Exploring Toronto's Hippest Neighborhood

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 t[...]

Cultural Highlights from Germany

Exploring four of Germany's Magic Cities gave me the opportunity to see medieval architecture, detailed stone figures and elements of local life. Here are a few highlights representing global art and culture throughout the country.DresdenAfter sailing along the Elbe River to reach Castle Pillnitz, we visited the Old Masters Picture Gallery where the Sistine Madonna resides along with other[...]

Finnish Nature at its Finest

After a wonderful trip to Norway last February, I had a feeling Finland would be just as inspiring. With lakes, flowers, fields and rainbows making several surprise appearances throughout my trip, I wanted to highlight a few of Finland's natural elements. Here's a look at some landscapes you can expect to see here.Sea - Helsinki is technically a peninsula, meaning that water surrounds the city[...]

Local Life Along the Elbe

I mentioned in my earlier post about Dresden how much I enjoyed sailing by the small towns and open fields leading up to the majestic Pillnitz Castle grounds. Here are a few photos that best capture the local vibe seen along the Elbe River.Cruising along the ElbeHorses at PlayFamily Day by the RiverA Sisterhood BondMorning Ride through the FieldsFloating[...]

5 Finland Fun Facts

I may have only spent a few days in Finland but it didn’t take long for me to notice some pretty interesting local habits. Here are 5 of my favorite Finnish Fun Facts.Design is in their BloodDuring my kickbike design tour through Helsinki I was surprised to learn that 1 out of 4 jobs in the city are design related. I suppose it makes perfect sense seeing as Helsinki is the current Design C[...]

Feeling Hipster in Helsinki

Officially day three of my Finland trip, Helsinki has already surpassed my expectations. Currently the Design Capital of the World, the city is brimming with global art and culture, all seen in every aspect of local life. From fashionista bikers and bohemian flea markets to impressive street art, here's to me feeling hipster in Helsinki.Bike CultureCities like Helsinki, Copenhagen and Amst[...]