24 Hours in Vancouver – The Best Things to Do

24 Hours in Vancouver Itinerary for Travellers,  Tourist, and Cruise Ship Passengers If  you only have one day in Vancouver, either as part of your cruise itinerary, or a flight stop over, these are the things that will delight! Welcome to Vancouver. Often, I  have family or friends who visit Vancouver, sometimes on a stop […]

Finding Fabulous Hot Chocolate in Vancouver

Vancouver’s Best Cups of Hot Chocolate As Vancouver starts to feel the winter chill, hot cocoa is a perfect way to warm the spirit, indulge is something luxurious, and share a moment. After the initial seasonal egg nogs, I turn to something less cloying, something more earthy and complex.  Cacao has a long history, considered sacred […]

A Perfect Day in Wellington New Zealand

Wellington New Zealand is a vibrant city filled with culture, great hikes, scenic panoramas and great food. This is how I spent one perfect day in the Capital of New Zealand. Starts with waking up in Club Level suite at the Wellington Hotel, an InterContinental City Hotel. This centrally located hotel is close to everything, […]

Robson Square Ice Rink – Skating Is Free, Start A Tradition

Robson Square Ice Rink – Skating Is Free, Start A Tradition The Robson Square Ice Rink is open from now until the end of February 2014. This open air ice rink in the heart of Downtown Vancouver is open daily. Almost a ‘best kept secrets’, a great and often uncrowded way to introduce kids and […]

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). […]

Looking Back at the Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver

80th Anniversary of the Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver 1938-2018. We celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Lions Gate Bridge which opened on November 12, 1938. The 80-year-old span officially took its place as No. 63 on the Vancouver Heritage Foundation‘s list of Places That Matter in July 2013. The Lions Gate Bridge, officially opened in […]

Yuji’s From Japan – to Vancouver with Oishii

Local Japanese Restaurant, Yuji’s From Japan, is like a corner of Yokohama flavours in Vancouver We’re lucky in Vancouver to have Yuji’s back, this time as Yuji’s From Japan, a small but popular japanese restaurant. Yokohama trained, with French Cuisine experience, Yuji’s delivers quality Japanese food, beautiful and fresh sashimi, and some innovative small plates. […]

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 […]

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden – Worth a Visit Any Time of Year

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and Park, Vancouver The thing I love about this beautiful garden, is that it is easily accessible from Downtown, and an interesting walk through Gastown from Canada Place. It is a popular attraction, because of the architectural beauty and because of the landscaping which changes with the seasons. It’s […]