Bonjour Paris – A first-timers guide to the city of love

The Eiffle Tower at night

Prior to visiting Paris, I imagined it to be like it’s portrayed in the movies. I envisioned quaint little streets lined with row houses, bustling with locals on their bicycles carrying a fresh baguette in their baskets. I imagined vast parks full of greenery and couples sharing a picnic under the Eiffel Towers soft-sparkling night-time glow. I saw […]

Continue Reading

12 Reasons to visit beautiful Croatia, NOW!

dubrovnik

Croatia seems to be one of those places that fly’s under the radar for most North Americans. You’ve heard of it but you’re not quite sure what it has to offer, or how it compares to nearby places like Italy and Greece. Well when we went on our honeymoon in 2014, Croatia immediately sparked my […]

Continue Reading

Best Friends Bucket List

Best friends holding hands

When you share a close friendship with someone who lives half way across the country, it can be hard to accomplish everything you’d like to in a limited amount of time. Visits are taken up by catching up on the last days, weeks and months since you’ve seen each other and reminiscing about your favourite […]

Continue Reading

Post-Travel Blues – Striving to be present in everything I do

Pai Canyon

Well, I think it’s safe to say I’ve been neglecting my blog a little bit lately.  A little post-travel blues, laundry, sleeping off my jet lag and reminiscing through photos of our adventure have been what’s occupying my days. That and getting back into my healthy routine and catching up on work. To top it […]

Continue Reading

Managing expectations in Bohol

bohol-philippines-guest-post

If you’re wondering why you’re reading this post after I’ve already returned from our travels, I’ll tell you. Let this be a valuable lesson, life proof cases are not always life proof. Or as Devan says, don’t buy a second tier brand of life proof case in hopes that it will work just as well, […]

Continue Reading

A piece of my heart in Pai

piece-of-my-heart-in-pai-thailand

As we fly around the corners of the narrow steep highway in our 10 person mini van, Chantelle looks at me with a look of sheer terror as she restrains herself from getting sick, plastic bag in hand. We are half way through our journey back to Chiang Mai, consisting of 762 turns in a […]

Continue Reading

Chiang Mai – elephants and delicious Thai cuisine

rehabilitation-elephant-nature-park

For the past few days we’ve been situated in Chiang Mai, a slightly more relaxed city in the North of Thailand. To get here, you can take an overnight train ride or do like we did and hop on a 1 hour flight for less than 40 dollars. We got into Chiang Mai fairly late […]

Continue Reading

Bangkok recap. Bright lights and late nights

Khao San road, you got me good. Sangsom buckets, bright lights, loud music and the best pad thai from a street cart that you could ever imagine. All of these things which have left me nursing myself back to health on pepto bismal tablets to soothe my indigestion. Was it worth it? Worth every ache […]

Continue Reading

We’re going on an adventure! Pre-travel jitters, bucket lists and packing light!

Ready for our next backpacking adventure

Pulling my backpack from the closet always brings a nostalgic feeling. A familiar memory, smell, a reminder of a simple time when you were exploring another country with nothing but your backpack containing all of your most prized possessions in that very moment. Like something you know so well with a bit of fear for the […]

Continue Reading

Home again: a beautiful baby shower for a beautiful friend

This weekend, I celebrated a very special person in my life as she embarks on a new journey, the journey of having her first child. To me, having a child is a lot like travel… now you may be thinking – this girl has obviously never had kids, but hear me out. You have to […]

Continue Reading