8 Ways Best Friends Enrich our Lives

Everyone needs a best friend, and being a best friend to someone makes you a better person in return. Without them, many of us would be missing out on our full potential and with them, we are able to live a more fulfilling life. Best friends come in all shapes and sizes. Some are childhood friends that we have known for as long as we can remember, some are new entering, our lives by surprise. There is no textbook type of best friend, they can be a lot like you or completely opposite, they could be a spouse, a parent…

10 Things to do in Bruges

If you haven’t heard of the fairytale city of Bruges yet then let me be the one to introduce you. Bruges is a city in Western Flanders, Belgium. Founded officially in the year 1116, and it is hands down the most authentically magical place. Like something straight out of the enchanted Disney films of my youth. If you are looking for a quiet place to explore a perfectly preserved medieval town then look no further than this Belgian gem. Our visit to Belgium was wonderful and each city offered its own unique set of positives, but Bruges topped…

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…