Saint Germain des Prés – My Favourite Neighbourhood in Paris

We recently spent a wonderful (but all-to-short) weekend in Paris. For our trip, we chose to stay in Saint Germain des Près, mainly because of it’s central location. When we hopped off the metro at Odéon, I immediately knew this was my kind of neighbourhood, and after walking around most of Paris, I can now […]

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Paris: Falling in Love With the City of Love

Paris is such an iconic city. Fun fact: I actually won a trip there when I was 6 years old. I entered a competition through my French club and sent a cassette tape (yes I did say CASSETTE TAPE… 90’s kids, ya feel me) of me singing the french nursery rhyme ‘Allouette’. That tape represents […]

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Yoho National Park

WHERE: Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada WHEN: June 2016 HOW LONG FOR: 1 day We spent a day in Yoho National Park, which was about an hours drive from Banff. Whilst on the road, we pulled over to look at the Spiral Tunnels in the mountains, which are used by the trains. We also stopped […]

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Whistler & The Joffre Lakes

WHERE: Whister & the Joffre Lakes WHEN: June 2016 HOW LONG FOR: 2 Days We arrived in Whistler after the most beautiful drive along the Sea-To-Sky Highway from Vancouver. Whistler hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics, and the huge Olympic Rings serve as a proud reminder. We stayed at the Pinnacle Hotel, who very kindly upgraded […]

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Driving The Sea-To-Sky Highway

We drove from Vancouver to Whistler via Highway 99, otherwise known as the Sea-to-Sky Highway. This was the first leg of our roadtrip, and we were blown away. As its name suggests, the road has the most amazing sea and mountain views. Dotted along the journey are blue signs that indicate tourist viewpoints or places […]

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Vancouver

WHERE: Vancouver, Canada WHEN: June 2016 HOW LONG FOR: 4 Days We started our Canadian road trip on the west coast, in Vancouver. Vancouver is a city that, for me, has everything – the mountains, the beach, and the skyscrapers. Something that I found incredibly refreshing was that the locals were right there with the […]

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HOW TO: Plan The Perfect Trip

I’ve always been a planner. Even if I go away just for a weekend, you can bet that I’ve researched the top things to see, the best places to eat, and worked out a mini-itinerary in my head loosely based on the weather forecast. Maybe its my scientific mind constantly striving to be as efficient […]

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A Little Cinque Terre Adventure

WHERE: The Cinque Terre, Italy WHEN: September 2015 HOW LONG FOR: 3 days The Cinque Terre, or the ‘five lands’. Higgledey-piggledey houses chaotically scattered over sheer cliff faces that somehow instil you with an intrinsic sense of calm. Each house a different shade of yellow, orange or red, boasting terraces overflowing with beautiful flowers adding […]

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