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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…

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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…

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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 Quinoa Brown rice Whole wheat couscous Pearl barley Old fashioned rolled oats All-purpose flour Whole wheat flour Plain…

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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…

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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…

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Nutty Chocolate Overnight Oats

By Alissa Rumsey | July 17, 2015

This one’s for all you chocolate lovers! My nutty chocolate overnight oats recipe combines oats with cashews, chia seeds, and coconut for a filling breakfast that you can make in less than five minutes. Oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfasts. It can function as a simple base for a whole range of toppings and…

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Recipe: Powered-up Smoothie Bowl

By Alissa Rumsey | July 1, 2015

Smoothies are one of my favorite ways to load a few fruit and vegetable servings into one tasty package. There’s a certain sense of accomplishment in getting one or two servings each of fruit and vegetables in before 10am. Smoothie bowls take that one step further – with the addition of a few blend-in ingredients…

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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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Mango Chia Seed Pudding

By Alissa Rumsey | June 19, 2015

Chia’s mild flavor pairs well with a variety of dishes. One of my favorite ways to use them is in chia seed pudding. With just a few ingredients, this quick and easy dish can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dessert.

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