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Where to Eat in Paris Part I: 10 Foods You MUST Eat

By Alissa Rumsey | December 3, 2015

Bonjour! I traveled to Paris in October and spent five lovely days wandering around the city. I had been there once prior, but at that time I was 16 years old and was only interested in two things: boys, and legally being able to drink wine 😉 This time around I had a different agenda,…


Where to Eat, Drink and Sleep in Cusco Peru

By Alissa Rumsey | November 27, 2015

Anyone hiking in the Andes ends up spending at least two or three days hanging out in Cusco in order to acclimatize to the altitude. Cusco itself is at a not-so-comfortable elevation of 11,152 feet, and boasts a number of restaurants, bars and attractions. Getting There and Getting Around From New York City, we flew…

How to Choose The Best Energy Bars

How to Choose the Best Energy Bar for You

By Alissa Rumsey | November 9, 2015

Energy and protein bars are everywhere, and I get asked about a new brand or product on a weekly basis. Bars are a great option to keep on hand for times you need to grab something on your way out the door, when you’re traveling, if you need something quick before or after some movement,…


Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

By Alissa Rumsey | November 4, 2015

  Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was one of the traveling highlights of my year. Yes, it’s that amazing. Standing 13,700 feet up in the Andes,  knowing I had climbed up there myself? Such an awe-inspiring feeling. I won’t lie though: it took some (ok a lot) of work.     Day 1 We…


What to Pack for a 4-Day Trek to Machu Picchu

By Alissa Rumsey | September 29, 2015

Planning to hike to Machu Picchu? Here is my A to Z guide to Inca Trail hike packing.  After years of traveling with just a carry-on suitcase, I’m in the habit of waiting until the night before my trip (or, in a few cases, a few hours before…) to start packing. This is not something you…

30 Pantry Staples to Keep on Hand

30 Pantry Essentials To Keep On Hand

By Alissa Rumsey | September 21, 2015

The easiest way to make cooking at home simple is to have a well-stocked pantry so that making breakfasts, lunches and dinners is a no-brainer. Here are 30 items to consider stocking in your pantry. Grains & Legumes QuinoaBrown riceWhole wheat couscousPearl barleyOld fashioned rolled oatsAll-purpose flourWhole wheat flourPlain breadcrumbsDried beans and lentilsChia, Flax and/or Hemp…


Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail: Planning Your Hiking Trip

By Alissa Rumsey | September 11, 2015

Machu Picchu had long been on my bucket list, but when I began planning my trip earlier this year I didn’t quite know what I was getting myself into. My trip ended up being more incredible than I could ever have imagined and left me with life-long memories. After digging through dozens of blogs and articles…

20 Minute Bodyweight Exercises

20-Minute Bodyweight Workout

By Alissa Rumsey | August 7, 2015

While I love my gym, it is the last place I want to be on a beautiful summer day. With the amazing weather we’ve been having here in NYC (barely any humidity!!) I’ve been taking my workouts outdoors. This circuit hits all the major muscle groups, and can be done in 20 minutes. Keep moving…


Why Do We Get Hangry? The Science Behind The Emotion.

By Alissa Rumsey | June 22, 2015

Have you ever been overdue for a meal, and felt anger, restlessness, or anxiety? Then you’ve experienced hanger: hunger + anger. This is such a common occurrence that the term “hangry” was coined. While it is a catchy expression, I was curious: is there actually any science behind this phenomenon? Or is it just an…

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