How to Eat Your Way Through Vancouver

Exploring a new city through it’s culinary offerings is pretty much my favorite thing ever. I like food. I hesitate to call myself a “foodie”, simply because I’m not fancy with it at all. I just like what I like, and what I love most of all is the experience a good meal can provide. It makes you savor and appreciate the moment. To me, that is what life is all about. 

So, what did I do while I was in Vancouver for an entire week? I ate my way through the city. Many of my favorites came from locals or visitors who passed along their favorites to me, and recommendations through my people on social media (thank you!). I am sharing my favorites with you in hopes that during your next visit to this amazing city in the Pacific Northwest you can tag me in your foodie photo on Instagram, and let me know how amazing your meal was as well!

A Beautiful Experience in San Miguel de Allende

I had heard about San Miguel de Allende last year in depth and just knew it was a good fit for me. Have you ever felt that way about a place?  I have a certain personality type that goes well with certain destinations, and I believe we all do. Now don’t get me wrong, my personality at times is also very well suited to a luxury beachfront resort! But in this season of life, I wanted to find a place that felt invigorating to my soul and stimulated a sense of creativity and peace.  

Mission accomplished. 

Why Mexico City is Worth Visiting

The first question I heard when people heard about my current travel adventure was why?  Why would you go to Mexico City?

Mexico City was never my original destination.  The small, colonial town of San Miguel de Allende had been on my radar for about a year, and I decided that trip was going to happen sooner rather than later. But when I started researching and learning that getting to San Miguel was not the most convenient, the option to expand my trip was born.

Testimonial: Puerto Rico Trip

I received the following message about a week ago (with pictures!!!), soon after this lovely lady returned from her trip to Puerto Rico.  It made my day and reminded me why I love doing what I do. 

"It had been years since I've had the chance to go on a real vacation and get away from the craziness of reality.  While I love the idea of vacation and traveling, I less than despise the planning part of it. 

Brianna, you truly made my much needed and long overdue vacation seamless, stress free, and amazing!!  THANK YOU!!  My main goal was to relax, soak up the sun on the beach, read a good book, and work on my tan. ;)  Because of you, I did just that!  I just had to show up and you pretty much did all the work - figuring out where I would enjoy staying, my flights, booking my tours, etc.

I really appreciated the email you sent me the day before I left asking if I had any additional questions and letting me know I could reach you while I was there if I had any issues - you were truly a pleasure to work with - friendly and professional.  I'm already thinking about where I want to go next, and I will definitely be contacting Milk and Honey Travels to plan it!" - Bincy

Whether it's a solo trip that is long overdue and much deserved, a honeymoon to celebrate and begin your new life together as Mr. & Mrs., or a celebration of one of life's many milestones-- travel should be a part of your life. It doesn't have to be stressful or overwhelming, because all the planning is where I come in.  You are free to just enjoy the outcome!  

If you are ready for that, I would love to hear from you!

The Beauty of Solo Travel

A dear friend of mine recently returned from a solo trip to Lisbon that had amazing written all over it. She only had a short time in the city, but we made sure we created an itinerary that fulfilled all that she wanted to do and see.  

The outcome of this trip was nothing short of amazing. Each time I got an update from her, it made me fall more in love with this destination, and I had a newfound appreciation for it’s beauty by experiencing it though her eyes. 

This was a trip she took on her own. Yes, she’s married, and certainly she has the best friends in the whole entire world who are also world-travelers (duh!).  But sometimes our own schedules and those of the ones we love and feel comfortable traveling the world with, simply don’t line up.  What I love about her is that she didn’t let that deter her from making memories and seizing the opportunity to make this trip happen anyway. The result is something she will always cherish, and from the sounds of it, was worth it 100%.

In Melanie's own words:

There is nothing like the rush of renewal that came over me as a result of my tiny solo trip to the Iberian Peninsula. I couldn’t quantify the value of a few fleeting days of reflection and self-indulgence. I reintroduced myself to the curious, excited woman I used to be, who’d somehow gotten herself buried beneath a growing mound of life stresses and obligations. I feel reinvented, bursting with positivity and gratitude that I wish were always closer at hand. I’m reminded how lucky I am to live the life I do, and now, as I go back to it—the reality and normalcy of it—I will treasure my memories of lovely Lisboa in the quiet, reverent corners of my mind, so as never to forget to always stay just a little bit wild and a whole lot free.

If the beautiful city of Lisbon excites you, or if just the idea of going somewhere on your own because you deserve it and you absolutely CAN, then contact me to discuss how we can make it a reality! The sooner the better!