Articles by Cassie Drake


Influentielle Mastermind
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Introducing Influentielle

There’s been something I have been working on for a VERY long time that I am incredibly proud has finally been released to the world on May 1st, 2019.⁣⁣That date is a day I’ve had marked on my calendar since the beginning of this year, when I circled it in a big fat (pink) pen….

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The Perfect Weekend in Valletta

One of my most popular posts is this Guide to Valletta, the capital city of Malta. Valletta also happens to be one of my favourite cities in the world, and after having lived in Malta for a few years (but not having returned for the past two), I decided it was time to revisit the…

The no gift holiday gift guide
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Why I’m Not Doing Gift Guides This Year

After years of putting together annual holiday gift guides, this year I decided against it. Why? I frankly think we have way too much stuff. Myself included. Do we really need that holiday bundled beauty nail polish set when we already have six similar colours one shade darker? Another cute sweater to add to our…

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Fading Bloodlines Expedition to Myanmar

Last year I became involved in a project that fascinated me from the moment I heard about it. I was told there was an ancient form of art performed in the country of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) for centuries that was about to go extinct. The artistic medium? The tattoed faces of the women in…

Merida Mexico Hacienda Yaxcopoil Yucatan | Architect Abroad
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Mexican Hacienda Yaxcopoil

If there is one thing I always try to seek out, it’s unique travel experiences that are specific to that region. While researching for my trip through the Yucatan Peninsula, I became obsessed with the idea of staying at a Mexican Hacienda – essentially an estate (typically that had once been a plantation in its heyday) that…

How to Have a Girls' Workation Weekend | Architect Abroad
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How to Have a Girls’ Workation Weekend

  When you just need to get away from it all, but don’t have the time for travel days. When you want to bounce ideas off someone who just gets it. When you could really use some girl time.   What do you do when you find yourself needing all the above? You book a…

Visit Valladolid Yucatan Mexio - Coqui Coqui Boutique Hotel | an Architect Abroad
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Visit Valladolid, Mexico

The first time I visited Valladolid, Mexico, was just to pass through. Only a few minutes of driving along some side streets was enough to make us vow to come back. I tacked on a couple days to the end of our Yucatan road trip to explore the cute colonial city further. I won’t lie,…

Pretty in Pink Hotel Mexico | Rosas & Xocolate Merida | an Architect Abroad
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Pretty in Pink | Merida, Mexico

If there is a pink wall I will find it. So when an entirely pink hotel pops up in my Mexican trip planning search, I was sold. The Rosas & Xocolate Hotel in Merida, Mexico was enough of a destination to turn my originally-planned all-beach vacation into a road trip just to make a pitstop at…

Post-Travel Depression Cassie Drake | Architect Abroad
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Post-travel depression

I had just moved back home after living abroad for the past three years in Europe, on a tiny little island in the middle of the Mediterranean, in which I used as a home-base for travelling. I’d go on a trip a month, a novelty that never wore off coming from Canada (where we could…

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