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Welcome to Vancouver TED2015 Truth and Dare

Welcome to VancouverTED#2, TED2015 Truth and Dare March 16-20, 2015 Vancouver Convention Centre Are you visiting Vancouver for TED? Check out my local reviews. About TED ConferenceVancouver is hosting its second TED conference, TED2015 Truth and Dare. TED (Technology, Education, Design) is an annual conference that addresses contemporary ideas in business, science, technology, culture, research and entertainment. The speakers are ... Read More »

Chinese New Year Parade Vancouver 2015

Celebrating Chinese New Year Parade Vancouver 2015 Year of the Goat. Gung Hay Fat Choi! 恭喜發財! Gung Hay Fat Choi! (Happy New Year!) This year’s 2015 Vancouver’s Chinese New Year Parade starts at 11:00 am on Sunday, February 22nd, 2015, and takes two and a half hours to complete. The 1.5 km parade route winds through Vancouver’s historic Chinatown, starting ... Read More »

Celebrating a Milestone Birthday at Fairmont Kea Lani Maui

How do you celebrate a Milestone birthdays? Everyone is different, and different milestones are greeted with different regard. But whether 30, 40, 50, 60, 65, or 80, or whether quietly or splashy, we often remember those milestone days. If you want to create an unforgettably, special occasion stay, whichever your milestone, the Fairmont Kea Lani in Maui is a luxurious ... Read More »

First Batch – Getting my Makgeolli On Vancouver 막걸리

Today is day 9 of my first batch of craft Makgeolli home brew. It’s fremented. It’s bottled. It looks good. It’s ready to drink? …Well, yeah, but it isn’t White Lotus Makgeolli, that’s for sure. Makgeolli is a low alcohol (6-8%) rice wine made from ground rice and a fermentation agent. It has a soy milky texture and a sweetness, ... Read More »

Travel Like a Local, Enjoy Local Like a Traveler

Travel Like a Local, Where Ever Local Is I have always loved the phrase, ‘When in Rome, do as the Romans do’. It’s a little bit of travel wisdom given out in 390AD by St Augustine to a co-worker. As I read it, the phrase gives me license to dig into the local scene, to sample, and to see through ... Read More »

Bar Hopping Belltown Seattle – Guide to Belltown’s Best Bars

Bar Hopping Belltown Seattle: The List It’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it. Seattle’s Belltown has a reputation that is expanding with superb restauranteurs (notably, Tom Douglas), and brilliant and unique bars. During a recent trip, I set out to sample the top Belltown Bars in one night. Taking the top rated bars off the yelp rank at ... Read More »

24 Hours in Vancouver – Alternative Rainy Day Things To Do

Rainy Day Seawall Vancouver

Rainy Day Itinerary – 24 Hours in Vancouver for Travellers, Tourist, and Cruise Ship Passengers I love Vancouver. And on a clear blue-sky day, it is the most beautiful place on Earth. However, it does rain. We’ve had some grey Novembers and some Februarys with 28 days of rain. How do we cope? We’ve got a two pronged strategy for things ... Read More »