Drink

Finding Fabulous Hot Chocolate in Vancouver

Vancouver’s Best Cups of Hot Chocolate As Vancouver starts to feel the winter chill, hot cocoa is a perfect way to warm the spirit, indulge is something luxurious, and share a moment. After the initial seasonal egg nogs, I turn to something less cloying, something more earthy and complex.  Cacao has a long history, considered sacred by the Aztec, and still …

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A Perfect Day in Wellington New Zealand

Wellington New Zealand is a vibrant city filled with culture, great hikes, scenic panoramas and great food. This is how I spent one perfect day in the Capital of New Zealand. Starts with waking up in Club Level suite at the Wellington Hotel, an InterContinental City Hotel. This centrally located hotel is close to everything, and in the midst of …

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Why Are So Many Breweries Opening in Vancouver?

Meet the nine new craft breweries opening in Vancouver. It’s been in the news over the last year that many new craft breweries are opening Vancouver. At least 5 have opened up since 2011, joining the stalwarts Granville Island Brewing (est 1984), Yaletown Brewing (1994), Steamoworks Beer (1995), Storm Brewing (1995), and R&B Brewing (1997). If you like craft beer, …

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Cheers CBC Map of Canadian Microbreweries

CBC’s Map of Local Canadian Microbreweries On the edge as always, CBC has identified that the growing love for Craft breweries is big news. “The local craft brewing industry has seen a steady growth over the last few years. In 2012, craft beer sales grew by 33 percent when compared to other wines and sprits sold in Ontario and similar …

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Seattle Coffee – Old and Retro

Seattle is a Coffee Traveler’s Destination Seattle knows coffee, home of Starbucks, its also on the Coffee cutting edge. Starbucks Reminiscing on Seattle’s coffee history, lets take a vitis to the first Starbucks. The first Starbucks opened in 1971 in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market. The narrow shop is still there at 1912 Pike Market Place, more of a heritage or even …

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