Healthy Living: Food & Diet.

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You are what you eat. 

I’m positive we have all heard this phrase in our lifetime. But in all honesty, this is true. The food you eat, including both quality and quantity, directly affects the human body. Simply put, the food choices you make not only affect your health and how you feel today, but tomorrow and in the future.

Good nutrition is essential to achieving a healthy lifestyle, especially when combined with consistent physical activity. As mentioned in Health Living:  The Problem, unhealthy eating has contributed to the obesity epidemic in America.

If you are on social media, Pinterest, or the internet in general I’m sure you have heard of various “diets” such as; counting your macros, ketogenic diets, low-carb diets, etc. That is not what this post is about. While yes, those specific diets work for people, they are complicated and take time to learn. This post is strictly about eating healthy foods, eating in moderation, and providing examples of healthy foods. Simple and easy, just like that.

 

Fruits & Veggies.

Eat them. Seriously. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, at each meal, fill half of your plate with fruits and vegetables, to ensure you are eating enough fruits & vegetables!

Fruits & veggies are packed full of nutrients, minerals, and fiber. (These are all good things!) The more colorful your meal is, the more micro-nutrients you will consume! It is recommended that a person should eat 2 servings of fruit and 2.5 servings of vegetables per day.  Do you come close to these servings each day?

Leafy green veggies are the healthiest vegetables to eat; examples of said vegetables are romaine lettuce, spinach, broccoli, asparagus, and kale.

Veggies:

Tip:  Mix veggies into your meals! Let’s be honest, this is easier .

  • Use spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles for pasta instead of noodles.
  • Add spinach to your dishes, like pasta.
  • Make an egg frittata with spinach, tomatoes, peppers, and onions.
  • Cauliflower mashed “potatoes.”
  • Add spinach and/or kale into fruit smoothies.
  • Salads- be creative!
  • Veggie fries! Try zucchini, carrots, avocado, or green beans and bake ’em.
  • Take carrots, cucumbers, celery, peppers, etc on the go and dip in hummus or yogurt based dressings.

Fruits:

  • Fruit smoothies.
    • Frozen fruit with Greek yogurt and almond milk is my go-to. (Tip:  use water or almond milk as the liquid in your smoothie, this will cut out all the unnecessary sugar added to fruit juices!) For an added health bonus, as mentioned above, try adding kale or spinach to the smoothie- trust me, you cannot even taste it.
  • Apples. Cut up an apple, toss is in a Ziplock back with some lemon juice to keep it fresh, and take it to work or school for a healthy snack!
    • For an added bonus, sprinkle your apple slices with Stevia and cinnamon! OMG. You will thank me for this.
  • Slice up fresh fruit and add to yogurt, oatmeal, or cereal.
  • Keep a bowel of fresh fruit out and readily accessible for a quick and easy snack!
  • Add fruit to a salad! Strawberries, apples, and pears are quite delicious toppings on salads.

 

Water.

Drink it. Enough said.

No, but seriously water is vital to survival. It is a physiological need.

  • Hydration, hydration, hydration. It has even been said that hydration directly affects one’s energy levels. H2O also increased physical performance by- you guessed it- keeping you hydrated.
  • Keeps you regular! Because honestly, no one enjoys being constipated.
  • Healthy skin and a clear complexion.
  • Helps prevent hangovers- oh, come one we’ve all been there before.

It is hard to drink water all day, I know. This is why it is important to be creative with the way you drink water!

  • Add fresh fruit and/or mint to your water.
  • Drink sparkling water.
    • La Croix, Perrier, etc.
  • Add a drop of Mio to your water.

Choose water over sugary drinks such as soda, energy drinks, juices, and sports drinks. Your body will thank you! Not only will you forgo the empty calories and added sugars, you can save your carbs for food that will actually fill you up.

Make water a staple of your meals and snacks. Water helps to make you feel full and satisfied, this can help you with over eating.

 

Protein.

