February 2019

Exercising with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner’s Knee)

Do your knees ever snap, crackle, and pop when walking up the stairs? Mine do. And you could have patellofemoral pain syndrome, like me. As someone who has been involved in regular exercise since age 15, my knees are well worn. I’ve never been an ‘athlete’ per se, but I’ve run my fair share of 5-10k races, 2 half marathons, one marathon, and logged many, many days at the gym…

10 Important Travel Safety Tips

If you love to travel, you’re aware that being safe at all times is one of the main goals of that kind of lifestyle. When abroad, new environments and situations can expose you to new dangers, and a smart traveler will know how to handle any potential hazards or problems. In this post, I’m going to explain some important tips on travel safety to ensure a problem-free and worry-free trip…

Visiting Yachats and the Oregon Coast

  This past November, I escaped the gloomy midwest for the Oregon coast. My family and I spent the week in Yachats (pronounced yah-hots), a small town that’s a little over three-hour drive from Portland…

How to Survive a Long Haul Flight

If you are on a long haul flight and sitting in economy class, you’ll quickly realize that travel can be an uncomfortable experience.  Cramped quarters, small seats, no leg room, and not being able to move can make the most sane of us crazy.  However, if you know the right travel tips and tricks, you can improve your flight, stay calm, and enjoy your long haul flight. Read on to learn more…