SUMMER GETAWAY – Bruce County

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This week I wrap up my Ontario Summer Getaway series with a trip to Bruce County, another destination I had been wanting to cross off my bucket list for quite some time now.

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For my weekend’s adventures, I had the opportunity to test drive the brand new Ford Focus. This car has come a long way over the years so I was happy to try out the latest and greatest model. The first thing that I noticed while in the Focus was how easy it is to drive around in and how quickly it reacts on the road. The car’s sleek design and spacious interior made the 3 hr drive to the county very pleasant. The trunk also offered the perfect amount of space for all of our gear and luggage for the weekend. In the Focus, you’ll also find some signature Ford features such as the standard rearview camera, available active park assist, Available Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®), the SYNC® 3 – which was definitely a highlight for me in every car I drove because it was a huge help with navigation, providing me with a great soundtrack (thank goodness for Sirius XM Radio!) as well as keeping my drives safe with my two hands on the wheel.

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Bruce County is a big region to explore so I made the most of the 48 hrs that I was there to see as much as I could. I started my weekend off with a trip to Sauble Beach, a cute little oceanfront community that offers great food, entertainment and beach fun. The place reminded me of Grand Bend or other family-friendly towns. A must while you’re in town – the Casero Taco Bus, for great and cheap Mexican food made from scratch! Also, if you’re a fan of the water like I am, you’ll love the super long strip of beach and the warm water.

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Another must-visit is Lion’s Head. This small waterfront community is located halfway up the Bruce Peninsula’s Georgian Bay coast. What’s great about Lion’s Head is that it’s super quiet and quaint, away from a lot of the tourists that flock to the area. The mix of sandy and rocky beaches are absolutely stunning. They’ve got a small marina and harbour that neighbors the town’s main street. In the summer, you’ll find a farmers market right at the beach on Saturday mornings and live music on Friday nights.

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You can’t go to Bruce County without at least spending a couple of hours in Tobermory. Tobermory is known for many things including all the shipwrecks located in the area. It’s one of Canada’s top scuba diving destinations. Instead of getting on board one of their many guided tour boats to visit some of the wrecks, we opted for a more DIY approach and rented a canoe at a nearby marina and went exploring on our own. We couldn’t have gotten more up close and personal with the wrecks as you’ll see in the video below. It was quite a surreal experience!

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Accommodations in the area come in all shapes and sizes. For this last getaway, we opted for something a little more remote and unique. We rented a cabin at one of the many campgrounds in the area. I loved having our own BBQ, picnic table and fire pit while also being right by a dock and the water. Nothing like staying in a place with no reception or wifi and just one general store nearby. It’s nice to disconnect and be off the grid once in a while!

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All in all, a memorable last weekend getaway with the Ford Focus in Bruce County. I hope you enjoyed these travel posts and videos.

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For more information on the area go here.

5 Things to do in PEI

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Prince Edward Island is the land of Anne of Green Gables, a haven for redheads. PEI has always held a special place in my heart for obvious reasons. My first visit to PEI dates back to my childhood, I was 11 to be exact. I spent two weeks on the beautiful island during my grade 5 summer vacation. I had been wanting to return to this magical island for a while now and finally got to do so this fall. There are so many amazing things to do on the island, so here are a few recommendations.

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1) Visit Tea Cup rock – Located on the North Shore of PEI, this little known wonder of is a few kms walk from the Twin Shores Campground in Darnley. To get to the rock, you’ll have to walk a good 15-20 mins on Darnley beach. The walk to the rock is absolutely stunning, the wild beaches of PEI are quiet and peaceful. You’ll cross a lighthouse and walk passed several sand dunes. The Tea Cup rock itself is best seen when the tide is low and the water is calm. The entire area is incredibly picturesque. It was my discovery of the trip.

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2) Grab a juice from Rawsome Juice Bar – This small local juicery is located right in downtown Charlottetown, just off the main strip. You’ll find the Juice Bar at the back of a yoga/fitness studio in a small local. This is where they make all of their juices and also smoothies. Everyone that works at Rawsome is incredibly kind. In addition to juices and smoothies, they also offer cleanses. If you can’t make it to their shop, you can find some of their juices at different retailers across the island. The “Wakeup” Juice was without a doubt my favorite!

