• Jamaica,  Travel

    Jamaica – Port Antonio

    It is very rare that someone will guess my ethnicity correctly, but if you are new here, my mom is Jamaican and my dad is Canadian. Jamaica has been the location of many family vacations and even though my mom would rather go anywhere else, my dad manages to convince her to go back every four to five years. When people ask me about Jamaica, I am very transparent with them. Jamaica is beautiful, the food is amazing and the people are very friendly, however from the Westcoast the flight is pretty long and for a beach vacation there are places that are way easier to get to. Full disclosure:…

  • Europe,  Travel

    5 Reasons to Visit Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Usually, when I am trying to decide on a travel destination, I have a simple criterion, I need to be sure there are activities there that I enjoy, I usually want to go somewhere warm and there must be good food. Mostar definitely meets this criterion. The city is rich with history, photo-worthy attractions, and cheap eats. To be completely honest, Bosnia and Herzegovina was never on my bucket list. It wasn’t until I was planning my trip to Croatia, and I started researching nearby countries to tag onto my vacation that I discovered it. My girlfriend showed me pictures of Kravica Falls and the Stari Most bridge and I…

  • Travel,  United States of America

    Things to Do in Whidbey Island

    Emma Rae and I were searching for a destination that we could visit for a girls getaway weekend. We had waited until the last minute, which really narrowed down the list of prospective locations. Especially during the peak summer months. I am not much of a camper, so we relied on the availability of Airbnbs. We randomly decided to choose a lesser-known destination. Whidbey Island is roughly a two and half hour drive outside of Vancouver, BC, and it is located just north of Seattle. The Island has a vibe that is very similar to Salt Spring Island, with lots of small boutiques, independent cafes, farmers markets, breweries, and distilleries.…

  • Canada,  Travel

    A Weekend Away in Salt Spring Island

    Like most Vancouverites, I have not taken the time to explore the nearby travel destinations. Visiting the Gulf Islands has always been on my list of places I would like to go. I put together a complete guide to a weekend away on the Salt Spring Island. I am sharing what to do, where to eat and the highlights of our trip. It is a fairly short trip. only two and a half hours to get to Salt Spring from Vancouver when you take the ferry.

  • Europe,  Travel

    Top Things to Do in Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Right along the coast of the Adriatic Sea sits one of the most unique and beautiful places I have ever been, Dubrovnik. The destination was made famous after Game of Thrones and honestly, when you arrive you will feel like you went back in time. The juxtaposition between modern society and the Old Town makes Dubrovnik and unique and intriguing travel destination. I am sharing the highlights of my trip and the must-see spots that I enjoyed.

  • Europe,  Travel

    Best Things to Do in Split, Croatia

    Croatia is such a beautiful country full of culture, amazing food and unique experiences. Split is no exception, a beautiful waterfront city with vast amounts of seafood, fine wine, fun water excursions and islands nearby. We thoroughly enjoyed on time in Split.

  • Europe

    Travel Guide for Croatia

    Croatia has been on my list of places to visit since 2013. I was dying to go on Sail Croatia even though I had no sailing experience. I wanted to go island hopping, check out the historic cities and swim in the Adriatic sea. At the time I also wanted to be part of the party crew that got to wear a Croatia sailing hat. Fast forward five years later, too old to jump abroad a party boat, I finally booked my trip to Croatia. Travel planning has always been a passion of mine. I enjoy making a full itinerary, finding good places to eat and making sure I get to see…

  • Canada

    Tofino for the Weekend

    As a British Columbia resident, I am slightly embarrassed by how little I have explored my wonderful province. Our weekend trips are usually to Squamish, Whistler or the Okanagan. Salt Spring and Tofino have been at the top of my list for quite some time. I finally visited Tofino a couple of weekends ago. I fell in love with Tofino immediately, I was already starting to plan my next trip there before we even left. How to Get to Tofino By car: 5 hours 3 minute trip from Vancouver. You can take the ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo and then drive to Tofino By air: 45 minute flight from…

  • Travel,  United States of America

    Travel Guide for Honolulu

    Hawaii has been filling up my Instagram feed for the last few months. The amazing wildlife, clear blue water and lush mountain ranges, all spoke to me. We finally decided to book a trip in February and I immediately started reading articles and blog posts to find the best spots to visit. Hawaii is unlike any tropical destination that I have ever been to, mainly because it is American. You can get all your creature comforts, Costco, Walmart, Sephora, Urban Outfitters, basically every major retailer you would need. The one thing that makes Hawaii different is the ABC Stores, which are essentially 7-11s with souvenirs thrown into the mix. What…

  • Canada,  health,  Vancouver

    Outdoor Fitness Classes in Vancouver

    Photo Credit I have finally started to regain my work-life balance, which includes trying to get back into the routine of going to the gym on a regular basis. In the summer, although it is nice to be in an air conditioned gym, it is also lovely to be in the sunshine. If you want to leak sweat or just have a light stretch there is an outdoor class available.  Liquid Yoga What is better than SUP Yoga? Liquid yoga, because it is in a pool the temperature of bath water! Falling in is quite enjoyable and you don’t have the waves to contend with. Balancing is still quite challenging…