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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
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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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traveling with your partner
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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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la grande roue de montreal
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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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meal at Botanist Vancouver
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8 Places to Eat & Drink in Vancouver

I was blown away by the food in Vancouver – and not for the obvious reasons, like sushi and seafood. On my first visit to Vancouver earlier this year, I was pleasantly surprised to see how diverse, cutting edge, and exciting Vancouver’s gastronomy scene really is! Check out my Vancouver Travel Guide here, which has recommendations on where to stay, a comprehensive list on what to do (and what not to do), and a handy list of things to know before you travel to Vancouver. Vancouver’s culinary scene is truly reflective of its diverse population. Naturally, there is a heavy…

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most instagrammable places in chicago
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6 of the Best and Most Instagrammable Places in Chicago

Chicago is such a great city! I’ve been there twice. The first time was with my husband about 3 years ago. You can find my comprehensive travel guide to Chicago here. Fun fact: that was actually my first ever travel blog post (oh, what a long way I’ve come since then!). A few weeks ago, I joined the Butterball team on a press trip to Chicago to attend Turkey University (yes, it’s a thing!). We were only supposed to be there for a day and a half. But unfortunately for us, mother nature had other plans and our return flight…

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15 things I would tell my younger self
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15 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

It’s my 37th birthday, which means I’m officially past my early thirties and am now inching my way towards the big 4-0! On this occasion, I first feel incredibly grateful for the countless good things and people in my life, for my health, and for another year on this planet. I also can’t help but think about all the ups and downs over the years, and about all the lessons I’ve learned. While I don’t regret past experiences, there are definitely some nuggets of wisdom that I’ve picked up over time. And I’m sure that these nuggets—had I known them…

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