Roadtrip Gratitude

I've just spent the last couple of weeks on the road with my best friend. 17 days, 3300+ km, 2 countries, 3 states, 34 cities/towns, 23ish national/state parks, 9 nights in a tent, zero campfire bans {we think}, loads of sunshine and {thankfully only} 1 trip to Taco Bell. read more[...]

Next Stop: Pacific Northwest

I'm currently sitting on my floor staring at 2 bags. The first bag for a weekend away in Whistler, the second for a 14 day roadtrip through the Pacific Northwest. Washington, Oregon & California... we're coming for you! Packing. It's a pain in the ass. It's tough to find that balance between not packing enough and overpacking. The last time we w[...]

Flu-Fightin’ Vegetable Soup

A few days ago I was hit smack in the face with the flu. Yes, that can't sleep, don't want to eat, reach for the Kleenex box kind of flu. Before you knew it, I was down and out aka in the fetal position thinking life was over. Once I moved past that stage {thankfully, eh!}, I was keen to kill this flu and move forward with my life. read more[...]

Fuel Your Body

My running soul sister is named Nicole {learn more about her here}. She's not my sister and I've never met her, but damn, I'm attracted to that mighty fine soul of hers. I've been following her online and watching her grow for 4 years -- that deserves a holy cow. How time flies. Anyways, Nicole has been involved in a number of cool projects over[...]

Cool Kids Go Camping

I haven't been camping in over 10 years. Maybe even 15. The last camping trip I actually remember was in like grade 6 when we went on a school trip somewhere up Vancouver Island. With that said, I was a Girl Guide for a hell of a long time and I did grow up on an island. I'm by no means scared of making a fire, sleeping in a tent or the adventure that[...]

Eat Clean – It’s Salad Time!

One thing I've learned about eating well is that it is WAY EASIER if you are organized. The only way I get through a week with balanced meals is if my house is stocked with the basics, I hit up the grocery store for all that I need and I plan out the week.  Lunches can be tricky. I've always been a big fan of salads -- easy to throw in your bag and a[...]

10 Days in London

When I came back from London, I threw up a quick post highlighting how the trip was everything I could have asked for and more. The last time I went to London it was 2005. I was 21 and headed on Contiki {If you've never heard of Contiki, please google it. If you're under 25, it's an absolute must do!}... high level: 5 weeks, 10 countries, 50 yout[...]

Eat Clean – Best Recipes of 2013

Ever since cutting out dairy and wheat {mostly}, I've spent A LOT more time in the kitchen. It can be tricky eating out -- and almost always stressful when you are starving at your desk at 2pm with chocolate and latte cravings. When I eat crap, I feel like crap. When I eat dairy or wheat, I feel disgusting. So, about a year ago, I made a commitment to[...]

Expand Your Mind – Best Reads of 2013

Last week I was giving myself a hard time because I hadn't finished a single book in 2013. Gah. I have been given books. I have been lent books. I have bought books. YET, NONE READ. {None finished would actually be more accurate. Been working on Steve Jobs' biography for like 10 months}. I am the kind of person who gets super caught up in a book. I lov[...]

Kicking Off 2014

Last night I returned back to Vancouver after spending the last 10 days in London with my best friend, Melissa. We've both had a tough year and the one thing we both knew was that the best possible way to move forward into 2014... was with each other. The trip was everything I could of asked for -- and more. We celebrated our friendship {we[...]