Author: Shan

Shan is a Toronto-based social media, travel, lifestyle, and event blogger as well as a full-time digital strategist and proud dog mom.

All you can eat & Drink… for the Children

Ten rock star chefs. Ten rock star local brewers. One exciting night featuring UNLIMITED food and drink samples. With all proceeds going to War Child. So, basically, I’m asking you to drink for the children. Your desire for delicious local brews paired with lip-smacking creations designed by some of the best chefs in Toronto will help children in war-affected communities…

Bucket List – Pig Beach

Crystal clear waters, over 2,000 islands and cays to explore, and pigs that swim! Travel bucket list, life bucket list, Christmas list, birthday list, the Bahamas are on my mind lately and not just because I think I’d enjoy it if people started calling me, “Bahama Mama!” (I like nicknames a lot, guys). Nestled in the too-beautiful-for-words waters of the…

Bucket List – TradeWinds

My travel bucket list is pretty much a map of the world but there are a few places and adventures that are on the top of my list; taking a luxury yacht charter with TradeWinds is definitely in the top five right behind taking a tour of lemur island (known by cartoon loving children and people not obsessed with lemurs…

Travel Deals: Myrtle Beach

I’ve never been to Myrtle Beach, the only Myrtle memories I have are being jealous of the kids headed to South Carolina in a loaded up mini-van with their families during March Break – I went to camp, it was less cool. Since then Myrtle Beach has been on my American cities bucket list, residual effects of my pre-teen fomo. With…

Seinfeld Pop-up bar Coming to TO!!

You, better believe it, buddy! This summer Toronto has a brand new pop-up bar, a pop-up bar about nothing. Rumour is you’ll even be given a bro and a pair of white Nike sneakers upon entry (I might have made that up). The pop-up bar is set to open with a launch party on July 15 somewhere near Dundas and Dufferin,…

#EatFeast

Working in an ad agency can be incredibly rewarding, I still get giddy when I see something I worked on covered in the press or just existing out there in the real world, but it can also be incredibly taxing and it often means lunch is super quick and maybe not so healthy. I’ve been trying to eat really well…

About That ATV Accident

Now that I’m finally back to work and a regular schedule (not drinking mojitos every day) and my wounds have healed (mostly) I think I’m ready to talk about the ATV accident, in more detail. You might think rolling an ATV and ending up in a Costa Rican hospital would ruin a vacation, you would be wrong. On our third…

Sloth Sanctuary Part 1

We’ve finally arrived, after an ATV accident (more on that later), a flight on a tiny prop plane, and a 4 hour drive through the rainforest we have arrived. We are at the Sloth Sanctuary. I’ve been dreaming about coming here since Vice first introduced me to this magical place… In fact when I interviewed for my current job I…

Dreams Las Mareas

If there is a right way to start a vacation, it’s with lounging. Vacations should start with champagne, mojitos, and a beautiful view. At least in my opinion they should. With that in mind, I’m writing to you poolside from La Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. We’re about an hour and a half from Liberia and miles away from any kind…