4 Days in Portland, Maine: Lobster + local brews

Portland Head Lighthouse at Fort Williams Park There's a quality of life in Maine which is this singular and unique. It's absolutely a world onto itself.Jamie Wyeth A trip full of beer, lobster, and epic New England views? Sign me up! When Steve and I were deciding on an anniversary trip in October, Maine seemed like the perfect four-day getaway. …

7 days in Tulum (or what to do when your hotel is raided by police)

(I'm so behind on travel blog posts that it's really shameful, but my friend Jess is thinking about traveling to Tulum and I wanted to be able to share all of my insight with her -- so here we are.)  I'd seen so many beautiful pics of Tulum and knew that Steve and I needed …

Whole30: A love story? (and the one thing that surprised me the most)

I did it. I finished 30 entire days without alcohol, added sugars, bread, beans, and dairy. I ate healthy fats, animal-based protein and vegetables. While US News & World Report named Whole30 #37 on a list of 39 diets, it (mostly) worked for me. I figured the easiest way to share my experience is to answer …