Best Things to Do in Richmond, BC to Get a Taste of Chinese Culture

Looking to get a taste of China without flying all the way there? Check out these things to do in Richmond, BC! I’ve always said that my luxe fantasy would be a private, live-in Chinese chef who hand-shredded chicken, plumped shrimp dumplings, steamed black fungi, and served dim sum on Sunday mornings. So far, I

7 Puerto Escondido Beaches You’ll Love

If you’re looking for a gorgeous beach destination without the throngs of tourists, head to the town of Puerto Escondido on the Oaxacan coast of Mexico. This beach destination is full of dramatic stretches of sand surrounded by cliffs, world-class surfing, delicious seafood, and a relaxed vibe. I’ll break down the best places to swim,

20 Fun Things to Do in Buffalo, NY

Buffalo, NY has plenty of surprises for day trippers and weekenders alike. A short drive from the Greater Toronto Area, it’s a popular south-of-the-border escape, with intriguing food, shopping and activities, and a chill college-town vibe. I visit throughout the year – here are some of my favorite things to do in Buffalo, NY. Tours

What to Do in Oaxaca For First Time Visitors

Wondering what to do in Oaxaca on your first visit? Expert, Susan Ripley of Brooklyn Tropicali, is here to spill all she knows! It’s not very often that you find a travel destination that is jam packed with traditional culture, a variety of high quality artisan work, thousands-of-years-old archaeological sites, beautiful nature, colorful architecture, and some

The Best Waterfalls in Oregon: Your Ultimate Guide

Have you ever been to a place that kept pulling you back? You visit again and again and never get sick of it. It constantly shows you new things, there are new surprises, and you uncover something else you love about it with each visit? One of those places for me is Oregon. I will

How to Spend a Weekend in Buffalo, NY

It may be surprising, but there are actually a lot of wonderful ways to spend a weekend in Buffalo! When I moved to here for my (now ex) partner’s work, I received a lot of snide comments from Americans and Canadians. (People from outside North America didn’t tend to know where it was, so didn’t

8 Incredibly Delicious Places to Eat in DC on a Budget

When I first moved to Washington seven years ago, I was an unpaid intern on a strict budget. Even though I prepped a lot of my meals at home, I still managed to eat out thanks in part because I found a ton of incredibly delicious places to eat in DC on a budget from

Mount of the Holy Cross: 9 Things I Wished I Knew Before Hiking a 14er

Back in August, my husband and I planned a long weekend trip to Colorado to watch our dear friend run the Leadville 100. We had a few extra days to explore the beauty that is the Mountain West and thought why not check off hiking a 14er off our bucket list. Another couple of friends