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Bonjour

Bonjour

Everyone says the French hate Americans and are rude to any they come across, but I didn’t necessarily have that experience.  Not being fluent in a countries native language should never stop you from going, but you also shouldn’t be disrespectful and assume everyone knows […]

Luggage Tips

Luggage Tips

Decision numero uno when you are getting ready to travel is always, “What bag should I take?”  Big, small, round, square, hard, soft, roller, backpack, etc.  The list goes on and on!!  Which bag you choose is potentially the most important decision you’ll make and will […]

Pay it Forward

Pay it Forward

While overseas, it always amazes me how much we rely on routines and the Internet.  Take for instance your first day of work.  You of course have to commute back and forth, so to plan your transportation you look up what type of parking garages […]

Paris Budget Tips

Paris Budget Tips

Experience all the world has to offer without sacrificing your life savings. Traveling is always deemed expensive, but ultimately you are the decision maker and have the power to determine how much you allow yourself to spend.  It doesn’t have to be expensive!  There are always […]

Europe Transportation Planning

Europe Transportation Planning

For those of you who have not been following me on social media (@jen_brunetteanthem), to get you up to speed I took a little hiatus from work and have been traveling parts of Europe for the last three and a half weeks.  A long vacation […]

Packing Tips – Part 2

Packing Tips – Part 2

Now is the time to dress the bottom half.  This is usually a little bit easier than deciding what types of tops and dresses to bring because it is more easily changeable.  However, not knowing what types of environments and situations you are going to […]

Packing Tips – Part 1

Packing Tips – Part 1

  Knowing that you are about to travel across foreign countries with nothing but a backpack on your back can cause a girl sheer panic.  I should probably be worrying more about public transportation, safety and security concerns, etc., but the biggest thing that was […]

Challenge Yourself

Challenge Yourself

As humans we get so comfortable with every day routines, they just become natural.  Have you ever been driving home, and notice you aren’t paying attention to where you are going, as if you are on autopilot?  You no longer have to challenge your mind […]

It’s Greek to Me

It’s Greek to Me

I woke up this morning to an email from my friend over at Olives ‘n’ Wine, Becky, about Advocare and was inspired to start eating clean again!  Well, for anyone that has made the transition from foods filled with preservatives to fresh produce calorie counting, […]

Dirty Girl 5K Mud Run

Dirty Girl 5K Mud Run

When you picture working out, do you prefer relaxing and a time to de-stress, or working out your aggression and producing a great sweat?  Well if you are more of the latter then get ready. Who’s up for a tough mudder?!?!  Just kidding, but really…  If […]