For the last leg on our Tuscan road trip we woke up in Orvieto. Well, not exactly in Orvieto but a charming little hilltop town just on the outskirts of this special city. A crumbly town built into a cliff with meandering streets and houses covered in flowers.
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Siena is often overlooked. Nestled between the two powerhouse Italian cities, Florence and Rome, unless Siena is specifically on your travel itinerary, it’s easy to whiz by on the A1 onto bigger cities. But with plenty to see and plenty more places to eat, our Tuscan road trip through the Val d’Orcia (think endless rolling hills of green, tall cyprus trees and fields of wheat) started off in medieval Siena. All you need is a car, a map and your best sense of adventure!
Canadian girls don’t shy away from loading up the car with a tent and heading to a provincial park for a weekend of camping. Sleeping under the stars, all snuggled up in a tent is very refreshing, but there is a ton of work involved, especially if you’re the ‘organizer’ in your friend group. We used to go camping once or twice every summer but for the past few years trips abroad have taken precedence over camping – honestly, an all inclusive down south is less work and stress than camping. Lately I’ve become enamoured by the idea of ‘glamping’ (glamourous camping…or camping for brats) – sleeping under the stars in a beautiful canvas tent, with all the comfort of home! You can glamp all over the world (surf + yoga retreat in Portugal anyone?) but really I just like the idea of staying in Ontario – we do have the best camping in the world!
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about something a friend told me the other day. Every moment we are alive, we are dying. It’s another take on the famous cliché life is short, but much more powerful. Every moment that we are breathing and living, we are also, at the same time, getting closer to the end. Yikes! A bit heavy for a Wednesday afternoon read, but this gets more upbeat, I promise!
High tea is the best bloody experience to come out of England since David Beckham’s right foot, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, and J.R.R Tolkien. Luckily the British tradition has made a permanent place in Canada! Do you ever have those days where a boozy brunch or brief coffee catch up just isn’t enough of an experience with your BFF? Need something a little bit extra? We’ve been there! Rethink your typical, and do like the Brits do! Class it up (or sass it up) and go to High Tea!
The perfect picnic does not exist, but a girl can certainly try! Summer is in full swing (albeit it’s been more of a sluggish meander)! We are finally getting some warmer weather to enjoy the sun. One of the easiest ways to enjoy the outdoors – without heading outside of the city – is planning a picnic in your favourite green space. Picnics are an informal way to spend time with your friends or loved ones, to just relax and read a good book by yourself, or chill with your dog. ‘Cause lets be real, dogs are better than humans. Almost always.
Two weeks after going to Tennessee, my girlfriends and I knew we had to do another trip down South. None of us had been to Texas before, so before you could blink, we booked our flights and headed to the great city of Austin. We couldn’t imagine anything topping Nashville… but we were wrong.
Sorry Charleston, move on over. Don’t believe me? For those who have visited this city, you’re probably far from surprised. Nashville has music to fill your soul, barbeque to block your arteries, a rich cultural scene, and undeniable Southern charm. More than just a country hot-spot, Nashville is truly a small-town trapped in a big city, with a welcoming atmosphere that did not go unnoticed by us tourists.