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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 »

Happy New Travels for Vancouver YVR in 2015!

This Year There Are Some Exciting New Routes And Airline Carriers We Look Forward To Seeing More of at Vancouver YVR in 2015! Happy New Travels! Air Canada Expands Introduction of Boeing 787 Dreamliners to More Asia Routes from Vancouver Air Canada announced it will expand the introduction of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft featuring the airline’s new International Business Class ... Read More »

Makgeolli Gangnam Style

Making Friends with Makgeolli 막걸리 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, and is served chilled. Sometimes it is carbonated. It’s a ‘common’ and cheap low-alcohol beverage traditionally made by farmers. But it’s come a long way baby. There’s Makgeolli, and then ... Read More »

Gwangjang Market, A Food Lover’s Travel Destination 광장시장 Seoul, Korea

Famous Bindaetteok  - Korean Pancakes Made Fresh at Gwangjang Market  광장시장 in Seoul, Korea

Best Seoul Eats at One Stop Gwangjang Market If you go to just one market in Seoul, Korea, make it Gwangjang Market. Gwangjang Market is renown for its fresh market foods. Featured traditional Korean food worth sampling include bindaetteok, mayak kimbap, soondae, pigs’ feet, bibimbap, and lots more, all complimented by a bottle of makgeolli or soju. Bindaetteok 빈대떡 – ... Read More »

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 »