Over the summer, A gave me a map of the Pacific Northwest (since I have this thing about maps). He gave me the idea to hang it up and put pictures of our adventures in the Pacific Northwest all around it. I thought it was a great idea and ended up adding it onto one of the plain white walls in my new home. It was a great way to add some much needed color to the living room and a great way to incorporate my love of travel in my new home.
This time last year, I had been feeling rather frustrated with the daily routine that was my life. Don't get me wrong, I loved my job and the people I worked with, but I was longing for something more. I found myself constantly looking up destinations on Pinterest every chance I got. I dreamed of visiting these places, meeting new people and eating and drinking the local cuisine and beer.
Right after the new year, I took my very first trip to the Canada. A good friend of mine from law school is from Canada and so we decided to take one last trip before the semester started and before we were forced to spend all of our waking hours studying in the library.
Although it was only a week, I had the opportunity to experience a lot of British Columbia. I was able to visit Victoria, Vancouver and Kelowna- 3 very different, but fun cities. I was able to see the Parliament Building in Victoria, eat some of the best sushi I've ever had in my life in Vancouver and go snowboarding and ice skating in Kelowna. I even had Tim Horton's a couple of times during the week and also did some serious beer tasting (like I could visit Canada and not try the beer!). It was truly a great trip and I kinda hate to admit it (just because I don't want to give my Canadian friend the satisfaction), but I can't wait to visit again. P.S their money really does smell like maple syrup ;)