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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 out Seattle neighbours. I recommend …

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Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui – Yes, I Am Gushing

Most luxury hotels have a good reputation, and some meet that reputation. Fairmont Kea Lani Resort in Wailea Maui truely exceeded all my expectations. In personal service, in location, in amenities, in attitude of the staff, I was overwhelmed by a sense that it was a great place to be and I felt welcomed to this stunning resort in tropical …

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Steveston Village : Fresh Local Red Sea Urchin – Uni – Yes you can

I love Steveston Village in Richmond. Not only is it a  fine TV location for ‘Once Upon A Time’, it’s a better place to buy fresh and local seafood, year round. I am a fan of uni (ウニ), or sea urchin, prepared in japanese and italian food. Usually I get mine in a beautiful presentation at a restaurant. There are …

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Surfing Goat Dairy on Maui – Won My Heart

It’s Kidding Season in Maui! I don’t really need much excuse to visit a goat dairy farm, especially when there are baby goats. But Surfing Goat Dairy Farm has such a great reputation for local fresh and sustainable food in Maui, this visit was about the cheese. This is great trip up-country. Highly recommend if you’ve got your own kids, and …

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House Without A Key – True Classic Hawaiian Elegance

No matter your budget, one evening in Waikiki should be enjoyed at House Without A Key. It is unencumbered, peaceful, delicious and simple Hawaiian elegance. Waikiki can be a concrete jungle. It can be super crowded, and overwhelming. Sometimes it can be anywhere else in the world. If you want to capture a little bit of old Hawaii, some true …

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Vancouver Chinatown Still Satisfies Traditional to Trendy Food Hunger

Vancouver’s Chinatown Can Still Deliver Some Great Food If you read the list of winners from the Vancouver Chinese Restaurant Awards 2013 its hard to find a restaurant outside Richmond.  Fair enough, there are great traditional and fine Chinese restaurants in Richmond.  But Vancouver Chinatown still has a few gems. Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie If you’re looking for innovation and edge, Bao Bei …

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Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii – My Favourite Things – Photo Album

Oahu is Still a Place I Love, and Visit Often I’ve been lucky to have lived in several beautiful places. Oahu is one of them. During my college days, I spent a year in Oahu. Those days were salad days, long on time and short on money, and to this day, one of the best times in my memory. Days …

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