In Honor of USA Sun Vacation Sale!

Flight Centre currently has an amazing offer for packages to USA Sun destinations, like California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, Florida, AND Puerto Rico! We are offering $200 OFF PER ADULT for custom packages which include flights from Canada, accommodation (3 nights minimum), and an activity. You can email me any time for more information: cate.ciu@flightcentre.ca  . In honor of this sale, I wanted to include a couple of my own highlights from some of the places on the list!

  1. Dole Pineapple Plantation in Hawaii
    Oahu is breath taking. The Hawaiian culture just inspires the ultimate sense of CHILL. The pineapple…ahem CHERRY … on top of the trip, was the my visit to the Dole Planation, where I tried delicious pineapple ice cream and looked my very best in a bikini (haha get it? because I am a pineapple in the pic below)
  2. Grand Canyon just outside Las Vegas
    I did Grand Canyon independently the first time, and with a tour the second. I highly recommend the latter. There is so much to see, and it is pretty difficult not to get lost in the “awe” of it all during your visit. Also, the tour company packed an amazing snack box and provided comfy, festive blankies for when it gets nice and chilly at the Canyon.

  3. Disneyland in LA
    My first visit to Disney was as an adult, and I cried from accidental joy. Also, try the churros.
  4. Do everything in Phoenix!
    I love Phoenix, AZ. Like truly love it. The long highways and the tall palm trees are music to my soul. It’s home to the BEST BBQ joint in the universe (no exaggerations here) and huevos rancheros that will make your mouth taste like heaven. If you want to go to Phoenix, we need to CHAT.

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Photo Set: My recent vacation to Mexico (part 1: beach, pool, room)

A couple of weeks ago, I spent 5 magical days in Riviera Maya at the Royal Suites Yucatan resort. Here are some pictures from my time there.

View from the room

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StayCATEon

I live in Vancouver, British Columbia, and fellow Vancouvereites (sp?) can confirm that today, we all woke up like….

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Welcome to vaCATEon

Hey! My name is Cate and I like making puns out of my name (sometimes I worry I sound like Chang; Community fans anyone?). You know how people sometimes say “the world is your oyster?”, well I took that seriously, and I think you should too. Some (aka my Twitter bio…written by me) call me a vacation aficionado. I love exploring new places and coming back to the familiar ones too. In this blog, I want to take my wanderlust to the next level. Here, I will post about food (mmmm, my favorite), the beautiful places I’ve been and want to go, all things travel, and perhaps a bit about me too. So, a warm welcome to vaCATEon, I hope this blog can serve as a little mental vacation for anyone who needs it (and don’t we all once in awhile?).