to Visit Udaipur, India “
I had read it was a worthwhile experience to watch a movie at a movie theater in India. Watching movies in other countries is not what I typically think of doing while traveling, but I figured India must have an interesting theater livelihood, especially with Bollywood being such an integral part of daily life in this country.
Continue reading “What it’s like to attend a movie at a fancy Indian movie theater”
When it comes to traveling, there are pretty much only two options – traveling solo, or traveling with friends. Though there are definitely great benefits to both, some people naturally fit better in one of the two categories. I recently saw the amazing opportunities that solo traveling brings when I was in Costa Rica for the month of January (I’ll be detailing more of what it’s like to solo travel in a following post!), but I’ll always be up for a group trip with friends. Keep reading to find out why YOU should go traveling with your friends… Continue reading “Why You Should Travel With Friends”
Hey everyone! Namaste from New Delhi! I’ve currently been backpacking through India over the past three weeks with my dear friend and crazy-fun-travel-buddy Daysi Wilkinson (follow more of her incredible journeys at http://www.dayzontherun.com). So far, we’ve had some incredible, and even painful, experiences…
The other week I ventured up to central Florida to visit some friends and go swimming at one of the natural springs in the area. I’d never been to the springs before, so I was super excited and not all sure of what to expect. I thought the water would be cold (I was right) and clearer than the ocean (which definitely helped the GoPro pics come out better). Continue reading “Starting Spring at Florida’s Alexander Springs”
“What’s your favorite time of day?”
“Sunrise…and sunset…and all the hours in between!”
~Michaela Continue reading “Winter Sunrises”
When you’re in a rush, it can be tempting to choose the closest pre-made packaged food within an arm’s length. Our busy lives often cause us to place our health way down on our list of daily priorities. However, eating healthy can be easy….and quick. In my experience, it’s all about finding foods that I love to eat (such as specific fruits/veggies/grains, etc.) and searching for recipes or more often than not, just creating my own recipes with the foods I have at home. The following recipes I usually make for breakfast, but they are so versatile that they make a great snack or evening dessert. Continue reading “3 Recipes to Try Now”
Thought I forgot about my Key West Florida: Part Two post? Well, I didn’t…but it did take me way longer than expected to move this post from draft to published (excuse me while I cringe at how long it took me to post this)! So, here it goes: I hope you all got a glimpse of the beauty and excitement of Key West in my Colorful Livin’ in Key West Florida: Part One. There is so much information that I could pack into these posts about Key West…but I don’t want to spoil all the excitement for you! Continue reading “Colorful Livin’ in Key West Florida: Part Two”
Just thought I’d share with you all a link to view a Q&A interview I did with Rebekah Steen, creator of Goldfish Kiss blog. She’s a total beach babe who takes awesome pictures, provides some pretty relevant advice, and has such cute DIY projects (I’ve made her repurposed tee “rope” bracelets and I’m eagerly wanting to recreate some of her mani/pedi designs). Rebekah’s blog is one of the first blogs I came across, and was really influential in why I wanted to create a blog as well! So it was pretty surreal to get to interview her! And she’s so down-to-earth and full of happiness…which is totally visible through her blog and Instagram.
I’m a contributing blogger for indieSWIM, a swimwear company based in South Florida, so my interview with Rebekah is posted on the indieBLOG. Click here to give it a read and let me know what you think! And I have a few other posts on the indieBLOG, such as a smoothie bowl recipe and some advice pieces for your perusal as well. Feel free to let me know of any ideas or suggestions for potential future posts you would like to see on the indieBLOG page.