#12DaysofHygge – Day 11: Getting Outside

Hygge is about getting cozy and creating a warm atmosphere to enjoy the good things in life with good people. That includes getting outside to enjoy nature, whether on your own, or with those good people. Something I don't do as much of as I would like! When the Brit and I were in Powell …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Airport R&R

Flight delays. Or long layovers for connecting flights, usually involving flight delays. Not very glamorous and inevitable realities when travelling. There's a lot of hustle and bustle and then you're left a bit worse for wear in your gate area and having to kill however many hours. (Click here for some flight delay survival tips for …

Travel Yoga: Legs up the wall (Viparita Karani)

Travel is hard on your body. Considering what you are doing (seeing amazing things) I know this sounds a little boo-hoo-ish, but the struggle is real. No one's body feels good after sitting on a plane, train, or in an automobile for a long period of time. You know what I mean. Stiff neck from …

#TBT: South Bank stroll to a cuppa

As I've been preparing for my upcoming holiday (One week until takeoff!), I've been going through the photos from my last trip to Europe in summer 2015. (What did I see, what did I miss?) And I came across the photos from a sunny stroll around London that I absolutely loved. My Airbnb was in …

Island Road Trip – Pause and Explore

When on a road trip, it's all well and good to enjoy the scenery from inside the car - especially when it's raining! - but, (aside from when nature calls) I feel that breaks are important, a) to get you out of the car to stretch your legs (Your hip flexors will thank you!), b) …