Before heading to Toronto early last month, I had already heard about the city's coolest neighborhood, West Queen West, and was eager to explore it firsthand. For those unfamiliar with what Vogue deems the world's second hippest neighborhood, it's basically a one-stop-shop for everything trendy. I toured the area on a rainy afternoon and even with overcast skies, I found myself returning the next [...]
 
 
November started off with a bang in Paris where I celebrated my 28th birthday and the fun continued on to Toronto. I had the pleasure of speaking at an impressive fashion & beauty blogger conference called at SPARK Sessions about the Power of Google+. It was an amazing experience and one that both challenged and excited me and I'm looking forward to filling you all in on that a bit later. Stay[...]
 
 
Turismo de Mexico has a new campaign that just launched and it is seriously making me want to book a last-minute plane ticket to Puerta Vallarta stay there indefinitely. In terms of my own Mexico travel, I've been to Cozumel and the Los Cabos area and while both of those trips were truly memorable, there is still a huge chunk of the country that I have yet to see. Although this video is only 60 se[...]
 
 
Earlier this month I finally checked Portland off my travel bucket list only to discover that I want to check it off again and again. This city is effortlessly fascinating and everything from the gritty street art to the farm to table culinary scene tops the charts. If you're from Portland you probably already know that it's the epitome of cool but for those of you who are planning a visit, hopefu[...]
 
 
As I quickly learned upon landing in PDX, Portland is a city that is constantly innovating itself while never shedding its "weird" appeal. Personally, Portland has interested me because there is so much going on in terms of organic produce, farm-to-table cuisine and beer trends but that's just scratching the surface compared to what I experienced while on the ground. I discovered that Portland is [...]
 
 
Philadelphia holds a soft spot in my heart and that's mainly because I caught a ball at a Philly's game when I was about ten years old. It's one of those stories that I love hear my Dad tell his friends. Even though I sort of ducked underneath a crowd of much larger men stretching their arms in all directions to catch that most coveted prize, it was a little girl who ultimately scored that day. An[...]
 
 
One of my travel goals for 2013 was to explore more cities in the United States and Nashville was at the top of that list. Oh, and if I'm going to be completely honest here, the ABC hit show of the same name might have had something to do with it. Although I don't own a TV, I started to notice that every week I came up with some silly excuse to watch an episode on Hulu. Nashville was never far fro[...]
 
 
In many ways I got Maui right. It's beautiful, the landscape is unreal, the people are happy and the lifestyle is laid-back. But I also got some things wrong and that's exactly what I'll be addressing in this post.Culture is EverywhereHawaii is part of the U.S although many people think you need a passport to get there. I've never made that mistake but I can understand the confusion, as it[...]
 
 
I had always heard great things about Maui and Hawaii in general so my expectations were already pretty high. Yet, I don't think it sank in until my plane began its descent into Kahului Airport and the vibrant green valleys that make this island so unique began to appear. From that moment I was totally hooked on Maui and I hadn't even left the comfort of my aisle seat. Having finally gone through [...]
 
 
Long before arriving to Maui I wanted to do a post about how the island's culture is reflected through color. Granted, I knew very little about Maui but all signs pointed toward blue skies, green valleys and flower leis in all shades of the rainbow. All this turned out to be true, but I also learned a lot more about Maui's unique history and fascinating traditions.Blue = water, sky and surf [...]
 
 
Dr. Seuss totally nailed it with his famous "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" story. Little did I know that a weeklong trip to Maui would have be going just about everywhere...including to the bottom of the ocean floor. It's no secret that I'm a Disney fanatic but I'm also a superhero fan as well. Here are a few of my favorite activities that really made me feel super human.My Jurassic Park Moment [...]
 
 
Québec is truly a bohemian city. I had always heard as much but then again, you can never know for sure until you visit yourself. I found it to be a city of contrasts that somehow manages to form a unified whole. For example, the romantic cobblestoned streets found within the walls of Vieux Québec are nothing like the innovative St. Roch neighborhood where indie music and avant-garde fashion thriv[...]