Category Archives: Travel

12 Ideas for the Ultimate Staycation Weekend at Home

summer staycation ideas

Summer is here!

I know everyone doesn’t have a budget for a big blowout summer vacation, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a staycation in your own city. When I have a weekend at home, I like to planning a whole weekend of activities like a tourist in a new city.

I’m not going to lie.

I’ve been craving just being at home lately. We’ve been going up to our airbnb in Lincoln City almost every weekend for three months, that I don’t even feel like I live in Portland sometimes.  (more…)

The BEST Summer Events in Toronto 2017

taste of toronto

What I love about Toronto are the abundance of summer events that are packed into the precious warm months of June, July and August. Summers in Toronto are pretty much THE BEST. There’s some sort of crazy festival happening every weekend and so many great Toronto restaurants to check out.

So I decided to put together a compilation of the BEST summer events happening in Toronto for 2017! Grab your calendar and start marking these dates and don’t forget to check out my Top 8 Things to Do in Toronto as well!

Taste of Toronto

This epic food festival returns to Fort York with 100 taster-sized signature dishes and 60+ food and drink exhibitor (like Fat Pasha, above). Eat your way through the best of Toronto and then take part in an exclusive interactive culinary feature and demonstrations.

June 15 – 18 (more…)

5 Not-To-Be Missed Coachella Parties 2017

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photo by: markbrooke.com

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

venice malibu sign

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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A sponsored post.

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

Summer Flowers

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…)