House of Tricks : A Must Stop Dining Experience In Tempe!

This post is sponsored by House of Tricks. As always, all opinions are my own.

Happy Foodie Friday y’all! It’s my favorite day of the week and I’m very excited to be partnering with House of Tricks to tell you all about one of my new favorite restaurants! For years, friends and all of you have been recommending House of Tricks to me and I finally tried it! I was invited to a special dinner with one of the owners and chefs of House of Tricks and had the opportunity to try so many delicious dishes.

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More Book Recommendations For National Book Lover’s Day!

August 9th is National Book Lover’s Day and it’s literally the best day of the year for anyone who is Enthusiastic About Books! A few months ago, I published the post 11 English & Spanish Book Recommendations from Boss Ladies at #WeAllGrow and it was so well received that many of you recommended your own books! So I’ve decided to share those book recommendations as well as add these to my own reading list. Let me know if you’ve read them or if you have any books to recommend to me. Happy reading!

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Comida + viajes + aventuras. 🙂

Hola mi gente! Mi nombre es Maira y les quiero dar la bienvenida a mi pagina de Internet, Enthusiastic About Life. Enthusiastic About Life es una pagina de internet que incluye comida, viajes y aventuras de mi lista de la vida para vivir una vida mas emocionante. Aqui pueden ver actividades que se pueden hacer en todo el mundo, y en especial en Arizona donde vivo.

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7 Photos To Inspire You To Hike North Mountain!

north-mountain-2I am Enthusiastic about many things, and sometimes when people ask me for a favorite restaurant, favorite city, or favorite bucket list item, it’s hard for me to narrow it down. However, when people ask me what my favorite mountain to hike in Arizona is, I never hesitate. The answer is of course North Mountain! I love this mountain because it’s never too crowded, there are easy AND difficult trails, and the views are incredible. Check out seven of my favorite photos to inspire you to hike North Mountain! Enjoy!

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3 Pizza Spots To Add To Your Chicago Bucket List!

What is the first word that you think of when you hear the word ‘Chicago’? If you’re a foodie like me, then pizza may be the answer! During my last trip to Chicago, I made sure to try all of the famous pizza spots and my friends, the hype lives up. There are so many delicious pizza places in Chicago and I had SO MUCH pizza and it was wonderful. All of the pizza places I tried were delicious for different reasons and Chicago style pizza is officially my favorite kind of pizza. Let me know which pizza spot is your favorite!

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I Captioned All of My Canadian Vacation Pictures With Drake Lyrics!

In my 26 years of life, I’ve learned that sometimes the best things in life come from the most surprising of places. Last year, when I was getting ready to take a trip to Vancouver, Canada I jokingly said to a friend that I would caption all of my travel photos with Drake lyrics, because he is a Canadian rapper. My friend laughed, and encouraged me to actually do it, so I did!

It was so much fun, not only listening to Drake on my flight to Canada but to be a little more creative in my captions so that you could all laugh and enjoy the experience with me.

This week, Drake dropped a new album and one of his lyrics low key made me mad because he kind of made a dig at travel bloggers with the lyrics ‘I know a girl that saves pictures from places she’s flown, To post later and make it look like she still on the go’. I just want to make it clear that Drake obviously doesn’t have a full time job AND a blog so excuse you Drake, get me some free tickets! 😉

Check out my Vancouver photos with Drake lyrics and let me know which is your fave!

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10 Photos To Inspire You To Visit Niagara Falls!

I have always wanted to visit Niagara Falls and finally crossed off this incredible place from my travel bucket list! I didn’t do much research before going so all I knew was what friends had told me: that the Falls would take my breath away, and they did! I learned so much and was captivated by this natural wonder that I felt the need to immediately share these 10 photos to inspire you to visit!

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Enthusiastically Hiking Lower Calf Creek Falls!

A few months ago, my friend and I crossed off Lower Calf Creek Falls from our Utah bucket list and IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL! We hiked the Lower Calf Creek Falls trail to get to this beautiful (and chilly) waterfall! The hike was super scenic and it was a bit of a workout! Check out the video and photos below to get a better idea of what to expect when hiking this awesome trail. Let me know if you’d like to join me next time!

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26 Lessons Learned From Running 26.2 Miles!

The finish line at the Wineglass Marathon

At the beginning of 2017, I wrote a post with 12 Bucket List Items that I wanted to cross off in 2017 and one of those items was to run a full marathon. I set a very big goal of one day running 26.2 miles….and I did it! I crossed off this bucket list item back in October and IT WAS AMAZING. It took a lot of time and work to get here and I learned so much on my journey.

In just one week, I will be turning 26 so I figured now is the perfect time to talk about the time I ran 26.2 miles, took 26 selfies, and learned 26 important lessons.

I decided to run the Wineglass Marathon in upstate New York because a friend invited me, the course looked beautiful, and I wanted to run somewhere with nice weather. I absolutely loved the race and during the race, I knew I wanted to document my experience so I took a selfie at every mile.

Yes, 26 selfies…I know that’s a lot. Don’t worry, I’ll only share my two favorites, but I will definitely share all 26 lessons learned. I hope this inspires you to run a marathon because it really is life changing. Stay tuned for more running posts, because this website is Enthusiastic About Running! Enjoy the 26 lessons, my friends!

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