After graduating from Syracuse where Nicole studied magazine journalism and nutrition, she moved to the Big Apple to write for the health and fitness site Greatist. Once she learned a ton about the space — from kangoo to kefir — and with long hikes, clean air and quiet in her sights, she decided to leave for greener pastures (i.e. a log cabin in the middle of the woods in Canada). Nicole's work has appeared on TIME Healthland, Shape, USA Today, Men's Fitness, The Huffington Post, Refinery29 and Lifehacker, among others. She's an avid fan of puppies and crocheting.