Juice Cleanse/Fast Plan

You have probably read about my weight journey and the myriad of issues I have with weight. Seriously it's like you hit 30 and weight loss becomes an issue you didn't have before. I'm not trying to say that I have been skinny all my life bla bla bla. No. My weight has fluctuated over time and I have tried various things, some with great success and most with failure. Which sucks!

I hit 30 and I couldn't just go to the gym and lose the extra pounds I was packing. It became harder no matter which workout regimen I tried and needless to say it is frustrating. So I decided to do a juice cleanse to jump start my metabolism. It's a 2 week juice cleanse/fast that will probably drive me nuts but I am willing to give it a shot. So how will it work? Here are a few pointers:

Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, Route 66, The Grand Canyon, The Horseshoe and the Antelope Canyon Part 2

We drove to Page in a few hours from the Grand Canyon. It had been snowing on and off but it did warm up a little when we reached Page. We checked in after a break headed to the Horse Shoe bend. I had become a popular destination so you can ask the local and they will direct you to it. Also there are no guard rails, there is no set up. It is just you and nature which makes it very rustic and very dangerous. It would be quite easy to take a topple over the edge.

Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, Route 66, The Grand Canyon, The Horseshoe and the Antelope Canyon Part 1

After enjoying a couple of days in Miami we headed of to Las Vegas and later on to Arizona. In Las Vegas we enjoyed the restaurants, the shows and really energy that you can only find on the strip. It was loads of fun.

Japan Travel Guide - Kyoto Day 1

Now that we are back from Japan I can do a travel guide on one of the most beautiful countries I have ever been to. From the vibrant culture, amazing food, wonderful people and beautiful sights there is so much to do in Japan and certainly to really explore you need more than one week. However I only had a week and I made sure to fit in as much as I can.

On arriving in Tokyo late at night I cleared immigration and custom pretty fast especially because all my stuff was carry on. I try to avoid checking in stuff because it always ends up wasting time for example we waited over an hour in Bali for our luggage so this time I left my perfumes at home : ).

So if there is a tip I would share is to avoid checking in luggage. The second tip is to buy the Japan rail pass. It saved me so much money seriously if you plan to travel between cities just one round-trip may put you over what you spend on the JRP. You do have to buy it before you leave your country of origin. Once you get to Japan you show your passport at one of the Japan Rail offices and they give you the pass. They will ask you the day you would like to activate it so depending on when you want to start traveling between cities that's the day you choose as your 'start' date. I had a 7 day pass so I packed my travel in those 7 days and saved my last days in Tokyo for when the pass expired.

Miami Travel Guide

We decided to escape the brutal cold in Boston and swiftly packed our bags to head to Miami for a few days before heading to Las Vegas and then Arizona (more of that later). I did not know what to expect from Miami expect that it would be expensive and it would be loads of fun.

We arrived in Miami on a Friday night and our Uber driver who picked us up at Fort Lauderdale airport was awesome! Initially I was stressing out about the drive into Miami but because we arrived in the early evening we got their after rush hour. It cost us about $50 dollars from the airport to our hotel in Miami. For some reason its crazy cheaper to fly into Fort Lauderdale verses Miami and being the cheapo that I am that is what we did.

Anyways our driver showed us some cool places to hung out, drive the long way to point out some key areas, in general he was awesome. After arriving and checking in we went to hunt for food and I'll have you know that Miami is a foodie paradise. I am not a foodie but we enjoyed the food. It is expensive as we had expected with a drink doing for $15 what??? But your on vacation so who cares right : ).

South America Itinerary: Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile

Hi guys, so we are heading back to South America soon and we are super excited. The last time we went was one of the first destinations we ever went to and suffice to say we were novices. Armed with a little more experience we are now headed back with a few tricks in our pockets.

Here is our fourteen day itinerary to South America. First it is important to note that this is not a cheap itinerary. While I think that it is one of the inexpensive ones it is by no means cheap. We will be spending at least $3,000 each between flights, hotels, visas and tours. I have always said that when I travel I like to be comfortable which means hostels are out. Also air bnb is a great option but I also like that hotel treatment especially for the duration that we normally go for. However for what we get I think it is a bargain.

It is expensive to travel between countries in South America because airlines are not cheap. I searched and searched for budget airlines and I got some bargains but compared to Europe for example it is on the expensive side. You could get a cheaper itinerary if you have time on your side but seeing as time has always been our most costly resource we have to settle for air travel verses bus travel which is a lot cheaper.

Anyways here we go:
Day 1
Fly overnight from Boston to Santiago Chile
Day 2
Arrive Santiago early morning explore
Fly to Calama in the afternoon and then drive to San Pedro
Day 3
Start 3-day tour of Salar de Uyuni from San Pedro
Day 4
Fly from Uyuni to Santa Cruz
Day 5
Fly from Santa Cruz to Rio de Janeiro
Day 6 – Day 8
Day 9
Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu and explore Brazil side of the falls
Day 10
Argentina Iguacu explore Argentina side of the falls
Day 11
Fly from Iguacu to Buenos Aires
Day 12
Buenos Aires
Day 13
Fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago
Day 14
Cajon del Maipo
Last Day
Wine tour and more exploration of Santiago. Return home night flight.

We hope to enjoy these countries and hope to get the most out of this trip. If you have any suggestions/tips feel free to put them down below in the comments.

Listening is loving...

Images from: Atacama, Uyuni, ChristRedeemer, Tango, Cajon del Maipo, Escadaria, Wine Tour, Copocabana, Iguazu