Sunrise Ridge Resort in Parksville BC

We had such a fun time in Vancouver Island – first Sooke and now Parksville! We stayed at the beautiful Sunrise Ridge Resort – this is another True Key Resorts property – they have 4 signature properties on Vancouver Island. Sunrise Ridge Resort its only 30 minutes away from Nanaimo. The resort has a modern…

Travel Cuba on a Budget

This month, I was able to travel to one of my bucket list destinations. I was super excited to finally visit Cuba! I met a few friends from Winnipeg and Calgary in Varadero to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Traveling with friends (even friends you have not met yet but have a friend in common) is…

Top 5 Places to Watch a California Sunset

As the resident “California-guru” for Vancouver Bits & Bites, with over 15 previous work and vacation trips to The Golden State in the past few years, California is one of my favourite states to travel to. I’ve been asked why I love travelling to California, and one of the reasons are the beautiful sunsets I…

The Top 100 Hotels In The World for 2018

From basking in the foothills of a Unesco-designated wilderness reserve in British Columbia to rubbing shoulders with A-List celebrities in Mexico,  Elite Traveler’s list of the top 100 hotels in the world offers a true ‘round the world’ variety of hotels frequented by those who travel by private jet.   Highlights Of The Top Hotels Include:…

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…

Explore Edmonton: Elk Island National Park

For this year’s road trip to Alberta, we decided to take advantage of Canada150’s 2017 Free Discovery Parks pass to visit Elk Island National Park. Elk Island National Park is a federal park that is known for being a refuge for wildlife including bison, elk, and over 200 bird species. Elk Island National Park is…

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…

Planning a Winter Getaway? Here are Seven Things to do in Golden, BC

You don’t have to be a skier or snowboarder to enjoy the great outdoors this winter. Located in the heart of six of the most stunning national parks Canada has to offer, Golden, BC offers endless opportunities for outdoor adventurers to enjoy an extended visit to this winter wonderland. There are accommodations to suit every budget, ranging from…

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…

Interested in visiting the Islands of Loreto? WestJet can take you there!

If you’re planing a romantic gateway for next year, WestJet, Canada’s most-prefered airline, will start launching non-stop weekly service between Calgary and the Villa del Palmar resort beginning on February 14, 2015. The airline may bring the service to Vancouver, depending on how successful the flights out of Calgary are. After the course of three…