Turning 27: Lessons in Health and Happiness

In previous years, I celebrated my birthday with boozy celebrations and ignored my health. Whether sailing through Croatia, partying in Mallorca, or a girl’s weekend partying it up in Montreal alcohol was involved. This will be different celebrating at the gym, getting lunch with a friend, and working on plans for my future. Also I will travel again this weekend to New England to see family, friends, and a bit of exploring the outdoors! 

The past few months have been an interesting journey for my health amongst other things. Over the last 8 months I have also done a lot of traveling sober. I learned to be grateful for everything I have. 

It is my birthday, so I did some reflecting on my health and happiness. I figured I’d assemble a little list of some of the most important things I’ve learned this year:  

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Top 10 Florida Beaches that Rival the Caribbean

Sarah Fay on a Lyme Scooter in Fort Lauderdale along the beach.

Every year tourists are drawn to the Caribbean’s paradise of turquoise waters, snow white sand, and palm trees. However, there is really no need to splurge on overpriced plane tickets to find your slice of heaven on the beach. I have grown up in Florida and rounded up some of my favorite beaches that will transport you to paradise and have you leave with a kick ass tan. From the Pan Handle, to the Florida Keys there is enough beach for us all to experience waves of azure, and lay out in ivory colored sand.

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How to Crush it at Couchsurfing Safely!

Sarah Fay travel blogger hanging out with Couchsurfers in South beach Miami.

Back in 2004 it was simply a web site that connected like-minded Budget Travelers to Locals that wanted to share authentic cultural experiences for free. Since then it has grown to 14 million users, in 200,000 cities worldwide. If you want to travel alone, but never feel lonely Couchsurfing is the perfect tool to use to meet new friends from around the world and have a cultural experience, even from your own living room.

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