I’ve ALWAYS wanted to do the CN Tower climb and this month the opportunity came to climb with CLIF Bar for WWF Canada. I asked April to join me and we conquered it in 23 minutes! That’s 144 official flights plus the few it takes to get to the first numbered stairs and then a couple extra flights to the glass floor lookout.
— WWF-Canada (@WWFCanada) April 16, 2016
Last weekend I had my first Enterprise CarShare experience. I applied for a membership a couple weeks before, then downloaded the app for iPhone, logged in using my Member ID, and started browsing cars and dates. I picked a car that was cute and fun to drive! In my experience it’s nice to have a small car for city driving that’s convenient to park and good on gas.
Once my car was booked in the app I was ready to roll. I scheduled pickup for Friday at noon and arrived at the pickup location shortly after. Tapped my card on the windshield sensor and it was unlocked. Spent the afternoon running errands Queen West then popped over to visit my sister in the Beaches. It took a few tries to get used to locking and unlocking the car but it was a breeze overall (instead of using the power locks you tap your member card to the windshield sensor).
Since I had the car booked till Monday, we decided to do an overnight trip to Muskoka to watch the Tragically Hip by the lake at a friends cottage. Hourly rentals starts at $8.25 and daily rates at $65, including gas (you’ll find a prepaid gas card in the car). If you’re looking for unlimited KMs you can check out plans here.
When we got home on Sunday I was exhausted and decided to return the car early. I opened the app, changed my return time, took the car back, and walked home. Loved how convenient it was to manage my booking in the app. Didn’t have to fuss with a phone call, website, or talking to humans. 😎👍🏼
It’s a good alternative to not owning a car which we all know is expensive and don’t event get me started on parking. I can see myself using Enterprise Carshare next time I need a last minute vehicle or have to make trip somewhere not downtown (Evening trip to Ikea anyone?).
If you’re looking for a convenient way to book a car 24 hours a day, give it a go. Enterprise CarShare gave me a signup deal for Canadian followers, check it out here. Details below!
Post sponsored by Enterprise CarShare but the adventure is all my own. Tbh I’m really glad they reached out to me because this is something I can really use. I booked another car to go have Saturday morning breakfast with my parents in Cambridge.
Social Media Week kicks off around the world today. Here’s my picks on what you wanna check out including parties and panels. I’m speaking on two that fall on Thursday & Friday. There’s a TON of things going on so check the schedule & see what peaks your interest. Image is from Say Media’s blog, LEGGOOOO, VROOOOOOOOOM!
Thursday: there’s LOTS of great stuff!
Information about my panels:
Thursday, 1-2:30: Social Media Friends, Anxiety & You: Hosted by Maria Lianos-Carbone, publisher & editor of amotherworld.com, this panel will be talking about the anxiety that can come along with being so open in social media and sharing more of your life than ever. I’m looking forward to this cause I deal with anxiety ALL THE TIME. Other panelists include Stéphanie Montreuil Principal, The Lotus Pad Consulting, and Chris Eh Young. Location is The Office Pub, 117 John Street, 2nd Floor at Adelaide. There will be networking after so come say HI.
Enjoy the sunshine today. Gdo something that inspires you!
I’ve never gone on vacation alone to some place warm & relaxing. I’m filled with childlike excitement knowing all the things I can do here. I’ve decided to stay in Montezuma village one night this week and check out the Costa Rica Film Festival. Surfing & yoga today and a one day sailing trip to an island before Friday.
I’m reminded a few things being here… I really love iPhone, life, sunshine, wifi, meeting new people and traveling. Had Skype video calls with Mum at home, Bob from Boston and KMS in Auckland to show them around Anamaya Resort from my iPhone. It’s like THE FUTURE is already here.
My room is lovely. Currently downloading Crazy, Stupid, Love so I can fall asleep with my boyfriends Ryan Gossling and (Andy) iPad.
Outside I hear all kinds of jungle sounds like monkeys and birds that remind me of a sleep app I have on iPad but realer. There’s a few voices speaking Spanish in the distance but it’s quiet compared to home.
I sat in this hammock for a while today staring out into the ocean. It was magical.
This resort is very well designed. Kudos to the owners & thank you for having me. One can only DREAM what it’s like to call this place your home. Even at night the infinity pool looks lovely. All that darkness is ocean meets sky.
Everyone has dinner together which is really nice. I had salmon, beets and vegetables but they cater to everyones food allergies like gluten free and all those other ones (I’m clueless about!).
Chilled in this area for a little while today too. There’s lots of space for everyone to hang out. I wonder if that TV has cable so I can watch the Y and R? Omg I just remembered I will be one week behind if I don’t? I think it’s n Netflix now though. Anyone, Bueller?
Have a yoga class on this patio at 8am.
I wonder how much more chilled out I’m gonna be after this trip. I reckon HEAPS!
Early to bed & early to rise for this little kitten! Meow. <3 CASIE
* all photos from iPhone!
Had a lovely afternoon in the sun today. Picked up a new paid of Doc’s at the Dr. Martens Store (I’m the Mayor!). I gad a gift certificate from the team to get a any pair I saw at the Fall preview back in July. I got black polished laredo Serena’s, last size 6 they had. Lucky me! Stopped by Quicksilver and got a pair of board shorts & a matching top for my surf trip to Costa Rica next week. So excited to surf. Visited the lovely ladies at Get Outside for a new pair of plain black Havaianas (trashed my old ones at the end of summer). Got may nails done on my way home. I love the hand massage you get. I wonder if I could just go in for hand massage? Is that weird? I’d say it was because I spend all day on the computer. Read my book in the balcony sun for a bit and am about to clean my room. Lauren is coming by before the My City Lives “That Night in Toronto” party and I’d like if my room didn’t look like hoarders.
Hope you’re having an awesome day. Get some sun on your face!
This is where we’re going tonight! Cheers to the Biz Media for making & My City Loves for sharing 🙂
This is me like errry single day. “Hey guys, I’m on the internet. So are you!”
“You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect – you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break – her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.”
– Bob Marley
I was there for NZ Music Week in the start of May. I was about 18. I heard this song Sophie by Goodshirt and totally fell in love. I feel in love with lots of things that trip. My sister and I were in the homeland all alone and we made heaps of new friends, one of which I visited last year. (HI KMS!) Love how a song can bring back such fond memories.