One Week Left to Win Two Entries for a Spartan Race U.S.A.

Spartan

This year’s Spartan Races are coming up and to get you even more excited about the events… I am giving away two 2015 Spartan Race Codes to one lucky winner for any race in the continental U.S.. Is it your dream to run a Spartan Race in the United States? Are you ready for a running vacation? Or were you already planning to do one of the Spartan Races and want to win an entrance for two people? Let’s make these dreams a reality. Pick out your favorite sneakers and start logging the kilometres because here’s your chance to win! During the month of January I’ll be running (no pun indented) the Spartan Race Codes Giveaway on Turquoise Compass for your chance to win TWO race codes for a U.S. race. Be sure to enter the contest while you can. Continue reading

Halfmoon’s Yoga Props Support Relaxation, Reflection, and Rejuvenation

YogaYogaAfter the Christmas holidays concluded, I had high hopes that January would be a slow and relaxing month. As many of you can probably relate, January has shaped up to be an incredible busy month. My turquoise Halfmoon rectangular bolster and satin lavender scented eye pillow have been helping me relax and stay zen during one of the busiest times of the year for a high school teacher: exam week. Now that I’m back into the routine of working, exercising, eating healthy, and maintaining a relatively balanced lifestyle after the break, I need to remember to take the time to relax, reflect, and get rejuvenated. It’s so easy to forget to take the time for relaxation during a time when we need it the most. The ECommerce store manager of Halfmoon Yoga Products said it best, “it takes more willpower to lie still for 10 minutes than it does to go to crossfit”. Why is it so hard for us to take the well earned time that we need (and deserve) to recharge? Continue reading

It’s Going to be a Turquoise Inspired Wedding

Looks like I’ll be having a turquoise inspired wedding! I bet you wouldn’t have expected anything else? I’ve been having so much fun pinning ideas for my turquoise themed wedding on Pinterest! Where do I even begin? There are so many creative ideas out there.
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2015 Bucket List

Montreal

My 2015 bucket list is definitely not as extensive as my 2013 and 2014 bucket lists. It’s hard to top my 2013/2014 year considering I traveled to 22 countries, while checking endless items off of my bucket list from skydiving, hang gliding, sand boarding, body boarding, SUP, kite surfing, scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef, and beyond. How can I compete with that? I am not traveling full time this year; however, I still have plans to make 2015 the best it can be! 2014 ended with a bang–my boyfriend proposed to me; there is a lot to look forward to in 2015. My mantra is to live, dream, and travel. C.S. Lewis says it best: “you are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

Here is my 2015 Bucket List:

1. Plan a turquoise inspired wedding (I got engaged over the Christmas holiday)
2. Wedding Expo
3. Get married
4. Travel to a hot turquoise destination
5. Grand Manan, NB: stay at a cliff top camping site at Hole in the Wall Camp Ground
6. Campobello Island, NB
7. Cape Enrage, NB
8. Treego, Moncton, NB
9. Saint Andrews, NB
10. Saint Steven, NB
11. St. Martin, NB
12. Lawrencetown Beach Provincial Park, NS
13. Ovens Natural Park, NS
14. Kejimkujik National Park, NS
15. Martinique Beach Provincial Park, NS
16. Pugwash Gulf Shore Provincial Park , NS
17. Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, NS
18. Nova Scotia Winery Tour
19. New Brunswick Winery Tour
20. Halifax, NS
21. Montreal, QC
22. Skiing
23. Snow Shoeing
24. Curling
25. Shooting range
26. Kayaking
27. Mount Katahdin, US
28. Maine, US
29. Yoga Teacher Training
30. Do something BIG

I think this is a great list to start!

*I’ll be adding items to my bucket list throughout the year as I think of new and exciting things I want to try and unique places I want to visit. I may adjust/change experiences as I travel to new destinations in 2015.

Photo of the Week-Teguce, Honduras

Would you consider volunteering abroad? Volunteering while traveling is an incredibly humbling and eye opening experience. Volunteering in Honduras allowed me to completely immerse myself in the culture, get to know the local people, and to give back.

HondurasThis was the view from one of the communities where we were building pilas- above ground wells.

Win Two Entries for a Spartan Race U.S.A.

SpartanThis year’s Spartan Races are coming up and to get you even more excited about the events… I am giving away two 2015 Spartan Race Codes to one lucky winner for any race in the continental U.S.. Is it your dream to run a Spartan Race in the United States? Are you ready for a running vacation? Or were you already planning to do one of the Spartan Races and want to win an entrance for two people? Let’s make these dreams a reality. Pick out your favorite sneakers and start logging the kilometres because here’s your chance to win! During the month of January I’ll be running (no pun indented) the Spartan Race Codes Giveaway on Turquoise Compass for your chance to win TWO race codes for a U.S. race. Be sure to enter the contest while you can. Continue reading

Photo of the Week- Isla De Ometepe

Lately I’ve been reminiscing about my first ever backpacking trip to Nicaragua in 2007. It was that trip that spiked my interest in traveling and led me to a life fueled by exploring the world. Nicaragua was and still is one of my favorite countries. I can’t help but think about one of my favorite places in the country- Isla De Ometepe (the island of two mountains). This unique island was formed by two volcanos rising out from the fresh water Lake Nicaragua, the largest island in Lake Nicaragua, and the largest lake in Central America. It’s been almost 8 years since I have been to Nica and I’ve always dreamed about returning~! After looking at my pictures I know I must return. Now the question is when?

Nicaragua