Switzerland Finale

Welcome to the finale of my Europe adventures! After a wonderful day of hiking near Lucerne, Switzerland, the second to last day of my trip began on a ferry.


My friend Melli and I took the ferry from Vitznau to Lucerne, which was about an hour, so we could explore the city. It was more fun than driving! :)


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Hiking Rigi Mountain near Lucerne, Switzerland


From Geneva, I was back on the train for the final leg of my European adventure: meeting up with my German friend Melli for some hiking near Lucerne! Melli and I first met when we were randomly flatmates while both living in Prague back in 2009. We’ve been good friends ever since – she even came to our wedding all the way from Germany! She Continue Reading …

A Day and a Half in Geneva, Switzerland


Welcome to the final round of my European trip adventures: Switzerland! If you missed the Paris installments, check those out first: Paris Sightseeing and Food Recommendations, Running Boot Camp Through Paris, Giverny & Loire Valley, and Paris Running Tour. When planning my trip to Europe a few months ago, my German friend Melli and I decided Continue Reading …

This Week’s Eats & Exercise


Hello and happy Friday! It’s been a busy week over here getting caught up with AnnetheRD clients and emails after my big Eurotrip, but I’ve been enjoying being home and getting back into the swing of things. On the food front, we’ve had some good eats this week! On Sunday night, Matt made us tacos – my fave! Mexican food is the one type Continue Reading …

Paris Running Tour

paris running tour

One of the coolest things I did while in Paris was take a Paris Running Tour. On Monday of my Paris trip, both of my friends had to work so I was left to my own devices. Hmm, what to do? When coming up with a plan, I remembered that I had read a recap of a Paris Running Tour on my friend Ashley’s blog last year. Perfect! I could get some Continue Reading …

Day Trips From Paris: Giverny and Loire Valley


If you’re spending enough time in Paris to consider day trips, here are two to put at the top of your list: Giverny and the Loire Valley. First up is Giverny, home to Claude Monet’s famous garden and water lily pond. My friends Kris, Turner, and I took the train out to Giverny from Paris early on a Saturday morning. It’s an easy train Continue Reading …

(Wild) Blueberry Fields Forever

wild blueberry field

Hi friends! I had the pleasure of spending Wednesday through Saturday of last week up in Maine with the Wild Blueberry Association of North America. Joining me on the trip were fellow dietitians and nutrition bloggers/writers, as well as a number of staff from the Wild Blueberry Association and its PR firm. It was a really great group – I Continue Reading …

Running Boot Camp Through Paris


I love staying active while I’m on vacation – not only because it makes me feel great, but also because it’s a fun way to see the city! My friend Kris (who I was staying with in Paris) and I got up for two morning runs while I was there – first up was a run along the Promenade Planteé, which is a cool lifted walkway/trail through the city. Continue Reading …

An American in Paris (Sightseeing + Food Adventures)


Friends, I have so much I want to share from my adventures in Europe! Let’s start with the beginning of the trip, in Paris. I was there with two of my best friends from college, Kris and Turner (whose real name is Laura… that’s her nickname). Kris lives/works in Paris, and Turner was enjoying a summer fellowship for her PhD program in Continue Reading …

I’m Baaaack!


I’m back from Europe, friends! The past 2 weeks were amazing – filled with good friends, many adventures, lots of pastries and cheese and bread and rosé wine, miles of running and hiking and walking and biking, delicious dinners that lasted late into the evening, and a lot of relaxing, too. Taking a breather from technology while I was away Continue Reading …