The Adventurous Girl’s Guide to Iceland: 9 Things to Do, Eat + See


First things first, if you haven't been to Iceland, I have three words for you: "Just do it." The breathtaking scenery that makes you feel like you're stepping into a painting... The amazing mix of geological quirks (from very long or very short days and ginormous glaciers to hot geothermal springs and active volcanoes) you're likely to come across only in Iceland... The how-can-they-make-something-so-simple-so-delicious ...continue reading

Sunday Morning Special: Only in New York


For the first part of this week, I was a New Yorker once again. True, NYC never felt like "home" to me, even when I lived there. But with so much to see and do, plus so many friends to reconnect with, it sure is one fun place to visit! Today's link round-up is inspired by my adventures during this particular excursion. Even if you can't make the trip, you can experience a taste of the Big Apple! Green juices are trendy across the ...continue reading

The Best of The Twin Cities

I love my sisters. They’re funny, smart and inspire me to strive to be better each day. One of the greatest things about being back in the Midwest is being within driving distance of both of them! I visited Sarah in July (just to hang) and August (for The Color Run), so now it was time to pay Amy a visit to catch up and see her new condo that she shares with her great husband, Joe! The 10K race she was planning to run that ...continue reading

How to Eat Well On the Fly

I’ve been lucky enough to do my fair share of traveling this spring and summer…I’ve gone west, (a bit) south and am headed to the midwest as we speak—pardon the blog break as I’m planning to unplug! All of this jetsetting inspired today’s post: How to make smart, nutritious choices while in airports. When you stroll (or rush) from one gate to another, you’re likely to pass a burger joint, a pizza ...continue reading

Top Ten NYC Restaurants (That I’ve Been To…)

This weekend, I decided to compile restaurant reviews from my last blog, Health and the City, for the latest good for you eats post. Last summer, I used Health and the City to chronicle my time in the concrete jungle interning at Fitness Magazine. So why am I aggregating these on Healthful Bites, you ask? I’m packing for a move back to NYC because I’m starting my new full-time job at Fitness on Wednesday! Despite the stress ...continue reading