Christmas Road Trip: California to Canada!

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Tango and I are off tomorrow! We’ll be leaving San Diego around noon and are hoping to get to my man-friend’s in Canada by late Christmas Eve. It’ll be two looooong days on the road, but we’re pumped! Twenty two hours of driving may seem absurd to you, but Tango and I love road trips. And by driving, it means I don’t have to leave Tango behind. Christmas together is worth it! Here’s why it’ll be all good: [Read more…]

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What you can squeeze into a weekend in Hawaii: O’ahu


I’ve been traveling for my job for many years now and get sent all over the United States. I’ve never gotten asked to go to Hawaii until just a couple weeks ago. Knowing the odds of getting sent a second time would be slim to none, I attempted to fit as much in as I could in what little time I had. Booking the earliest flight in Friday morning and the latest flight out Sunday night made this possible. Here’s what I was able to squeeze in to this short trip:  [Read more…]

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Thailand, Part 3: {Krabi – Railay Beach}


Krabi is an amazing part of Thailand. It’s an hour flight south, from Bangkok. To get there, you can fly into Krabi, and then take a shuttle to the pier to catch a boat.

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Thailand, Part 1: {Bangkok}

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I’ve had connecting flights through BKK several times over the past few years, but have never actually been into Bangkok before. Getting invited to speak at a conference there was not only exciting career-wise, but I was pumped to get to finally check out the city.

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Off to Thailand!



It was a 4:30am wake up call today to get everything loaded up, Tango walked and off to the dog-sitter, and to the airport for my flight. I go to San Fran, then Tokyo, then land in Bangkok at 11pm Wednesday evening. I’m very excited to have been invited to present at the Asia Fitness Conference this year. I get to teach my TRX Dance Body workout, a Barefoot Forum with Dr. Emily Splichal of EBFA, and two dance sessions that should be pretty fun. While I’m not looking forward to the 20 hours of flight time ahead of me, I’m excited to get to the conference. I’ll be meeting up with my man-friend who’s currently on his way there. We’ll both be presenting there for 4 days and then it’s on to Krabi for 4 days of rock climbing and deep water soloing.

If anybody’s got recommendations for Bangkok, let me know! Holla!

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Video: Ami and Tango – Road trip 2015


At the start of this year, my dog Tango and I decided to move back to San Diego after spending the last 5 years at home in Louisville, KY. We also decided that we would take 3 months to road trip the western United States and Canada. We took tons of footage of our journey. Here’s what I could fit into 4 minutes and 32 seconds. ; )

Music: “Dreams” by The Cranberries

If you would like to check out the rest of our photos, you can search #AmiandTangoRoadtrip2015 on Instagram


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Squeezing in as many tourist-y things in London as we could in one day…


I’ve flown through London’s Heathrow airport several times but had never actually been out into the city… which is what compelled me to accompany my man-friend on his work trip to London in the first place. We had one day to play tourists in the city and I think we managed to rock it out successfully.  [Read more…]

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Podcasts That Are My Jam


Truth be told, if you’d asked me a year ago which podcasts I listened to, I would have asked you what a podcast was. I was incredibly unaware of their complete and utter glory.  [Read more…]

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San Diego. Here to stay.


So after two weeks in Europe and 3 months on the road, I’ve finally made it back to San Diego and am here for good. For a while anyway. We {Tango and I} stuck mostly to the original plan, with some modifications here and there, and had the most amazing time.

While I’ve started blog posts to share photos of my Euro trip, wrap up the road trip and bring more fitness to the blog, I’ve put them all on hold so I can find an apartment to live in… First thing’s first, right? My good friend Colleen was nice enough to share her home with me until I find a place of my own so Tang and I are hanging here in the meantime. Gotta say though, applying for rentals is a tough go when you’re self-employed with no set salary, and having just NOT WORKED for the past 3 months. This could get interesting… The biggest thing I’m excited for is having my own space when Tang and I can settle in. After traveling all over and living out of the car, I’ll be glad to clear out my storage unit and have all my belongings in one place again.

Today’s to-do list includes the following:

Don’t get too jealous…

*LOTS of laundry. Good thing Colleen is out of town because her living room is covered in my clothes.

*Backing up my computer to the hard drive {which I accidentally left in storage 3 months ago}. Three hours later and still going strong…

*Unfolding and going thru the massive amounts of mail that have been crammed into my P.O. Box and have been accumulating since April. Yay.

*Trying to hunt down last year’s tax returns that are not where they’re supposed to be {in the file box}.

*Filling out apartment applications, and self-employment verifications, and searching more apartment ads.

*A workout with my buddy Ryan at Bird Rock Fit tonight. It’s time to get back on the regular fitness regimen.

*Cleaning out my car. This one is going to suck the most, hence its placement at the bottom of the list.


So while this week’s posting may be irregular {shocker} it’ll be back to normal soon enough. I’m very excited about heading to the IDEA World conference in LA this weekend though! If you’re going, stop by the TRX Dance Body session and say hi!

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Canada – California – Canada – Ireland – U.K.

This entire trip may be the least efficient traveling I’ve ever done.

But definitely the most fun…


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