• Health,  Travel

    Healthy living in Vancouver, Marijuana and Beauty with Mary Zilba

    This summer, I travelled out west to beautiful British Columbia. During this trip, I met some interesting people, learned the lifestyle, and got to do some preceptorship work with some of the best naturopathic doctors in the country. While I was in the vibrant city of Vancouver, I fell in love with the healthy and laid-back lifestyle! Vancouver is filled with luscious nature, gorgeous views and the people are just be as fantastic! I am so excited to have had the chance to interview one of the coolest ladies in Van City… The Real Housewives of Vancouver star and Canadian Popstar, Mary Zilba! . . . .  JAMIE: You haven’t always lived…

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    Best of Bali: Kamandalu Resort, Ubud

    Our next stop in Bali was the lovely and luscious Ubud! This northern city and the resort we stayed at is HIGHLY recommended if you ever visit Indonesia. We booked two nights at the Kamandalu Resort & Spa. Our stay was absolutely magical and I wish that we had spent just one more night at this gorgeous hotel. SERVICE Kamandalu’s driver picked us up in Seminyak. He was very kind and wasn’t shy to tell us the history of Bali answering all our “What’s that?” questions during the drive. He didnt mind if we wanted to stop at one of the art or silver shops on the way and even encouraged…

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    Travelling Thailand: How I did it!

    What a better way to celebrate completing my 2nd year of Naturopathic medical school by packing up and heading to South East Asia with friends! First stop: Thailand! Throughout the past few years I have stumbled upon and screen-shotted gorgeous Instagram posts of Thailand. Screen-shotting these photos help me visualize and work hard to make a lot of my dreams into reality. I have a “Dream Board” photo album on my iPhone for whenever I see something that I like as inspiration, a dream travel destination or something I want. Dream boards sound so simple but work very well. If you are not familiar with the concept, I suggest you watch…

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    Best of Thailand: Bayview Phi Phi Resort

    During our stay in Thailand, we stayed at the Bayview Phi Phi resort. I don’t have words for how amazing this hotel was! I felt so happy the minute we got there. The staff welcomed us so nicely and was very accommodating. Just being at this resort made me feel like I was in a dream mainly because the beach is so incredible. The atmosphere in the resort is very laid back and there is not one spot that you don’t have the most breath-taking views! We looked around at other hotels on the island and nothing really compared. Even just for one night, you need to check this place…

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    Best Of Bali: Astagina Resort Villa & Spa

    We arrived in Bali, Indonesia late at night after flying in from Thailand. We were so happy with our first resort, “Astagina Resort Villa & Spa” where we stayed in the 2-bedroom pool villa. Being a guest here was a FABULOUS experience. After reading this blog, check out my YouTube video for the resort tour (link at bottom of page). ROOMS The resort consists of several hotel rooms (queen or 2 double beds), garden villas, pool villas and one 4-bedroom larger villa. We stayed in the 2-bedroom pool villa and it was incredible. In this villa you have a large semi-outdoor living area with a full kitchen, a large private…

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    Luxurious Wellness Retreats

    I am currently researching relaxing vacations to take with friends as soon as exams are over for this year. A wellness retreat would be the ideal prescription to recharge after the stress of school is over for a few months before I write the NPLEX exam in August and go back to school in September. I love exploring the world and going on adventures… so why not improve my health at the same time while I’m away? Here is a list of the places that are in my dreams and on my “Must-Visit Wellness Resorts” list. Which one would you want to visit first?   Sha Wellness Clinic, Spain This modern spot…