Travel Tromp: Vancouver

This summer is quickly turning into the summer of travel. I think that my longest stay at home this summer is 2 weeks. While it can be a bit stressful living out of a suitcase, I’m so lucky that I have the opportunity to see new places, revisit some favorites and have new adventures.

Our trip to Vancouver was based off of two things: 1) convenience, and 2) I had never been to Canada and desperately wanted to go! So Matt and I took a 3.5 hour bus ride from downtown Seattle to Vancouver. Unfortunately, Matt got sick the first day we arrived, and I caught a cold on the last day so our sightseeing was pretty minimal. Even in the short amount of time I spent there, I completely fell in love with Vancouver!

Yum: The complete sushi nut that I am, I made it a priority to walk the 40 minutes from our hotel in downtown to Tojo’s. And I was not disappointed. While the food was a little bit on the pricy side (okay, a lot on the pricy side), the quality was incredible and service was great. While we dined we were able to observe a private party and press event for Yoshi Rolls for Japan. Yoshi rode his bike across Canada to raise awareness and money for the earthquake that hit Japan last year. It was kind of fun to watch the interviews and photos while stuffing my face with yummy sushi. Additional yums include brunch at the Twisted Fork, and dinner at the tapas restaurant The Refinery.
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Phone Snapshots

Today I’m driving up to northern California to visit my family for a few days and go to the wedding of a friend from high school – the first of our friends to tie the knot! So excited to see her start the next phase of her life.

1. Birthday drinks for the roommie!          2. Raspberry Cream from Roger’s Chocolate in Vancouver, B.C.          3. The most delish flatbread and stuffed portobello from the Refinery, also in Vancouver B.C.           4. I call this my “I’m sick and have to fly from Vancouver to LAX” look.           5. A welcomed reminder.