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Mini Camping Trip – Gros Mourne, Newfoundland

This year we decided to take a mini-vacation right here at home. Three nights in Gros Mourne National Park. I guess Gros Mourne isn’t exactly in our backyard as it is an 8-hour drive from St. John’s, but it is still Newfoundland and it is beautiful. Gros Mourne is a World heritage site and an amazing place to visit for outdoor enthusiasts, hikers, adventurers and explorers. It really is magical. A member of the Long Range Mountains, an outlying range of the Appalachian Mountains, stretching the length of the Newfoundland’s West coast…

Summer 2017 Bucket List – Update

Happy August all! Last month I posted a list of my summer bucket list and I thought I would update you all on how my summer has been going so far. The weather has been so beautiful this year, which means there have been lots of things to do and enjoy. I can’t wait to see what else the summer has in store for me. Go swimming outdoors Work out 3 times a week Catch up on my reading goals Stick with my publishing schedule Take some holidays Go canoeing Have a campfire on a beach Go whale…

Summer 2017 Bucket List

Happy Summer 2017 everyone! Summer is without a doubt my favorite season of the year. Newfoundland is absolutely beautiful in the summer and the sunshine and longer days do wonders for my soul. This summer my plans are simple, I want to stay home and enjoy the little things. So to make the most of it I have created a list of goals/a bucket list for the summer to replace my normal monthly goals posts. I will update you on my progress at the beginning of August and September. I hope my little bucket list sends some…

16 Reasons to Travel Belgium

It has been a year since my trip to Belgium. (starts crying hysterically) Anyway moving along… As a travel obsessed blogger, I thought why not write yet another post about how much I loved this little country? What can I say I am feeling kind of nostalgic over here! 1. The Architecture Belgium was once one of the most powerful regions in Europe. You may be surprised when you travel through the country to see palaces, churches and other buildings with intricate details and amazingly preserved beauty. Dutch homes are freaking magical. In places such as Ghent and Bruges…

Featured Friday

Happy Friday lovelies! I have an announcement today that has everything to do with you, my blogging pals! I am inviting you all to take part in a new project of mine called…. Featured Friday’s! Maybe you guessed by the title of the blog, but allow me to explain further. What is Featured Friday? Every Friday I will be sharing a post on my  Facebook page by one of you lovely bloggers. How do you become featured? Follow my facebook page. I am looking for lifestyle, travel, motivational, inspirational, health, fitness, or food blog posts. Comment…

3 Museums you Should Visit in Amsterdam

I am a museum kind of gal. I love the romance and admiration that washes over me when standing in the presence of an ancient art piece. There is something so awe-inspiring about the enthusiasm and dedication in which artists, royalty, and religion had in regards to documenting the myths, legends and everyday experiences of society throughout the ages. I think the thing that impresses me more than the actual art or artifacts themselves is the shared respect that each culture has in preserving history. It is a beautiful act that makes us human. There are so many lessons…

Dear 2016,

Dear 2016, I stood out on the edge of 2015 with a steady gaze looking towards you, contemplating the mysteries ahead of me. I could see you through the trees and knew the only way was forward through the shadows.  I was ready for you, prepared and determined to explore your secrets. I had a plan for you 2016, I had a plan for me, I guess you had a plan of your own. Straight through I approached you, the clock striking midnight in turn. Once I reached you-you turned the path beneath me. This was a strange forest…

Life Updates: Vol.II

Hello, friends! I have decided to do a little life update post to check in with you lovely readers and share some of what has been going on with me lately. Why? Well because why not? Anyway, seeing how this year is kinda almost sorta over, I thought it would be a good time to check in with everyone on my progress of some goals, let you know what is coming up for Scale it Simple and tell you what else is new in my extremely interesting life. Thanks for stopping by.   Reading Goals… For those of you…

My Belgium Food Diary

“You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” -Paul Prudhomme One of the reasons why Belgium had so much appeal to me as a travel destination was because of the abundance of traditionally dutch food that is found there. Perhaps this may come as a surprise to you, but Belgium has some of the best food around. Traditional, delicious and some rather famous dishes come from this little country. I mean you have heard of the Belgian waffle right… need I say more? I wanted to go through my favorites that I tried while in the…

Three Unique Amsterdam Dates

When people think of Amsterdam what may first come to mind may be images of hippy youth frolicking freely hidden in clouds of smoke. Or red fluorescence lighting the haze of prostitutes showing their nightly goodies in window fronts. Or maybe of picturesque canals and bikes buzzing. While Amsterdam is, of course, all of those things, and perhaps it does live up to those expectations more than even your wildest dreams could let you imagine. There are still many things to experience that are slightly tamer. My boyfriend and I traveled to Amsterdam for a few days and wanted to…