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March Updates + Meet This Month’s Featured Bloggers!

March Updates + Meet This Month's Featured Bloggers!

Can you believe it’s March already?! I know I sure can’t. There’s just something about having three less days in the month that really throws me off. It really shouldn’t, I mean, it’s only three days… but somehow it just does. Honestly, I think having 28 days in a month makes more sense than having 31, so that there are ...

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Recipe of the Month: Tong Yuen

Recipe of the Month: Tong Yuen

I have to admit, one of my favorite things about Chinese New Year is the food. Like many Chinese holidays, CNY is a time filled with traditions– and one of those traditions is to stuff yourself with auspicious foods in hopes of having good luck and fortune in the coming year. With that being said, I’m excited to share a ...

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Foto Friday: Flying Over the Osa Peninsula

Foto Friday: Flying Over the Osa Peninsula

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of flying over the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Arriving in Costa Rica, we were put on a little hopper plane that would take us to the Osa Peninsula from San Jose. Being weighed before boarding, I was certainly nervous as I stepped out on ...

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10 Things That (No One Ever Told You) Can Kill You in Costa Rica

10 Things That (No One Ever Told You) Can Kill You in Costa Rica

Our decision to go to Costa Rica was on a whim, and apart from buying durable hiking shoes, we were not prepared. As we arrived we heard many of the locals allude to the dangers of Costa Rica, I mean, it is mainly rainforest after all, but yet, no one actually ever specified what we should be wary of. And, ...

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Living Pura Vida at Blue Osa Yoga Resort

Living Pura Vida at Blue Osa Yoga Resort

I didn’t know a whole lot about Central America or Costa Rica before visiting, but if there’s one thing I knew, it was pura vida. Literally meaning “pure life”, this little phrase commonly used as a greeting packs a big punch. Pura vida is Costa Rica’s namaste; acknowledging gratitude and living life to the fullest. With awareness of this phrase quickly spreading, people have ...

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Foto Friday: Ringing in the Year of the Ram, Chicago

Foto Friday: Ringing in the Year of the Ram, Chicago

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of ringing in the Year of the Ram in Chicago. Yesterday saw the start of Chinese New Year! As all our friends and family were celebrating back in Hong Kong, we decided that we should celebrate here in Chicago. So dressing up in red, I ...

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5 Traditions You Need to Know for Celebrating Chinese New Year

5 Traditions You Need to Know for Celebrating Chinese New Year

Tomorrow begins the Year of the Sheep (or today for all of my friends and family back in Hong Kong)! Of course, we’ll be celebrating Chinese New Year in Chicago, but the truth is, the celebrations have actually already begun. Last weekend we had the privilege of joining the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago in their celebration of the New Year, ...

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The Complete Guide to Chinese New Year Events in Chicago

The Complete Guide to Chinese New Year Events in Chicago

Thursday marks the beginning of Chinese New Year, so like usual, we’re busy preparing to welcome the Year of the Sheep even though we’re back in the US! This will be the first year that I’ll be celebrating Chinese New Year outside of China. After spending my past two CNY’s in Hong Kong, a city known for its extravagant celebrations, I ...

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