A couple months ago I hit up the Pacific Northwest again. This was the first travel in a long time that has been strictly for play. Typically, all the the places I'm visiting have at least a little work element to it. Honestly, I'm just as happy traveling in either scenario. The difference in a getaway like this is, no set schedule. No place to be at a specific time. Even though I actually ended up writing out a timeline for this trip because there was so much to see and do in a matter of 4 days.

Anyway, here's a rundown of all things those things that were jammed packed into my itinerary.


-Space Needle: Kind of a must. Great views.

-Pink Door:  Just yes. Near the Public Market, this dinner was amazinggg.

-Juno: a nice, little brunch spot.

-Chihuly Garden: Beautiful. Awesome art - you can see the Space Needle out from the glass house. I loved it.

-Harbor Cruise: So worth it. I'm all about a good booze cruise. And the photos you can get from the bay are pretty great.

-Elliots: Super good seafood. If you're into that kind of thing. I actually had clam chowder for the first time in life here.


First of all, the drive up to Vancouver was everything I had hoped for. Just absolutely serene and peaceful. 

-Revolver Coffee: In a really cute neighborhood and super hipster, ya know? Definitely a 'yes' for me.

-Granville Island: Super great views of Vancouver and the water. There's a little public market along with candy and wine shops and art. We hit up the Granville Brewery.

-Granville Brewery: Get the beer flight.

-Gastown: Just walking around this area of town and popping into the shops was one of my favorite parts.

-Suspension Bridge: I actually came across this place on instagram while we were on our trip and made it a top priority. So glad i did, too. Who knew such an amazing rainforest lived just 20 minutes from Vancouver? The sights and bridges were just so cool.