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3 Santa Barbara Walks Only Locals Know

No matter where you live, walking outside is beneficial. And the nice thing about where you live is that your town has a few hiking paths that only locals seems to know about. Santa Barbara is no exception. We’re going to share three that will put you “in the know” for the day you come to town: one on the beach, one at a lake, and one in the mountains.

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Travel to Tucson

I went on a road trip to Tucson in the middle of August and managed to find some benefits to summer sightseeing. And yes, you can even go outside, if you’re willing to wake up early.

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7 Quirky Exercise Options When Traveling

Summer time is travel time. That can also mean spending more time sitting in planes, cars, hotel rooms, and on relatives’ couches. Vacations and travel also disrupt workout and exercise routines. Getting in some movement while on the road or in the air is mostly about looking at options from a new angle. You get 7 easy options for this trip with us!

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A Trip to The Past in a Car For the Future: Driving Around Los Angeles in a Chevy Volt

Thanks to Chevy, I was offered a Volt to drive around for the weekend anywhere I wanted to go in Los Angeles. Immediately I knew I’d head to Hermosa Beach (my hometown) and downtown L.A., as I fell in love with the downtown area when I took a tour with the Los Angeles Conservancy a few months ago. Come with me for some L.A. sightseeing.

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Santa Ynez Valley

What is Your Health Worth?

Alexandra Williams, MA and Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA Retreat to A Week at Sky Ranch Fitness Is a fitness spa or resort vacation in your future? Alexandra: My physical, emotional and mental fitness is important to me. Ever since January, when I wrote about trying to lose the ten pounds  that found me, I’ve been working hard […]

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Take a City Walking Tour: Exercise & History Together!

Many people ask us, “I am not ready to join a gym, yet I know I need to exercise. What can I do?” While there are many answers, one that’s really fun is to take a walking tour. You stop so often, and are focused on the history and design of the local sights, so it’s easy to get in a nice long walk without even realizing it…or sweating!

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Baking and Cooking in Seattle with Miele

Alexandra was invited to Seattle to test out her baking & cooking skills in Miele’s new Combi-Steam Oven. Galettes were involved. So was coffee macchiato. And a trip to Pike Place!!! And do you wonder what’s hiding behind the Combi-Oven control panels?

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Boulder, FitSocial, and Going Back Home

Have you ever gone back to visit a place where you used to live? I’ve done that three times this year, including the FitSocial conference in Boulder this past weekend. For me, these are emotional returns. What about you?

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Transformative Travel: 11 Helpful Tips for Travelers

How far from home do you have to travel be changed or transformed to a somewhat (or possibly completely) different person? And can travel really change how you think, observe and respond to the world? I say it can and does. In 1973, my mom took 4 of her 5 kids (all teens) backpacking through Europe. Before we left California, she explained that we were ambassadors from our culture/ country, and shared 11 tips that would affect how we view the world.

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Food and Recipes from Thailand and Natural Products Expo

What do the Natural Products Expo and Thailand have in common? Delicious food, of course! Do you want some recipes? You do, oh yes, you do.

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