Category Archives: Travel

5 Not-To-Be Missed Coachella Parties 2017

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Coachella is just one week away and the party calendar is filling up quickly! Even if you couldn’t score tickets to the fest, you can still hit up the parties. Here’s a quick round-up of a few not-to-be missed Coachella parties for 2017:

 

1) Young Turks in Palm Springs

To kick off Coachella weekend, Goldenvoice and FYF presents Young Turks in Palm Springs are hosting a Coachella pre-party at the Palm Springs Air Museum on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 9 p.m.

Get your Coachella weekend started early with a dance party featuring Ben UFO, Four Tet, Francis & the Lights, Jamiexx, Kamaiyah, Sampha, and special guest PNL. Doors open at 8 p.m. This event is 21+.  (more…)

My Top 5 Road Trip Essentials

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I love a good road trip.

I’ve driven from Toronto to California twice on Route 66 and back to Toronto through Colorado. A few of my other favourite trips have been to the East Coast all the way to PEI and then down to Washington, DC. I was also fortunate to road trip Highway 1 along California’s gorgeous coastline. Paul and I are also back and forth on the weekends to our new beach house.

I’ve learned a couple things from all these road trips, so here are my Top 5 Road Trip Essentials:
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7 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling

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Winter is in full swing and many of us have a hot weather vacation planned to escape the cold! After years of travelling, I finally decided that I was done feeling like I needed another vacation from my vacation. I wanted to protect my ‘vacation bliss’.

So I’ve taken some serious steps towards staying healthy while travelling – because getting sick is the last thing anyone wants to deal with. Here’s what I recommend:

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5 Spring Events to Check Out in Toronto 2017

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Spring is just around the corner and it’s almost time to come out from hibernation. There are lots of great spring events happening in Toronto over the next couple months! Here are my top picks to mark on your calendar:

1) The Canada Blooms Show

If winter is getting you down, pop into this inspiring garden show with your parents or grandparents and get some spring inspiration. The show will be held alongside the National Home Show at the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place in Toronto.

Look for feature gardens created by the expert designers, architects, builders and floral superstars. Check out workshops from gardening stars Frankie Flowers and Mark Cullen during the festival.

March 10 – 19, 2017 (more…)

Top 10 Bachelorette Party Ideas – Toronto

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Updated January 2017

Have you be put in charge of planning the ultimate bachelorette party?

Never fear! I am here to help you. We are in full-on wedding planning time and with that comes bachelorette party season! I thought I would start off with updating a guide I had written with my top 10 bachelorette party ideas for my hometown of Toronto: (more…)

Be Okinawa

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Some of you may have noticed my enthusiasm and love for all things Japan.

I don’t know what it is – but it’s a country I could keep visiting again and again because it’s so different from my reality here in North America. I was so lucky to visit for the first time in 2013 and then again in 2016. The people are so incredibly kind and as a solo traveler, I always felt safe.

I have covered Tokyo and Kyoto so far, but I am super intrigued about Okinawa – a region with a cluster of 150 islands just south of Japan’s mainland. It’s perfect for a relaxing beach vacation because of Okinawa’s tropical climate, white sandy beaches and crystal blue water. It’s also a great place to go diving, snorkeling, and fishing.

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Okinawa Island is also known for having the longest living people in the world. The local diet features handmade soba noodles, fresh seafood, vegetables and rice. It’s a great place to rest, reset and recharge, while immersing yourself in authentic Japanese culture without all the tourist traps.

‘Life, by Okinawa’ is a series of three videos that feature what this beautiful region has to offer and how it can benefit the physical and mental wellbeing for those who visit.

If you’re planning a trip to Japan in the near future, consider tacking on a beach vacation for a relaxing getaway in Okinawa, especially after a whirlwind visit to Tokyo. Flying time from Tokyo is only 3 hours direct.

To learn more visit Be Okinawa online