Vancouver is my favorite city in Canada. It was love at first sight many years ago and every visit since just endears me more to this waterfront gem in British Columbia. That’s why I was beyond excited to visit recently, during my favorite season to be in Canada - Autumn, during a hosted stay with @fairmonthotels. My trip to BC actually began with two nights down in Victoria at @fairmontempress where it was all about discovering their recent re-design, the phenomenal menus at @qattheempress et @teaattheempress and the impressive stories of one of Canada’s most grand, historic hotels. Stay tuned for my photos from the Empress, @fairmontwaterfront, what I learned about the area’s Indigenous culture which is tied into the culinary program of @arcdining - and more beautiful scenery from @hellobc! 🇨🇦 🍁🍂 #fairmontmoments#explorebc
Fun Fact: Parksville is home to the warmest water in British Columbia. This is because the tide goes out so crazy far that the sand gets all heated up from the sun and warms up the water when it comes back in. This picture was taken at dusk on the beach by @tighnamara (the awesome resort we stayed at) when the water was at high tide. The next morning we went down to play and we were like...where’s the water?? It was still there, but faaaar away. 🧐 💦 So not so much splashing in the water but lots of fun searching for sea creatures left behind when the tide went out. Swipe left to see how far it went out; both pictures were taken in about the same place. And swipe left some more to see some of the treasures we found. 😄 What do you prefer: high tide or low tide? 🐚 P.S. You can see more pictures of Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort from my stay there in my IG stories. It’s a really unique property that is both rustic and luxurious, and the way it’s set up makes it perfect for family vacations or a romantic getaway. My whole family really enjoyed our time there. #hostedstay#wanttogoback
Anyone who saw me before I came to my retreat saw that I was at best apprehensive.. almost scared to be alone with my own mind.. but there is no way to describe how the warmth.. wisdom.. insight and love of everyone who took care of me here changed my being. A talk with an aromapsycjologist that made me understand myself for the first time.. treatments that cleaned and cleared both ur body and mind.. food that you would come back just to eat and my angles who looked after me.. my stay at @borgoegnazia was truly enlightening in every way #detox#spa#wellness#italy#lifestyle#traval#hostedstay#concierge
Henry turns four this week, I still cannot believe it. My baby! 😭❤️ We celebrated the big FOUR all day today (a few days early.) 🎂🎉 Dinosaurs, Army men, pontoon ride, water trampoline, a couple different pools and of course... cake, ice cream and presents. 🎈 I know it sounds cheesy, but the best present of all has been quality family time here at @maddensresort. #sodanggrateful#maddensongulllake#minnesotaresort#hostedstay#fouryearsold
Still thinking about our family trip to Villa Linera in Sicily with @thethinkingtraveller. For more photos of this beautiful property, I’ve created an album on my website. Visit the link in my IG bio - I hope it inspires some villa getaways in your future!
My family spent a wonderful week with @thethinkingtraveller at the stunning villa Linera in Sicily. I'll be taking over their IG Stories today - take a look at their feed or the link in my bio for inspiring vacation ideas in Italy, Corsica and Greece ☺️