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5+ Things to do in Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Hi everyone,
I am finally getting a chance to recap some of my trips this summer. My parents came to visit me in California for four weeks and we didn’t just want to stay here for the whole time, so we planned some mini-trips along the West Coast. Our first stop was Vancouver BC. Excitingly, this was my first time traveling to Canada and I loved every second of it.
We flew in from San Jose (still need to buy a carbon offset) and traveled on the light rail to our Airbnb. I feel like staying in an Airbnb is one of the eco-friendlier ways of lodging, especially since we had our own apartment and could do our own thing. We explored the city by walking, using public transit where necessary, and by bike.

 My recommendations:

  1. Biking in Stanley Park
    This was probably my favorite activity. You can rent bikes all over downtown. I found that comparing the prices can really make a difference. There are also horse-drawn carriages and a little train that lead tours through the park if biking isn’t for you. It took us quite a while to figure out that the majority of the bike path around the park is a one-way street. So it was a little stressful and confusing at first, but later the views were really nice and we manage to find some geocaches on the way as well.biking in stanley park, vancouver

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Photo Walk: A Weekend in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park - El Capitan Meadow

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to stick with the theme of celebration the 100th birthday of the National Park Services, I’d like to share some photos from my three-day trip to Yosemite with you. It has been a while that I was last there and I can’t wait to go back and see more of the park. While I went through my photos, I tried to remember the names of all the places, hikes, and vista points and failed horribly. I managed to research some of them, however, this is by no means an exhaustive list of things to do in Yosemite National Park. I just figured I’d share some impressions with you.

Tunnel View - Yosemite Valley - Yosemite National Park
Tunnel View – Yosemite National Park
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A guide to San Francisco’s Sunset neighborhood

Hi everyone,
as some of you know, I was lucky enough to call the Sunset District in San Francisco my home for a year. And while that time happened to be one of the best in my life, I know that the Sunset District wouldn’t be the number one choice of a lot of people for living in. But living out there has its perks: Life has a completely different pace out there, everything slows down, it is an amazing spot to come down from the buzzing excitement the city gives you. Besides, there is, of course, the actual sunset, views over the beach and the golden gate bridge, and a bunch of places to go to and see:

Bars

My list here is quite short, but that doesn’t mean that there are not plenty of places to go out to for a drink, I just tried to limit myself 😉
The Riptide is an awesome small bar with casual atmosphere right next to the beach. My absolute favorite!
The Little shamrock is my first choice when I am longing for an Irish pub. It’s small, it’s cute, it has an awesome atmosphere. The best drinks: Irish coffee and White Russian.
Yancy’s saloon is another super casual sports bar. It offers free popcorn, you can play darts, and ask for dice. And they make great cocktails. If you’re brave, ask for a Bay City Bomber or an AMF 😉 An apple martini is always a safe choice.
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10 Things to do in Phoenix, Arizona

Hi everyone,

while I am super busy this week preparing for my Biochemistry GRE, I found the wonderful Mariah from staywithmeonthis.com, who offered to help me out by writing a guest post on this blog.

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Mar is a recent graduate from Arizona State University, a proud supporter of the Devils, and blogs about planners, DIY’s, makeup, fitness and random life adventures. Today she will be telling you about the top 10 things to do in Phoenix, Arizona. Enjoy!

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