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3) Eat at Terre Rouge – This Charlottetown bistro is at the top of everyone’s best restaurant list in the area. The restaurant’s motto – use local products and support local producers. Their farm-to-table menu is refreshing and unique to the area. In addition to being a bistro, Terre Rouge also serves as a marché where people can come in and buy bread, artisanal cheese, organic vegetables, charcuterie, etc. Everything we ate at the restaurant was delicious. My favorite dish was their cheese platter.

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4) Grab a coffee from The Kettle Black – Located on Queen St. in Charlottetown, Kettle Black is the perfect place to grab coffee, read a book or work on your laptop in a cozy setting. They’ve got a great selection of teas, coffee and homemade snacks. I spent a couple of afternoons there while I was in the city because it was so inviting.

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5) Explore the island – Though Charlottetown is the island’s main attraction, there are so many other amazing places to explore on the island. If you’re a fan of Anne of Green Gables, you’ll want to make your way to Cavendish to visit the famous Anne of Green Gables house from the movies. If you’re a fan of Road to Avonlea, you can also explore the Avonlea by the Sea area and see one of the houses from the 90s CBC television series. The Argyle Shores south of the island are also breathtaking. Though the parks are closed after summer, the beaches are still accessible by foot. There is also the Malpeque area, home of the popular Oyster Barn and the local fishing village.

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5 Things to do in Palm Springs

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Palm Springs is a desert city located 2hrs away from Los Angeles. You’ve probably heard of this place thanks to Coachella. It used to be and still is a vacation destination for Hollywood stars and is renown for midcentury-modern architecture. It’s a great place for food, architecture and fitness.

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1) Stay at The Saguaro Palm Springs – This technicolor heaven is the coolest looking boutique hotel in all of Palm Springs. After having been following them on social media for a while, I knew this would be my destination of choice when I finally visited Palm Springs.

The hotel is decorated to perfection. I loved their colorful southwestern lounge in the lobby, filled with cactuses, a ping pong table and cool hand-crafted Mexican furniture. The rooms match the colorful exterior of the building, that was designed by renown architects, Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat. Each room has a balcony and features plush organic bedding and unique Mexican decorations. I love that each room also had a collection of design and architecture reference books.

The boutique hotel offers complimentary yoga as well as cruiser bikes, which we took to explore the city of Palm Springs. El Jefe, one of the hotel’s restaurants offers a great selection of Mexican inspired poolside snacks or breakfast options. The menu is overseen by Iron Chef winner Jose Garces.

Their olympic-sized pool surrounded by lush gardens is the perfect spot for relaxation. Free wifi and parking are also a little added bonus!

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2) Eat at Cheeky’s – This is THE brunch hotspot in Palm Springs. Their brunch menu changes every week and features fresh, local and organic ingredients. I thoroughly enjoyed the mix of classic brunch options as well as southern and Mexican inspired dishes. If you’re looking to get a table, don’t be surprised if you have to wait up to 2hrs in the scorching heat. That said, the food is worth the wait. I highly recommend the homemade biscuit and the chile verde burrito (if the items are available!).

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3) Visit the Palm Springs Air Museum – Located a few minutes drive from downtown Palm Springs, the Air Museum is a great place to spend a morning or an afternoon. The museum is run by volunteers, who are retired pilots, war veterans and military members. They will gladly share their wealth of knowledge, experience and stories with anyone willing to listen to them. The museum is divided into different sections, all representing different periods of history, wars and continents. It’s the only air museum in the US that allows you to enter the planes themselves and get a full tour of the aircrafts. Visiting the museum was such a great learning experience. Admission is $16 US per person.

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4) Eat at Tinto – This is one of Chef Jose Garces‘ latest culinary ventures. Tinto is a Basque inspired tapas bar and restaurant. The atmosphere of the restaurant is sophisticated, the food is delicious and the prices are fair. Garces offers a unique selection of tapas, with a very special twist. Every dish featured its own unique flavours, textures and ingredients. Sharing a bunch of different menu items is the best way to go.

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5) Go see dinosaurs – Named the world’s biggest dinosaurs, this roadside attraction is located only a few minutes away from Palm Springs. If you’re a fan of the T-rex or the Apatosaurus, you may want to stop along the way to or from Palm Springs. You can access the two biggest dinosaurs for free from the parking lot or opt for the full self-guided tour of the dinosaur garden for $9 US per person.

