• Podcast

    Ep. 52 – Melissa Ariganello

    Let’s talk about following your dreams, finding the good and navigating grief during COVID, lockdown living, and knowing the universe has your back with Melissa Ariganello. For the last episode of 2020, I  chat with my lovely friend, savvy digital strategist and foodie, Melissa Ariganello. Melissa moved to London in late-2018 and was looking forward to living her best London life in 2020. And then… lockdown. As we dig into this, Melissa shares what she’s been doing to keep her spirits up and the lessons she’s taking into her 30s — she turned the big three-oh a few weeks after we recorded! (Recorded October 25, 2020) Topics we cover in this…

  • Podcast

    Ep. 32 – Sarah Ives

    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).

  • Travel

    13 Fun Facts About Wales

    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!

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    2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Travellers

    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.

  • Travel

    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.

  • CityGirlConnects,  Travel

    Guest Post: Gill Murray’s Smartphone Food Photography Hacks

    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…