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  • Travel,  Vancouver

    Fun Date Ideas in Vancouver

    Last night I did a search for date ideas in Vancouver and I was fairly disappointed, all the lists consists of the usual suspects, the Aquarium, going for a walk around the seawall or going to a comedy club, not exactly an incredibly localized list, so I decided to compile some of my favourite spots and date ideas.    Eating Out A dinner date doesn’t have to be boring, I usually like to go ethnic with my meal choices for a unique dining experience.  Afghan Horseman Sit on the floor, order a platter and enjoy belly dancing on Friday nights at Afghan Horseman. Just be sure to wear some cute…

  • Travel,  Vancouver

    My Summer Bucket List

    I have been sitting, waiting,wishing for summer to come. Unfortunately It is hard to believe that it is already here with the bi-polar weather in Vancouver. If anything it has forced me to seize the nice days for adventures and reserve the rainy days for the activities that I can easily enjoy all-year-round. British Columbia is so beautiful and yet I have just begun exploring all it has to offer. Each year I add more and more things on to my to do list in B.C. Get Out on the Open Water In the Okanagan boating is something that you do after work in the summer. In Vancouver, it is…

  • Travel

    Trip Planning – The Philippines

    It seemed almost serendipitous, I finally got my boyfriend to agree to go to the Philippines as long as we stop in Vietnam, and naturally a flight deal on YVR Deals with our exact travel arrangements pops up. I force him into making the spur of the moment decision, of booking right away, and now I have commenced trip planning.I have two weeks to spend in the Philippines, so here is my action plan.  Travel I only have a limited amount of vacation days that I can use, so I try to optimize my time by flying. Cebu Pacific and Air Asia both have reasonable rates, although not all destinations have airport,…

  • Mexico,  Travel

    Vacaton Planning: Mayan Riviera

    It is always hard to plan a vacation, when you have never been to the place you are visiting. Before I travel, I have usually have a well thought out travel plan. I scour google for tips and read as many blog posts as I can to research the area.  For this trip, I was very busy with work, so I did absolutely no vacation planning.   Although, getting away it always nice and It is hard to complain about hanging out by the pool, and having meals prepared for you around the clock; I do have a few regrets about my decision to neglect planning.   Make a List…

  • Mexico,  Travel

    All The Things I Should of Brought to the All- Inclusive

    There is always that moment when you are on vacation, and you open your suitcase in disbelief because you completely forgot to pack the most basic items. I continuously bring 7 dinner dresses, yet neglect to pack a brush. Some things are intuitive and others are more of an after thought. Here are all the items I wish I packed before heading to Mexico and the ones I remembered as an added bonus:   A Zip Lock Bag or Small Waterproof Container For day trips, swimming in the ocean or hanging out by the pool. This is a handy thing to have. Having a water resistant place to put cash,…

  • DIY,  Travel

    Getting the Best Vacation Deal

    The gloomy  months have me itching to go South, however, when it comes to vacationing, I would rather spend less and save up for travelling. Finding the best deal does take some time, there are so many websites and since we didn’t plan in advance we are hoping for last minute deals. I have been researching all the tips and tricks to get the best vacation package for a reasonable rate.  Check for Chartered Flights When there is a chartered flight it usually means the carrier has bought out the entire plane, so they will be desperate to sell the remaining seats on the plane.  Last Minute Deals are Found 30…

  • Travel

    Travelling as a Couple

    Travelling with a significant other is completely different from vacationing with a significant other. When you are travelling over a longer period of time, there is bound to be bumps along the way. Organizing where to stay, which attractions to see and how to get from point A to point B is not always an easy task, especially in an under-developed country.  Be Understanding Like I mentioned, travelling is a stressful time. When my boyfriend and I headed off to South East Asia, it was his first big trip. I tried to show him the ropes, but he wanted to learn on his own. I had to let him fail…

  • Eat,  Vancouver

    2015 – Top Choices for Places to Eat in Vancouver

    If I tell you something is good, I mean it. There are so many places to eat at in Vancouver, it is to difficult to chose. I have this theory that every restaurant has one signature dish that they do really well. When I go out to eat, I am usually in search of this dish. I find a lot of places in Vancouver are all hype, and it is the most disappointing experience to wait in line for a meal and it ends up not being worth it. These are the top restaurants I have eaten at in 2015 and my favorite dishes from them.  Brunch | Breakfast Chambar Restaurant  568 Beatty St, Vancouver BC I love…

  • Travel,  Vancouver

    Christmas in Vancouver

      I adore the Christmas season. I look forward to the hot chocolate and baileys, festive lights and gingerbread house construction. Every year I try to attend as many Christmas events as possible. It is hard to get into the Christmas spirit in Vancouver because there is rarely any snow unless you venture to the mountains. The decorations make up for the lack of white sprinkling around town.   Canyon Lights Capilano Suspension Bridge, the imaged I posted above, is a magical place.The twinkle lights on the Capilano Suspension Bridge are one of the highlights of my holiday season. On a clear night it is the perfect attraction.For some reason…

  • Travel

    A Local’s Guide to Jamaica

    Jamaica was always a place I took for granted. I was never really excited to go there because it felt like a second home, and I would rather travel to somewhere new. Now that I am older, I feel very fortunate when I get to travel there. Especially because my grandparents have now passed away, and whenever I am there it brings back so many fond memories and helps me feel close to them. In Jamaica they have a slogan,”It is very warm here, and the weather is nice too.” This truly represents the people in Jamaica because majority of them are so friendly.  As a child I always thought…