• CityGirlStuff,  CityGirlTravels

    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.  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 Canada, by mostly BC companies. They are all packable,…

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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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    5 Things to Remember When Travelling with Your Significant Other

    Before I met the Brit, I had become accustomed to travelling mostly solo. But it’s way more enjoyable to travel with someone, so you can share those special moments. One of my favourite things about our relationship is that we travel well together, and we have many of those special moments — very grateful! Although we’ve been together for over three years, our trip to England for Christmas was the first time we had been on a plane trip together. Prior to this, our travels had been via road trips and ferries. Thankfully, we didn’t have to adjust to any new quirks; but that would have been just fine. He…

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    CityGirlMoves,  CityGirlTravels

    10 Stretches to Keep Your Body Happy While Travelling

    Travel can be hard on the body. You know what I mean. Stiff neck from falling sleeping with your head at a weird angle (even with a neck pillow!) Sore back and shoulders from sitting in the awkward seats. Tight legs and hips from sitting too long. Hands and feet feeling heavy. The interesting thing is that you can feel much of the same after playing tourist and being on your feet all day. Go figure. So what can you do about it? One word: stretch. The below are some easy stretches* you can do while en route or in your accommodations — no yoga mat necessary. These travel yoga stretches…

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    CityGirlStuff

    Why I’ll Never Have a Capsule Wardrobe, But Why It’s the Perfect Way to Pack

    Since recently finishing paying off all my debt, one the of the things I have been enjoying is updating my wardrobe – to do a much-needed refresh without completely affecting my budget. (And not always feeling like I had to #getthrifty – though I still do! – and buy everything on sale.) I like to shop with purpose and a capsule wardrobe has always intrigued me, so my friends at Vancouver’s Orb Clothing challenged me to get back to basics and do just that with some staples from their fall/winter collection.

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    11 Summer Road Trip Essentials You Need in Your Car

    The last few years have been full of road trips. I think I’ve been on seven in the last two years – including last year’s Highlands trip with the girls, and the recent trip the Brit and I took along BC’s Coastal Circle Route to meet some #friendsinbeerplaces. (More on that soon!) Because of this, I’ve got my road trip essentials down pat.

  • CityGirlTravels

    My Travel Essentials

    I’ve become a seasoned enough traveller over the years that I’ve (mostly) figured out exactly what works for me. I’m constantly streamlining and trying to make things easier for myself, but there are some absolute essentials. I’ve divided it out into the things that keep me well, things I wear, technology related items, and the practical things that keep me sane. This list will be updated every few months to reflect new discoveries and/or updated links. WELLNESS | WEARABLES | ELECTRONICS | PRACTICALITY (Click to jump to a section.) WELLNESS The things that keep me healthy and happy: Travel Yoga Mat You knew this was going to be the first thing…