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 toured the area on a rainy afternoon and even with

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The Best Street Art and Storefronts in Toronto

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

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Neighborhood Guide to Portland

Although I was only in Portland for a few days, I did my best to explore as many neighborhoods as possible. If you’ve never been to Portland, let’s start with some basic orientation to help get your bearings. The city is divided by the Willamette River, with the more walkable neighborhoods on the west side and

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10 Reasons Portland is Just the Coolest

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

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5 Bohemian Ways to Tour Portland

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.

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Guide to Nashville’s Creative Art Hubs

Featured image: Gavin Whitner As I mentioned in my other Nashville post, many of the cool neighborhoods are not within walking distance of downtown so I definitely recommend renting a car or at splurging on a taxi to visit at least one of these areas while in town. Exploring Nashville’s innovative art hubs was a major

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5 Things that Surprised Me About Maui

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 Everywhere Hawaii is part of the U.S although many people think you need a

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Photo Highlights from Maui

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

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Maui Culture Reflected Through Color

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

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Neighborhood Guide to Québec City

For my latest Neighborhood Guide I’ve chosen Québec City. From the newly revamped Saint-Roch neighborhood to the historic streets of Quartier Petit Champlain and Vieux-Québec, this French Canadian city has many faces. If you have time, try to visit these major neighborhoods but otherwise, this guide should give you an idea of which spots you will gravitate toward most.

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