29.9.14

Amsterdam by Bike

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Flats c/o Tieks, Oak + Fort coat, bag c/o Mary Nichols,
jeans c/o Maurices, Joe Fresh tank top

It's hard to believe these pictures were taken well over a month ago - I'm sitting here in Cork, Ireland, getting ready to take off to the Blarney Castle (you better believe I'm kissing the stone - gotta have that gift of the gab!) and all of a sudden, I just realized I have less than two weeks left before I come home. Gutted. Realizing that Amsterdam was quite some time ago and that I've got such a small amount of time left before I go back to reality is a bit of a shock to the system, quite frankly. Having said that, it's really impossible to be entirely mopey given what an incredible couple of months it's been. As mentioned in my last Amsterdam travel diary, this leg of the trip in Amsterdam was truly one of my most special experiences, especially this beautiful day spent touring the city by bike. Click through to read the full post!

25.9.14

Fitness on the Road

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As you guys might know, back home in Vancouver, I'm a pretty fit person. I run, swim, bike, hit the gym, do yoga, etc, etc pretty regularly. Having been raised as an athlete with competitive swimming, soccer and field hockey, moving my body is not only natural to me, but a very important part of who I am and the absence of it always makes me feel distinctly...off (both physically and mentally!). I was so worried before embarking on my Europe trip that I would not only get completely out of shape, but that I would also come home 40 odd pounds heavier and with a serious psychological gripe after a couple months of being solidly sedentary. Thankfully, as I approach the last leg of my trip, I'm happy to announce both that none of the above have happened and I also learned some pretty worthwhile tricks to actually maintaining your level of fitness and potentially (potentially!) actually increase your fitness in some ways! Click through to read about my experience and stow away these tips for your next trip away!

23.9.14

Amsterdam

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Jeans c/o James Jeans, Shoe Embassy shoes, 
sweater c/o Left on Houston, Rebecca Minkoff bag,

Let's just begin by saying that I have made a firm, completely unbreakable promise to myself to live in Amsterdam at some point in my life. Now that that's out of the way, click through to see and read about a few of the many reasons why I so fell in love with this amazing city!