  • Eat lean meats! Such as chicken breast, turkey breast, seafood, and leaner cuts of meat that is labeled 90% lean or higher.
  • Seafood is full of protein, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids.
    • Some of my favorites:  shrimp, salmon, Chilean sea bass, and Ahi tuna.
  • Bake or grill your meat instead of frying it.
  • Protein powders are a great way to meet your protein goals!
    • Recommendations:  Ump Cookies & Cream, Isopure protein, & Quest protein powder.
  • Protein bars make for great, healthy snacks.
    • Recommendations:  Power Crunch bars (all flavors are fantastic & they taste like cookies!), Think Thin Bars, and Quest Bars.
  • Eggs!
    • Who doesn’t love eggs? Whether you desire a lean option, egg whites, or the whole egg, so many meals can utilize eggs as a source of protein!
    • Example:  omelets, egg white scramble, wraps, sandwiches, and so much more.
  • Beef Jerky.
    • Delicious, simple, and easy to eat on the go!
  • Greek yogurt.
    • Delicious and a great source of protein.
    • My favorite? Dannon Light & Fit Greek Yogurt. (Check out the Toasted Marshmallow- heavenly!)
  • For those who do not consume animal products, in addition to protein bars and protein powder, nuts, beans, and seeds are all great sources of protein.

 

Carbohydrates.

I love me some carbs- don’t we all?! Do not cut carbohydrates out of your diet to be healthy. Carbs are brain food– literally, your body and brain need carbohydrates for energy.

Side note:  Carbs do not only mean grains; fruits and vegetables are also carbs!

It is recommended that half of the grains a person consumes per day should be whole grains, and not refined grains.

Examples of healthy carbs to incorporate into your diet:

  • Oatmeal/ rolled oats
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Red potatoes
  • Quinoa
  • Brown Rice
  • Whole grain/ wheat bread
  • Popcorn- score!
  • Whole wheat pasta
  • Whole wheat tortillas
  • And of course, do not forget your vegetables and fruit! (I’m sure I sound like a broken record.)

 

General tips for a healthy diet.

  • Be mindful of portion sizes and what you are eating.
    • I recommend investing in a food scale.
  • Eat slow.
  • Be prepared.
    • By meal prepping and having healthy snacks on hand, this will make a HUGE difference in your lifestyle and what you are eating.
  • Make wise decisions.
    • Switch from whole milk to 1% or fat-free.
    • Love french fries? Bake sweet potato fries at home.
    • Switch from potato chips to Popped Chips, Pretzel Crisps, or rice cakes.
  • Do not buy and stock your pantry with junk food.
    • If you don’t buy it, and it isn’t readily available, guess what? You won’t eat it!
  • Consume healthy snacks.
    • As mentioned above, fruits, vegetables, yogurt, beef jerky, and protein bars make excellent snacks.
  • Choose chicken & turkey over red meats.
  • Stay away from fried foods.
  • Avoid excessive intake of alcohol and sugary drinks. 
  • Choose healthy fats.
    • Fish, olive oil, avocado, nuts, nut butter, etc.
  • Avoid processed foods.
  • Avoid added, simple sugars.

 

Living a healthy lifestyle is all about moderation. Do not starve yourself or make yourself miserable trying to eat healthier. Be mindful and make healthy decisions! The littlest decisions can make a HUGE difference in your health.  Do not sacrifice a night out with loved ones because you are eating healthy- make wise, and healthy decisions! Especially when out to eat. Eating healthy is honestly the toughest aspect of living a healthy lifestyle. It will take time, dedication, patience, and hard work. But I promise you, it is worth it! You will (slowly) be able to tell a difference if your mood, energy level, and your waist line! (Do not expect overnight change! I wish it was that simple.)

 

Stay tuned for the next post on Healthy Living.

 

xo, Chels.

 

 

 

Sources:  HHS, MyPlate.gov, UpToDate.

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San Diego Brewskies.

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First, let me get this out of the way, I love beer. Adam constantly reminds me that I am a rare find; I’m a girl who will only drink IPAs and sours. He is very proud of this (it’s the little things- ya know what I mean?).

Living in Phoenix, means we are just about a five hour drive to San Diego. While we love Southern California, and would love to live there, we don’t love the cost of living. So, we settle for our semiannual trips to San Diego. While in San Diego (obviously I’m saying this in a Ron Burgandy accent) we enjoy the beach, the sunshine, and above all- the craft beer.

Southern California, and especially San Diego, is known for their craft beer. So PLEASE, do not make a trip to San Diego without visiting at least one of these fantastic breweries!

Mike Hess

  • GO HERE, seriously.
  • There are three locations:  North Park, Ocean Beach, and Miramar. The North Park location is our favorite! Great modern and trendy taproom with ample space and board games are provided for your entertainment.
  • I would recommend ordering a flight of beer. With a flight of beer you receive a Mike Hess collectible pint glass. We have a few and let me tell you- they are pretty dang awesome.
  • Beers:
    • The IPAs at Mike Hess are SOLID.
      • Grapefruit Solis
      • Solis
    • My Other Vice Berliner Weisse.
    • Kolsch.

