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…

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…

Ladies’ Getaway at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Needing a break from the city, two of my girlfriends and I took an overnight trip to Whistler this weekend. Driving up Sunday, we arrived to the beautifully rustic Fairmont Chateau Whistler.  As Whistler Blackcomb has not officially opened for the winter ski season (opens this week, November 23), the hotel was buzzing with anticipation of…

Vegas Baby

I find Vegas to be one of those chameleon places –  it’s never the same; it becomes whatever you want it to be in each visit. Having been there a few times already, and it not being my all time favourite place, I wanted to experience a different kind of Vegas. Something less touristy, finding pleasure in the…

Top Five Amazing Places to Visit in Ireland

As summer in Vancouver draws to a close, I chose to spend 10 days backpacking around Ireland (including Northern Ireland) on my own, hopping on buses and trains, and staying in hostels all over the island. Throughout my trip, I had the opportunity to visit so many incredible places – here are my top 5…

A Daytrip to Cultus Lake

Just south of Chilliwack, and only an hour away from Vancouver, you will find Cultus Lake. This small community is home to luscious golf courses, fun waterparks, camping grounds, and magnificent views. I had a chance to experience a day at Cultus Lake, courtesy of the new management of Cultus Lake Marina. I found myself…

Visit at the Edmonton Valley Zoo

Nothing excites children like a visit to the zoo! Last week we decided to take our family to the Edmonton Valley Zoo. I hadn’t been to this zoo before, and my hubby and his family said it has been years since they last visited. We decided to make an afternoon trip out to explore. Our…

Edmonton Eats: The People’s Perogy

Alberta is home to the statue of The Giant Perogy. It is also home to some of the best made perogies in Canada due to its Ukrainian roots and local residents. I recently read a review by local Edmonton foodie Ms. Hangry Foodie, I wanted to try The People’s Perogy for lunch as everything is…

Five Things to do In Stanley Park this Summer

Stanley Park is home to many fun activities, like the Vancouver Aquarium, Horse-Drawn Carriage rides and the Seawall, but the park is home to many, many other amusements. Thanks to Stanley Park Brewery, a few Vancouver influencers and myself got to re-acquaint ourselves with this gorgeous green space in this gorgeous city we call home!…

Edmonton Heritage Festival Recap

I’m currently on vacation in Edmonton visiting family. While here, I am on the hunt for shopping deals (save the PST!), new restaurants to try, and places to see and experience including this year’s Servus Heritage Festival in Hawrelak Park. This festival is a multicultural festival of food and cultural performances. I was really excited to check…