Tips for Being Alone on Thanksgiving

If you're alone on Thanksgiving you can bring your stuffed animals to the table

If you’re alone on Thanksgiving, you can still have a great day. Here are some tips to surviving and thriving while being alone on Thanksgiving. 1. View it as an Opportunity to Date Yourself You’re not alone. You’re with yourself. And YOU are rad. If you’re bored and miserable then you’re basically saying you’re no fun…

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Eating Dirt in Vail

Woman rock climbing in vail

This past week I flew from Austin, Texas to spend three days in Vail, Colorado with three friends. Except here, “friends” is defined as people I don’t really know. So to clarify, I flew there with my friend Zahara, who I met just one month ago, and we met up with two of her friends who…

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How to be a G (Grocery Shopping Gangsta)

Woman wearing hat and dressed liked a gangster in what she calls grocery store swag.

Grocery shopping sucks. It sucks, it sucks, and it sucks some more. Here’s what it involves: getting off my duff, putting on clothes, driving in traffic, having contact with humans, making decisions, and spending money. That just checked off a lot of items on my dislike list. But I’ve gotten better through my years of…

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Urban: An American Grill in the Westin Hotel

meatloaf on top of mashed potatoes from urban restaurant.

Urban restaurant located in the Westin Hotel of the Domain in Austin, Texas is an upscale American grill. The restaurant puts a modern twist on traditional comfort foods and incorporates locally sourced ingredients. Most restaurants in hotels are a bit commercialized and primarily cater to the guests of the hotel. What I found unique about…

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Orlando Farmer’s Market & Florida Coconuts!

woman trying on large fashion hats at the orlando farmers market.

I’m in Orlando today! Being the food lover that I am, I decided to checkout the downtown Orlando Farmer’s Market. Anytime I visit a new city, I always like to visit their farmer’s market. It’s a great way to connect with the city. You can meet local artists with gorgeous crafts for sale, hear local…

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Billy’s Bakery: Best Cupcakes in NYC

Display case of billys bakery cupcakes in new york city.

Billy, how I love thee! Billy’s is my most favorite bakery in New York City. In fact, it’s the best bakery I’ve been to thus far on my travel journeys. Billy’s is located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan and I used to go there all the time when I lived in New York City….

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Carrot Cake Smoothie Recipe – Healthy & Amazing

Carrot cake smoothie from Juice Land in Austin, Texas.

Don’t you just love the fall? The dynamic colors, the crispness in the air, and the spirit of change make fall my most favorite season – especially here in Austin where the weather is absolutely perfect this time of year. In the spirit of change and beautiful weather, I walked over to JuiceLand this afternoon and…

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persimmons sitting on a window ledge

It’s persimmon season! I can assure you I’ve been taking full advantage of it. Persimmons are amazing. I never even knew this fruit existed until just last year! How was one of Nature’s best fruit kept a secret from me for so long? I’m not quite sure but it turns out there are a lot…

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Haters & The Best Revenge

new york pizza

I lived in NYC for four years while attending NYU and I hadn’t been back since graduation so I decided to treat myself to a weekend vacation. I took the short flight from Austin and booked into a hotel in Tribeca for $100/night via Priceline’s Name Your Own Price system (a good deal for Manhattan…

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