Stone Brewery

  • I’m sure everyone has heard of Stone. I mean, I hope you have. Stone revolutionized the craft beer scene on the West Coast.
  • There are two locations in San Diego County:  Liberty Station and Escondido. Both locations have beautiful grounds.
  • Take a brewery tour in Escondido! Even if you do not enjoy the tour, you get to sample all their current beers on tap after! Win-win situation.
  • The food here is phenomenal! The beer cheese soup- heavenly.
  • Beers:
    • Delicious IPA
    • Go-To IPA
    • Tangerine Express IPA
    • Enjoy By IPA
    • Any IPA really

Amplified Ale Works

  • Amplified is a brewery and restaurant located in Pacific Beach. The location, beer, and eats here are out of this world. Sit out on the deck and enjoy a cold one with a view of the Pacific Ocean!
  • Food:
    • Doner Fries
    • Pita & Hummus
  • Beers:
    • Electrocucion IPA
    • Citravesa

Ballast Point

  • Ballast Point began as a small group of home brewers and quickly grew into a West Coast brewery unlike any other. Since opening in 1996, Ballast Point has crafted some amazing brews, including the popular Sculpin.
  • Locations:
    • Miramar
    • Little Italy
    • Temecula
    • Long Beach
    • Scripps Ranch
    • Home Brew Mart
  • Beers:
    • Sculpin
    • Pineapple Sculpin
    • Grapfruit Sculpin
    • Habanero Sculpin
    • Mango Even Keel

Coronado Brewing Company

  • Located on beautiful Coronado Island, you will not be disappointed with a trip to the Coronado Brewery!
  • Beers:
    • Guava Islander IPA- my fave.
    • Idiot IPA
    • Islander IPA
    • Orange Ave Wit

Pizza Port

  • What began as a pizza place, quickly snagged a spot in San Diego’s craft beer scene.
  • Locations:
    • Solana Beach
    • Ocean Beach
    • Carlsbad
    • Bressi Ranch
    • San Clemente
  • Food:
    • Pizza- enough said!
  • Beers: there is a VAST amount of Pizza Port beer available at all locations. You cannot go wrong with any of them! They offer all types of craft beer, including:  IPAs, session IPAs, wheat beers, ambers, summer ales, pale ales, red ales, stouts, and much more!

Monkey Paw Brewing

  • A small brewery near the heart of downtown.  A local hangout spot with solid beer and the eclectic cask ale from time to time. If you make your way to this brewery you will not be disappointed.

Thorn Street Brewery

  • A small brewery located in San Diego’s North Park. Great atmosphere and even better beer! Grab a beer and check out the local food trucks! Thorn Street Brewery is pet and kid friendly!
  • Beers:
    • Relay IPA
    • Far Far Away
    • Tropic Daze
    • Mob Barely

 

So, if you are a lover of beer, on your next trip to San Diego be sure to check out a few of these breweries! I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

 

xo, Chels.

Healthy Living: The problem.

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I recently wrote a blog post, An apple a day, and stated that I was going to begin a mini blog series on the importance of a healthy life style. So, I figured I should begin the series with the problem.

Disclaimer: in NO way is this article attempting to be insensitive or hurtful but merely factual, based off scietific research.

The problem: Obesity. Obesity is defined as having excess body fat. 

Would you like to know a disturbing fact? According to the National Health Institute, more than two-thirds (yes, greater than 68%) of Americans are considered either over weight or obese. Let me spell this out for you- approximately 72 million Americans are considered overweight or obese. The tool used to classify a person as underweight, healthy weight, over weight, or obese is the BMI (body mass index). BMI is a value derived from the mass and height of an individual. Unfortunately, BMI does not take into account muscle mass, so some of the results can obviously be skewed. (For example, my dad who is 5’10”, 185 pounds and fit, is considered over weight.) For additional information on BMI, please read this article from the CDC.

With that being said, obesity remains an epidemic in America, causing higher medical costs and a lower quality of life. Obesity has become a top public health concern in the United States, as well as other resource-rich economies, over the past few decades. Shocking, right? Not.

