Month: May 2017

four days in a carry on

Four Days in a Carry On

Any amount of days in a carry on is tough and four days in a carry on is no exception. Everyone has essential items they require and sometimes a carry on handles those items alone without adding anything else you need to travel. As you collect everything you want to bring with you realize that perhaps you have a lot of crap. After travelling through Cuba with just a carry on I feel like I take a lot more consideration when packing. Even if just for a weekend, I still over pack sometimes but I feel like that has come down a lot in comparison to what I used to pack. The Bag and Packing Compartments It definitely helps when you have a bag you like to use. Buy something you like because then you will be more likely to use it and be seen with it. My husband and I have invested in Tom Bihn A3o bags and aside for sometimes wanting some wheels, they have been awesome. There are enough little compartments that organization …

Piper's Lagoon Beach in Nanaimo, BC - Vancouver Island

Neck Point, Piper’s Lagoon & Departure Bay, Nanaimo

I spent the afternoon after I got off the plane driving along the coast enjoying the sights close to home. Piper’s Lagoon, Neck Point and Departure Bay are all local favourites for spending the day by the ocean. It was amazing to me how strong the ocean smelt here. I don’t remember the ocean smelling as much to me when I was younger or in Mexico or Cuba. It was a beautiful, sunny day to enjoy the water’s edge. The wind was a little sharp at times and staying near the trees helped cut down on the cold. Neck Point A beautiful beach with some trails winding along the coast taking you into the cliffs to get a wonderful view. Some excellent areas for photography, there was a another group there at the same time taking fashion photos. At base there is a concrete pad with benches that has been well used for photo sessions and weddings. The view off the platform is a wonderful compliment to any day. Piper’s Lagoon A beautiful walking path that takes …