Birthday Adventures x 2 | Sedona & Scottsdale


 

I have a twin sister. Many years ago, we made a deal that we would go on an adventure for our birthday instead of trying to arrange a dinner or party with friends. This year, I was lucky and got two! One with my handsome man and the second with my (2min younger) sis. We jumped on a plane and headed south to Arizona.



Stay

The Amara, Sedona (they offer yoga, daily)

Phoenician, Canyon Suites

Hikes

Camelback Mountain

Cathedral Rock

Cave Creek Horseback riding - ask for Mouse!

Sipping Vino

Enchantment in Sedona - go sit on the patio


Aloha...Griswalds


TO DO LIST

1. Breakfast at the Four Seasons

2. Boat ride to Molokini - make sure to check out the back side of the crater too

3. Sit on the Four Seasons beach and watch for humpbacks Dec-March

4. Morimotos (at the Andaz)  **Ramen soup and house made donuts.

5. Mamma's Fish House

6. La Perouse Bay

7. Big Beach ** frozen banana covered in chocolate is a must


 

Has anyone heard of The Griswalds? I mean, you should know them, unless your mom banned you from everything good in life. The Griswalds Head to Maui would be the movie title of this family vaca (boyfriend's family). It started with the drive out to Paia and Makawao - a $50 prize to whoever could find Nana's old lady musk (joking Nana, it smells amazing) the quickest. Update - no one found the exact bottle... but we did go on an hour adventure asking everyone in Makawao for it. And to cap the trip off... it ended with a flood warning (RAIN??). The amount of laughs made the rain disappear and the days go by way too fast.


7 cities | 7 days

Ok, if there is a seat sale A. I hope I know about it and B. I hope I am smart enough to pull the trigger. It just so happened, there were RT tickets to Ireland for $450CDN on KLM...this trip was a no brainer. The kicker was, it was a quick turn around. So we decided to make it a little spicy...7 cities in 7 days. And off we went. 


 

THE AGENDA

Day 1 - Dublin, Ireland

Day 2 & 3 - Paris, France (1.5hr flight from Dublin)

Day 4 - 6 - Ireland (Sligo, Galway, Cliffs of Moher & Dublin)

Day 7 - Amsterdam


Long Weekend | Napa Edition



Food / Bevie Agenda

Friday  & Sunday night | San Francisco

Bevies: Smuggler's Cove, Bourbon and Branch, The View

Dinner: Foreign Cinema, 5A5 Steak Lounge

Saturday - Sunday | Napa & Sonoma **Yountvile was my favourite

Wineries: Ram’s Gate Berrigner Vineyards, Castello di Amorosa, Whetstone Wine Cellars


If I had a day...

1.Farmstead - great for lunch. http://www.longmeadowranch.com/eat-drink/cafe

2.Carnero Resort - great for dinner by the outdoor fire. Or a coffee at Boon Cafe - https://www.carnerosresort.com/dining/boon-fly-cafe

3.Ram’s Gate - hands down favorite winery. Just stunning! Sit on the patio and get the cheese board with a glass of wine. http://ramsgatewinery.com/experience/

 

It happened to be quite a rainy week in Vancouver (surprise, surprise) - so I started looking for flight deals...one of my favourite evening activities. I stumbled across flights to San Francisco and without hesitation they were booked. We left on a Friday morning and we were back to work Monday morning. 

The Fullhouse house

The Fullhouse house

Berringer

Berringer

Ram's Gate

Ram's Gate