Posts filed under: Balanced Life

  • Guide to Enjoying Washington, D.C. for Free!
Travel to Washington, D.C. is fairly easy for me since I live about an hour drive from the nation’s capital. For most on the east coast, travel to Washington, D.C. only requires a quick flight or scenic bus/train ride.  The...
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Imagine my surprise when I realized that I had a three-day weekend. Medical residents “affectionately” call a full two-day weekend free of clinical responsibilities a golden weekend. So I guess a three-day weekend should be called a platinum weekend, or...
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  • barbecue, ranch dressing, cauliflower, recipe
These barbecue ranch cauliflower bites are an easy way to get your barbecue fix without meat. Whether you abide by a meat-free diet or just want to find fun ways to add more vegetables to your diet, this recipe is for...
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  • mental well being, burnout, wellness, balance
This past week, I worked about 50 hours. That is a light week for a resident physician. Working these type of hours while taking care of sick patients and interacting with many different personalities can be very draining. Burnout is...
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  • flight deals, flight apps, cheap flights, travel hacks, flight hacks
If you are like me, I am sure you are dreaming of your next vacation. What is holding you back from jet-setting to your next getaway? Well, likely a full-time job which pays the bills, obviously. But also, the cost...
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  • group travel, international travel, travel tips
Traveling solo is the current travel trend and I completely understand its appeal. As an only child and introvert, I am well acquainted with solitude and welcome it in certain circumstances. Travel is not one of them. There is nothing...
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  • Cape Town, instagram hot spots, how to, social media, top ten in Cape Town
More and more millennials are traveling to awe-inspiring, picturesque destinations around the world. Along with the wanderlust bug has come the trend to post the most extravagant travel pictures on social media. Gone are the days of just posing in...
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New decade, who dis?!?! So I turn 30 today and I am in my feelings. I love birthdays and 30 is a milestone age. As I reflect on my 30 years of life, I am so amazed at how blessed...
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Hello. My name is Annika and I am an Instagram junkie. The first step to change is admitting you have a problem. Haha! I definitely spend more time than I should admiring the gorgeous photography of my Instragram community of...
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South Africa is eighth in the world in wine production and much of this wine in produced in Stellenbosch. Stellenbosch is located about an hour east of Cape Town and is home to over 200 vineyards. This fact was a...
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