• #GetThrifty,  CityGirlTravels,  USA

    Six Museums You Must Visit in Seattle and a Budget Friendly Way to Visit Them

    We were recently in Seattle, and coincidentally, we were there for the city’s Museum Month. What’s special about that? If you are staying at participating Downtown Seattle hotels, you get a card that entitles you to two admissions to world-class museums for the price of one… for the whole month of February. To state the obvious, it’s an excellent deal, people – #GetThrifty for the win!

  • CityGirlEats,  CityGirlStuff,  CityGirlTravels,  New Year's,  USA

    Happy 2017 & goals for the year

    It’s New Years’ Eve and I’ve just finished making Oatmeal Honey Chocolate Chip cookies for a party later this evening. I’m in rainy San Diego (so strange to say that it’s raining in Southern California…), and I’m happy to be spending the last day of 2016 with a friend very near and dear to my heart and his equally dear partner (the batter thief below) in a place that I’ve wanted to visit for a long time. While California isn’t “home”, I think that home is a feeling that comes with who you are with (or on your own) and what you do to be comfortable where you are. I’m always…

  • CityGirlTravels,  North America,  USA

    An Early Start – First Stop, Denver

    (Written while flying to the Mile High City on my first of three flights to get to Edinburgh.) Adjectives for today: Tired – I woke up at 3:00am at the hotel for my 6:25am flight. Going to sleep when it’s light out and waking up when it’s dark is a trippy experience. I was the only person on the 3:40am airport shuttle. Go figure, right? 😉 Frustrated – My checked bag was eight pounds overweight, which I was not surprised by. I’m bringing two months of stuff and some gifts. The fact that the person who weighed it told me it would cost me a flat $100 USD, as opposed…

  • CityGirlTravels,  USA

    Mexico Bound, Waiting in Calgary

    It’s 2:45 am and I’m in Calgary airport; valiantly trying to stay awake before my 6am flight so I can sleep on the plane to Puerto Vallarta. Finally. It’s time for my sunny vacation in one of my absolute favourite places to go, Nuevo Vallarta. Sean is now alone on cat/housesitting duty until Wednesday. The cat looked so upset with me when I was packing my bags. Genuinely heart wrenching.  I’m on my own for this trip as Sean can’t miss work, but I’m actually looking forward to having a solo holiday. I deal with people all day at work because I’m an executive assistant and event planner. It’s been…