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4 Great Stylish Sneakers for Travel

Sneakers for Travel

Sneakers are back, in a serious way. For the last few fashion seasons, flats have been taking over from heels as being the footwear of choice of trendsetters. In particular sneakers. You know something is hot when they show up in multiple runway shows! Everyone from Valentino to Louboutin are rockin’ runners. So what does this mean for us travellers? We can be both fashion-forward and comfortable! Tired, aching feet rejoice!

SUP With You?

SUP Seattle

Every now and then a new activity will emerge and become really popular. It seems like everyone and their dog is doing it, so you’d best try it too. That was my thought on stand up paddle boarding (SUP) when I went to Puerto Rico. It seemed like fun, based on previous articles I’d read. So how did it go? Read on…

What I Wore in Paris

What I Wore in Paris |

Heading to the eternally chic City of Lights this past fall, I wanted to make sure that I didn’t stand out as a tourist. Parisian women are known worldwide for their particular brand of style and I wanted to do my best to fit in with them. So what did I pack?

To All the Places I’ve Loved Before…

Dear Paris |

It’s no secret that Valentine’s Day and I don’t get along. We started off ok, then hit some major bumpy spots. We mostly just exist separately these days. But this year I thought I would make the world my Valentine and write some love letters to all the places I’ve loved before.

Bouillon Chartier |

A Parisian Anomaly: Bouillon Chartier

I wanted to eat well in Paris. I really did. Sometimes I failed - too many ham and cheese baguettes. Sometimes I did ok - like Boeuf Bourguignon and a French red while si...

Minimalist Travel Makeup |

My Minimalist Travel Makeup

Just because you're travelling doesn't mean you need to forgo all your beauty products, but it also doesn't mean you need to pack the whole bathroom cabinet. I always lov...

Missed Flight

I Just Couldn’t Catch a Break

You’d think after all the trouble I had getting home for Christmas - delay after delay and then lost luggage - that the travel gods would smile down on me when it was t...

First Time Hotel Guest |

Losing My Hostel Cherry

35 years old and I'd never stayed in a hostel before but with recent house renovation bills coming in and two weeks in Europe already booked I was feeling poor and hostel...

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