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A Taste of London – Part 1

A Taste of London – Part 1

My favourite part about travelling is easily the food. What a unique and interesting take, I know. When we were in London, we went for a mix of British Chain restaurants, small one-off pubs, and food markets. Our first meal in London, besides a box […]

London – Touristy AF

London – Touristy AF

We couldn’t make a trip to London without visiting a bunch of the places we’ve seen on tv, read about in books, and looked at while poring over google maps while planning our trip. We were lucky that we had Ethan’s friend that had been […]

London – Making Magic at the Harry Potter Studio Tour

London – Making Magic at the Harry Potter Studio Tour

I’ve been a huge Harry Potter fan for a very long time. I was able to grow up with the series. Like many others, I would anxiously wait for each new book and then read it all in one weekend, and stood in lines for the midnight showings of the movies. So you best BELIEVE I wasn’t going to miss a chance to visit the Harry Potter Studio Tour.

We booked our tickets through a tour service. This way we were able to get a bus to the studios (they’re about an hour outside of London) and you didn’t have to wait in line for your tickets once you got there.

You are ushered into a small theatre where you see a video about the tour featuring some of the actors. Then, you’re able to go into the great hall.

The tour is self-guided which is great, you can go at your own pace and spend more time on the things you want to see and spend less on the things you’re not super interested in. While obviously you can’t touch the items in the exhibits, there are some parts of the tour that are interactive.

It was very cool to see all of the things I saw in the movies IRL.

And of course I tried the Butterbeer! (10/10, would recommend)

My favourite part of the tour was Diagon Alley. It was so striking. I could have spent all day in there.

It was a completely *magical* experience to go on the studio tour. I had such a great time exploring everything that went into creating the wizarding world for the big screen.

London – Notting Hill & Kensington

London – Notting Hill & Kensington

There’s no time like the present to blog about a trip I went on 7 months ago, right? Better late than never!! As a woman who came of age in the ‘oughts, British romcoms has a great impact on my life. Which is why I […]

Under the Cuban Sun

Under the Cuban Sun

I was desperate for a little sun and sea. My boyfriend and I booked a trip to Cuba looking for just those things. We stayed in the resort mecca of Varaderro, which has the best beaches in Cuba and some of the best in the world. We […]

Montreal

Montreal

The weather was nice, the sun was shining and I thought it was time for a vacation. My friend Emily and I decided to take a trip to Montreal. As she lives on the east coast, and I in Ontario, Montreal seemed like a good meet-in-the-middle point, and I had never been!

It wasn’t hard to fall head-over-heels for Montreal. The old stunning old buildings, an abundance of shops, and so many food items that you just HAVE to try.
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On the first day, we did a lot of walking around. Like, I crushed my previous best on my FitBit by 10,000 steps a lot. We couldn’t get enough of exploring the old town.

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We also paid a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts because it was free for people under 30. That’s where I found a piece of art I really connected with.

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The next day we did a hike to the viewing point at Mont Royal. Here’s a tip, don’t wait until noon on the hottest possible day to do it.

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We stumbled across the Alouettes season opener, so we thought we had to go. We didn’t stay for the whole game because holy hell was it ever long. I don’t know if I’ve even been to a baseball game that was that long.

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Our last day was spent wandering around, appreciating the amazing street art on Blvd St Laurent.

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I had high expectations for Montreal, but they were still blown away. I loved this city, and can’t wait to go back!

 

 

A TASTE OF OTTAWA

A TASTE OF OTTAWA

My favourite part about any trip is eating at new restaurants. We stayed in the Byward Market area, so there were hundreds of fantastic restaurants just steps from our hotel. With our limited time in the city, we didn’t get as many chances to explore the food […]

A TASTE OF LA

A TASTE OF LA

These are always my favourite posts – the ones where I tell you what I ate while travelling. It gives me the chance to reminisce on those excellent meals – so without further ado, what I ate in LA! Stan’s Donuts Located in Westwood, Stan’s […]

LA – AROUND TOWN

LA – AROUND TOWN

There’s so much to LA and its surrounding areas, that you can go again and again and never do the same thing twice. I wanted to do things I hadn’t done in my previous trips to LA. Luckily, I had a very accommodating host who was down for whatever!

I had always wanted to visit Santa Monica, and in my previous trips, I just never made it. We headed to the coast on a sunny Sunday afternoon with the most perfect weather ever.

Later that night, we went up to the Griffith Observatory to see the sunset.

There’s still so much I need to see in LA, but I guess it will have to wait until next time!

LA – TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME

LA – TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME

This is not the most timely of posts – it’s been a few weeks since my wonderful trip to Los Angeles, but we’re here now and that’s what matters okay. One of my main reasons for visiting SoCal was to continue my journey to see […]