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Beat the winter blues

With a trip to the spa. As a self-proclaimed spa junkie, I’ve been to the good, the bad, and the downright amazing. Here are my top three picks for the ultimate winter getaway: 1. The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental (Las Vegas, Nevada) Get ready to be transported to a different world where modern luxury meets exotic 1930s […]

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May your days be…

Merry & bright

Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas. [Photo found here.]

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Inspiring 2013 | #1 | Travel

Amsterdam IMG_1049

Bucket-list items and activities to inspire creativity throughout the year. Travel at every opportunity. This goal definitely tops the list because travel introduces new customs, tastes, sights and sounds. Above all, I get to meet people from different walks of life, hear their stories and learn of their journeys. There’s no better way to kick […]

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The 411 on global citizenship

Grand Canal, Venice

Global citizenship. Ever wonder what this actually means? Throughout my UBC undergrad, this buzz phrase was consistently scattered on chalkboards and throughout lectures, but it was not until my two-week sojourn through Italy that I discovered what this truly meant. Cut out all the scholarly jargon and it comes down to this: connecting with other […]

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Let a city happen to you

London Eye tucked behind one of the city's many parks.

These words of travel wisdom have become my mantra since embarking on a 70-day adventure through Western Europe. With my first stop in London, suppressing my inner urges to plan my every move was one of the best decisions I’ve made. London is a city meant to be experienced, not planned for. Whether it was […]

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“I AM CANADIAN”

The proud declaration of Molson Canadian’s spokesperson circa 2000 has never been more used – or beneficial – than when travelling. There’s something about being Canadian that makes locals more welcoming, shopkeepers more friendly and even the most tourist-weary waiter crack a smile. We sew on our flags and do so proudly. I’ve met many […]

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    Don't be a stranger

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