In this episode, I catch up with my lovely friend Sarah Ives about ex-pat life in London, the travel industry and finding ourselves after grief. We also chat COVID-19 motherhood, cooking and finances. Sarah also shares her experience with fertility and the difficult medical decision she had to make during her second pregnancy (40:20-57:00).
Making shopping for the travellers in your life easy with seven under $100 (#GetThrifty for the win!) gift ideas. All you have to do is click.
While we were in the UK, in December, the Brit and I spent a few days road tripping through Wales. So in honour of St. David's Day (the Welsh national holiday), here are 13 fun and random facts about Wales!
As much as I've travelled, I still don't have it down to a science. In a bid to NOT overpack or feel overwhelmed by the overall packing process, I consulted with Nikki Tilley, co-owner of the Tilley Vancouver travel shop, for some packing tips and reassurance.
We leave for the UK in less than a month, and I officially have Christmas and travel on the brain. Aside from some travel toiletries, I’m all set with what I need for the our trip. (I’m also done my Christmas shopping – woot!) But Black Friday and Cyber Monday have got me thinking about what I or any of my travel friends would feel fortunate to see under the tree or in our stockings. So here’s a little gift guide – clicking on any of the images will bring you to their respective shops. 0
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. 0
Instagram has become more than a fun place to share photos. It has become a community. I know that social media has its downsides, but a fun part for me is connecting with people via the app and then having the opportunity to meet them in person. The Blog Pod girls are an example of this and so is the lovely Gill Murray, a Scottish food photographer and blogger that I met a few years ago when she liked one of my Scotland photos. We’ve kept in touch and I was so happy to meet her in person last year when I was back in Edinburgh. She is a gorgeous…
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. 0