• Old Montreal guide

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    Mini-Guide to Old Montréal

    Montréal: city of history, cultural melting-pot, and home of the best soft-serve ice cream I’ve ever had. Here’s my mini-guide to the Old Town of a city I’ve been dying to get back to since I was 15.  I recently hopped on a plane for a whirlwind 72-hour trip to Montréal to celebrate the wedding of the lovely Karlie Rosin, and I was so excited, not only to witness my friend marry her soulmate, but also to finally explore one of my favourite cities as an adult. Specifically, the Old Town and Port (or Vieux-Montréal and Vieux-Port) areas. Back to my roots When I was 15, I spent a summer…

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    Wine Down on a Budget – 5 Affordable BC Wines to Sip On This Summer

    With summer shining through, it’s time to sip some lighter wines; pretty Rosés, crisp whites and, and plummy Pinot Noirs. And let’s not forget some vibrant bubbly to toast at all the events of what I like to call ‘celebrate everything’ season. (Weddings, birthdays, bridal and baby showers, graduations, barbecues, you name it… It’s that time of year.) Over the years, I’ve become more conscious of shopping, eating, and drinking local. The reality of this is that it’s not always budget-friendly. But the good news is that there are many quality, affordable BC wines available in the #GetThrifty $20-30 range. 

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    The Wellness Products I Can’t Live Without When I Travel

    Wellness is particularly important to me when I travel, and I’ve previously shared some tips for staying healthy and happy while travelling, here on the blog. I take most of my home wellness routine with me when I travel, because I can, and I because it’s important to me. And while it’s nice to shake things up sometimes, my overall wellness isn’t worth shaking up; so my travel wellness essentials come with me. In honour of Global Wellness Day (day of this post!), and because I’ve discovered some great new products for my travel wellness arsenal, I’ve pulled together a list of some my favourites. Almost all are made in…

  • Brighton
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    The Best Scenic and Affordable Day Trips from London

    Want to see more of England than just the crowded streets of London? Get out of the city and for a scenic day trip from London! I’ve put together a list of my favourite (and still to-do) affordable day trips that are all just a short drive or train ride away from the city.  Don’t get me wrong, London is amazing — I love it more every time I go. (Six times and counting!) But sometimes, it’s nice to get away from the hustle and bustle to go find some wide open spaces. If you haven’t seen the English countryside from anywhere other than looking down from your plane seat,…

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    How to Stay Healthy & Happy While Travelling

    Travelling is wonderful. But if you get sick in any way while there or right after you get back, not so fun. Some of this can be attributed to jet lag and recycled air on the plane. But over the years I’ve realized that the biggest reason much of the above happens is that while we are doing ourselves a favour by taking a break to go away (for however long), we tend to stop mindfully looking after ourselves when we travel.

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    Date Night In

    It’s already past the midway point of February! What the what? I had (what I had originally thought were) fairly realistic plans to get some Date Night blog posts done to coincide with Valentine’s day; but in the way of things, work and life got busy, and I need to sleep. But I realized that posting after what I know some call a ‘Hallmark holiday’ works better.