Afiya Francisco is a Style Expert, television and fashion personality, speaker, and brand ambassador. The Style House is a multimedia platform designed to help women approach their personal style with confidence, simplicity & joy. 

MY CANADIAN HIDDEN GEM

MY CANADIAN HIDDEN GEM

 The Cabot Trail in Cape Breton.

The Cabot Trail in Cape Breton.

In Partnership With my Friends at Expedia.ca

Expedia.ca recently reached out to me with a question – "how far off the beaten track had I explored in Canada?" It was a question that made me realize that, as much as I love nature and unwinding, with the exception of cottage getaways, I've really only travelled to the big name, fast-paced cities within my own country. I love a chill holiday – laid back Bermuda, sleepy Palm Desert & history rich Crete are some of my faves – but they are all outside of Canada. Hmm, stumped.

But it was a question that I appreciated because it gave me an opportunity to research special & unique places in Canada that had never really occurred to me as travel destinations. It's funny how we often consider "real" trips to be outside our own borders. Using Expedia.ca, I culled a list of Canadian "Hidden Gems": Hornby Island in B.C., Îles-de-la-Madeleine in Quebec, the Bay of Fundy, the list goes on... and on. Of course, I know & appreciate that Canada is a beautiful country but, as I scrolled through the charming inns, pretty B&Bs and impressive grand hotels available to book on the site, I was amazed. 

Ultimately, Aaron & I decided that Cape Breton sings to us – the Cabot trail, the coastline, the friendly reputation... the golf (that one's Aaron pick). And so, a kid-free holiday is booked and we will bounce around the island later this month. Using Expedia.ca I was able to book our flight, find hotels and rent a car that will be waiting for us at the airport. I can't wait to share our Canadian "Hidden Gem" Adventure! 

MEN'S FALL FASHION

MEN'S FALL FASHION

WHAT TO WEAR ON CAMPUS TO INTERNSHIPS & INTERVIEWS

WHAT TO WEAR ON CAMPUS TO INTERNSHIPS & INTERVIEWS