If you’re a Vancouverite then you know that our Summers generally don’t last very long, but this one felt especially short. Our heatwave came way too late and the smoke from the forest fires made it difficult to stay outside for extended amounts of time. Fortunately, the smoke started to clear up at the beginning of this month - just in time as my friends and I had planned a long weekend trip to Penticton. We’ve all been pretty hectic with work and this was THE perfect way/place to unwind, kick our feet up and hold onto the last bits of the west coast Summer. I mean, what else could you ask for but a mini getaway with some of your favourite people, eating everything in sight and getting up to no good with a glass or two of wine… okay, so maybe A LOT of wine. These are some of my favourite trips - the ones with no concrete plans, apart from laughing so much that your cheeks hurt.