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Great places to eat in Vancouver

Heading to Vancouver? We recently spent a quick 48 hours in the city and got our fill of good food and drink. We share some of our favourite spots and hope you’ll try some of them on your next trip to Vancouver. The Foundation A vegetarian/vegan restaurant that caters to the hip crowd of Mount […]

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Another fall in Parksville-Qualicum Beach

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If you travel to Vancouver, you should try to plan a few extra days and head to Vancouver Island, too. An enjoyable hour and 40-minute ferry ride on BC Ferries from Horseshoe Bay will get you there. Afterwards, an easy drive up the Island Highway will take you to one of our favourite places in Canada, Parksville-Qualicum Beach. […]

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Dog sledding: a Canadian boy’s dream


Since I was a very young boy, I have always wanted to drive a team of dogs through a forest trail heavy with snow on a crisp winter day. I’m sure dog sledding is many a Canadian boys’ dream, but, if you grew up in town and your family dog was a poodle, it was probably […]

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Montreal: eating at Les 400 Coups

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A city with a pulse My father (Nat) grew up in Montreal during the 1930s and ’40s. I can only imagine what it was like back then, during the Great Depression and the beginning of WWII. These days, Montreal is a city with a pulse; with nightlife and an art scene.  A food lover’s paradise […]

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An oasis amidst the chaos: Chinese garden in Vancouver

It’s strange the things we take for granted when we live somewhere. The attitude that, “I can visit that place any time” but never actually do, is definitely not a rare one. I’m a bit embarrassed to say that we lived in Vancouver for 5 years and never entered the pay section of Dr. Sun […]

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Why Dark Tourism Is Important

My first experience with dark tourism happened on a party bus tour around Europe, of all things. Our schedules were […]


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