How to Carve a Pumpkin into a Jack-o’-Lantern

Welcome to Jack-O’-Lantern Season! It’s that time of year, and if you’re like me, there is a great, big, orange pumpkin taking up a lot of counter space. I am no expert.  I was looking for some tips on how to carve a pumpkin, too. Fall is a busy time, with back to school, and back […]

October Inspirations for Vancouver

Visit a Pumpkin Patch Rondriso Farms Pumpkin Patch in Surrey Every October 1st, Rondriso Farms Pumpkin Patch opens for the season.  They have some of the biggest, best-quality pumpkins around! Enjoy a hayride down to our pumpkin fields and pick out your own pumpkin, or choose from an assortment of already-picked pumpkins.  Rondriso Pumpkin Patch is also […]

Now Is A Great Time To Visit Dubai

Dubai for Business and Pleasure Sitting from my desk looking at another Vancouver rainy winter day, I’m daydreaming about Dubai, and wishing for a little bit of that warmth! Eventually, all roads lead to Dubai Location. Location. Location. Situated within eight flying hours of two-thirds of the world’s population, Perhaps the best stop-over, most travellers spend […]

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. […]

Top Holiday Season Things To Do In Vancouver

Top things to do in Vancouver this Holiday Season It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  The lights twinkle a little more brightly, the air is crisp, and there’s a party going somewhere. Best Vancouver Christmas Attractions Vancouver Christmas Market I love the Vancouver Christmas Market, it’s a taste of Europe here in Vancouver. The […]

Gorgeous Fall Colours Brighten Seattle’s Japanese Garden

Gorgeous Fall Colors Brighten Seattle’s Japanese Garden This year, the Seattle Japanese Garden’s maple-viewing celebration was in late October. Fall is a time to view, and encounter, the garden’s many maples, stars of the autumn season. There are many other plants that undergo their beautiful, yet poignant, transformations in this season, too. Like this beautiful persimmon tree with fruit. […]

Happy 100 Years at Volcanoes National Park Hawaii

It’s a Great Time To Visit Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and Celebrate its Centennial in 2016. Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park celebrates its centennial anniversary in 2016. Established on August 1, 1916, it is the 15th National Park in a system that now numbers 412 parks. The mission of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is to protect, […]

Chinese New Year Parade Vancouver 2015

Celebrating Chinese New Year Parade Vancouver 2015 Year of the Goat. Gung Hay Fat Choi! 恭喜發財! Gung Hay Fat Choi! (Happy New Year!) This year’s 2015 Vancouver’s Chinese New Year Parade starts at 11:00 am on Sunday, February 22nd, 2015, and takes two and a half hours to complete. The 1.5 km parade route winds […]

Vancouver Christmas Market 2014 Holiday Fun

I love the Downtown 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 winter season Christmas Market is open from November 22 to December 24, 2014. Colourful décor. Authentic gifts. Family entertainment. Tasty authentic food. The aroma of mulled wine. […]

Seattle’s Ballard Locks, Explore a Local Gem

Locally known as the Ballard Locks, the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Seattle are a beautiful outdoor centre of exciting activity in one of Seattle’s most appealing places to enjoy a perfect day for families with children, nature lovers and historic locations. This is a great, family friendly, free attraction in Seattle. It is a […]