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Othello Tunnels

Exploring Othello Tunnels in Hope, BC

Good morning loves! <3 It’s been a little bit since my last post, so I really hope you’re all doing well, enjoying the summer, and keeping cool! You’ve probably heard by now, of the raging fires in British Columbia… I believe there are 123 active fires at the moment. Consequently, the air quality where we live is very poor. We are immersed in a huge smoke cloud, and can no longer see the mountains… That being said, I believe rain is on the horizon! It looks as though it may start to cool down a bit next week, as we’re finally seeing some rain clouds in the forecast! Let us take a moment to really feel the rain, and believe it’s presence is upon us.¬† It’s not so nice to be outside in this smoky weather, so Irek and I have been hiding out in our apartment, with our pretty kitty cat, Petrie Dumbledore. However, we did manage to get out a few days ago and explore a beautiful place called Othello Tunnels. The tunnels …

The Happy Herd Farm Sanctuary

Good morning! I’m so excited to share a little bit about our visit to The Happy Herd Farm Sanctuary! Irek and I have been wanting to visit for months now, so last Saturday we headed to Aldergrove to meet all of the beautiful animals at Happy Herd! ūüôā Happy Herd is the first farm animal sanctuary on the West Coast- they officially opened in 2014 and have since touched the lives of so many animals (and humans alike). The sanctuary is the most beautiful, peaceful, loving place I’ve been… I was in heaven! We got to meet all of the different animals that call Happy Herd home, including: Baby the Donkey, Larry and Moe- the resident turkeys, Lucy the pig, Sparky the Cow… and many more! You can tell the animals are showered with love and kindness, as they themselves are gentle, friendly, and peaceful… except the white goat… don’t pet the white goat! hehe ūüėČ but on a serious note, JillyBean the white goat was an SPCA seizure. It took Stephen and Diane a …

Kelowna

Birthday Road Trip to The Okanagan Valley

Good morning! <3 It’s been a few weeks since my last post so I’m excited to share some new photos with you guys! Going forward, I’ll be posting something new every week, so stay tuned for more content (including lots of yoga posts)! Last week was my 28th birthday, and contrary to how most people feel, I do not feel old, and I am not anxious to be reaching the infamous, daunting 30. Instead, I feel vibrant, healthy, and grateful to be able to experience all of the amazing things this universe has to offer. To be honest, I am not a huge fan of birthdays… I’m not really sure why, I just have never have been. Usually on my birthday, Irek and I stay home with our cat and order takeout… But this year we thought it was time to switch things up a bit. ūüėČ Our first stop on the way to Kelowna (which is a 4.5 hour drive from Vancouver) was Alexandra Provincial Park. Irek saw some photos on Instagram of this …

Magical Moments in Montezuma, Costa Rica

Good morning loves! I hope everyone is well and having a¬†fabulous¬†weekend so far. ūüôā I am heading to Toronto in a couple of days to visit my beautiful sister, who is almost 6 months pregnant! Very exciting times for us. So, seeing as it will be a busy week coming up, I wanted¬†take take some time and share¬†with you some of my favourite photos from Montezuma, Costa Rica. Montezuma is a beautiful place. It’s located near the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula and attracts many foreign backpackers and tourists, looking for an organic, natural experience. The town is surrounded by gorgeous beaches, rivers, and waterfalls. The exploring in Montezuma is endless- we can’t wait to head back once we’re in Costa Rica again. In Montezuma, we stayed at a beautiful Airbnb (Casacocobolo), which is situated¬†right at the top of a hill overlooking the entire coastline. It was the perfect location, tucked away in nature, but close enough to jump on our ATVS and grab a nice lunch in town. There is a really cute …

Four Seasons Costa Rica

Discovering Costa Rica With Four Seasons

Looking back on my time in Costa Rica, I have to say, it was¬†one of the most amazing travel experiences I’ve had. The country is more nature than anything else. It’s raw, organic, and beautiful beyond words. The week we visited was one of the last weeks of the dry season and we actually experienced one of the first heavy rains since December 16th! We were told one of the best times to visit the country (although it’s beautiful all year round) is in December, nearing the end of the wet season. Everything is lush, green and plentiful… We’ll definitely be heading back later this year or early 2018. ūüôā During our first week in Costa Rica, we stayed at the lovely Four Seasons Resort at Peninsula Papagayo, which is located on the¬†north Pacific coast, in the northwest province of Guanacaste. The hotel has 2 beautiful beaches on either side, one facing the sunrise, and one the sunset. In the mornings, from your room, you can hear the Howler monkeys making their morning calls to …

