“Ita daki mas” – summer in Japan

I have always been skeptical of the old adage that travel is the best learning experience. However, after traveling to Japan for a two-week cultural immersion program, I have become a firm believer that travel is indeed the best learning experience. Get ready for a photo overload, especially of food since I'm a foodie 🙂 On... Continue Reading →

Canadian Rockies Adventures

It's a tradition for my family to go on a national park trip every year. Funny story, last year, we were supposed to go on this Canadian Rocky trip, but when we got to the airport  ready to go, we realized that my passport had expired! So we couldn't board the plane, and instead, we... Continue Reading →

How I Get It All Done

I'm known by many to be a Type-A, workaholic, and perfectionist. There are pros and cons to this. The pros are that I get everything that I say I'm going to do, done. The cons are that it's not necessarily "healthy." Having a healthy lifestyle not only means eating healthy, being active, and maintaining your... Continue Reading →

Taking Care of Your Eyes

As much as Serena and I devote much of Avolicious to nutrition and health (and of course body image ramblings by me), I don't think we've talked much about taking care of our skin, our hair, our teeth, and our eyes. I'm planning to do a summer series talking about these sort of basics because... Continue Reading →

Lately Obsessed #6

As much as I love traveling, it's also been great to finally settle down and spend time at home. Given that I attend school away from home, I love being at home. I love the little things - going to the grocery stores that I've been going since 8 years old, seeing license plates in my... Continue Reading →

Learning from Travel part 2

Yesterday's blog post centered around why I think Japan is known to be such a healthy country from my visit to Japan. Today's post is centered around something more personal. If you have been sticking along on the blog for awhile now, you probably know that I, Stephanie, struggling with body image and self-love. As... Continue Reading →

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