How To Road Trip with Your Dog

How to Road Trip with Your dog

Road tripping is one of the best (and cheapest) ways to see the country. Going with your dog makes it even more fun. Road tripping with your dog can feel like a big undertaking, but with a little extra planning, it can be super smooth and ultra rewarding.

My dog Tango has been on multiple road trips with me in our 8+ years together. It’s hard to count how many times we’ve been back and forth across the U.S. and Canada over the years, including a 3 month road trip back in 2015.  I’ve learned a lot over the years and have since honed our routine.

Here’s how to get ready: [Read more…]

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Travel Thoughts: Austin, Texas

I just returned from a week in Austin for a work trip and realized while I was having all these thoughts that I hadn’t done one of these ‘travel thoughts’ posts in a long time – several years, to be exact. So without further ado, here’s a list of stuff going through my head whilst cruising around Texas.  [Read more…]

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Things & Links That Are My Jam Right Now

Derby Hat

Things That Are My Jam Right Now

YOU GUYS. This week is out of control. Here’s what I’m pumped about:

  1. Talk Derby To Me.
    It’s Derby Week, y’all. I’m getting my bets ready so I can bet from afar this year. Usually I go home to Louisville for Derby Week, but I’ve gotta work in Austin this week, so I can’t go. I’ve packed my outfit and hat though (not the one pictured, that’s my friend Sandy’s) which I’ll wear to an event cocktail party, so it’s fine.
  2. It’s also Summit Time!
    The annual TRX Summit is happening this weekend in Austin, which is why I’m headed there. 500 TRX trainers & enthusiasts from all over the world are congregating in Texas this weekend for a packed weekend of sessions and games. It’s like summer camp for TRX pros and I’m super excited to see everybody again.
  3. Cinco de Mayo! In Texas! 
    It’s crazy that all three of these events will be taking place on the same day. I’m ready though. Mexican food on the Mexican border > Mexican imitation food far away from the border.
  4. Karley!
    Hanging with my college climbing bud, Karley and her family. I haven’t seen her since my last trip to Austin and I can’t wait to meet her little girl.
  5. Austin.
    This is one of those cities I could see myself living in. It’s such a fun city and I’m READY for the warmth. I packed like 5 sets of shorts to bring with me and I’m really hoping the rain in the forecast will hold off a bit so I can work on a tan for these legs.

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My Top Travel Essentials

Top Travel Essentials

Whether you travel regularly for work or sporadically for pleasure, I believe in being as comfortable and efficient as possible while on the road or in the air. While I don’t think it’s necessary to go out and purchase all these things at once, accumulating them over the years has definitely made traveling easier and more enjoyable. Here are my faves that come with me on every trip I take: [Read more…]

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Fit Getaway Recap (& Info for Next Year!)

We had the best weekend in Santa Barbara! We went through quite a few bottles of Prosecco, danced our asses off to Beyoncé, got several TRX workouts in, had lots of good, deep conversation, and enjoyed as much sunshine as we could. At the end of the weekend, I wrote a check to the Santa Barbara Support Network to donate some our proceeds to help after the wildfires and mudslides.

Here are some photos from the weekend and at the bottom of the page, you can sign up to be notified on the next event’s details!  [Read more…]

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California Dreamin’ On Such A Winter’s Day…

Get away for some sun. Get away to recharge. Get away for YOURSELF.

Workouts, rest & wine: We are 3 weeks away from the retreat! Join us.

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Mom’s Visit to Canada!

My mom had never been to Canada before last year. She and my dad were both able to fly out here last minute for our wedding  but on that trip it was -7 degrees and they were only able to stay for the busy weekend, so it wasn’t the best chance for sightseeing.

This time, she came out for 6 days at the end of September and scored the best fall colors and weather. [Read more…]

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Greetings From Vietnam!

We had a TRX Summit in Hong Kong last weekend and decided to tack on a honeymoon trip (since we got married 10 months ago) [Read more…]

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Life Currently…

Work, travel, and the holidays. I’m pumped, y’all. I’m so excited to have received my work permit for Canada. I’ve been busy making appointments, scheduling future classes, and creating personal training marketing materials and I’m pumped about it. Although most of my work won’t be able to start until the new year because of Asia travel and heading home to Kentucky for my new nephew’s birth between the holidays, I’m excited that at least it’s allowed to start.

Speaking of travel, Fraser and I leave tomorrow for Hong Kong for the TRX Trainer Summit there. We’ll be there through the weekend and I’m pumped to get my tourist on. I’ve never been to HK and I’ve been scouring the web for places to go. If you’ve been, please give me your recommendations!

From there, we are heading to central Vietnam to finally take our honeymoon. We have a week stay in a small eco resort right on the water and we couldn’t be more pumped about not having anywhere to be.

Making: This butternut squash soup, unsuccessfully. There’s about 4 times too much cream cheese in the recipe…

Wanting: Lawmakers that actually respond to a public health crisis of having to be prepared to be shot at anywhere you go in the U.S. Solutions would be great any day now. If you’re in Virginia, New Jersey, New York, or Washington, you’d better be voting today! [Read more…]

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Kid-Approved Podcasts for (Short or Long) Road Trips

Photo credit & fun road trip games at The Vacation Times

If you’re in the car with kiddos for any length of time this summer, you know that keeping them engaged or occupied (or asleep) is the key to peace and smooth traveling. Podcasts have been our jam lately because they’re free, quickly downloadable, and there’s a plethora to choose from. There are even a few that are as entertaining for the adults as they are for the kiddos. These are the ones our boys, ages  6 & 8, have been loving this summer: [Read more…]

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