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5 Things to do in Page, AZ

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Page, Arizona is a small town located near Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell. It’s near the Utah border and is a 2 hour drive north of Flagstaff. This small town of less than 10 000 population has a lot to offer in terms of activities and nature. It’s the perfect spot to include on a road trip across the Southern US, a perfect destination to spend 24 to 48hrs.

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1) Tour Antelope Canyon – This slot canyon is located just a few miles east of Page. It’s located on Navajo land and is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to in my entire life. To visit Antelope Canyon, you absolutely must take a Navajo guided tour that will cost you $40 per person. You can also opt to do a photography-specific tour, that is a little pricier but that operates at the best moments during the day to photograph the canyon. Don’t be surprised if you’re surrounded by a ton of people during your visit. The only downside of this place is its popularity. My trick to get photos without anyone in it, either go ahead or behind the group. It’ll be your best shot to snap pics along the way. The guides are funny and point out all the best spots and particularities in the canyon.

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2) Hike to Horseshoe Bend – If you’re dreaming of visiting another spot like the Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend is the dream location! Located just a 10 minute drive from downtown Page, this horseshoe shaped meander of the Colorado River is breathtaking. It’s a short hike 2km hike from the parking lot along the highway to get to and from Horseshoe Bend. The shape and the structure of these rock walls are what make it so stunning. A friendly note, make sure you don’t go to close to the edge of the cliff, there is absolutely nothing protecting you from the 1000 foot drop. It made my knees shake when I got close to the edge. The greatest part of it all, the access to Horseshoe Bend is free but don’t forget to bring some water with you for the hike!

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3) Swim in Lake Powell – While in Page, you may want to spend time cooling off on Lake Powell, a reservoir located on the Colorado River. The National Park borders both Arizona and Utah and is a top destination for camping, fishing and boathouses. I spent a few hours relaxing on their beach that is accessible via the campground. It costs $20 per car to access the Glen Canyon National Park however, the pass is valid for up to 7 days. The views around the park are truly spectacular!

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4) Eat at Big John’s Texas Barbeque – If you’re looking for an authentic southern experience, you must make time for a meal at Big John’s. If you’re a fan of BBQ, meat, southern food, music and good atmosphere, this is the spot. All of their meats are smoked and roasted on a big outdoor rotisserie. The restaurant is located on the lot of an old gas station, making the setting even more unique. If you’re lucky, you’ll even be treated to a live band who will play classic rock and country jams.

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5) Drive through Navajo Nation – Page is surrounded by Navajo land. It was founded in 1957 in an exchange with Navajo Nation during the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam. The rest of the area that surrounds Page all belongs to the Navajo people. The land surrounding the city is absolutely beautiful and so precious. If you have the time, I highly recommend exploring the nearby villages to and from Page.

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Monument Valley

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Having the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful places on this planet, is pretty surreal.

Before our US road trip last month, I had heard of Monument Valley but didn’t realize what kind of impact visiting such a place would have on me. I can’t really put into words what visiting the Tribal Park did for me, all I can say is that it had a profound impact on my soul.

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Offner had been to Monument Valley before but I insisted we make it a part of our road trip anyways. And boy am I happy we did!

The drive to the park was stunning. We made it a point to take smaller roads like the local Indian Route 15, which gave us a glimpse of the pristine local scenery.

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It’s a $20 admission fee for a car of up to 4 people to get into the park. You can either drive through the park yourself at your leisure, take as many photos as you want and make as many stops as your heart desires. Another option is taking one of their many readily available guided tours throughout the park.

For those planning on staying a night or longer, you can opt to camp in either a premium cabin that is located at the entrance of the park or opt for roughing it at the campground located further in the park. You can also stay at the Goulding Lodge, which has the dreamiest sunset views.

We opted for the do-it-yourself, drive your own car option, the most fitting for what we wanted to do. The 17 mile drive around all the monuments takes about 1-2 hrs depending on how long you stop to take photos. Around many monuments, you’ll find Navajos that set up tents and sell their handmade jewelry. If you talk to them for a bit, they may even tell you about the history of the place, the significance of Monument Valley, their art, etc. I was lucky to meet the kindest man who sold me two bracelets. I learned so much about him, his family and his tribe just by spending a few minutes talking to him. That was definitely a highlight of my trip.

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Offner also decided to take a little ride on one of the horses they have available for trekking at Monument Valley.

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Impossible to pick a favorite monument. They are all unique and have their own significance and particularities.

