Summer Vacation - Alyssa (Vancouver via Calgary)

October 05, 2011

This is the last week of our guest blog series to compare other parts of the world while Charlotte is visiting Canada for August & September. Our guests this week are creatives John in Halifax & Alyssa in Calgary.

I flew to Vancouver this summer for a vacation and to visit my boyfriend Dustin. He moved there earlier in the year and it has become like a second home to me.

People who say it's alway gloomy in Vancouver are totally wrong!

One of the things I love about Van is that there is always something to do. This trip we decided to pretend like we were tourists the whole time and I guess in a way we are because there is so much that we have yet to discover. We took a trip to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, Dustin opened for the Midway State, we had drinks at Chill Winston in Gastown, and of course enjoyed the sunny summer weather. I honestly can't even express my love for that city. It is just packed full of the arts, culture and interesting people everywhere you go. It is constantly inspiring me and making me a happier person. I definitely left my heart in Vancouver and can't wait for the next trip out there. I would tell anyone that hasn't been to go because it really is a beautiful place. With views of the mountains, ocean and city, who could say no?

Oh and p.s. it doesn't ALWAYS rain!
Apologies from Vancouverites for the riot that happened June 15 2011 melted my heart a little.

Faced my fear of heights 230 ft above Capilano River without peeing my pants, big day.

Drinking Caesars and $10 Innis & Gunn and at Chill Winston after a long day was totally justifiable.

Vancouver transit's a dream (makes a joke of Calgary). I'd prefer the Skytrain over driving 9 times out of 10.

Van is so beautiful and the views never get old, there's something every kind of person can appreciate.

Alyssa is a Graphic Designer currently living in Calgary, Alberta where she works for a marketing and design company. She enjoys borscht, vodka and would do a lot of things for a red velvet cupcake. She's passionate about what she does, music, movies, and the arts in general. She loves pajama and wine parties and can be kind of funny sometimes. 

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  1. Looks so great ladies! Thanks again!

  2. Thank YOU for sharing your photos and story with us! So fun to play tourist in a city you already know so well. It was awesome to have you guys involved, such a good note to end the series on.

  3. Awesome! I feel I'd need a large number of Innis and Gunns to walk across that death bridge.