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Girls Trip in The Bahamas

March 4, 2019

Long ass winter in Montreal, so my girls and I opted for a long weekend in the Bahamas. We planned the trip last minute hence all the adults only hotels were booked up. We stayed at the Atlantis, cute place nice beaches but way to many kids. Their sister resort The Cove is adults only and much more modern and some amenities are shared, so that’s cool. If you are ever in Nassau and want adult only  resort SLS Baha…

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British Columbia// Vancouver & Tofino

November 23, 2018

Another trip to beautiful British  Columbia, we were here for business and pleasure but mostly pleasure. An easy 5 Hr  flight from Montreal to Vancouver, then a 2 hrs ferry ride to Nanaimo, then another 3hrs drive winding through mountains and we were in Tofino, our destination. Tofino is a small Pacific surf town on the westside of Vancouver Island right next to the Pacific Rim National park reserve. It took half a day just to get from Vancouver airport to…

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British Columbia Wine Country// Kelowna

August 4, 2018

After spending time in the Canadian Rockies, we drove 6hrs west to Kelowna, BC. A beautiful town in the Okanagan valley with a microclimate perfect for wineries. We spent 3 days here at the Delta Grand Okanagan hotel overlooking the lake while unfolding for some true R&R. Our days were filled with lake activities: kayaking, jet skiing, pedal boating and just lying by the beach sipping cocktails with a good book in hand. On the second day of the trip…

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Canadian Rockies// Banff and Jasper National Park

August 2, 2018

Visiting the Canadian Rockies has always been on my bucket list. Well I guess me and 900 gazillion other people and I now know why. This place is utterly breathtaking. We had an easy 4hr direct flight from Montreal to Calgary and then got a rental and drove west straight into the mountains. On our first night we stayed in Canmore, a quintessentially Rockies town just a half hr south of Banff. We couldn’t find a hotel right in Banff…

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Charlevoix

June 28, 2018

We had yet another beautiful weekend getaway in the scenic gulf of  Saint Lawrence just 4 hours northeast of Montreal. The region is mostly known for the scenic ski slopes at Le Massif  but there is so much to do here over the summer. Aah where do I start:). Sea kayaking, hiking, horse back riding, paddle boarding, whale watching, it’s outdoor activities heaven. We drove from Montreal to Quebec City along a boring highway, but from Quebec City all the…

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Quebec City

January 16, 2018

So we decided to go to Quebec City for our first trip of 2018. The drive was thankfully not too long – a bit under three hours from Montreal – because it’s a bit of a boring drive, nothing scenic. It seemed shorter to me as I got to nap most of the way :-). We spent two days and one night here, a quick weekend getaway, but it was worth it and very beautiful. The city of Quebec is…

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TANZANIA YANGU // MY TANZANIA

December 5, 2017

So this is my story, up close, personal and under the magnifying glass. I left home just before I turned 20 to attend college in America. It was a  very emotional event for me and my family, a young and naive lil’ girl  going to a far away land alone. My parents were very hesitant about this decision but supported me anyways and I will forever be grateful to them. Living in America was a huge culture shock in the…

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Under the Arabian sun //Abu Dhabi & Dubai

November 27, 2017

This November we spent a week in the Emirates and  I must say, this trip was a definitely one for several books. After a long 13hrs flight from Montreal via Frankfurt we arrived in Abu Dhabi in style. We were met at the gate by our hotel concierge  who wisked us through customs and then put us into a BMW 740i with our driver for the trip to the hotel. I thought “HOLLYY COWW” as we pulled into our hotel,…

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Lovely Weekend in HOTLANTA

October 4, 2017

So this past weekend we took a short trip to spend time with our friends in Roswell, a quaint suburb 20min north of Atlanta. We had a quite few things on our itinerary: Stone mountain, the CNN Center, Coca Cola museum and the Georgia aquarium.  For many good reasons we could only fit in the aquarium and Coca Cola museum, as we also wanted to spend time with our friends in their area and check out all the good work…

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Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day // Shakespeare

September 24, 2017

Who doesn’t love summer? Summer is (no surprise) my favourite season of the year. It’s delightful, the warmth and lightness banishing the cold and darkness, everything is better over the summer(well, most things). It’s no wonder William Shakespeare compared youth and beauty to a beautiful summer’s day. In youth, like summer, the possibilities are endless. And for me, this summer  was the best one yet.  I feel very grateful and blessed to have my love alongside me to sake my…

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