The beauty, vastness and epicness of Monument Valley can’t really be captured on camera so a visit is thus necessary!

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Arizona Road Trip: 3 Must-Visit Cities

1) Yuma

If you’re a fan of the 3:10 to Yuma film, then the name of this first city will ring a bell. This small town is located in the southwestern part of the state, close to the California and Mexico border. The city is known for its historical Ocean-to-Ocean bridge that was built in 1915 and that crosses the Colorado River. It serves as a land route to connect the East Coast with the West Coast. Little known fact: Yuma is the biggest winter vegetable producer of the world!

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If you’re going to Yuma, you’ll want to stay in one of their legendary motels. They are cheap, well situated and there are lot’s of cool ones to choose from: Hacienda Motel, the Yuma Cabana, the Tropicana. A lot of these motels are inspired by the classic Vegas motels.

Things to do:

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Walk around the historic downtown area – The main street is filled with antique shops, restaurants and local breweries. You’ll want to stop by Lutes Casino and order their famous “Lutes Special” – a hot dog in a cheeseburger. This legendary spot attracts all the locals. You may also see the owner sitting at the bar and tabulating bills.

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Visit the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park – Opened in 1876, this prison once held some notable inmates such as Tombstone’s gunfighter Frank “Buckskin” Leslie and Pearl “Bandit Queen Hart”. You can visit the prison site and also the graveyard.

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Run the trail or hang out at the beach in Gateway Park – located right next to the Ocean-to-Ocean bridge and on the Colorado River, this is a great spot to relax and observe local wildlife and cool off from the extremely hot and dry Yuma weather.

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2) Tombstone

Tombstone is a historic western city located in Cochise County, Arizona. The city was founded in 1876 and prospered thanks to its mines but was also marked by ongoing conflicts between the cowboys and the Earp family, which one day escalated into the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral in 1880. To this day, the small city remains pretty much intact with its original buildings, which has led to it becoming a major tourist spot for old west fans from around the world.

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Take a trolley tour around town – This super fun 25 minute historical tour of the city will teach you all about its history, architecture and famous or infamous characters. The trolley drivers are entertaining and incredibly informative. You can find the trolley parked at 4th and Toughnut Street and the tour costs $6. You can also follow that up with a gunfight reenactment show, which happens to be a block away.

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Eat at one of their historic saloons – They may not be renown for their food (health food enthusiasts beware) but they’ve become a monument in this historical town. Big Nose Kate’s Saloon or the Crystal Palace Saloon are two must-see spots. A lot of the decor and pieces in the saloon are originals, you may even find bullet holes in some of the saloons’ walls. It’s also the best place to whip out your newly acquired cowboy hat!

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Stay at the Sagebrush Inn – Don’t be fooled by it’s rustic exterior, this place is a gem so much so that John Wayne once stayed here so they kept his room intact for visitors to enjoy. The Sagebrush Inn was the destination for western movie stars in the 50s and 60s. This quaint little motel, is located just a 5 minute walking distance from the downtown area. All the rooms are decorated with old photographs and items reminiscing of the old west. They’ve also got a beautiful pool, perfect for cooling off from the hot desert sun!

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3) Holbrook

Located in Navajo County, Holbrook was founded in 1881 when the railroad was built in the area. Funny fact, in 1912 a 419 lbs meteorite exploded in the sky above Holbrook and caused a big meteorite shower causing more than 16 000 stones to fall from the sky. The historic Route 66 runs through Holbrook.

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Things to do:

Visit the Petrified Forest National Park – Located less than 30 minutes driving distance from Holbrook and in Navajo and Apache counties, the park is known for its tree fossils that date back to the Mesozoic era, 220 million years ago. This place is just stunning to visit.

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Sleep in a Wigwam – The Wigwam Motel was built in 1950 using the teepees of the Plains Indians as inspiration and is now part of the National Register of Historic Places in the United States. The motel is located on Route 66 and offers travellers the chance to stay in a little piece of history. Each of the 15 wigwams are also adorned with a classic car parked right out front. The motel’s office also houses a small museum of historical artefacts, guns, photographs, etc. The best spot to catch up on some reading and have a quiet night while in an unique setting.

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Beach Bum

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Well… after a lengthy day, 2 days of traveling, we finally made it to Europe. The 9 hours of jet lag definitely has me feeling a little funky but I knew that going to the ocean today would be the best thing to get me feeling energized again.

