Barcelona: 7 Budget Friendly Ways to Experience the City

Winter in Vancouver is down to your bones cold. I'm in the middle of some Sunshine Coast drafts but the windy, rainy weather and the cooking shows I've been watching on Netflix have my thoughts straying to the dry heat of Barcelona. As close to a tropical vacation as I've had a while, June in …

Happy December 1st! + #12DaysofHygge Day 1: Merry and Bright Vancouver Christmas Activities

Um, it's December 1. What?! While I'm gob-smacked at how quickly December came, this is one of my favourite times of year. I tend to contain my excitement until about December 5 and then let it loose; but because I've been planning some holiday season blog stuff since mid-October, my excitement started early. It's partly the …

Purposeful Online Christmas Shopping

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are upon us. Are you ready? have you been exploring the pre-sales? Love it or hate it this retail weekend is a fantastic opportunity to Christmas shop in a #GetThrifty manner; particularly online. This year, I've decided to a significant portion of my shopping from the comfort of my own …

London: Girls’ Night Out

Having travelled solo a fair amount, I am comfortable being in my own company; but there are many times when I've been away and wanted to share a moment, or just have someone (that I know) to talk to. Be that partner or friend. That's why I loved being on the recent trip with my …

Sunshine Coast Road Trip – Where to stay, eat and explore in Powell River

With the goal of unplugging and getting our hygge on, the Brit and I went on a Sunshine Coast road trip this past Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend. While it was odd not having a turkey dinner, we had the best time exploring the area and being with each other. I was doing an Instagram takeover …

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 Metro 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 makes for much …

City Girl Whisky Diary: Getting Thrifty with ‘Friends of the Classic Malts’

Travelling in Scotland is one of my favourite things to do. It’s one of my happy places. But the exchange rate isn’t really ever in my favour, so I’m always on the hunt for ways to #GetThrifty - without sacrificing fun - when I’m away. During the research phase of my recent trip with the …