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I'm an adventurous introvert from Vancouver, Washington who lives on sleep + "me time." I'm a lover of lifting weights, dinosaurs, real talk and traveling with my husband. I am here to help you move better, lift more, bust the myths of the fitness industry, and inspire you to love the process.

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If we’re being honest, we came to Austin to eat our way around the city. But there is TONS to do in and around Austin. First up, let’s talk accommodations. Austin is a big city. You can find a wide array of places to stay at differing price points. They even have hostels. We stayed […]

January 7, 2021

Annie Miller in Austin, TX

Two things Texas has plenty of are roads and land. It’s the perfect place for a little U.S. getaway road trip. We rented our car from Dollar at the airport. Choosing the “mystery car” saved us $500.00 on the rental. We got a small Nissan and then they upgraded us for free to Nissan Sentra. […]

December 31, 2020

Texas road trip must knows by Annie Miller

Hakone is a small mountain town relatively close to Mt. Fuji. I imagine most tourists come here for the Fuji Hakone National Park and viewing pleasures of Mt. Fuji herself. This was the LAST STOP in our 21 day road trip through Japan. There is also tons to do and see near Hakone, so we […]

December 24, 2020

view of Mt. Fuji in Hakone, Japan with Annie Miller

One comes to Nara for the bowing deer. We had April showers throughout our entire stay; but Nara’s beauty still pulled through. Full on disclaimer – Nara was our second to last location on a 21 day road trip through Japan. We were tired. But also, it was April 2020 and shops and restaurants were […]

December 17, 2020

Bowing deer in Nara, Japan by Annie Miller

The drive from Hiroshima to Nara could have been even more eventful than it was. After two days in Hiroshima, we headed southeast towards Ehime, Kawaga and Tokushima, but we just didn’t have enough time. We only made two stops, but they were JAM PACKED with goodness: Kousanji Temples, cave, The Hill of Hope marble […]

December 10, 2020

Annie Miller explores the Kousanji Temples

Hiroshima is worth the hype. Honestly, is there anywhere in Japan that’s not worth the hype? We think not. Not going to lie, visiting Hiroshima as an American was a bit eerie…for, hopefully, obvious reasons. We didn’t get a chance to go inside the Museum because it was closed, but did visit the Atomic Dome, […]

December 3, 2020

Exploring Hiroshima with Annie Miller

This post is the epitome of WHY we chose to road trip through Japan. There is so much to see in between the main cities and attractions. Today’s post covers our stops in Osaka and Kobe on our leg from Kyoto to Hiroshima during our 21 day road trip. This drive took a solid day […]

November 19, 2020

Visiting castles in Osaka on Japanese road trip with Annie MIller

See ALL. THE. TEMPLES. Tenryuji Garden, Bamboo Forest World Cultural Heritage Site Kichi Kichi Omurice – Rice omelet Before we dive into three full days of frolicking around Kyoto, let’s lay out some general info: Food: If you come to Kyoto and don’t make a reservation at Kichi Kichi Omurice, did you even come to […]

November 12, 2020

Kyoto Japan Spring travel guide by Annie Miller

One comes to Tsumago to visit the ancient villages. That’s certainly why we were there. As mentioned in my Takayama post, you can totally visit Tsumago from Takayama, but we decided to just make Tsumago one of our stays. Stay at Hotel Hanasara – due to the ‘rona, we didn’t use their hot spring, but […]

November 5, 2020

Tsumago, Japan ancient hike by Annie Miller

Takayama Japan has a village, mountain town vibe to it. When you google “Takayama Japan” you see images of Shirakawago and Tsumago more than the ACTUAL town of Takayama. That’s because one comes to Takayama to see Tsumago, Shirakawago and other surrounding areas. We chose to split up Takayama and Tsumago. So we stayed in […]

October 29, 2020

Annie Miller exploring Takayama Japan







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