(Disclaimer- This experience was sponsored by Tourism Richmond but all opinions are of my own)
Happy Birthday to ME! This year I turn 37 on March 10 and for the past few years with being pregnant and becoming a new mom, I really just wanted everything to be low-key including my birthday. However, as baby gets older and becomes a bit more independent I decided I wanted to really take more time for myself and celebrate this year because why not? Self-care and self-love is so important especially as parents because you tend to forget yourself the most. So this year, I am taking that time back and started some amazing pre-birthday festivities with another staycation at Richmond B.C, my second home:) Lately, I’ve been in Richmond a lot as I was just there to celebrate Valentine’s Day and also it was our first staycation with baby back in May of last year, so Richmond is always so special for me to come back. Every time I return, I discover something new and realize what a gem the city truly is.
So whether you are visiting Vancouver or just a local foodie, nature-lover and wine enthusiast, Richmond has something for you!
The River Rock Casino Resort was our very first staycation since we've had Adelina and now has become one of our favourite places to relax and get away from it all. Both my husband and I are very busy with our work and also as parents to a toddler, our life is hectic to say the least. However I know how important it is to be able to spend time with each other, to reconnect and to remember why we fell in love in the first place! As a blogger, I am very lucky to be able to do what I do and I don’t take that for granted; And even though at times it can be tough, moments like these makes it all worth it where I can to spend time enjoying what I do and sharing that with the people I love most. So to start February, I got the chance to revisit River Rock Casino Resort and fall in love all over again this Valentine’s Day.
Nothing says winter like a cozy getaway! So during the beginning of December my family and I had the pleasure of visiting Harrison Hot Springs, just a 90 minute car ride from Vancouver. Nestled against Southwestern B.C’s magnificent mountains and sandy beaches, Harrison is known for their famous hot springs! However today, I want to showcase Harrison in a different light- one that not only offers natural wonders but also a travel destination full of things to explore like their great outdoors, their friendly locals and the rich history of the Sasquatch to keep you busy and intrigued. So come explore with me the surreal lodge that my family stayed in and discover the wonderful culture and beauty just up the road at Harrison Hot Springs!
(This post was sponsored by the DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection Hotel ® but all opinions are my own)
This year definitely flew by so quickly that I can’t believe it’s almost the end of the year. Since August, I had non-stop events and work so when I got a chance to experience a lovely one-night staycation at the DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection Hotel®, I jumped at the opportunity to just relax, recharge and reconnect with each other. Much like a relationship, I love playing tourist in our city because it gives me a chance to reconnect with the city I love and there is no better place to do that than at the DOUGLAS.
The first thing that comes to mind when people hear Whistler, is that it’s a skiing and snowboarding destination, the clear emerald water of Joffre Lake and home to the 2010 Winter & Paralympics Winter Games; And yes, Whistler is all those things and so much more. Nestled in the Coast Mountains and just roughly a 2 hour drive north of Vancouver, Whistler B.C is a year round haven that offers an extensive range of accommodations and activities like spa, clubs, golfing, outdoor sports, and plenty of world-renown restaurants and bars etc. to satisfy your vacation needs. However, now coming back as a new parent, I’ve discovered that Whistler is also a great destination to take your kids and offers lots of family-friendly attractions. Today I am going to be sharing with you some great ideas for you to plan a unforgettable fall trip with your kids in beautiful Whistler B.C
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