Jungle Vibes and Waterfalls in Beautiful Costa Rica

Hola! I hope everyone is having beautiful week. We are finally seeing some sun in Vancouver, and temperatures are slightly on the rise. So I’m happy¬†knowing that beach days are just around the corner. ūüôā I’ve been really excited to share some photos from one of my favourite days in Costa Rica. Irek, Amy, Carlo¬†and I ventured out from the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel¬†(full review coming soon) to a small rural area called¬†Guanacaste. It was a 2.5 hour drive through fields and fields of lush greenery, rolling hills, and towering trees.¬†The abundance of nature is truly spectacular. We spent close to 8 hours at Sensoria (“The Land of Senses”)¬†and saw so many animals… including a sloth! Sloths are actually super hard to spot too, because they only come down from their trees about once a week. Their metabolism is very slow, enabling them to sleep all day, and keep away from any danger. ūüôā We swam in two different natural pools, which felt so nice after hiking through the warm, humid jungle. This was probably …

Exploring Whistler with Nita Lake Lodge

A couple weeks ago we spent some time at Nita Lake Lodge¬†in Whistler. To be honest, I fell in love the second we¬†stepped foot on the property.¬†Okay… so that could have had something to do with¬†the three overwhelmingly¬†gorgeous¬†golden retrievers¬†sprawled out in the¬†middle of the lobby! I can’t think of a more perfect welcome. ūüôā ¬†Since the¬†hotel is pet friendly, they have many neighbourhood pups who¬†hang out and greet people as they’re checking in, while their parents are enjoying¬†a few cocktails at the lounge… So adorable!! <3 Nita Lake Lodge has a very relaxed, tranquil atmosphere. I felt like any tension I was carrying dissipated immediately, even just within the first few minutes of being there… I’m already dreaming of how lovely it will¬†be to spend some time there in the summer. It’s actually¬†the only hotel on a lake in Whistler, so it’s¬†the place to be in the warmer months if you’re into kayaking and supping etc! Irek and I will for sure head¬†back in July or August for a few nights. ūüôā We had some …

Why I love Vancouver

There are so many reasons why¬†I love Vancouver. The people, the energy, the fresh mountain air, the fact that we have the largest coastal temperate rainforest in the world, the proximity to the Pacific Ocean… need I say more?¬†That’s why it’s always such a pleasure when our¬†friends visit¬†and we have the opportunity to show them around, while at the same time renewing our love for this beautiful, lush province. Irek and I spent last week with fellow¬†Travel Bloggers¬†and Hawaii natives, Reid and Maryrose of¬†Wanderlustyle Travel and Lifestyle Blog. They visited Canada for the first time with their globe trotting 10 year old son Landon (who happens to be the coolest, most relaxed kid I’ve met). We were also reunited with two very special people, Kim and Phil (Love Over Blood,¬†The Vegan Artists Collective) who we first met in Bali last year… I loved them from the¬†very first second. On their first full day in Vancouver, we headed to¬†a few must-sees in the area:¬†Capilano Suspension Bridge,¬†Lighthouse Park, and¬†The Cleveland Dam. The weather was exactly what you’d …

Cabo Pool Views

Recently, Irek and I spent a few days in Mexico at Hotel Marquis Los Cabos. It’s situated in the most beautiful location, with gorgeous, sweeping views of the coast. At night time, we left our balcony door wide open so we could hear the waves crashing aggressively, and with intention against the shoreline of the Pacific. The time will soon come where I’ll fall asleep to the sound of the waves breaking every night… and that for me, will be ultimate joy. I had some truly beautiful moments at Hotel Marquis, walking along the shore all alone, not a soul in sight. There is something to be said about the energy you feel when you’re close to the ocean. It’s electric really, but only if you allow it to wash over you. I feel most vulnerable when I’m walking alone along the coast, but vulnerable in the best way possible. It’s good for the soul and more healing than any medicine you could ever be prescribed. Thank you so much to Hotel Marquis for hosting …

One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos

Over the past couple of years, Irek and I have traveled a fair bit, and have had the pleasure of visiting many beautiful hotels around the world. Most recently, we spent a few magical nights at¬†One&Only Palmilla¬†in Los Cabos, Mexico. We’ve been to Mexico a few times now, but never to the Pacific side, only the Caribbean, so we really didn’t know what to expect. To say that Cabo took our breath away would be an understatement; it’s truly something else.¬†The first night we arrived, we were both speechless and fully prepared to soak in every moment of our time at One&Only. This hotel is without a doubt the most beautiful I’ve ever visited. Not only is it aesthetically beautiful, but it also has a very intimate, romantic vibe (1200 candles are lit every night all around the property!). It’s located on The Baja Peninsula, and has views of both the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean. The hotel was built in 1956 by¬†Don Abelardo Rodriguez, the son of the president, and started out …