Posts filed under: Balanced Life

  • spain, girona, spain travel, travel to spain, day trip from barcelona
Girona, Spain caught me by surprise. This quiet city north of Barcelona offers a great getaway for a day trip. I did not expect to fall in love with this beautiful city but I couldn’t help it. From the quiet...
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  • fall outfit ideas, fall fashion, fashion ideas, autumn fashion
Welcome to the season of PSL (pumpkin spice latte), hayrides, pumpkin carving and warm apple cider. The gradually falling temperatures always awaken a sense of anticipation of the approaching holidays. The changing color of the leaves offers the perfect backdrop...
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  • Creative ways to enjoy the best of New York City on a budget! new york city travel hacks, budget travel, travel hacks, new york on a budget, travel to new york, free things to do in New York
New York City has it all – diverse culture, delicious food, world-class entertainment, a majestic skyline, and a palpable energy that makes you want to explore every inch of the city. I definitely gave in to that energy during my...
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  • new york city, walking tour, foodie guide, instagram foodie guide
New York City is known for its culinary delights that range from gourmet street food to Michelin rated fine-dining. With the advent of social media, many New York eateries have upped their visual presentation game to offer food that is...
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  • 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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