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No surfing for today, just enjoying the lovely waves, the sun and the beautiful Côte Basque scenery. Some days, it’s nice to be a beach bum, I rarely get the chance to just lay by the beach so I’m making the most of it!

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Excited to be heading to the #ProAnglet surf competition later this week. Got any recommendations for the Côte Basque? Send them my way!

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Photos by @Offner

Sanuk Women’s Shuffle Sidewalk Surfer (get them here)

Bench women’s short 

TOMS Traveler matte grey (get them here)

Nixon mint green waterproof watch 

 

Finding Motivation in Location

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As some of you may know, I’ve been on the road traveling for the past three weeks. Traveling is a real passion of mine. I think it was passed down from my grandma and then my mother as a child. The more I travel, the more I feel alive.

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That said, traveling these past couple of months have been extra interesting since I’ve been training and working out so much while at home in Toronto. Traveling makes it a challenge to stay on top of your regular workout routine. Some people choose to stop working out altogether when they travel, but I’ve worked so hard these past couple of months, that that is just not an option for me anymore.

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These past couple of weeks, I’ve been in places that are extremely hot so it hasn’t always been easy to work out outside. That said, I’ve found new creative ways to get workouts in, even if they differ from those at home, I know that every bit counts.

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I’ve found motivation in the amazing locations I’ve been in. I’ve had the privilege of visiting some of the most beautiful spots in the United States ie. Antelope Canyon, Death Valley, Monument ValleyHorseshoe Bend, etc. I’ve used the beautiful natural scenery as an extra motivation to get out there and be active. Whether it’d be a surf session in Malibu, a hike in Runyon Canyon, an NTC session in Horseshoe Bend or a run along Fisherman’s Village in Marina Del Rey, all of these experiences have been unique and wonderful. Running has been especially fun, running all over Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada and California! How cool is that? I’ll be posting more about my travels in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.

What keeps you motivated to work out while you’re on the road?

“Run Fast, Live Fearless” 

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Photos by @Offner

Nike Lunarglide 7 (get them here)

Nike Pro Rival Bra (get it here)

Nike Dri-Fit Knit Tank (get it here)

Nike Elite LT No Show Socks (get them here)

Nike Pro Epic Luix Capri (get them here)

5 Things to Do in Carlsbad

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Carlsbad is a cute surf town located on the coast between Los Angeles and San Diego. It has been one of my favorite locations to spend time surfing and relaxing. If you’ve never ben to the area before, here are some things I recommend on your trip there!

1) Go for a run on the Seawall. Located along the PCH between Pine Street and Tamarack Ave., the Seawall is a great spot to run right along the coast. The mile long path allows you to be separated from the bike path and cars while also being closer to the ocean. Running on the seawall is exceptional because you have the most spectacular view of the ocean and even sunset during your run. If you’re looking to clock more than just a few miles, you can continue running along the PCH, on the bike path to Leucadia and even Encinitas. Nothing like the ocean breeze and breathing salt water air while running!

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2) Grab breakfast or a juice from Choice Juicery. Choice Juicery is located right on Carlsbad Village Drive in downtown Carlsbad. They’ve got a super relaxing oasis-like property where people can come and sit on turf or beautiful wooden benches. The people on staff are all incredibly friendly. They offer a plant-based menu that is 100% organic, gluten free and dairy free. It’s a great place to grab breakfast – their breakfast bowls and smoothies are sumptuous! My favorite was the “PB&J” bowl with homemade granola & banana. They also serve great salads, superfood snacks and a tasty selection of juices. Their “Hot Sunrise” drink was a perfect mid-day pick-me-up!

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3) Go surfing in South Carlsbad. Beacons beach at the edge of Carlsbad and Leucadia is a good spot for longboards. The waves are usually pretty small and also very forgiving. It’s also a great area to picnic with the family or friends and hang out for the entire day. If you’re looking for something a little bigger, you can also head down to Swami’s in Encinitas just a few minutes south.

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4) Explore downtown. The one thing I loved most about staying in Carlsbad is being able to walk everywhere. The downtown area is adorable and has some super rad vintage shops, record stores, book stores, beach shops, etc. There are also a lot of delicious local restaurants such as PAON (if you’re looking for something more high-end and classic, their homemade pasta was delicious!), or Swami’s Cafe (the best & cheapest brunch spot in the city!), or even Cessy Taco Shop for some cheap tacos or burritos. If you’re looking for a little entertainment, there are some films being presented outdoors throughout the summer and also the Carlsbad Village Theatre that always presents some great plays, comedy shows, etc. The city also has beautiful parks, lot’s of bike paths and great places to hang out.

