Life Goals – When you’re a 16-year-old

Life Goals – When You’re 16 Years Old Recently, I was looking for some old photographs, I found my diary from when I was 15-17 years old.  Somehow it has managed to survive moves to multiple countries, and the occasional fire and flood. Journaling I have journaled many times in my life; sometimes while traveling, […]

Travel Packing Essentials – Packing Tips for Wine

Travel Packing Essentials – Packing Tips for Wine Short or Long Haul Trips With Wine or Beer Local wine and beer is both a great gift when visiting someone, and also a great souvenir that you can later savour the happy memories of a trip.  More than not, I travel with fragile bottles of special […]

You can find me at Betty Lou’s Library in Calgary

If you appreciate an exquisite cocktail made from a concoction of specially gathered fine ingredients, many locally sourced, and mixed into a unique vessel, just for you, then you’ll love Betty Lou’s Library. Add a cozy setting with plush velvet seating, and some live Jazz band playing in the background, and I’ll never leave. It’s […]

Enjoying the Beaux-Arts Style of Vancouver’s Pacific Central VIA Train Station

Travellers to and from Vancouver can enjoy the Heritage Listed Beaux-Arts-style of our Pacific Central Railway Station while they wait for their VIA train ride to Seattle and parts south. Often the location of popular TV and Films, Vancouver’s Pacific Central Station, built in 1917 by Canadian National Railways is a listed historic building in […]

Dublin is All About Joyce on Bloomsday

Why Being in Dublin on Bloomsday is a Special Treat! I happened to be in Dublin during Bloomsday. Dublin is already a very friendly city, but when Dubliners take to the street to celebrate their most celebrated author, James Joyce, well it’s hard not to be swept away. So many events take place outside. Being […]

Awesome Photographers Who Happen To Be Women

Awesome Photographers on Twitter Who Happen To Be Women Today is International Women’s Day 2017, and I wanted to thank some of my favourite Photographers, Travel Inspirators, Artists and Travel Warriors who happen to be women. Here are 10 awesome photographers on Twitter to follow, who happen to be women. Thank you for being a great inspiration! […]

Happy 90th Birthday to the Royal Hawaiian, a Classic Beauty

Happy 90th Birthday to the Royal Hawaiian, to a true classic beauty! The iconic Waikiki luxury resort turns 90 this year, and she is still a stand-out in the crowd.       Be Treated Like A Star Hotel Grounds It’s big enough, 10 acres, to roam gardens, pools, bars and lounges. I love grand, […]

History of Vancouver Robson Square

A History of Vancouver’s Robson Square Robson Square is a civic landmark and public plaza, located in Downtown Vancouver. Besides a cultural focal point for public art and ice skating rink, it is the site of the Provincial Law Courts, UBC Robson Square, government office buildings, and public space connecting to the Vancouver Art Gallery […]

Top Holiday Season Things To Do In Vancouver

Top things to do in Vancouver this Holiday Season It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  The lights twinkle a little more brightly, the air is crisp, and there’s a party going somewhere. Best Vancouver Christmas Attractions Vancouver Christmas Market I love the Vancouver Christmas Market, it’s a taste of Europe here in Vancouver. The […]

Gorgeous Fall Colours Brighten Seattle’s Japanese Garden

Gorgeous Fall Colors Brighten Seattle’s Japanese Garden This year, the Seattle Japanese Garden’s maple-viewing celebration was in late October. Fall is a time to view, and encounter, the garden’s many maples, stars of the autumn season. There are many other plants that undergo their beautiful, yet poignant, transformations in this season, too. Like this beautiful persimmon tree with fruit. […]