Why You Should Visit Nagasaki 長崎 Japan

If you’re tired of the flocks of tourists in Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo, I recommend a few days in Nagasaki! There is so much more to Nagasaki (長崎) than it’s atomic past. Nagasaki (長崎) is a charming and modern port city on the island of Kyushu and the capital of Nagasaki Prefecture. Nagasaki is embraced […]

Seattle with the Freedom of Time to Wander

I have occasionally found myself in Seattle, in the middle of a hot, sunny, summer, with the freedom of time to wander. Usually finding my way from food stop to food stop, sometimes even a nice drink stop. Seattle does not disappoint! My happy place for coffee, Victrola Coffee on 15th Avenue in Capital Hill. […]

Vancouver Christmas Market 2013 – A Seasonal Favorite

The Vancouver Christmas Market from November 22 to December 24, 2013 on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza! The Vancouver Christmas Market is a little bit of Traditional European Christmas Holiday Season in Vancouver. If you haven’t been, its at least worth visiting once. I like to visit once every year, take in the festive decorations, […]

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). […]

33 Acres Brewing Co. – Now Serving Excellent Beer

33 Acres Brewing Co. opened in July 2013. One of a number of New Craft Breweries Opening in Vancouver. Their space is at 15 W. 8th Avenue. I dropped in recently after work on a Thursday early evening, as the tasting room was rapidly filling. The servers were very helpful and sincere. The tasting room […]

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 […]