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5) Grab a post-surf pizza at Pizza Port. Pizza Port is a local institution. If you’re from the area, chances are you’ve eaten at Pizza Port before, celebrated a birthday there, had some of their homemade beers, pizza, etc. I’ve had the opportunity to eat their pizza a handful of times but going to their Carlsbad location is always my favorite. I love their outdoor patio, the family and community vibe there, their delicious garlic buddies, enormous salads and of course, their super tasty pizzas. Though I’m not really a beer drinker, the place is also renown for their cool beers brewed fresh on premise. Some of the beers worth trying: “Sharkbite Red”, “Wipeout IPA” and “Amigo Later”, all found at the Carlsbad location. Make sure you also try their wholegrain beer pizza crust while you’re there, it’s unreal!

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Staying Fit While Traveling

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Next week, I’ll be leaving on a 5 week trip across the southern United States. Because I’ve been training so hard these past couple of months, the one thing I don’t want to do while I’m away is stop working out. I know it’s easy to stop when you’re not at home, when you’re on the road or in a different country so I’ve enlisted the help of my favorite Toronto trainer, Nike Master Trainer Eva Redpath to give me tips on how to stay fit while traveling. In case you aren’t already doing the new 12-week NTC Find Your Fast challenge, this is the perfect time to get familiar with the app and what’s great is that you can easily build a core circuit with a small amount of space in your hotel room.  Hope these tips will be helpful to all of those also traveling this summer!

Eva’s 3 simple training exercises for traveling this summer:

1) Hollow body: is a time challenge, hold it for 60 seconds or 30 seconds. From a seated position, lower to the ground and focus on keeping your lower back connected to the ground, and your core contracted. Extend raised legs and arms out at a 45-degree angle. Keep neck relaxed, core tight and shoulders off the ground.

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2) Side plank with rotation: out of Ready, Set, Zoom, Mary Purvis’ brand new workout on the N+TC app. Start in a seated position, from a seated position, rest your forearm on the ground and get into a side plant. Keep your hips lifted and aligned with your shoulder and knee. Rotate through the chest as you extend your free arm to the ceiling and down towards the ground. Repeat for 60 seconds.

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3) Mountain Climbers:  This can also be a time challenge, 30 or 60 seconds. Start kneeling. Placing hands on the ground, directly under shoulders, form a plank. Back straight, core tight, weight over shoulders. Drive knees into your chest as fast as you can. Keep your hips down, arms strong and upper body still.

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Eva’s general fitness recommendations while traveling:

-“I make a rule for people when they travel, for them to keep in mind that their regular program will shift but in exciting ways. You can explore your city and make exercising a priority. Sometimes, I’ll tell people when they reach their destination, drop their bags and go for a little 5k run. Put on your GPS or your app and go out for a little run to get to know the neighborhood. If you make it a rule that you check-in, drop your bags, you get dressed and you go, if that works with your schedule, then it’s a good way of making some form of physical activity a non-negotiable.

-“In terms of exercising when you’re going to be on the road, any little pocket of time that you can find to get into the N+TC app and do either a 15 minute or you’ve got the Zoom in 5 with Skylar Diggins, which is literally a 5 minute workout. I think that when you travel, it’s really about fitting your exercise into the windows of time that you have available to you.

-“The nutrition part of it will be so key. So trying to make healthy choices while you’re on the road, whether or not that means bringing some protein powder or if you’re eating out at restaurants, you can make food substitutions or watching portion control. Staying properly hydrated. I have two parts of advice for people traveling or on the road: stay as true as you can to the way that you eat even though you’re not prepping your own food, which I always recommend to do. The only way to guarantee you know what you’re eating is to prep it yourself. That’s number one. In terms of getting your exercise in, it’s where it can fit with a couple of basic tools you can bring along with you like your running shoes, your training shoes, you have access to both of the running and N+TC apps, explore your city, walk as much as you can and then when you wake up or when you go to bed, because you know those are two things you’re always going to do, fitting in some sort of physical activity. Every little bit will count and add up!