Reaching elevations of 13,000 and 17,480 feet, the two-day bus ride from Manali to Leh (Ladakh), India is not for the faint of heart. Not knowing much about Leh (or where it was exactly), I joined my friends on a standard yet seemingly ill-equipped-for-mountainous-terrain public bus while battling one of the worst mysterious travel illnesses I have ever had (more on that another day – the memory is still to painful). Though the Himalayan mountain views were some of the most stunning views I’ve ever witnessed, I was pretty certain we would slide off the road at some point… Continue reading “The Road to Leh, India”
One of the downsides to living in South Florida? The lack of fall. If there’s any sign of “fall,” it usually means a palm frond has fallen from a tree. Not the stuff that makes you think of sweaters, pumpkin-flavored everything, and typical fall activities amongst a backdrop of colorful-leaved trees. Pennsylvania, on the other hand, has amazing, beautiful autumn seasons – and I can vouch for this state because I lived there for four years. Click the link to see some pictures that may make you wish to be immediately transported to a countryside pumpkin patch… Continue reading “15 Pictures to Inspire You This Fall”
Headed back to Italy for more bread, pasta, gelato, pizza and wine. This city on the coast takes a few twists and turns to get to, but is so so worth the journey. The absolute perfect vacation destination…
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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 “
Often named “The World Capital of Yoga,” Rishikesh is a yoga-lovers haven set on a sloping hill overlooking the holy Ganges River. Most travelers stay in Rishikesh for month-long stints in order to complete their yoga certifications, but Rishikesh is a place that can be comfortably seen in just three days.
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Have you ever been hiking through the Costa Rican rainforest looking for tarantulas, sloths, toucans, and kinkajous…during the night? Or been horseback riding down hillsides abundant with coffee plants? Or walked across hanging suspension bridges in the cloud forest? Well, you can do all of that (and so much more!) in Monteverde, Costa Rica. Continue reading “Postcard from Monteverde, Costa Rica”
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”
Thanks to a recent rise to fame in social media, coffee scrubs have become some of the most photographed body care products. Coffee lovers can now rejoice even more. These scrubs are extremely simple (and inexpensive!) to make at home – no need to wait for your scrub to arrive in the mail.
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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”