It’s bittersweet. The last long-weekend of the summer has come and gone, but I can’t even be upset about it because I had a fabulous weekend away.
This weekend, my fiancé and our friends travelled to Vancouver Island to explore the town of Ucluelet, or Ukee as the locals call it. I’ve never been to that side of the island, so I was exited to see the Pacific Ocean in all its glory and explore a place off the well-travelled path.
Recently, I’ve received many compliments on this hairstyle but sadly, I can’t take credit for it. Well, I can take credit for doing it, but not for creating it.
I, like so many hairstyle-inept individuals, have learned how to do our hair under the guidance of Amber Fillerup Clark aka the Barefoot Blonde. Amber is a former hairstylist turned full-time blogger and my go-to-guru for everything hair.
If I could recommend any time to visit Canada it would be the summer, which shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.
I absolutely adore my country and cannot say enough great things about it, but I would be foolish if I said, “Canada is great to visit any time of the year”. That my friends, is not an accurate statement.
Don’t get me wrong – Canada is beautiful in the winter, and if you’re an avid skier or snowboarder it might be your dream to visit our incredible mountain ranges (specifically the west coast, where you’ll find some of the best skiing on the planet). Having said that, I would HIGHLY advise visiting Canada during the summer months, when you don’t have to wear layers of clothing and scrape ice off your rental car.
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.