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A Trip To New York With eos

August 11, 2017

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Did you know that eos stands for evolution of smooth?

NEW YORK!  I freaking love New York so much, I can’t even tell you guys.  I’m so grateful for the opportunity to go, even for 24 hours.  And honestly, we managed to get a heck of a lot done in such a limited amount of time!  We attended a spectacular eos event, hung out in the LES, spent an evening in SoHo, watched a crazy thunderstorm roll in, took outfit photos at the gorgeous Library, walked Bryant Park to Times Square, and wandered the West Village.  Our group of Vancouver gals included Cee, Lyndi, Samantha, and Sydney and we had such a great travel dynamic. You should go check out their blogs if you don’t already follow them!

I attempted to vlog the journey, though I massively failed when I basically forgot to get any video footage on the second day.  I hadn’t had a cup of coffee since before we’d left Vancouver, so my brain was mush!  Anyway, it’s still great fun, as you can see in the video and photos below:

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Langley Winery Tour (Self Guided)

July 25, 2017

Heck yes we took a group photo at every single stop on the tour 😂

Did you know that Langley has its own little wine country?  Just a 45(ish) minute car ride from Vancouver.  And you guys, it’s REALLY good!

We had the idea to do a self guided Fraser Valley wine tour at one of our cousin hangouts.  We locked in a date and a plan (we’d take 2 cars and have 2 designated drivers), as well as loose itinerary.  I’m sure the beautiful weather, delicious wine, and great company had a lot to do with it, but it was, hands down, one of my favourite days last summer.

If you are looking for an activity that takes you just out of the city, below is more info about the 3 wineries and 1 cidery we visited!  If you are wanting to do a full day trip, I recommend heading to Fort Langley in the morning, getting brunch, exploring the cute little shops, walking the riverfront, and then setting out on a wine tour!

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10 Beautiful Weekend Trips From Vancouver

July 19, 2017

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Pack your bags, we’re going to beautiful BC and beyond!

Vancouver is an absolutely stunning city that boasts it all: a bustling metropolis, impressive mountain ranges, Pacific coastline, and lush forests.  So, it should come as no surprise, that the surrounding areas are just as Instagram-worthy!  I adore a weekend trip, as a chance to get out of the city and explore. Below,  I’ve compiled a list of 10 of my favourite nearby places to escape to, but truly, there could be at least a dozen more notable locations.  There’s just so much to see!

Be sure to read on to find out where we love to travel to for a weekend getaway:

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Travel Diary | Reykjavik, Iceland

July 4, 2017

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Have you ever dreamt of going to the airport without a ticket and just choosing the next departing flight on the board?  It’s a bucket-list worthy travel adventure that I was somehow lucky enough to experience last week.  Let’s start from the beginning.

Air Canada Rouge reached out with a really cool idea.  They’d send me on a trip somewhere for just 24 hours, but there was a catch.  They weren’t going to tell me where I was going until JUST before takeoff and I would use their in-flight Rouge Wi-fi to do research and figure out my itinerary while en route. My organized, planning self was initially hesitant at the notion of having zero control over, well, everything. This kind of opportunity isn’t one you can really ponder, though.  It requires an enthusiastic “yes,” and an “I’ll deal with it when the time comes,” kind of mentality.

While I was in Chicago, the team let me know that I’d be leaving for my mystery adventure the day after returning to Vancouver, and so began this wild ride.  The email revealing my destination came through just a couple of hours before I was set to leave my house and I was absolutely blown away.  You can see my reaction in the video below, but as you can imagine, I was in a bit of shock about the location they chose: Reykjavik, Iceland.

This was, hands down, the most amazing travel adventure I’ve ever been on.  I grew up inspired by shows like Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservation, The Layover, as well as Canadian gem Departures.  I’m so happy that I managed to VLOG my journey to Iceland, because this felt, in a small way, like my own little travel show for the day.  Watch it all below!

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