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Repat Diaries: Will I Ever Move Back to the U.K.?

on April 10, 2019

We’re sitting down to an Indian buffet, tucked away on a side street in Chester, England, when the manager comes over to us. He’s got a sheepish look on his face and I already know what he’s going to ask. “So your accent,” he begins. “Are you from… the USA?” Dan and I make eye contact and I smile, before nodding, and clarifying “Michigan.” I’ve only been back in the U.K. for a week, so the questions like this don’t bother me yet. Continue reading

March 2019 | Recap

on April 3, 2019

What a transformational month March has been! Both in terms of the weather and my personal life… it’s seemed like one has mirrored the other. Read on to see what exactly I’m talking about! (Love a bit of a cliff hanger I do 😉 )

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Traveling with Endometriosis: Advice from 7 Endo Warriors

on March 17, 2019
Traveling with Endometriosis can seem near impossible. Here, six endo warriors share their advice on traveling with endometriosis and how you can too! #endometriosis #travelingwithendometriosis #endowarriors #endometriosistravel #chronicillnesstravel

I am so proud to bring you this post about traveling with endometriosis, with tips from seven endo warriors. Traveling is hard on anyone’s body, and when you have a chronic illness like endometriosis, it’s that much harder. I know a lot of people with endometriosis avoid travel, or feel limited in their travel options. Personally, one of my biggest passions in life is travel, and endometriosis became a big barrier to that. How could I avoid a flare? What could I eat? How do I deal with the pain? What products can help? There are so many questions when it comes to traveling with endometriosis. That’s why I reached out to these fellow endo warriors to share their best tips. Continue reading

Organic Basics Silvertech Review: My New Active Travel Essentials

on March 10, 2019

As you’re maybe aware, I’ve slowly been transitioning my wardrobe to include more ethical and sustainable items. The dream is an ethical capsule wardrobe that I can seamlessly take traveling with me. My newest discovery that I have to share with you is the brand Organic Basics. In particular, the Organic Basics silvertech line which has quickly become my new active travel essential (just in time for Everest Base camp next month!). Continue reading

Living with Endometriosis: How I’m Befriending My Chronic Illness

on March 7, 2019
Living with Endometriosis is incredibly challenging. This is one woman's story of life post diagnosis. #endometriosis #endometriosisawareness

It’s March, which is Endometriosis Awareness month (to those of you who haven’t already been bombarded by my Instagram posts). I figured, there’s no better way for me to kick off this month than with an update on how I’m living with Endometriosis. I have probably been living with Endometriosis my whole life, but it’s been five months since my official diagnosis via laparoscopy surgery. The last time you heard from me, I was coming to terms with this chronic illness and what it would mean for the rest of my life. So the question is… how am I doing now? Continue reading

February 2019 | Recap

on March 4, 2019

February is the shortest month of the year but famously rough AF for a lot of us, including myself! Honestly this is when seasonal affective disorder really seems to hit home for me… in Michigan it’s my tipping point of snow-filled months with not enough time outdoors. Here’s how the month went for me… Continue reading

How to Create Your Travel Life: Lifestyle Changes to Help You Travel More & Live Better

on January 30, 2019
If you want to create a travel life for yourself, consider these lifestyle changes to help you travel more and live better. #travel #travellife #travelmore #traveltips

You don’t need to choose between travel and life… you can have a travel life. Stop looking at instagram and wondering how some people travel so much, and instead start making targeted changes in your daily lifestyle. Building a travel life isn’t an overnight change, and it doesn’t mean you have to give up all your small pleasures. It just means you have to shift perspective and make room in your lifestyle for choices that support travel. Continue reading

January 2019 | Recap

on January 28, 2019

Hey there friends. Somehow January has mostly passed. I don’t know why I’m always surprised when the end of a month arrives, time being, y’know, constant and all. But here we are again. That’s one reason I like these little monthly recaps. I get a chance to look back at the past 30 or so days and realize, oh wait, a lot actually happened! And it’s a nice way to catch up with all of you. Here’s what I was up to in January. Continue reading

A Minimalist’s Carry on Packing List: Traveling Carry On Only with Encircled (+ Giveaway)

on January 23, 2019
In this minimalist's carry on only packing list, you'll find a complete guide to traveling carry on only. Including the best multi-way clothing and more. #carryononly #carryontravel #carryon #encircled #chrysaliscardi #travel

On my recent trip to New York City, I decided to curate a carry on packing list. In the past, I’ve succumbed to the hectic pre-travel packing rush: Even when I travel carry on only, I would only use about half the items I stuffed in my bag. So, I made the decision to very mindfully choose items that were versatile and sure to be useful. With the help of Encircled, and their multi-way chrysalis cardi design, as well as other travel-friendly designs, traveling carry on only was a treat. I’d love to share my carry on packing list with all of you! Continue reading

Wellbeing Habits Lately | Winter 2019

on January 19, 2019

Hi friends, and welcome to the fourth installment of my ‘wellbeing habits lately’ series. By a happy accident, this has turned into a seasonal series. I didn’t set out to write it this way, but I think it’s fitting because personally, my wellbeing habits and needs do change along with the seasons. If you are new here, in this series, I share a few of my wellbeing habits, whether that’s a physical product or a new philosophy. Continue reading