Top 10 Geeky Things To Do in San Diego

San Diego, California is famous for Comic-Con, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, sunny weather, and beautiful beaches. However, did you know it’s also a mecca for architecture, art galleries, and inspiration to many? As much as I would love to attend Comic-Con, I know that San Diego is home to many more exciting and geeky…

Summer Fun! 5 Things To Do in & Around San Jose, CA

When you think of a short 4-5 day getaway and California, usually it means San Francisco, Los Angeles, Palm Springs or even San Diego. San Jose is rarely a weekend getaway destination. Most people consider San Jose as a business trip destination for techies flying down for meetings in Silicon Valley. However, this is one vacation…

Healthy and Delicious in San Diego

Food is important. Good food is even more important – that’s how I see it! Thankfully, there are more and more places popping up that help ease the search for good, nourishing food. A place I came across on a recent trip to sunny San Diego was Cafe Gratitude. I only wish I was there…

San Francisco Eats – SF International Chocolate Salon

San Francisco is home to many great food, wine and beer festivals. This year I had the chance to enjoy the one day San Francisco International Chocolate Salon on my visit to Japantown at Hotel Kabuki. This year’s Chocolate Salon featured over 25+ chocolate, wine, tea, and other chocolate related vendors, and chocolate themed seminars. It is a chocolate lover’s…

San Francisco Eats – Hitachino Beer & Wagyu

Nest is best! Hitachino Nest Beer is a craft brewery created in 1823 in Hitachi, Japan, located in the Ibaraki prefecture outside of Tokyo. I’ve been a huge fan ever since being introduced to Hitachino Nest’s White Ale beer in California during a work trip. It’s hard to find Hitachino beers in Vancouver, so I take…

Welcome to the Vancouver Burger Game, CaliBurger

Downtown Vancouver is about to get a whole lot tastier! Caliburger, the popular California burger joint, is now open on Robson St. Known for their fresh-never-frozen California Style burgers and fries, the location also serves boozy milkshakes and is fully licensed. Reyaz A. Kassamali, CaliBurger’s Vancouver franchisee, is the local man set to bring a “better…

SF Adventures – 10 Affordable Things To Do #OnlyInSF

This most recent trip, I spent 4 days in the San Francisco Bay Area. I’ve been to San Francisco multiple times, for work and for vacation, so this trip I wanted to seek out things to do that were either free or unique which I haven’t done before in the city. Here is my list of things…

SF Adventures – The Meritage Resort & Spa

A weekend in San Francisco isn’t complete without a visit to the Napa Valley. Day 3 included a short drive around Oakland, followed by some shopping stops in Emeryville and Vallejo before reaching Napa. We were invited to stay at The Meritage Resort & Spa, one of the largest resorts in the Napa Valley. Situated on…

Visit California for Low Cost Adventures

From outdoor adventures, to free entry at museums, do-it-yourself walking tours and more, Canadians travelling to California can rest assured amid the weak dollar that the only thing they’ll need to worry about in California is if they applied enough sunscreen. NORTH COAST Mendocino County Outdoor Adventure Relish the wild outdoors: Go on a hike…

Wine Review: Crane Lake Cellars 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

What better way to take in the Lunar eclipse than to enjoy it with a glass of wine and Crane Lake Cabernet Sauvignon. From California, this rather affordable wine has a rich and warm ruby colour and the bouquet holds notes of blackberry and cherry. The palate leaves a bit of vanilla with mild traces of oak….