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how to spend one day in mandalay
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How to Spend One Day in Mandalay

Mandalay was our second stop in Myanmar, after Yangon. If you read my Yangon Travel Guide, then you’d know that it took a little while for me to warm up to Myanmar, after having a rough couple of days in Yangon. Mandalay was really the turning point. It was here that I began to see authentic Burmese culture and hospitality – the way of life that I had imagined and hoped to see in Myanmar. While still considered a big city, we began to get a glimpse of rural life in Myanmar in and around Mandalay, especially en route to…

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Shwedagon Pagoda
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Yangon Travel Guide

Yangon is a lot to take in. Our first stop in Myanmar after coming from Vietnam, and I’ve gotta be honest, it was not my favourite. When you arrive, you’re immediately hit with all the sights and smells – dirty, crowded streets, run-down buildings, food stalls I wouldn’t dare eat at, and the intense smell of jasmine permeating pretty much everywhere you go. But perhaps the most jarring thing about Yangon is the poverty. There seemed to be this overall sense of sadness in the eyes of many, and the begging was a bit too much for me to handle….

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chocolate pot de creme
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Chocolate Two Ways

We’ve officially reached the most dreadful part of the winter – when the snow, freezing rain, and bitter cold have gotten to us. When we are desperately craving spring (or at least some more hours of sunshine), but know it’s still a long way away. Like many people, I hibernate in the wintertime. I lose motivation to go places, even the gym. I know they say summer bodies are made in the winter, but I can’t help but want to stay warm and cozy inside, and eat all the comfort food! It’s been a long time since I’ve shared a…

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when are you going to have a baby?
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So, When Are You Going to Have a Baby?

For the past couple years, on Valentine’s Day, I’ve shared some of my most personal posts. Two years ago, I told the story of how my husband and I got together, Our Love Story. To this day, it remains one of the most popular posts on my site. Last year on Valentine’s Day, I opened up about the struggles Alex and I had during our first year of marriage. I hoped through sharing the 15 Hard Truths About Marriage that I had learned, it would provide comfort to those dealing with similar struggles (whether in year 1 or any other…

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Hoi An
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14 Essential Things to do in Hoi An

Welcome to Hoi An, a quaint coastal city on the Thu Bon River. It has an Ancient Town that will enchant you. Take a step back in time and get lost amongst the old yellow walls and narrow streets. Every view will prove to be more photogenic than the last! Hoi An was our second stop on a 2-week adventure in Vietnam and Myanmar, just after Ho Chi Minh City (check out my Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide here). A bit of a sleepy town by day, Hoi An was a nice change of pace from Ho Chi Minh…

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Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide

“Vietnam. It grabs you and doesn’t let you go. Once you love it, you love it forever.” – Anthony Bourdain The late Anthony Bourdain called Vietnam “one of his favourite places on earth”. He really was onto something, because I’ve never seen anything like it in all my travels! To think, I would have overlooked this beautiful country when planning our 2-week long trip to Asia, had it not been for my husband. I’m so glad that I listened. Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC, for short) was our first stop in Vietnam. Located in southern Vietnam, HCMC is a vibrant…

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10 Tips for Traveling with your Partner

My husband and I have been together for 7 years. In that time, we’ve traveled to roughly 20 countries and more than 40 cities together. Yet, we are still learning how to travel better together. From some of my Instagram posts, we may give off major ‘travel couple’ vibes. But the photos really only tell one part of the story. Don’t get me wrong, we are very much in love and my husband is absolutely supportive of me being a full-time content creator. I’m grateful for all of the time that he invests in my business because, without him, I…

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intentions for 2020
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My 5 Intentions for 2020

The start of the year signals a complete shift in mindset for me. This year, the “start of the year” really was the start of the work year: Monday, January 6th. Prior to that, I literally did not have the brain capacity to type an email. But as soon as Monday rolled around, it was a complete 180. I started back with my 6:45 a.m. workouts, felt energized, refreshed, and ready to tackle 2020! It’s so weird how that works! Intentions vs. Resolutions vs. Goals I think it’s a good practice to set intentions. This is not the same as…

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9 Things You Must Do in Montreal

It’s the second most populous Canadian city, and one of my favourites: Montréal. I’ve visited countless times, and it will forever have a special place in my heart. My parents moved to Montréal and got married there, when they first immigrated to Canada from the Caribbean. It’s also one of the best cities in the world for food, since its culinary scene is reflective of its rich history and diverse population. My most recent visit was with my good friend, Solmaz, for MTLàTable – Montréal’s restaurant week that takes place annually in the fall. But Montréal is really great to…

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Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Review
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Upping My Tech Game With Best Buy Canada | Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Review

Are you in the market for a new tablet or laptop? Or are you on the hunt for the perfect new gadget for your loved one this holiday season? Well, allow me to put the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 on your radar! I recently picked up the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 from Best Buy and it’s the latest product in the Microsoft Surface family that I’ve added to my creative professional toolkit! I’ve now been using the Microsoft Surface laptop for about 2 years and I can’t say enough good things about it (you can read my review on that…

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