Searching for the Sasquatch in Harrison Hot Springs

The tale of the Sasquatch has been passed down for generations by the Sts’ailes First Nations people of Harrison Lake and Harrison River. Often described as a half-man, half-ape type creature, the Sts’ailes believe the Sasquatch is a spiritual being that can vanish into the spirit realm at will. The first time I heard of…

Eating through Italy

Although it’s been months since my family trip through Italy, friends and family still ask me about my trip and what my favourite places were to eat at. Since I have gone to Italy twice now and explored quite a few regions of the country on my most recent trip, I’d like to share with…

Sunrise Ridge Resort in Parksville BC

We had such a fun time in Vancouver Island – first Sooke and now Parksville! We stayed at the beautiful Sunrise Ridge Resort – this is another True Key Resorts property – they have 4 signature properties on Vancouver Island. Sunrise Ridge Resort its only 30 minutes away from Nanaimo. The resort has a modern…

First Time Cruise Experience & Tips

Last year when I was planning a family trip for 2019, my parents suggested taking us “kids” on a cruise. They had in recent years started taking cruises and said it would be the best way to plan a vacation as the cruise basically has something for everyone. When we discussed where to go on…

Edmonton Eats: Tsujiri

If you haven’t heard of Tsujiri before, the company is a long withstanding brand in Japan, famous for its matcha green tea. Tsujiri started off 155 years ago specializing in producing its own green tea and opening its own tea shops in Kyoto. It has now grown to be a global brand with one of…

Discover Los Angeles: Affordable Fun Things To Do

Los Angeles can be quite an expensive city to vacation in, despite the low cost airfare from Vancouver to LA (my flight cost me only $275 in October!) It was tricky to find an affordable hotel option as well, however there are various fun activities and dining options that were cheap and budget friendly that…

Discover Los Angeles: Starline Tours Around LA

While in Los Angeles for 3 days, I had the chance to explore both local and touristy sites. While taking Lyft around was a great option as we didn’t want to drive in LA’s notorious traffic or take the transit system, I had the opportunity to try Starline Tours as another mode of transportation in…

Discover Los Angeles: Santa Monica’s Esters Wine Shop & Bar

With frequent non-stop flights to Los Angeles from Vancouver, LA makes for a great short trip! I recently took a 4 nights, 3 days trip to LA with one of my girl friends for a quick ladies trip. It was a super fun vacation packed with lots of firsts – partaking in both local and…