35 Cheap Activities to Try this Summer

  Hello, summer! It is I, list lover extraordinaire and sunshine enthusiast. This year I am coming full force at the summer season with a list of things I wish to accomplish, new things I want to try and experiences I want to have. Join me on the adventure and try out some of the items on this list for yourself this summer season. Stay active, stay positive, and make the most of this the most glorious season of the year!   1. Save money That’s right! Save money this summer. Check out yard sales, buy second hand…

4 Ways to Beat the Post Vacation Blues

I have recently returned from my latest travel adventure, and by recently I mean I returned last week. Is that too soon to have the post-vacation blues? Does that mean I am a spoiled travel junkie? Is my adventurous spirit only fulfilled while on a travel high? Maybe so, because here I am already mildly depressed at the prospect of no future vacation plans. Don’t get me wrong I love being home and seeing family and friends but after months of planning and preparations, it is kind of sad not to have the next adventure in sight…

Writing – My Struggle Towards Passion

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” ― Ernest Hemingway I am often uncomfortable and unsure. Gathering the confidence to tell people that I blog is difficult for me. I am afraid of criticism. I knew I wanted to write, and I knew I wanted to share my feelings with the world. I wished for an outlet for my thoughts so that like-minded individuals could share their thoughts with me. What better way to do that than to blog? However, I apparently did not always feel that way. This has been…

Life Updates

A long overdue hello blog friends! For those of you who regularly check in with Scale it Simple you may have noticed that I have been MIA for almost two months now. Whoa time flies! Where have I been you may ask? Well admittedly I have had other priorities ahead of blogging, that mixed with a dry spell of writing inspiration and BAM… two months flew by. I miss sharing  positive vibes and adventures and I have also missed keeping up with the happenings of all you beautiful bloggers. So I am back to check in before another short…

11 Reasons to Travel Right Now!

  “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” –Mark Twain   The first time you find yourself in a foreign country you are probably hit hard with the realization that you were living in a bubble. No amount of reading, education or knowledge about the big bad world could have prepared me for that feeling. A feeling that I had a birthright to…

March Goals

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. – Charles Dickens” Many exciting things are happening in March. First up the clocks go ahead! Which means that we gain some much needed and deserved sunshine. And when you live in the cold harsh north that extra hour means a lot! It also means Easter! Which means chocolate, and those of you who are better acquainted with my blog know how much I love that stuff. Another  reason…

13 Simple Stress Relief Activities

Being an adult is hard work. It seems the older I become the more life tends to suck the energy and happiness straight out of my soul. Like a giant dementor (Harry Potter reference) ready to take all motivation and glee from my existence. Alright enough with the drama. What I mean to say is, stress is a very real things people! No matter the reason I refuse to sit and dwell on it, I am simply not able to let a feeling such as stress keep me down for long. So on a day like today, a Monday from…

The Accidental Adventurer – China, London, Bonaire

“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine Join us on a journey that takes us to a tropical island to cobblestone streets and a few places in between, this week on The Chatting Compass we speak to Liz Wegerer about her three favorite places she has visited in the world. When Liz contacted ScaleSimple with a interest in sharing her knowledge and her adventures with The Chatting Compass readers, we jumped at the opportunity. So come along, lets gain some new perspectives on some very interesting places and hear of…

9 Ways to Love yourself this Valentine’s Day

The official day of love is rounding the corner, rushing towards us full steam ahead. Valentine’s day, the slightly out of control, emotionally unstable little sister of the Calendar. Either you embrace this obnoxious holiday with open arms giving into all things red, pink and heart-shaped, or you cringe at the entire concept. Many people see it as a Valentine’s day, the slightly out of control, emotionally unstable little sister of the Calendar. Either you embrace this obnoxious holiday with open arms giving into all things red, pink and heart-shaped, or you cringe at the entire…

The Catacombs, Paris – Why you should visit & what to expect

Paris, France. City of light, the city of love, the city of life. When planning a trip to Paris you may be attracted to the vast array of elegant coffee shops, grandiose art galleries, and museums. Thoughts may consume you of great poets writing in the park or lovers walking hand and hand through busy streets and ancient gardens. It certainly is a tourist’s wish come true. A city that has everything you could ever dream of, with a history as rich and deep as those enchanting dreams. City of love, the city of…