City Girl Connects – Interview with Townsite Brewing’s Michelle Zutz

The Brit and I spent Thanksgiving long weekend on BC’s Sunshine Coast. While there, we had the opportunity to visit Powell River’s award-winning Townsite Brewing. and I was given the reigns of their Instagram account. The opportunity for that and this interview came from me taking a chance to reach out and Townsite coming back …

Finding Hygge in the Chaos of Moving House (+ Creamy Tomato Basil Soup Recipe)

I can hear the rain outside and I have a cup of tea. As I type this, I'm bundled up in my sweats and a blanket. It's officially soup and stew season. My favourite. But 99% of my kitchenware - so,  everything - is packed up. Naturally. A couple weeks ago, I wrote about beginning a …

The West Coast Hygge Project and Honey Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Autumn is my favourite season because it's when I get to pull out my cozy sweaters and wrap myself up in my blanket scarf. It also means the temperature has cooled down enough for me to properly bake again. (My favourite baking recipe is at the end of this post!)  Autumn is also a season …

Last hike of the summer – Dog Mountain

Hello and happy autumn! Along with Mother Nature's changing colour palette, the weather in Vancouver has become a bit cooler and the rain we are known for has been making a few appearances. So it's a good thing the Brit and I got one last summer hike in this past Saturday; this time at Dog Mountain at Mount …

My Travel Essentials

I've become a seasoned enough traveller over the years that I've mostly figured out exactly what works for me. I'm constantly streamlining and trying to make things easier for myself, but there are some absolute essentials. I've divided it out into the things that keep me well, things I wear, technology related items, and the practical …

Pause and Explore – Dancer Pose in Glencoe

Three years ago this month, I was on an epic road trip through Scotland and Northern England with my lovely Edinburgh friends, Lesley and Stephen. They literally took me everywhere and were the best tour guides. One of my favourite spots that we drove through at least twice, was Glencoe. More recently, I stopped at …

The Seven Best Places to Hop Off the Bus in Glasgow

In continuing with the cheap, cheerful, and efficient theme of my recent May/June trip with the girls, how does one best explore a city with just a couple days to spare? And without breaking the bank? Like I mentioned in my post about finding Nessie, sometimes you need to hop on a bus. In this …

Tourist in My Town – My Favourite Vancouver Summer Weekend Activities

We were out and about last weekend and it occurred to me that it's almost at the end of August. How did that sneak up so quickly?? Despite summer whooshing by, I can safely say that I've been properly enjoying my weekends playing tourist in my town. Having an ex-pat significant other has made for …