Vancouver Chinatown Night Market 2013 – Hot Summer Nights!

The 2013 Chinatown Night Market in Vancouver is the best place to find amazing food and local entertainment in an outdoor party setting this Summer. The Chinatown Night Market is one of the best things about summer in Vancouver! It runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 6pm-11pm May 17 to September 8th 2013 in Vancouver […]

Vancouver Powell Street Festival 2013

The thirty-seventh annual Vancouver Powell Street Festival –  Celebrating Japanese Canadian Art, Culture and Heritage in Vancouver. The 2013 Vancouver Powell Street Festival held on August 3 & 4, 2013 from 11:30am-7pm is an annual celebration of Japanese Canadian arts, culture and heritage that features something for everyone: dance, music, film and video, visual arts, […]

Nicli Antica Pizzeria – This is How We Do Pizza Night in Gastown

Nicli Antica Pizzeria – This is How We Do Pizza Night in Gastown I am eating my way through the current  Vancouver Foodster Pizza Challenge from June 20 – July 14, 2013.  It’s a tough assignment, but with many years of University education behind me, I’ve got some mad skills! Thank you Richard Wolak for organizing […]

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 […]

Divine Dahlia Lounge – Downtown Seattle

My Divine Dinner at Dahlia Lounge – Downtown Seattle Restaurant reviews are so personal, and not always about the food. ‘Was my day going well? Who did I dine with? Were the specials what I’d anticipated?’  That said, I had a long day, I missed my train, making my journey drag out after a long […]

Pajo’s Tasty Fish and Chips in Steveston Village, Richmond

In Steveston Village, there are a number of places to get tasty in-season local Halibut or Salmon Fish and Chips freshly deep fried, on a mound of chips. A local favourite in Vancouver is Pajo’s Fish & Chips stands! In fact they came in #3 for the Best Fish and Chips in Canada according to Canadian Living! […]

Joyeaux – A Working Vietnamese Lunch Downtown Vancouver

I work downtown.  I often don’t have a lot of time for lunch, but sometimes I like to enjoy a sit-down lunch meal with friends that is both fast and tasty. If there is a name for business lunch in Vietnamese it should be Joyeaux Cafe & Restaurant. It’s efficient, but try to get there […]

Swimming on the Edge: Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

The Sheraton Waikiki is right on one of the most popular portions of Waikiki Beach. It’s lively and picturesque. It’s also energetic and young, or young at heart! Sometimes I like to aclimatize into Hawaii from the mainland. That usually means one or two days enjoying the amenities of Waikiki and easing into life on […]

O’o Farm in Upcountry Maui – A Biodynamic Side Trip

Upcountry Maui is really beautiful and very different from the lower beach areas. It’s rugged and earthy and produces some of the most amazing crops!  After a few days on the beach and too many fast meals, you need a slow organic and healthy meal.  Take a trip upcountry, about an hour from Lahaina, to […]

72 Hours in Seattle

When it comes to travel, crossing borders, no matter how close, is always an adventure. And the easiest of travel is the long weekend. Seattle might only be a three hour, 225 km drive from Vancouver, but for me it is often an exotic adventure. I hope the same can be said of Vancouver from […]