London: Bucket List Moment at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

I have London on the brain. The Brit and I stayed in Vancouver over Christmas, but a little part of me wishes we had gone to England, because London really showed up for the party - did you see any of this on Instagram?? https://www.instagram.com/p/Bcc2dh7nyyi/?taken-by=visitlondon https://www.instagram.com/p/BcfSMTVFd87/?hl=en&taken-by=winterwonderldn https://www.instagram.com/p/BdAOxhsF0D_/?taken-by=thecutlerychronicles https://www.instagram.com/p/Bcw1y2Ll8sV/?taken-by=thecutlerychronicles I say this like Vancouver didn't do …

7 Budget Friendly Ways to Experience Barcelona

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 …

4 Ways to Unplug While on Holiday and My 2018 Reading List

The Brit and I finished out 2017 with a week of unplugging (or at least trying to) in Lund, BC. Lund is a little seaside village just north of Powell River, and depending on where you are, there is no cellular signal. It's the perfect place for such an endeavour. But unplugging is a difficult …

My 2018 Goals

Last year, I set my goals in San Diego while visiting my friend Jason. This year, The Brit and I spent the last week of 2017 on the Sunshine Coast and rang in the New Year at Townsite Brewing. The fireplace is keeping our cabin nice and cozy and while The Brit does some research …

My 5 Favourite Memories of 2017

The days after Christmas and before New Year's Eve are always a time for both reflection and looking ahead, and I am drafting this all cozied up in a beautiful cabin in Lund (BC not Sweden, but perhaps next time??), sitting on a comfy couch with my feet up, listening to the fireplace crackling and …

VanDusen Gardens Double Date (Collab with travelorlabout!)

My friend and fellow blogger, Orla (from travelorlabout.com and the blog pod I belong to) and I have been talking about doing some collab stuff and I thought this time of year would be the perfect. She and her guy, Jack, are away from their families this year (as is The Brit), and I wanted to …

Three Gift Ideas to Make the Last Minute Christmas Gift Dash Easier

Three more sleeps until Christmas! Which means... The last minute Christmas shopping dash! So fun. Not. But it happens to all of us, whether by circumstance or habit. I'm lucky this year because I did most of my shopping online. So my inevitable dashing will involve clicking a couple buttons for something that I can …

#12DaysofHygge – Day 12: Tourist in my town + Giveaway from LUQL!

Dating an ex-pat, I am very accustomed and happy to be a #touristinmytown. It's fun to see familiar things in a new light, and I always enjoy going somewhere I've never been or trying out a new activity. When the people at a new travel app called LUQL (http://luql.io) reached out to me last month …