Happy, Healthy, Fit: Easy Weight Loss Tips!

Easy Weight Loss Tips! While relationship weight gain can be avoided, it’s not always fun to keep a strict diet and work out when dating.  When H was in town I knew we wouldn’t have long together, so I took him to some of my favourite restaurants.  We went to Guilty Pleasure, Braai Republic, and enough other…

SeoulFood: Min’s Kitchen Seoul

Get ready for a #livegram of Min's Kitchen in #Sinsa! Big thanks to @lindagoeseast for this #blogger girls date! #foodgasm #nomnomnom #nomnom #nom #yummy #먹스타그램 . . . . . . . . . . #맛스타그램 #맛있다 #배불러 #weeatworld #foodaroundtheworld #foodporn #foodtravel #foodie #foodstagram #yum #nomnomnom #foodgasm #foodtour #foodtours #foodtourist #foodtourism #foodkorea #food_korea #foodtravel #foodtraveller…

Seoul Secrets: Trick-Eye Museum 서울 트릭아이미술관

The Trick-Eye Museum Seoul (서울 트릭아이미술관) is a great place to spend an afternoon.  We checked it out on a Sunday, but it would be the perfect place to have a little fun before dinner, drinks, and party-time any day in Seoul.  We went to The Trick-Eye Museum in Seoul before venturing over to Pakito Taberna Espanola and had…

SeoulFood: Pakito Taberna Española

Spanish Food in Seoul Spanish food isn’t something you’d expect to find readily available in Korea.  Pakito Taberna Española is a great little restaurant in Hongdae when you’re craving Spanish food in Seoul.  It’s a hidden gem where you’ll find jamon, chorizo, paella, pintxos, and wine!  We went in on a Sunday night for some…

Seoul Secrets: Nami Island

Our Romantic Nami Island (남이섬 종합휴양지) Getaway! Just a couple of hours outside the city center of Seoul sits Nami Island.  This small, half-moon shaped island in Chuncheon, South Korea is a great place for friends, families, and couples to visit year-round.  It was even a magical day in the rain! We got up around 8 AM and…

Seoulfood: Braai Republic Itaewon

south african restaurant & pub #braairepublic A photo posted by @khanxx_ on Jul 17, 2016 at 4:44am PDT For a long time I’ve wanted to share a magical little place in Itaewon (Seoul) called Braai Republic.  Introduced to me by he who mustn’t be named back in May, I’ve now been to the restaurant at least…

Seoul Staycations: Hotel Maui DDM

As an English Teacher living in Korea, my lodgings aren’t exactly where or what I thought they’d be at 29.  When I was invited for a Seoul Staycation at the Hotel Maui DDM (Dongdaemun) I leaped at the opportunity.  Want to get in on the action?  There’s a special discount for mentioning The Toronto Seoulcialite.  Scroll…

Seoulfood: 12 Korean Dishes for Picky Eaters

Seoulfood: 12 Korean Dishes for Picky Eaters I don’t typically think I’m a particularly picky eater.  I love trying international dishes, but tend to draw the line when it comes to eating seafood (allergies), extremities (hands and feet), blood-based dishes, and anything still wriggling (sannakji, I’m looking at you) or with a face.  While there are some…

Candidly Kate: My instagram vacation was faked

I faked my instagram vacation.  The day before my Chuseok holiday began I was feeling pretty stressed out.  I couldn’t shake this nagging feeling that something was wrong. Seriously? 3,000 posts? I guess I like you, #instagram. • • • • • • • • #Seoul #Itaewon #travelblogger #travelblog #igpossetravels #wearetravelgirls #digitalnomadgirls #travelista #seetheworld #instapassport #passport…

Am I an Expat Travel Burnout?

Am I an expat travel burnout?  I’m beginning to think I might be.  Tomorrow night I’m leaving Seoul to travel to Nanjing, Taipei, and Qingdao.  I’ll be taking 4 flights in 5 days.  What am I thinking?  What was I thinking booking circular flights for such a short period of time? I feel nervous because…

Seoulcialite Day at the Races – Seoul EVENT

I must admit, I do love spending the day with all the pretty little horses!  This weekend (Sunday Fun-day September 11th, 2016) Let’s Run Seoul and the Korean Racing Authority present the Korea Cup 2016.  This event invitation, extended exclusively to foreigners in Korea (Waygooks, rejoice!), means free entry into this international event!  Jockeys from…

My Ibis Styles intro to Chiang Mai

After spending 3 blissful, uneventful days on the beach in Phuket, I was ready for some action in Chiang Mai.  Lucky me, H and a few others from Doolay Hostel booked seats on my flight and after a much shorter trip to the airport (still about 40 minutes, but this time from the comfort of our…

Passing through Phuket: Sunday Night Market

When I arrived in Phuket, Thailand, I bought my shuttle bus ticket, packed my duffel bag into the back and waited.  We waited an eternity in a full van for the driver.   I guess I shouldn’t complain as the shared bus is only 200 Thai Baht ($8 Canadian), but after spending 24 hours in…

Massa-man, am I a great cook!

Trazy.com Korea’s #1 Travel Shop sent me to check out Silom Thai Cooking School, and I couldn’t have been more excited!

One Night in Bangkok

I wish I had known what an amazing location this actually was, but in the heavy rain and with the drinking ban due to the election, I was very happy to enjoy a lovely meal, a glass of champagne, and a quiet night in my luxurious hotel room.

Seoul Food: Guilty Pleasure

Brunch is an affair enjoyed at leisure with rich food and great company. In fact, one might say that Brunch is my most favourite guilty pleasure.

Candidly Kate: Braving Needles for Botox

I know several people who have had botox and don’t keep it a secret. It’s pretty run-of-the-mill in Seoul, to be candid. When I came into work and mentioned what I did on the weekend one of my colleagues squealed in delight and said “congratulations!”.

Intercontinental Doha – The City (you doha-n’t want to miss!)

#Doha #Qatar #pearlmonument #corniche #giantsizepearls A photo posted by Court (@court_calico) on Nov 30, 2016 at 12:55pm PST I always get mixed reviews when I talk about traveling to the Middle East. My parents are terrified when I venture out solo, but friends my age almost always encourage me to make the trek. I think…

InterContinental Hotels Group: “Sex and the City” Edition

Podéis verla en @telemadrid ahora mismito! 💁🏼 #satc2 A photo posted by INÉS CRISTOS (@inescristos) on Oct 4, 2015 at 12:48pm PDT You may have clicked on this article thinking it would be about New York City and our four fashionable friends, Charlotte, Miranda, Samantha, and Carrie. While I do love thinking about the food,…

InterContinental Hotels Group near NYC’s Top 10 Attractions

Photographer: Steve Richey New York City is one of those magical places which has something for everyone.  Back in 2011 I was convinced that I’d be taking a Master’s degree at New York University.  I was supposed to stay with a friend of mine while in town for my audition, but her place had to be…

I Dream in Skyscanner: Tangerang, Indonesia

  Enjoy your next weekend to relax and focus on the positive, because life is too short to worry about all the negative… Good Relax does come from Good Place.. Grab the best offer from the first click accorhotels.com .. #weekendplan #relax #goodrelax #goodplace #pool #FeelWelcome #accorhotels #novoteltangerang #novotel #tangerang #hotel #banten A photo posted…

InterContinental Hotels Group: Nashville’s Best Downtown Foodie Favorites

Over the past five years, several friends of mine have moved from Vancouver and Toronto to Nashville. This classic haven for musicians also offers a diverse set of attractions for partiers, artists, tourists, the LGBT community, and foodies! I’ve often considered checking out this musical city, but Nashville needs something a little different from my…