Places to go

Happy Hour in Vancouver

There are a variety of afternoon activities I enjoy participating in. For example, a leisurely walk through Stanley Park, some window shopping on Robson, or strolling for goodies through Granville Island. Without a doubt, however, my favourite afternoon activity is grabbing a happy hour drink with friends.

This glorious afternoon tradition is only a recent phenomenon here in beautiful Vancouver. When I worked as a bartender in the city, I remember countless tourists who would wander in around three o’clock to ask about happy hour specials, only to be told, “We don’t do happy hour”. How uncivilized.

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Fun Facts about Oktoberfest


The countdown is on… Oktoberfest is just three weeks away!

The beer, the dirndls, and the meter-long hot dogs are just some of the things attendees will get to experience when they make their way to Munich this year for the world’s largest Volksfest (beer festival and travelling fun fair). Are you in?

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Standing on top of the world: Vancouver Sea-to-Sky


When I look back on my first trip to Vancouver, almost three years ago now, there is one memory that stands out. One painful, gruelling, yet exhilarating experience that stands out amongst the other memories I made during my trip… hiking The Chief.

The Stawamus Chief, just 40 minutes from downtown Vancouver, is a mammoth rock face that towers over the city of Squamish and offers unprecedented views of Howe Sound and the coastal mountain range. For a beginner hiker it was a rough journey, therefore; despite the amazing views, climbing “The Chief” has never been my go-to suggestion for Vancouver visitors. Suddenly, all of that has changed.

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My Favourite Places to Stay in Crete


When you’re thinking about planning a Greek vacation, the decision of where to go can often be overwhelming. With the country’s rich history, a temperate climate, and hundreds of islands to choose from, what you’re looking for in a vacation spot becomes a choice of personal preference. But allow me to strong suggest Crete.

Crete is the largest and most populated Greek island, and was the first stop on our Greek island tour. We chose it because we were told by friends that it was their favourite, and convinced us that we’d be missing out if we missed this beautiful place.

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What Can I Say About Rome?

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I had the idea that I would post a guide on how to spend a few days in the megacity that is Rome, then I had a epiphany during my Google search…

Two days in Rome is one of the most over-saturated travel blog posts ever, so instead of regurgitating what is already out there for all to see, I’m going to share with you what I liked and didn’t like about my visit to Rome this past May.

But if you are interested in how to make the most of your two days in Rome, you’ll find links to my favourite guides at the end of this post.

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