• 5 healthy habits you should continue post quarantine
    Lifestyle,  Social Distancing

    5 Healthy Habits You Should Continue Post Quarantine

    As various Countries, Counties and States begin to release lockdown measures and we slowly resume into a “new normal”, take some time to think about the healthy habits you’ve created during quarantine. This time in lockdown has been challenging for all of us as we strayed away from our normal routines and developed new ones. Stick with the healthy habits you’ve created as you begin to transition out of quarantine. Here are 5 healthy habits you should continue post quarantine:  Disclaimer – This post contains affiliate links to products that I use and trust. This means I may receive a small commission (at not extra cost to you) if you…

  • US Travel Bucket List Destinations
    Travel

    10 US Travel Bucket List Destinations

    As the future of travel continues to change and international travel slowly resumes, we are all left dreaming about where our next trip may be. However, we often forget about the beautiful travel destinations hidden in our own backyard! I’m mixing small hidden gems, big cities, and a few uncommon US travel bucket list destinations to help inspire you to plan your next trip!  Related: 10 Beautiful International Places to Travel (Post Pandemic) Leavenworth, WA Leavenworth is a Bavarian-style village nestled in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. The small alpine village offers a little slice of Germany in the Pacific Northwest with events such as Oktoberfest and holiday markets…

  • 10 beautiful places to travel to post pandemic, Switzerland Travel
    Travel

    10 Beautiful Places to Travel (Post-Pandemic)

    It’s no secret that travel will change post the pandemic with new safety procedures and processes. As some predict a second surge in the Fall/Winter months, the future of travel remains unknown. For me, the excitement of researching, planning, discovering the beauty of a new country and experiencing the culture motivates me to work harder each day. Today, I’m sharing my top 10 beautiful places to travel to post-pandemic!  Related: How I’m Planning for Future Travel Iceland The mystical landscapes, waterfalls, hot springs, geysers, lava fields, and caves are unique to Iceland and nothing like you’ll see anywhere else! Visiting Iceland over the Summer months is great for hiking and…

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    Second Month Blogging Report

    I can’t believe two months have passed since I’ve started blogging! Perhaps the time is going by quicker due to the current state our world is in. First, I am incredibly proud of myself with my dedication to this blog and to further learn about blogging itself. The truth is, starting a blog is easy but maintaining a blog and reaching the goals of your voice being heard is the hard part.  My goal with this blog was not to make an x amount of money but rather to share my experiences, thoughts, and knowledge with all of you. If one person finds a post on my blog useful or…

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    Perfect 3 days in Vancouver BC – Travel Guide

    Perched on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is one of Canada’s most vibrant cities with lush nature, diverse culture and plenty of activities to do. Vancouver has something to offer every type of traveler and is the perfect first solo trip. Plan your visit to Vancouver BC using my travel guide below!  Related: How to Plan for Future Travel WHERE TO STAY We stayed at the Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver – a Marriott owned boutique hotel located in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. We didn’t spend any time at the hotel itself, just to sleep and we would be out of there bright and early! However, the hotel offers…

  • How to Self-Care at Home
    Lifestyle

    How to Self-Care at Home

    Self-care is the best gift we can give ourselves mentally, emotionally, and physically. It is establishing and maintaining a healthy relationship with our bodies to improve our mood, boost confidence, reduce anxiety and stress. Practicing self-care is especially crucial during this overwhelming time. Follow my tips and tricks below on how to take a “self-cation” aka how to self-care at home.  Disclaimer – This post contains affiliate links to the products that I use and trust. This mean I may receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) if you make a purchase using any of my links below. Thank you for the support! Sleep Sleep has a…

  • What I've Learned in my First Month Blogging
    Blogging

    What I’ve Learned in my First Month Blogging

    It’s been one month since I posted my very first blog post! Time really does fly! In my first month of blogging I have learned and focused on launching and designing my blog, writing posts, maintaining a social media presence, connecting with other people, and learning all about blogging itself.  The process of starting a blog is relatively easy; choose a domain name, sign up through a content management system (WordPress), and a host site (Siteground). Ta-da! You have a blog! What comes after is the hard part! Content creation, SEO, social media, connecting with a community, increasing traffic, engaging images, analytics, ads, affiliate marketing… all while managing a 9-5…

  • Travel

    How I’m Planning for Future Travel

    In early January right before my trip to Australia, I purchased round trip tickets to England and started planning my Fall 2020 England and Europe trip. At this time, the spread of COVID-19 was minimal and had not reached the US yet. I returned from Australia mid-February and completely stopped planning my travels. I thought to myself; why would I continue planning a trip when we had no clue when travel bans would be lifted and when we would recover from COVID-19. Then, it hit me. I don’t have to purchase tickets and book accommodations now, but I can still use my time to plan a fantastic trip, whether it…

  • Blogging

    Welcome to my Blog!

    Welcome to my blog: With Love, Meli!  That’s me! Living my best life and feeding a Kangaroo while visiting Australia! I’m beyond thrilled to start sharing my experiences, thoughts and stories with you all. The goal is: informative blog posts that cover lifestyle and travel.  5 Quick Facts About Me:   I live in the great PNW, but I am originally from Eastern Europe.  I do not travel full time; perhaps one day! My favorite place I’ve traveled to so far is Costa Rica. I live for cultural experiences; both while traveling and locally.  One of my life goals is to spread kindness and knowledge through my everyday life interactions, traveling,…