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Airbnb Accommodation: The Pros, Cons and Tips for Renting

By | May 30th, 2017|Australia, Canada, Europe, Travel|

Accommodation is probably the largest expense when you travel.  Hotels are the more expensive option and hostels or camping are obviously the cheaper options. Smack in the middle of those choices now though is Airbnb (website). Not only is Airbnb cost efficient but you choose the location, the accommodation type, the extras you have access [...]

VIM & VIGR Compression Socks – Most Unique Pattern & Review

By | April 21st, 2017|Australia, Canada, Europe, Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel|

When I flew to Europe last year I noticed my black compression socks were stretched and no longer in their original shape. They didn’t have all of the elasticity left in them. I knew I needed to get myself a new pair for flying to Australia and New Zealand. Obviously I needed a pair in their [...]

S’well Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle

By | November 28th, 2016|Australia, Canada, Europe, Food, Lifestyle, Travel|

I was at the car dealership the other day with my S'well Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle (website) when the receptionist told me she’s been seeing everyone at school with one. I interpreted that to mean, I had to tell her how wonderful it was. And it is wonderful. I bought the S'well stainless-steel insulated [...]

The Valley Bakery is Worth Your Wait and Your Walk

By | November 27th, 2016|Canada, Food, Lifestyle, Travel|

I’m pretty sure if you have lived in North Burnaby for any length of time, or even in other parts of the Lower Mainland, you have heard of The Valley Bakery (check out their web-site here). It was even in the locally shot VIFF movie I attended (and reviewed here) called Marrying the Family. If [...]

Spongelle My New Favourite Shower Accessory

By | October 31st, 2016|Australia, Canada, Europe, Lifestyle, Travel|

Ahhhhh, the warm, sweet fragrance of Bourbon Vanilla. It is a subtle scent that makes you feel cozy and comfortable, but also that you are loved and safe. A clean scent that wraps you in a big hug. Coconut Verbena on the other hand reminds you of the hot sun on your face and warm [...]

Vancouver International Film Festival 2016 – Movies

By | October 9th, 2016|Activities, Canada, Events, Travel|

The Vancouver International Film Festival is in the process of its 35th year right now and it is going smashing, in my eyes.  Normally my schedule conflicts with the schedule of the movies at VIFF, that I want to see, and I am left feeling as though I missed out and I want more.  This [...]

Trafiq Cafe & Bakery and Luke’s Diner Pop-up

By | October 5th, 2016|Canada, Events, Food, Lifestyle, Travel|

I was out and about today, stopped at Starbuck’s, and was checking my Facebook while waiting for my half sweet, coconut milk, hot chocolate when I saw a post about the Luke’s Diner pop-ups to promote the new four episode season of Gilmore Girls coming on Netflix November 25th. I figured I would read it [...]

Creator Talk at VIFF 2016 with Tatiana Maslany

By | October 1st, 2016|Activities, Canada, Events, Travel|

This year The Vancouver International Film Festival made some changes in the way they are doing things. One of those changes is the VIFF HUB and Creator Talks, an opportunity to listen to people who are creating a movie, talk about the movie. Creator Talk with Tatiana Maslany Saturday October 1, 2016 12:30 pm Rio [...]

A Few Adrenaline Rush Activities off My Bucket List

By | September 6th, 2014|Activities, Canada, Travel|

A few years ago when I started making my yearly bucket lists I realized that I had to do more to live life and achieve everything I wanted to. Unfortunately money seems to always be an issue so I decided to do at least one affordable activity every year. Either originally that way, or I was [...]

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – the Surprise that Awaits You

By | August 23rd, 2014|Activities, Canada, Events, Travel|

You don’t often consider Saskatoon, Saskatchewan a holiday destination but this city has a lot going for it. Not only does it have a very strong emphasis on arts, it has festivals, attractions, shopping, parks, and some great architecture. The city was first settled about 130 years ago and as of 2014, has a population of between 250,000 [...]

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