Medical Complications of Obesity.
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Source: Adapted from Yale University Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

And would you like to hear the most unfortunate part about the rising obesity rates in America? Approximately one-third of children and adolescents in the United States are either overweight or obese. To me, this is heart breaking. For children and adolescents having one obese parent increases the risk of obesity by two to threefold, and up to 15-fold if both parents are obese. Wow.

So, with that being said, let’s take a look at a few of the problems that are a leading cause of the current obesity epidemic occurring in this great nation of ours

1.  Portion sizes.

Bigger is better- right? No. Not when it comes to the subject of food.

How many times have you been out to eat at a restaurant and you are astonished by the amount of food they serve to you?! Half way through the meal and you have to unbutton your pants just to be comfortable. (Come on- I’m not the only one who has been victim to this.)

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the average American ate almost 20% more calories in the year 2000 than they did in 1983. Woah. 

2.  What we eat.

It’s easier, and significantly cheaper to eat unhealthy than it is to eat healthy. This is a crime. Seriously.

Foods higher in fat, calorie content, and sugar are readily available to eat. Just check out your local gas station or vending machine.

Marketing- those sneaky people. Tell me, when is the last time you saw a billboard or advertisement for an apple, or a plate with grilled chicken, rice, and broccoli? Oh that’s right- you haven’t. Unhealthy foods are highly advertised in America, and they are enticing, there is no doubt about that.

Sugary drinks (soda, energy drinks, etc.) are highly popular all around the country. Everything you consume, yes, even drinks, directly affects your health. A single can of Coke contains 58.5 grams of carbohydrates, that is 58.5 grams of sugar! Crazy.

3.  Inactivity.

Inactivity is the new norm. We are in an age where we are obsessed with technology. It is easier to stay home, watch TV, play on the computer, have your phone or iPad glued to your hands, and play video games than it is to go outside and run, ride a bike, go to the gym or play a sport.

When I was growing up I remember every day after school my brother and I would go outside with the other kids in the neighborhood and PLAY. On the weekends we were either at the soccer or baseball fields, and then back home to play more. I hardly ever see kids outside playing anymore.

4. Genetics.

Yes, genetics can play a role in obesity. According to The Mayo Clinic, a person’s genes may affect the amount of body fat they are able store, as well as where that fat is distributed.

As a healthcare professional, I feel like there is a significant amount of education that we can provide to our patients and community in regards to a healthy lifestyle. With providing education regarding healthy eating choices and simple exercises, we can begin to fight this obesity epidemic that is taking over America.

Stay tuned for the next post on Healthy Living.

xo, Chels.

 

 

 

 

Sourses:  Public Health and CDC.

An apple a day.

As an ICU nurse, health and wellness is at the top of my priority list. To be honest, for my entire life, I have always valued the concept of a healthy lifestyle; from eating healthy and in moderation, to working out consistently and participating in physical activity. In my opinion, living a “healthy life” encompasses many different aspects, including physical, mental, and social well-being.

“Look good, feel good, do good.”

Am I right?

We live in America, land of the free, land of indulgence, land of gluttony. We have a problem here people, wouldn’t you agree?

Every shift, I care for patients who are at the worst moment in their life, and unfortunately, some of these individuals have caused the damage to themselves.

The decisions we make on a daily basis regarding our health, including our eating habits, drinking habits (guilty-oops!), and exercise/physical activity (or lack thereof) directly affect our body and our overall health status.

Now listen, I’m the first person to eat a donut if it’s offered to me. I’m not ashamed. If you are a person who can resist a delicious donut- more power to you! You, are an inspiration to all, my friend. It’s all about balance, people! Being healthy is not all or nothing. It about finding balance and being happy with yourself. Because honestly, isn’t that is what life is all about?

For the past six months I have been sitting on a career idea that I want so desperately to delve into. My passion is helping people- which is definitely why I went into nursing in the first place. In my years as a bedside ICU nurse, I have noticed a HUGE gap in our healthcare system. We are failing our patients. We are failing to provide them with adequate education in the community, which could minimize and potentially eliminate some hospitalizations. If we took all we knew about what causes heart disease, obesity, and diabetes type 2, and provided adequate information to our community, maybe, just maybe we could help a few of our patients. My goal would be to combine my knowledge with disease processes and assist people in their overall health. This is a dream, and hopefully one day I will make it my reality!

Until then…

I am going to begin a miniature health series on Bosak’s Greatest Adventure, discussing the different aspects of achieving a healthy life style. Stay tuned, and bear with me. While this is not a post on adventure per say, life is an adventure in itself. This is an important topic and I hope can help at least one reader!

xo, Chels.

