Versatile Blogger Award

Engaging with the blogging community is pretty much how this uncorked lady spends her evenings, lunches, and treadmill workouts.  Bloggers work hard, are incredibly diverse in their talents and life stories, and are almost always 210% passionate about their chosen niche. Recently, Kathy of Tasty Itinerary nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award, an award recognizing accomplished and/or rising bloggers from other talented bloggers.  Blogs must be well written and of good quality.  This award post will spill the facts about me including Mayan curses, star-crossed apartments, being Miss America, and eating olives like a pregnant woman without actually being pregnant. More importantly than acknowledgement, I have actually been looking forward to writing this post as it is a little less formal and more of a chance to get to know me.  I appreciate these awards because they allow others to network and bring light to some fun and diverse blogs…

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Living with Ulcerative Colitis: 10 Tips For Traveling

Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is a big part of my life. Ten years ago, as I was packing up my apartment to leave for Indonesia, circumstances started to get a bit messy.  I began seeing the signs and symptoms of colitis, and scopes revealed minor inflammation in the left side of my colon.  I managed to somewhat successfully live abroad for the year, regardless. Fighting corrupt customs for maintenance medication and accidentally ingesting a parasite made me appreciate my time abroad even more. I worried that I would never again have the opportunity to travel, especially after starting to see more aggressive UC symptoms. Living with Ulcerative Colitis is truly life changing, but chronic illness does not have to be life ending. My Diagnosis  I barely managed my symptoms, but the blood and gore never cleared up during the first 8.5 years of my diagnosis.  Acclimated to this way of life,…

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