Florida: Siesta Key

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While contemplating about where I wanted to go in Florida, I reached out to some friends on Instagram and learned about Siesta Key.  It’s located near Sarasota, on Florida’s Gulf Coast with clear azure water and white powdery sand that stretches on for miles, it’s not hard to see why it’s ranked as the #1 beach in America.

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Photo of the Week: Frozen

IMG_2981Vancouver, Canada

After getting off a red-eye and having four hours of sleep, we decided to head to Squamish to attempt the epic 18 km uphill hike to Garibaldi Lake.  Even though it’s warm, the lake was still semi-frozen.

We were less than prepared for the strenuous hike.  Thank God we didn’t run into a bear.

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Florida: Hollywood

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Usually, by this time of the year, we’ve already visited a few countries, so our friends and family found it surprising when we told them we still had no travel plans.  We have been busy with our 9-5 jobs (yes we still have those) in the first half of 2017 and have not had time to really plan, let alone go anywhere.  When June rolled around, I felt like we were overdue for another trip, especially one with a lot of R&R at the beach.
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Photo of the Week: Golden Hour

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One of my favorite memories of our trip to Florida was undoubtedly the gorgeous sunset at Siesta Beach. We joined the throngs of people looking West, watching the sun slowly descend into the horizon.  As the sun went down, the sky turned into a golden spectacle, casting a soft glow on anything and everything that it touched.  We lingered until the last bit of light disappeared before making our way back home.

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Photo of the Week: Cà d’Zan

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We recently got back from our short vacation and I can’t wait to share some of the places we’ve visited.  One of my favorites was the massive, well-maintained Ringling estate. The beautiful Ca d’Zan was the winter home of the Circus King, John Ringling. The waterfront residence overlooks Sarasota Bay and reminds me of the Doge’s Palace in Venice. Check back next week for more posts from my Florida trip.

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Photo of the Week: Upcoming Trips

IMG_2951New York, USA

I know it’s been quiet on here lately.  It’s because I’ve been taking a much-needed break after the massive New Zealand share, but also because I’ve been taking my time figuring out our travel plans for the rest of the year.  Admittedly, we’re dragging our feet with our plans; and since we didn’t have a clear idea on where we wanted to go, we decided to just let it play out as the year goes on.  That’s how we ended up spending Memorial day right here in New York City.

But now I am excited to share with you that we have it all figured out, at least the travel part. First up, we are heading to Florida later this month for a work conference, but coupling it with a few extra days in Siesta Key, rated as the number one beach in the USA! After that, we’re flying over to British Columbia for a few days on a cottage trip with the family over July 4th.  Then we will be in Scotland, and finally Bali towards the end of the year.  It’s going to be a busy second half of 2017 and I can’t wait to share all about our trips with you!

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Photo of the Week: Blossom

IMG_3150New York City, USA

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and somehow we found ourselves without any travel plans.  This is pretty rare since as you know, we usually plan our travel to coincide with national holidays to maximize our work vacation days.  Seeing as how we are in the city on this gorgeous weekend, we decided to do some of the things we don’t normally do – like go boating in Central Park, and visit the Brooklyn museum.  Sometimes it’s nice to play tourist in your own city.  

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Photo of the Week: Sunday Afternoon

IMG_2096New York City, USA

It’s been raining here a lot lately, so when there is a sunny afternoon, I try to spend it outdoors. I’ve got to bask in that warm sun whenever I can, right?  My favorite hangout in our neighborhood is undoubtedly Riverside Park. Here you’ll find lots of people running, bike riding, or just relaxing on the park benches.  I usually grab a book, my headphones, and enjoy a few hours in the park.

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Photo of the Week: Cliff of the Dawn

IMG_2724Isla Mujeres, Mexico

A few years ago we visited Isla Mujeres, a tiny island about 10 miles off of the coast of Cancun, Mexico.  During our stay, we rented a scooter to ride around and explore the area.  One of our favorite places was Punta Sur,  the easternmost point in Mexico where the rising sun first touches Mexican soil each day. Here you’ll find a Mayan temple sitting on a jagged cliff rising out of the turquoise water.

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Photo of the Week: Sakura

IMG_2003Brooklyn, USA

My parents came over to visit this past week and we went to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to see the cherry blossoms.  Even though we were not there during the Sakura Festival, the park was still full of people out enjoying a beautiful spring afternoon. The promenade of cherry trees in full bloom is  sight to behold.  They even insisted on taking a few selfies in front of the delicate flowers. I managed to sneak in a picture of them while they were doing it. 

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