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.

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Pura Vida.

Pura vida. Pronounced POO-rah VEE-dah, in English translates to, “Pure Life”. However, per the locals, these two words have much more meaning throughout the Costa Rican culture.

Our trip to Costa Rica was the first international vacation Adam and I embarked on together. We were invited to a destination wedding, and created a ten-day vacation out of it! (Seriously people, this is why destination weddings are the BEST.)

I was SO excited about this trip to Costa Rica that we started planning our adventure eight months ahead of time. (Side note- I may be a little bit Type A.)

Prior to heading south, we had high hopes for our trip to Manuel Antionio. Well let me tell you, Costa Rica did not disappoint. To be honest, it far exceeded our expectations. The culture, the views, the food, and the people were amazing.

Manuel Antonio is a small village situated on Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast. Beauty is not scarce in Manuel Antonio. The jungle meets the beach; it is breathtaking. Manuel Antonio is known for its white sand beaches, coral reefs, and vast wildlife, including monkeys, sloths, and hundreds of bird species.

Accommodations.

Adam and I traveled to Manuel Antonio with his brother, Joe, and sister-in-law, JonnaLee. We opted against a hotel, and rented a beautiful airbnb located in the rainforest. Best. Decision. Ever. We stayed at Casa Gina, a two bedroom, two bathroom home with a private patio and pool.

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The front of Casa Gina.

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The backyard and pool at Casa Gina.

The only hotel recommendation I have is La Mariposa Hotel. The wedding we attended was held at said hotel. I cannot speak for the rooms or amenities, but I can speak for the views. It was situated on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It was beautiful, to say the least. IMG_5406.JPG

Food.

There was no shortage of delicious eats in Manuel Antonio. The only thing there was a shortage of was good beer- sorry, Imperial, but your Bud Light taste did not do it for us.

Here is a list of some of our favorite restaurants and what we enjoyed the most at each!

  • Cafe Milagro
    • This cafe was amazing. The roast their own coffee (you can buy their coffee on their website- you will not be disappointed!). Their espresso and macchiatos were out of this world. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is all served here!
    • The best part? This is the ONLY place in Manuel Antonio that was serving craft beer! The IPA- damn. Hoppy and knocked us on our asses!
  • El Wagon
    • Wood fired pizza. Because seriously, who doesn’t love a great pizza?!
    • Pair the pizza with a  refreshing mojito and enjoy the views.
  • El Avion
    • This restaurant is on the list because of the ambiance and decor. There is a full size airplane in the center of the restaurant. SO neat.
  • Falls Garden
    • This is the cutest little place, with mouth-watering food. Honestly, we ate lunch and dinner at Falls Garden, and everything here was delicious.
    • My favorite item on the menu was the fresh ceviche served with plantain chips. I still have dreams about that meal.

 

Activities and Adventures.

In Manuel Antonio, there is no shortage of activities to fill those sunny, warm days.

First, the beach. Duh.

  • Playa Espadilla is located across from the entrance of the Manuel Antonio National Park. White, sandy beaches and some big waves live here! Head down to the beach early and rent a beach chair and umbrella (this is worth the money- trust me). Spend your days soaking up some Vitamin D and grabbing fresh food and cold drinks from the nearby beach clubs.

Second, the National Park.

  • Manuel Antonio National Park is a must while in Manuel Antonio. Take a stroll through the park to experience Costa Rica’s wild life, including monkeys and sloths! Then head to the fresh water lagoon to soak in the views. This place just kept impressing us!
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Fresh water lagoon.

Third, the adventures.

Two of our days in Manuel Antonio we spent on some extreme adventures! We booked our two adventures through Amigos Del Rio. I highly recommend this company. Their customer service and prices were impressive.

  • ADR, 10 in 1 adventure.
    • Hiking, ziplining, repelling, free falls, etc.
    • SO. MUCH. FUN. Adventuring through the Costa Rican rain forest was definitely an exciting, memorable experience.
  • White water rafting.
    • What a great day! Our guides were a blast and the river was beautiful. We took a break in the middle of our rafting and hiked to a beautiful waterfall for a hike and swim.

 

Get out there and explore, people! You will not regret it!

Costa Rica, you are beautiful. We will be back to see you. Pura Vida.

 

 

xo, Chels.

Well, here goes nothing.

To be honest, I have no idea what I’m doing here.

