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My Favourite Places in Bali

These days, it seems like anyone and everyone has either been to Bali, or is planning to go. I recently went and was certainly not disappointed. I went from the end of February to the beginning of March, for 12 days including the insane amount of travel time to get there. It was pretty hot (about 30 degrees celsius) and extremely humid the entire time. Technically it was the end of rainy season, but it barely rained while we were there! And when it did, it was usually just overnight…. Read More

Aria Travel Kit: An airplane travel kit for those who don’t like roughing it

I’m so happy to tell you all about a new product I’ve recently discovered – one that combines two of my passions: travel and supporting local. Airplane rides generally suck. And I’m guessing you likely agree with me unless you happen to be a baller who is able to fly first class every time. Cue Aria. Aria was founded and developed by Vancouver-based entrepreneur Erin Reynel in an effort to provide a journey (regardless of which class you fly) that you can love as much as the destination. A world traveller herself,… Read More

Why I’m giving up my 9-5 (that I liked)

Before we begin, this isn’t your typical “I was working at a dead-end job in an industry I didn’t care about, working for people who I couldn’t relate to” soul-sucking situation. Not at all. I have a job I like. I work for one of the coolest companies in Vancouver and for some of the best people. I get to use my skills and passions, I get to take on really cool projects that have made and continue to make a difference. I work with people who I consider my… Read More

Bali Bliss at Bisma Eight

As I sit here in the airport in Denpasar, Bali, waiting to check into my 1 am flight to Guangzhou, China, I am already reflecting on my first trip south of the equator. Out of all of the tropical destinations I’ve been (Thailand, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and now Indonesia), I can say with confidence that Bali has been my absolute favourite. A bit hot for my liking (it was approximately 31 degrees celsius during my entire stay!), but absolutely amazing nonetheless. It’s pretty rare when I can say that a… Read More

I cancelled my trip to Europe, and I’m totally okay with it

Travel. The ultimate purpose and motivator of all millennials, right? Or at least that’s what every quote-ridden perfectly staged Instagram travel inspiration photo would have you believe. And while I am all for travel, and admit that it is definitely one of my biggest focuses in life, I have come to learn the hard way that one cannot simply “Just go”. Or that this quote: “Travel while you’re young and able. Don’t worry about the money, just make it work. Experience is far more valuable than money will ever be”,… Read More

A Day as a Local: East Vancouver

When I first moved to Vancouver back in February of 2009, I asked a friend from the area for advice on which areas to live and hang out around, and which ones to avoid. Her answer? “Stick to anywhere west of Main.” Now, for those of you who know Vancouver, you know that much has changed in the past five years. While I’ve always felt safe in East Vancouver, having moved to the east side in 2010 and staying on this side of town ever since, I can’t deny that… Read More