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Vancouver Christmas Market 2014 Holiday Fun

I love the Downtown Vancouver Christmas Market, it’s festive, it’s romantic, it’s got great food and gift ideas, and it’s an affordable, family holiday activity! This year the winter season Christmas Market is open from November 22 to December 24, 2014. Colourful décor. Authentic gifts. Family entertainment. Tasty authentic food. The aroma of mulled wine. A truly enchanting atmosphere. Mmm… ... Read More »

Slow Travel : Taylor Shellfish Farm on Chuckanut Drive

Taylor Shellfish Samish Farm Store along the scenic Chuckanut Drive in Washington State is less than two-hours from downtown Vancouver, and qualifies as a local ‘Hidden Gem’. It’s definitely a best travel and slow-food find. The Taylor family has been growing shellfish for over 100 years. If you have the opportunity to take the slow drive from Vancouver to Seattle, ... Read More »

The Fairmont San Francisco in the Heart of the City by the Bay

The Fairmont San Francisco in the Heart of the City by the Bay I once lived in San Francisco, for eight years. As a San Franciscan, we acknowledge that the city is aesthetically blessed, temperately favoured, culturally magnetic, and even earthquake sensitive, and also that The Fairmont San Francisco atop Nob Hill is treasured, loved, and a significant landmark in ... Read More »

Brooklands Museum of Motorsport and Aviation in Weybridge

The construction of Brooklands Motor Course in 1907 was a wonder of its age. Much of the Track and many of its original buildings and features have survived to this day, some as Listed Buildings or part of a Scheduled Monument. Part of the track outlines the museum and you can walk around and explore it. While you’re there, visit ... Read More »

Cool Britannia: London Bus Museum

The London Bus Museum – 100 years of Bus History under one roof If you don’t like double-deck buses, you probably don’t like puppies. The London Bus Museum houses the world’s largest collection of historic London buses, covering 100 years of development – from the horse-drawn buses of the 1870s to the driver-operated, rear-engined 70-seaters of the 1970s. The London ... Read More »

10 Photos That Prove Oxford Is the City of Dreaming Spires

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Oxford is known worldwide as the home of Oxford University, the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Oxford is known as the “city of dreaming spires”, a term coined by poet Matthew Arnold. A day-trip visit from London to this popular tourist destination makes Oxford the perfect short-stay UK destination! 1. University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford, England ... Read More »

A Warm Welcome to The Abbey

At The Abbey, it’s not only great that they have an excellently staffed tavern, with inspired chefs and bar staff, but it’s obvious that there is a lot of care and attention going into the food sourcing and the menu. [The neighbourhood around Tinsletown in Vancouver; Is it Victory Square? Is it Crosstown? Is it Gastown? Is it Chinatown?] This ... Read More »