My Life Inflight: September

1. I FINALLY WENT DOWNTOWN MONTREAL !!!! I’ve travelled to 23 different countries & all over Canada, but up until this month I had yet to go downtown Montreal. Crazy, right? I had a longer than normal layover there this month so I took the opportunity to go for some dinner and drinks in Old Montreal with another Flight Attendant. 2. Go around (missed approach) … Continue reading My Life Inflight: September

My Life Inflight: August

Bye, bye Summer! You were a slice! 1. Birthday Surprise I surprised a woman with a ring from her boyfriend on one of my flights!!! I was so nervous, it was embarrassing. But you should have seen the look on her face! Cutest gift ever. Site note though guys: don’t surprise a girl with a ring unless its a proposal ahahah. 2. IROP Resulting in … Continue reading My Life Inflight: August

What’s in My Toiletries Bag: Flight Attendant Edition

Since I live in my suitcase, my toiletries bag has everything I would possibly need and I have cut it down to the essentials. Being a flight attendant has forced me to live more minimalistically (is that even a word?). So here it is: my toiletries bag! FAST Shampoo & Conditioner $34.95 NISIM I change up my shampoos all the time but I use this … Continue reading What’s in My Toiletries Bag: Flight Attendant Edition

What’s in My Makeup Bag: Flight Attendant Edition

With so many beauty products it’s hard to pick the best ones for you. My makeup consists of a mixture of higher end and drugstore products. I keep it pretty simple and don’t spend too much $$ on my makeup. My go-to routine takes less than 20 minutes – perfect for those 4:30 am report times! You’ll notice I have a thing for Smashbox…. I … Continue reading What’s in My Makeup Bag: Flight Attendant Edition

My Life Inflight: July

The longer I work this job, the less I find mself writing about my flight atttendant life and more about my life when I get home from being a flight attendant. Typically because those moments are rare and special.. because of my chaotic flight attendant life. I spent a lot of time doing non-inflight things this past month because I looove summer so much.. but … Continue reading My Life Inflight: July

10 Ways to stay Healthy While on the Road

Air crew often lead unhealthy lifestyles; we sleep at irregular hours and in different time zones, work extremely long days, are exposed to high levels of radiation, eat a lot of processed and packaged foods, struggle with maintaining relationships of all kinds and in my aircraft, don’t have access to running water to wash my hands for sometimes 14 hours at a time. As you can imagine we build resilient immune systems but this lifestyle wears on us mentally and physically. So these are my top tips on how to stay healthy living this lifestyle:

1. Pay attention to your diet

It can at times be extremely difficult to eat fresh and healthy foods while on the road. Often I find my foods go bad or hotel fridges freezing them which leaves me frustrated by both the wasted food, and the wasted money. Adding in commuting flights to my pairings makes it even more difficult to either find the time to meal prep or meal prep for the amount of time that I’m gone! I find myself snacking on buy on board items or junk food (especially by the end of the pairing when I’m all out of food and extremely exhausted). The best change I’ve made is packing fresh food for the first 2 days, some preservable foods like oatmeal or soup (I just found this dry pea soup that just needs hot water!!), and some healthy snacks like nuts or granola bars. I typically give myself one meal that I get to eat out on the pairing (which is also good for staying social – another important part of staying mentally healthy!) Then I look into my pairing before I leave and make sure there are a few destinations I’ll be able to stop at a grocery store to buy more fresh foods. A lot of grocery stores have prepackaged veggies, fruit, and salad. My go-to for a while was a bag of broccoli and a thing of humus. It lasts a few days and its cheap and healthy.  Continue reading “10 Ways to stay Healthy While on the Road”

My Life Inflight: June

oooohhhh we’re halfway thereeee ooooohhhh. Can you believe it? Already half way through 2017. I can’t believe how quickly it’s gone by. I’m so grateful for all the amazing experiences (and crazy ones) i’ve had the past few months. I’m even more grateful for all the wonderful places it has taken me – across Canada and abroad. I’ve made some great friends and worked with some wonderful people these past few months. It’s been such a privilege and these memories will last me a lifetime. I can’t wait to be a grandma and one day get to share these stories with my kids and grandkids. Thinking about the future makes me excited, but I’ve lived life so far in a way that if I weren’t to make it to that age I wouldn’t be regretful. I never want to wait to live life – life is meant to be lived every moment. How do you feel about the first half of 2017? Are you grateful for the accomplishments and memories made, or are you wishing things could have been different? We still have 6 more months left so make it count!  Continue reading “My Life Inflight: June”

Day 6: Aka the 24 hour day

Most people associate being a cabin crew member with awesome travel privileges and idealize these individuals with a glamorous life of jetting off to stunning places for less than a few hours pay. What people don’t always think about is that when you have these discounts.. you’re always flying standby. And sometimes that means having days like the day (or night) I’m about to tell … Continue reading Day 6: Aka the 24 hour day

Three Days in LA: Packing List

LA might be the most fun place to pack for. All I need is some cute bikinis, sundresses and sunglasses and I am good to go. 24 hours till I’m lounging on Venice Beach! The only slight catch for me is that I’m heading to work the day after for 4 days and I have to make it all fit in my carry on! Clothing: … Continue reading Three Days in LA: Packing List

My Life Inflight: May

Where has the time gone? How it is ALREADY june 9th!!! It’s been so nice out lately that I’ve been slacking really hard with my blog posts. So here is the quite delayed post for May. Enjoy! 1. For starters, and maybe the most exciting part of this month – end of runway construction at Pearson!!!!! HALLELUJAH! Let flights finally be on time (or closer … Continue reading My Life Inflight: May