No joke.

Adam and I talked that we wanted to start this blog so our families and friends could follow our adventures (our wedding and honeymoon) this summer while we are out of the country. I thought- What a fun and creative way to share our memories with our loved ones!

Last night, while laying in bed I decided I would start a post with our most recent adventure to Puerto Vallarta. I began typing, and I could not stop until the post was complete.

Let me start my saying, I am not exactly the creative type, so this is proving to be a little challenging to me. But, I love a challenge, and I love delving into new projects. So here goes nothing.

In my head I envision this blog to be more of a lifestyle blog; complete with travel, health, and…food? Uh- I don’t exactly know, but I will figure it out as I go along!

So, to who ever is reading this- thank you, and bear with me.

Who am I?

I should start by properly introducing myself. My name is Chelsea. I am a daughter, sister, fiance, (fur)mom, and critical care registered nurse.

Arizona is home. Yes, it’s hot. I love it.

Adam and I met at the hospital we work at. Super cliché I know- a doctor and a nurse. Adam is honestly the greatest person I have ever met. From the moment we met, we both  knew something special was going to happen between us. I mean, I met a man who never wanted to get married or have children; now, we are two months away from our wedding date! And bonus- he wants ME to be the mother of his children! Let’s be honest, in no way is our relationship perfect, because what relationship is? But everyday we wake up next to each other and we make the decision to love and be committed to each other. He is a breath of fresh air. He truly is my greatest adventure.

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Okay, I’ll stop with the mushy talk now.

Oh, and our life would not be complete without our two fur children, Ruca and Lambeau. Yes, they really are that cute.

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xo, Chels.

Puerto Vallarta.

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So, I tured 27 last month. Adam decided that we needed to take a vacation to celebrate said birthday, so we headed south to beautiful Puerto Vallarta!

Let me just start out by saying, it was my best birthday yet. It wasn’t about receiving gifts, money, or cards; it was about spending a special day with the love of my life, while celebrating life and all it has to offer. Adam made sure that our time in Puerto Vallarta was a perfect as it could have been. Let me tell you- I am one lucky lady!

To be honest, we didn’t do a whole lot of anything- besides eat, drink, and lay on the beach. It was an actual relaxing vacation- what a concept!

 

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Accommodations.

There is multiple areas to stay while vacationing in Puerto Vallarta. We decided to stay in the Romantic Zone or Zona Romantic. Let me tell you- we were not disappointed in our decision! The Romantic Zone was the perfect location, complete with the beach, fantastic restaurants, and nightlife all within walking distance. It’s also out of the way of all the major chain hotels and resorts- which is always a nice thing!

Adam and I are HUGE fans of Airbnb. How great is it to live like a local?! We found a beautiful condo two blocks from Playa De Los Muertos! We would highly suggest renting a condo versus staying at a hotel, but hey thats just our opinion!

Food.

One thing that Puerto Vallarta is not short on, is delicious food! A few of our favorites were:

  • Tacos Revolucion– holy moly. We cannot say enough about the tacos here! The service was wonderful, the food was delicious. This place is a MUST! Grab a beer or margartia and enjoy!
    • My recommendations:  carne asada and chorizo tacos, chips and guac!
    • Adam’s recommendations:  shrimp taco (he swears this is the best shrimp taco he has ever had) and the Taco Revolucion.

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  • The River Cafe- we ate here for breakfast three days in a row, and I’m not ashamed to admit that. Everything we had here was fantastic. The wait staff was incredible as well, which always makes the experience better!
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Chilaqueles!

 

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Bacon, egg, & gouda sandwich! Complete with fresh fruit & rosemary hash browns!

 

  • Cafe Des Artistes– Adam made reservations here to celebrate my birthday dinner. Thank the Lord he did. Holy cow, I cannot say enough about Cafe Des Artistes. The food, the wine, the employees, the service, the outdoor seating, the ambiance, etc. I could go on and on about how incredible this place it, but I think you get the point. We decided to splurge and ordered the 5 course meal with a wine pairing. Again- INCREDIBLE. As our dinner came to an end, our waiter and other employees presented us with a extensive dessert display while singing me Happy Birthday. It was a night to remember.

     

PV.

Honestly, PV is an insanely beautiful city that we would recommend to everyone! The architecture, the food, the beach, the picturesque views, and the people are all amazing. We even toured a new condominum building- we couldn’t help ourselves! One day, one day.

 

xo, Chels.