This year has been a good one for my heart's travel desires. During this trip I found myself thinking about how thankful I was to have the opportunity to explore different places + see more of the world. Recently, I have been struggling with being content with my job situation, so it is always nice to take time to be inspired and rejuvenated. It is always good to be reminded that life isn't just about work accomplishments, what others think, and where I think i should be right now. I know God has a plan for me that is perfectly written, although most days I find I am trying more to convince myself of that, then actively believing it. So, here's to being reminded of truth and exploring as much as you can!
Our first day in Vancouver was dedicated to exploring downtown. We started near BC Place, which was where our hotel was (on one side of the city) and headed towards Stanley Park, which was on the other side of the city. The landscape that surrounds the city is absolutely breathtaking, so we spent most of the time walking along the water, while occasionally venturing towards a clothing store, or two. You hardly even notice how far you have been walking because you are so hypnotized by how lovely the city is. We got sandwiches from Meat + Bread to munch on in the park before we visited the Vancouver Aquarium. This city is filled with delicious places to eat for breakfast, lunch, + dinner. I think most of our meals included eating something that Michael or I dubbed as 'the best we'd ever had'.
After we walked around Stanley Park some more, we made our way back into the city for dinner, where we ate at Cardero's. It was right on the water, and although a little pricey, it was definitely worth it. (Side note: the night we got in, we ate at a small place called 6 Acres in Gastown that was a cozy space with delicious food.) I wish I had taken more pictures of our food and the restaurants, but Michael, my handsome boyfriend, is new to this whole traveling-with-a-photographer thing and I didn't want to completely overwhelm him - he was definitely a trooper throughout the whole trip + what I would call a 'natural' when it comes to modeling. Most of the pictures below are from along the water and at Stanley Park. The colors are so beautiful and the city is absolutely stunning, especially at sunset. Although the pictures do not do the city justice, I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them!