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Crystal Veness

Lifestyle + Wellness Love The Journey Travel

Love & Travel: Four stories of falling [LTJ]

What’s your love life like? How do you build relationships when you never stop moving? Is it even possible?

My answer varies by the day. If I’m wrapped up in a beautiful new romance… or if my latest love has walked out of my life. Am I still hopeful? Or walking through my day with a heavy heart and bleak outlook?

It’s not easy.

But at the same time… it is so very simple.

Kitesurfing Love The Journey

If today was your last day, what would you do? [LTJ]

This morning, someone asked me… “What would you do if you knew today was your last day on earth?”

Do you have a passion? Something that gets you fired up? That thing that makes your heart beat a little faster and your eyes shine a little brighter?

There are things in our lives that we can talk about for hours. Activities or topics or people or places that fill our dreams, whether we are awake or asleep. The stuff you want to share with everyone you meet, because you want them to have that feeling too!

But sometimes… we don’t have that thing.

Lifestyle + Wellness Love The Journey

How to lose weight without really trying. [LTJ]

I lost 20 pounds this past year. Without really trying. I didn’t change my fitness program – I don’t have one. I didn’t stop eating the things I love. I can smash a pizza… Destroy a slice of chocolate cake… Get lit on tequila… I just don’t do it as often!

I’ve tried losing weight in the past, and it didn’t stick. I’ve tried strict diets, but I’d often find myself elbow deep in a pizza because I got hungry or couldn’t stave off the craving. I tried working out, but it wasn’t fun, and tough to do so consistently while traveling… and I’d reward myself after a workout with a cupcake or something sugary and delicious that would invalidate all the work I’ve done. As you do.

But something finally clicked. I saw people around me living healthy lifestyles. I became frustrated with how unhealthy I’d become. I wanted more for myself. More for my life. So I changed a few things. And it was really damn simple. I’ll be sharing three small changes you can start making today, because developing habits doesn’t work so well if you dive off the deep end.

Love The Journey Travel

Travel smart, live well, save money. [LTJ]

If you came here for a recommendation on the best value brand of instant ramen, you’re in the wrong spot. If the thought of spending a little more cash for a lot more pleasure makes your bank account quiver in fear, this may not be the article for you. If you shudder at the idea of not knowing where you’ll sleep tonight, stick with me… We’re here to establish what your comfort zone is and play with it a little.

This guide is for those who enjoy – even require – a good quality of life, but understand the value of saving money where you can so you can spend it where you get the most joy. Digital nomads, hedonists, travel lovers, adventurers… this one’s for you!