The North Shore is full of cozy spots and simple stops, known for the hygge-like feeling that you get the second you arrive. From chicken wild rice soup that will have you begging for the recipe, to the sauna culture that makes the winters seem mild - it'll leave you wanting to come back and wishing that you never left.
Through my own rushed packing or tips from fellow travelers, I've realized that there are twelve things that you'll never find me travelling without. And no - I'm not just talking about someone forgetting their passport. Though - I know some in which this has happened to them. More than once, if you can believe it.
Something about the stars in the late evening, chasing away the sun, is my idea of freedom. It’s where the day washes away, and you can reinvent yourself should you choose. Or, if you prefer, you can stay the same.
What is it that makes you fall in love? Is it comfort? Security? Pleasure? Happiness? Beauty? I’m noticing a trend here. Many of the things that are characteristics of the people we fall in love with are also characteristics of the places we fall in love with.
As we focus so frequently on moving forward and keeping up with the times, I find that it’s most important to remember where we came from. Our histories, our roots and learning to appreciate our past. Boutique hotels are beginning to pop up worldwide, embracing this exact principle. How can we stand out? How can we modernize without losing sight…