Travel

I get to travel quite a bit for work. Here, I keep all my roundup posts, with endless pictures, of all the places I've been lucky to see.

  • Travel

    What I Pack

    I travel quite a bit, both personally and for work. Next week, I’ll be heading all the way to Kobe, Japan for a conference for just under two weeks. I’m also prepping for a competition and, at the very last minute, decided to sign up for the 2019 Crossfit Open.

  • The Steam Plant in Asbury Park
    Travel

    Ringing in the New Year in Asbury Park

    I have a theory that I only go “out” for New Year’s Eve once every five years. Meaning, I was due for an event this year. So relatively last minute, and because Gustavo’s been visiting so I wanted to show him even more of my favorite state, we decided to ring in 2019 in Asbury Park, NJ.

  • Lift,  Travel

    alla Romana: Working Out and Eating in Rome

    After our trip to Barcelona, we took one week to visit one of my favorite cities in the entire world: Rome. In fact, I love it so much, I almost moved there about two years ago. (I even had the tickets bought and everything, but that’s a whole different story.) This trip was my first time back since then, so it was significant for me to be able to spend time soaking in the Eternal City. 

  • Barcelona, Spain - Sagrada Familia
    Lift,  Travel

    Crossfit in Barcelona

    Sagrada Familia. Gaudí. The illustrious “ham cone.” Barcelona is beautiful. It’s streets are linked together like lattice-work and its art nouveau architecture is unique in the world. I’ve had the opportunity to visit twice now and on this second trip, I was introduced to its Crossfit community.

  • Crossfit Sant Martí
    Lift,  Travel

    Crossfiteira: Training as a Foreign Athlete

    As a frequent traveler and a Crossfit athlete, I often find myself in Crossfit boxes where I’m training in my non-native language. In fact, I’ve done most of my Crossfit training in Brazil, so hearing instructions in Portuguese is essentially my default. That also means I’ve developed quite a few skills for learning how to deal with training in a language where I may not be 100% fluent. Or, worse yet, where my fluency goes down the more my central nervous system is taxed. (Don’t talk to me in Portuguese after heavy deadlifts – it just won’t work!)