vacation

What Makes Vacation Better? Pets!

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When I go on vacation, I miss my dog. She's family and when she's not there, well, things just don't feel totally right. (Although, I'll admit, it's nice to not have a 4:30 a.m. doggie alarm every day.) So when Ryan and I recently went to Paso Robles, Calif., for vacation a few months ago, and there …
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Workout I Did: Hiking Valencia Peak (aka the Most Gorgeous Place Ever)

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Remember when I went to Paso Robles, Calif., and fell in love with the place? Well, Ryan and I loved it SO much that we went back recently for a getaway that was pretty much my own version of heaven. Fresh seafood, gorgeous views, amazing wine ... and a hike that took two things I love --- the ocean …
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Travaasa: Our Honeymoon in a Kukui Nutshell

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The following account is of my lovely stay in Maui for my honeymoon. When great experiences come my way, I have to share with those I love. So here's my share in all its glory. If you're looking to book a vacation for this winter (all you people who have to deal with snow and nasty cold weather) or …
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Acting Like a Kid With the Bruises to Prove It

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It’s You Can Do It Week here on FBG, so we thought it would be fun for each FBG to share a little something we overcame, conquered or faced — plus a haiku (or two). Hopefully our stories inspire you to try something new, face fears and, generally, just GO FOR IT! The family and I recently headed to …
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Workout I Did: SUP Yoga and Core

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Prior to my recent vacation, I had tried stand up paddleboarding (SUP) once. It was in the Gulf of Mexico during a volleyball tournament. My back was hurting from hitting the ball around the day before, my legs were in ridiculous pain due to my first week doing Insanity, and, well, I'd had a big …
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