Hello everyone! I had the honour of having a guest post published on Elliesa Ball’s brilliant blog, The Sausage Ball. Check it out by clicking the photo above and let me know what you think in the comments.
The ParisPass was well worth the money spent, especially because it included the price of transportation in Zones 1, 2, and 3. I was able to make use of it throughout my seven day trip (I bought the six day pass, spending the last day simply roaming around the city and taking in all the sights and foods). Unfortunately, the pass does not include the Eiffel Tower or the Catacombs, both of which are Parisian tourism staples, which was a disappointment. Though it would have been nice for those to be on the pass, it was still certainly worth the purchase due to the inclusion of over sixty other attractions.
In a follow-up of my the Valentine’s Day plans that I posted a while back, I can now tell you how great the restaurant we chose was! We found ourselves celebrating “Galentine’s” (a combination of gals + Valentine’s, in case you were wondering) at Earl’s on King. This night consisted of exchanging V-Day gifts, drinking wine, eating, and talking for hours. One of the gifts exchanged were chokers, courtesy of the lovely Émeraude, which we’re wearing in the photo above (a joke that came from this picture being hilariously dropped into our group chat).
Prague is a breathtakingly old city that, when viewed aerially, appears to be an intricate labyrinth of bright red-orange roofs. I was first immersed in its incitement of utter awe at the age of seventeen during my first trip to Europe. The perfectly preserved antiquity of it leaves you feeling as if you’ve been transported back hundreds of years in an idyllic medieval town.
This was an event that I was beyond excited for: the Third Annual Vintage Prom, hosted at the Great Hall located at 1087 Queen Street West. I was so into it that I actually made my own dress (with the help of my nonna, of course) by tweaking a 1957 Vogue pattern to look like a gown Grace Kelly once wore. Read More
Let me begin simply by saying that the Toronto CityPass is definitely worth the money spent, if you are visiting Toronto. Last July, my cousins from Edmonton came to visit and we immediately set out to get the pass, so that I could take them touring around the city. You save a total of (just more than) 40% off regular general admission price for five of Toronto’s top attractions, places I would definitely recommend visiting if you’re coming to the city: (1) CN Tower, (2) Casa Loma, (3) the Royal Ontario Museum, (4) Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, and (5) the Toronto Zoo OR Ontario Science Centre.
As I sat down to start this post, the first thing that popped into my mind is: What isn’t there to write about Parisian breakfasts? That is, I think it will be quite difficult to narrow down into mere words the utter bliss of starting off your day so perfectly. While in Paris, I would begin my mornings waking up and thinking, Today I won’t have a big breakfast. I’ll take it easy this morning and save room for lunch. Lunch being a meal I usually only felt peckish for, if I ate at all (mainly because I ate enough to feed a small army for breakfast, but that’s beside the point).
Deciding where your next trip will be can be a tough conclusion to come to, particularly because there are so many potential options to narrow it down from. For me, I know that traveling to a new country is certain before February of 2018, as I’m moving away for school (currently looking at the U.S., New Zealand, Australia, and England right now), but there is so much more I want to see beyond any one of those countries. I have my friend in Manila, Philippines that I want to see; to travel with her to the gorgeous and vibrantly lush island of Palawan during that trip would be certain. I want to go to Moscow, Russia with another friend and spend my evenings gallivanting at the Russian ballet. I want to travel to Reykjavik, Iceland and wander through the rich natural landscapes and drink Icelandic vodka cocktails. I want to visit my cousins in Edmonton, Alberta – the opposite side of my own country – and drop into British Columbia while I’m over there to wander through the towering forests. But how do I narrow down such an extensive list? I certainly don’t have the money (or frankly, the ability to take the time off of work) to do all of these trips by the end of 2017. Ideally, I would spend my whole life traveling, but that’s not possible… for right now, at least.
So, then, how does one choose which trip to take when so many options are available?