In the past week, I have attended two conferences for work. One was in my home province of British Columbia, Canada and the second was in Alberta. I love attending conferences! I find them super motivating, engaging, and I always learn a ton. However, traveling for business, to conferences, workshops, or meetings, can take its … Continue Reading

Welcome to our February 2016 monthly review! I hope everyone has been enjoying the last month of winter. February at Balancing Wanderlust has been nice and slow for once. I have been spending a lot of time on social media, planning blog posts, and doing a bit of a re-organize of this blog. You may have … Continue Reading

I recently returned from an eye-opening trip to Cuba. During my travels around the island, I discovered the country’s warm community-based culture, its diverse landscapes, and its colonial cities. I ate the best chicken ever, visited farms, and made friends with locals. It is one of the best trips I have ever been on. And, … Continue Reading

Once people find out that I love traveling they always ask “where do you want to travel to most?” Is it cheesy that I always want to answer this question with “the world”? It is such a tough question for me to answer because my mind changes constantly. If I watch an episode of Rick … Continue Reading

Are you planning a trip to Vancouver, British Columbia this spring? If so, make sure you set aside a day to get out of the city and check out one of these fantastic spring day trips! Cultus Lake An hour and a half outside of downtown Vancouver lies Cultus Lake. Cultus Lake is the perfect … Continue Reading

Wedged between the Pacific Ocean and the base of the North Shore Mountains Vancouver, British Columbia provides adventure junkies unparalleled access to the outdoors. No matter the season and no matter what kind of adventure you seek, Vancouver will deliver. From kayaking to hiking, to snowshoeing, to world class mountaintop experiences; you can do it … Continue Reading

Good afternoon. Today I thought I would share with you two of my favorite smoothy recipes! With warmer weather on its way, I am starting to crave lighter breakfasts that are quick and easy to make. Smoothies fit this bill perfectly. They blend up in minutes, taste great, and are super healthy. Now, smoothies come in … Continue Reading

Crap, I have to go and talk to strangers! Networking. The art of meeting new people, handing out your business cards, and shaking hands. Simple enough right? Not really. If you are like me and are a bit shy then the prospect of networking leaves you feeling queasy. However, networking is a necessary career skill. … Continue Reading

Welcome to our January 2016 review! I hope you have all be enjoying the plethora of Cuba related posts the past two months. However, for February I am going to take a bit of a break from Cuba and focus instead on some lifestyle content. I am thinking of writing a few more recipes posts, … Continue Reading

France. Home of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the romantic river Seine. A country filled with history, chic ladies in silk scarves, and aromatic bread. Anyone, myself included, would give their right arm to live in this place of soft musical dreams. However, I do not care about France’s elegance and grandeur. I do … Continue Reading