Today & Every Day
Happy Earth Day! Every year I let this day be a great reminder to myself of why I need to get out of my winter shell, go outside and once again get in touch with the Earth. And not to sound too much like my Mom, it is an amazing opportunity to take time to celebrate all the things we are blessed with just by being on this planet. It is a day to reconnect with this beautiful rock, commit to simple changes with big impacts and remind ourselves why it is so important to protect it, not just on this day but every day.
Continue reading ➞ Ways To Celebrate Earth Day
Tips for Minimal Packing on Longer Trips
For most of my life, I have been the queen of overpacking. When I was younger I used to pack a large bag for a sleepover and my packing for camping literally comprised my entire closet. Every time I went somewhere I wanted to have every possible thing with me “just-in-case”.
Now I am not saying I am anywhere near perfect when it comes to packing, but over the years I have been able to refine what I pack for vacation. This has been in part due to the fact that I am too cheap to pay for checked baggage (I also can not be bothered to wait for it at the carousel) and also because I end up lugging all these items that, for the most part, remain unused on vacation (I thank my backpacking trip through Germany for this).
Continue reading ➞ Packing Light
It is no secret that I love to travel. It is also no secret that I love saving money, am extremely cheap and live for amazing deals. When I was back in university I made a dumb (and likely drunk) new year’s resolution that I was going to travel more, and to my surprise, I did it; I went to Europe for the first time in my life. Since then I have made it a point to travel somewhere new (even just for a short period of time) every year. Now I know that this will not always be a luxury in my life (so I am going to enjoy it while it lasts), but over the years I have picked up and learned a few tips and tricks that have made budget traveling more attainable.
Continue reading ➞ Tips for Budget Traveling
The buzz around Zaful seems to be increasing exponentially, especially with summer right around the corner. Youtuber’s, bloggers and even Instagram influencers are covering the brand left, right and center. If you haven’t heard of the company, they are an Asian based, fast fashion retailer that focuses on summer style clothing: with the main hype being swimwear.
Continue reading ➞ Zaful Review: Part 1
This past weekend Rye and I braved the cold and woke up early to head into the mountains. We hadn’t been in awhile and decided that because it was not going to be an absolute polar vortex that we would finally enjoy the winter weather (versus our usual bundled up inside the house with tea). It was great to get some fresh air and also do a bit of relaxing at the hot springs (after freezing our butts off for some amazing sunrise photos).
Continue reading ➞ 55 Hours
Rye and I recently escaped the city for the day to the mountains. It was a much-needed break for both of us with all of the craziness going on at work. It is so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of work and everyday life. Plus breaking out of the monotony of 8 to 5 is always an added bonus. I think it is so important to remind ourselves that there is more to this world than working away at a job you hate for money, maybe that’s why I am so adamant at a career change … again … or maybe I just can’t make up my mind.
Continue reading ➞ Winter Walking