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Live Long and Prosper in Vulcan, Alberta

Vulcan, Alberta - SuitcaseandHeels.com

There’s a town in Southern Alberta, Canada where each summer the 1800-odd residents put on pointy rubber ears and welcome hundreds of Trekkies to celebrate the home planet of one, fictional, Mr. Spock. Where you can have your photo taken while dressed as a Klingon or an unlucky Red Shirt and sit in the Captain’s chair, commanding Number One to ‘make it so’. Where you can buy a bag of tea emblazoned with the face of Sir Patrick Stewart. Tea. Earl grey. Hot.

Get a Fat Tire in Paris

Fat Tire Bike Tour in Paris | SuitcaseandHeels.com

If there was one iconic image I had of Paris, it was cycling through the streets on a cruiser bike. The image would be made perfect by a flouncy midi skirt, Breton striped boat-necked shirt, and an effortless chignon. Of course there’d be a baguette sticking out of the wicker basket. While the outrageous stereotypes of this dream sequence didn’t happen – I wore printed ankle pants with a grey v-neck and there was no basket or baguette – Fat Tire Bike Tours did make the rest happen for me.

Eating My Way Through Barcelona on a Food Tour

Barcelona FoodTour | SuitcaseandHeels.com

I thought I’d want to stay close to Las Ramblas when I was visiting Barcelona but after one visited I actually wanted to stay far, far away. Thankfully my Devour Barcelona food tour introduced me to a whole new neighbourhood. Gracia is only a mile away but world’s apart from the tourist traps.

Friday Find: Venus Snap Travel Razor

Venus Snap | SuitcaseandHeels.com

I must admit that I love my fancy Venus razor with replaceable blade cartridges, but it sucks at travel. The packaging for the blade wasn’t reusable and just sticking the razor into my toiletry kit while on the road was a dangerous, messy option. I may have fist pumped in the aisle at Target when I stumbled onto the Venus Snap.

2014 Travel Gift Guide

2014 Gift Guide for the Travel Lover

Can you believe that we're already 10 days into December? Yikes! Christmas always seems to sneak up on me and this year is no different. I know it seems like everyone and...

Hotel de Seze - Paris, France | SuitcaseandHeels.com

Hotel de Sèze – Paris, France

Paris strikes me as a lady of a city. Elegant and refined. Not gaudy and loud. Not overly showy or pushy. When I think of hotels in Paris I think of cozy, elegant rooms m...

Butterflies | SuitcaseandHeels.com

I See Butterflies

Over the last four years, I've seen butterflies every time I travel. From Chicago to Tokyo, Costa Rica to Spain. They’ve been red, yellow, brown, and orange. They're a ...

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