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Eat + Sleep Mykonos

August 27, 2016
Breakfast food in Mykonos

The best way I can describe Mykonos – other than your typical descriptions – is that it’s like the Miami or Vegas of Europe. Though I’m sure my opinion is biased, and perhaps the island resumes its Greek authenticity and naturally-derived beauty on the off-seasons, from at least May to September, you’ll discover a vibrant party scene here. Here are some of my favorite places we discovered while (not) partying in Mykonos, also featured in the video below. Luxury Sleep: CavoTagoo…

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A Stay in Paradise

August 26, 2016
Staying at CavoTagoo Mykonos

Staying at CavoTagoo in Mykonos, which is the literal definition of paradise, was one of the most luxurious experiences of my life – seriously. From our gorgeous room, to our private pool, to the incredible resort, food, and views, we couldn’t have been happier with our first visit in Mykonos. I began to realize that this is exactly how I would live if I had the ultimate choice, and the windblown hair look began to grow on me, too. Take…

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Santorini, Finally

August 25, 2016
couple watching Santorini sunset

Arguably the single island that contributes to the vast majority of wanderlust-infused dreaming around the world isn’t just one island after all, but a archipelago of five islands said to be split up by a volcanic eruption hundreds of years ago. Santorini, a place I’d long dreamt of visiting, came into view from above, on the quickest 40 minute flight of my life departing in Athens, the more expensive and more efficient alternative to a 5.5 hour ferry ride. With just two…

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Thinking of Paris

August 24, 2016
Drinking an espresso in Paris

Currently I’m writing to you from Budapest, which I just learned is also referred to as “Paris of the East.” Funny I never heard this before, since I lived here for a period of 3 months in 2014, but hey, I guess that’s the thing about travel: there’s always something new to discover. After having said goodbye to my incredible travel companion this morning, teary eyed and all, I can’t help but go back two weeks in my mind and…

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Sleep + Eat Amsterdam

August 18, 2016
Biking in Amsterdam

I had no expectations when I arrived in Amsterdam, other than the very little I’d heard about the city, which was essentially encompassed by the legal hashish and the red light district, as well as the late night party scene. What I experienced, however, was quite the opposite. I divulge all my “by day” details of Amsterdam in this blog post. If you plan on visiting Amsterdam anytime soon, be sure to check out these spots for stays and eats. Stay…

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Amsterdam by Day

August 17, 2016
Love in Amsterdam

Amsterdam isn’t a place for thumping hearts, perspiring skin, and weary bladders, albeit its bumping night scene. On the contrary, and especially after a bustling three days in Paris, I was pleasantly surprised to discover this little network of canals, bridges, and cobblestone streets as the perfect forefront to an undertone of relaxation – with all of my senses significantly heightened by the wares of the famous “coffee” shops. It wasn’t as though I couldn’t handle a few more late…

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From My Terrass

August 14, 2016
View of Eiffel Tower from Terrass hotel paris

I don’t know about you, but from my terrass, life is pretty good. The terrass I speak of, actually, is that of the Terrass Hotel in Paris, and though I only had it for two days, I can assure you of one thing: a two night stay at this Parisian heaven is enough to have you head-over-heels. A vast view of the Eiffel Tower from our bedroom (and bathroom!) windows was probably what sealed the deal on this 2 day experience,…

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First 24 in Paris

August 13, 2016
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How do I even begin to describe my first 24 hours in Paris? In an effort to paint a picture for you, I’ll avoid chalking it up to one word – “perfect” – which is exactly what we’d done between the two of us. Of course, you might expect that a touchdown in Paris, the City of Love, would render such a magical 24 hour kickoff and series of events, but I can hardly accept this to be the truth.…

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Seattle Love

August 3, 2016
seattle architecture

I’ve always loved Seattle, better known as Vancouver’s friendlier, American twin sister (coined by me). But it wasn’t until my most recent trip down, during which I spent a week working on a contract gig with ReachNow (a swaggy Seattlite carshare program with a fleet of amazing BMWs), that I really came to realize how little I actually knew Seattle after all. I guess I just loved the idea of Seattle, but after staying in an AirBnb loft in Capitol…

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Closer to 30

August 2, 2016
New hair color by Eccotique

It’s true, I’m now closer to thirty than I am to twenty, and on the eve of my 26th birthday, I decided it was time to make a change to reflect all of the other changes that are bound to follow: I got an amazing new color, thanks to Eccotique in Vancouver. Now, being closer to thirty and all, I must make some other changes in my life. In addition to vowing to say goodbye to ombre and split ends…

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