On Treating Yourself: Having a “CC Day”

On Treating Yourself: Having a "CC Day"

“Maybe this is our version of treat yourself day and he needs his version… Wyatt, if you could blow big money on one thing, not sock money, what would it be?” – Parks and Recreation S04E04 I’ve loved the concept of a “Treat Yo’ Self” day ever since I watched this Parks and Rec episode a few years ago,...

Documenting Adventures: Christmas in the Galapagos

Documenting Adventures: Christmas in the Galapagos

One of the things I enjoy most about traveling is documenting my adventures in as many forms as I can. For my past few vacations (Thanksgiving in Italy, with my boyfriend, Christmas 2017 in Spain, with my dad, and Christmas 2016 in Ecuador with my family) I’ve gotten a small softcover notebook of various brands to journal and draw...

New York City in Munchies

In Canada, kids get Good Friday and the Monday after Easter off from school, so my family and I flew down to New York to spend the weekend. This means that this is the third month in a row in which I have been in New York. This also means that I have been in New York once a...

New York City in Expenses

This past long weekend I visited my friends in New York City, and we spent the weekend alternating between exploring (read: shopping) the city and hiding out in her apartment from the cold. As expected of being in NYC, I spent quite a bit of money. After all, is there anything else to do there? Friday, February 12: $22.50...

Christmas 2015: Ecuador, part 2 – the Amazon!

Before I begin, this is a disclaimer that this blog post will probably end up being more of a photo montage of all the things. The next stop of the Lu family’s Ecuador adventure was the Amazon – the whole reason we went on this trip in the first place! We stayed at Yarina Ecolodge for three days. It’s...

Christmas 2015: Ecuador, part 1 – Quito!

Sorry for disappearing for a month – it was finals season, and straight after I was whisked away to Ecuador and the Amazon, where the connection was either spotty or nonexistent. No matter, now I have photos upon photos upon photos (and videos!) of my vacation and stories to tell! A little backstory on why my family decided to...