Spring Break 2018 did not involve foam parties and tequila, it was more like warm jackets, leather gloves, bread, tracking steps, paprikash, and lots of red wine. Oh and almost missing trains. OOPS.

I’m going to do this backward and start with the end of my little mini-euro tour. BUDAPEST. Why? Because it was my favorite and whoever decided to save the best for last is boring.

I was hosted by the Zsidai group in Budapest. It is a family-owned business that manages a variety of chic hotels and restaurants. Everything they do is well styled, boutiquey, and unique.

I stayed two nights at Pest – Buda hotel. It’s attached to a super popular and delicious bistro (Pest-Buda bistro) and you almost miss the hotel because of how discreet the entrance is. The whole space only has a handful of rooms and we got to stay in the Atelier Suite at the top of a winding staircase. AMAZING! It was like retro mixed with romance mixed with rustic hardware… basically, all the good stuff combined.

++they even had a red SMEG fridge in the room. I die.

If you stay at Pest -Buda Hotel you absolutely have to book the Atelier Suite, the private terrace is so cute and perfect to watch the sunset over the castle tower with a glass of vino. It was all so charming and the fact that this is LITERALLY the oldest hotel in the city was pretty damn cool.

Every morning I opted for the “Frenchy Breakfast” which included fresh homemade jam, croissants, coffee, and OJ.

After breakfast, I would walk across the bridge to the Pest side of Buda Pest. Honestly, the only reason I did not gain 12lbs (the food was that good and rich) was because of all the walking. Bring comfy shoes and enjoy the gorgeous scenery as you navigate your way in between Buda and Pest.

When I go on a holiday I rarely have “MUST SEES”. Like I am just not one to pay entry into an old castle or church.I’d rather just walk amongst the people, sip on a coffee, and do a wine tasting. Ya know?

Not to knock touristy destinations and sightseeing, but it’s just not for me.

I spent a lot of time at the hotel because I loved it that much. It was spacious and comfortable… and didn’t feel like I had to leave due to claustrophobia. Plus watching the sunset on my lil ‘terrace was something out of a Nicholas Sparks movie.

The hotel is definitely 5 star but not yourtypicall stuffy over the top place.

L’Occitaine products were in the bathroom and there was a super cool clock /Internet radio placed bedside.

I LIVE for a good detail.

Needless to say, if you are ever in Budapest… which you should be because it’s so cool, you NEED to check out Pest-Buda!

By now, you should know that ya girl loves to travel and have a heck load of fun, because what’s life without a bunch of fun thrown in, am I right? Many of the travel guides I have read on Europe go on and on (and on) about museums, free walking tours, buildings to stand […]

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K first can I drop this here. Now that we got that out of the way. ZANZIBAR! What a dream it was seriously amazing and I just want everyone to go there so we can all talk about it and love it together. Tulia Zanzibar hosted my stay and trust me this is not just […]

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Hello hello beautiful people. I am coming at you alive, well, and as tan as I will ever be. Last weekend, I spent a few nights in Zanzibar (new fav) and soaked up some Vitamin D with a side of too much rosé. #balance Needless to say, life is looking and feeling pretty good right […]

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In life, the way you dress has a massive impact on the way you feel. If you wear something that is uncomfortable, you spend your entire day feeling uncomfortable and uneasy. On the flip side, if you get your look right, you feel confident and happy, and this radiates. When you consider this, it is […]

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I had a hella of a time in Singapore. You know how people ask, what your favorite travel destination is? I can never answer it. I usually just say something differnet each time to shut people up.  Sometimes it’s Hong Kong, other times it’s Belgium, Dubai even….. it’s never The Philippines.  Anyways, I fell in […]

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I made it to Australia!! Definitely was not on my year travel plan and I really only decided to include AUS in the trip about a month before my holiday. Obviously, it is super far from Canada and usually very very expensive so people usually plan the trip months if not a year in advance. […]

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I love writing mini-city guides for you guys. So the fact that it’s taken me like 4 months to do one on Muscat may be a bit telling…. After my post on the struggle of being an expat here in Muscat, I received quite a bit of umm feedback? A few other female expat readers […]

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Coming at you live from a hotel bed, bored as hell, and hungry. Should be interesting. I wanted to share my Christmas itinerary with you guys and also touch on the difficulties of traveling at Christmas. Growing up we never had big traditional Christmas dinners at my house. There was no struggle to find the […]

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Reminiscing about last weekend and thank god I have more travel plans coming up. If you’ve been keeping up with Snapchat and Instagram you saw that I spent last weekend in Abu Dhabi. It was my first real time visiting the Emirate and because the flight was only 1 hour from Muscat it made total […]

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