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Vancouver Christmas Market 2017 – Making Holiday Memories

I love the 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 2017 Christmas Market is open from Nov. 22 to Dec. 23 daily from 11am to 9pm, and on Dec 24 from 11am to 6pm. Colourful décor. Authentic gifts. Family entertainment. Tasty authentic food. …

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Free Ice Skating in Downtown Vancouver Robson Square

Robson Square Ice Rink – Skating Is Free, Start A Tradition The Robson Square Ice Rink is open December 1st, 2017  until the end of February 2018 (so you can take your Valentine on Valentine’s Day!). This open air ice rink in the heart of Downtown Vancouver is open daily. Almost a ‘best kept secrets’, a great and often uncrowded …

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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, sometimes for craft, sometimes to …

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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 wine, champagne or craft beer …

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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 A Speakeasy Betty Lou’s Library …

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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 the Canadian Register of Places. …

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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 a visitor, its easy to …

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