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Foodie Friday: A Guide to Montreal’s Restaurants

June 17th, 2016

As you might recall, I was over in Montreal with my family last month. We wandered around town, soaked in some of the Quebecois culture, and ascended Mont Royal to get a bird’s eye view of the city. Some have said that the biggest tourist attraction is the food you’ll find at Montreal’s restaurants. I’ve […]

A Visit to Espace Pour La Vie in Montreal

May 24th, 2016

Montreal is known for many different things. It’s known for its unique blend of Anglophone and Francophone culture. It’s known for its harsh winters. And it’s known for its poutine, bagels and smoked meat (which I’ll cover in a future blog post). But when you’re traveling to Montreal with a little one, the attraction that […]

Le Westin Montreal Hotel Room Video Tour

May 20th, 2016

My family just got back from our trip to Montreal, Quebec. It may surprise some of you to hear that this was actually the first time I’ve ever been east of Alberta in Canada! For our six nights in la belle province, we stayed at Le Westin Montreal. It’s located conveniently across the street from […]

10 Things People in Vancouver Need to Explain to Visitors

January 26th, 2016

Every city has its share of unique quirks and Vancouver is certainly no exception. There is plenty to love about this city, just as there is lots to hate too. For those of us who call Vancouver home, we’ve come to accept many of these things as a matter of fact (even if we never […]

Travel Tuesday: Aqua Pacific Monarch Hotel, Waikiki (Video)

November 3rd, 2015

This trip was different from all the other trips we have taken, because it was the first one we have ever taken with Adalynn. Traveling with a baby, as any parent can attest, introduces a whole array of additional considerations into the mix. That’s part of the reason why we decided to vacation in Honolulu, […]

Fun Free Things to Do in Vancouver

August 14th, 2015

Vancouver has a reputation for being a somewhat expensive city, particularly when it comes to the booming housing market. The economy of the city is also heavily reliant on the tourism industry with no shortage of opportunities for visitors to spend their money. Don’t get me wrong. Visits to the Vancouver Aquarium or Science World […]

Local Tourist: ATV Tour with X-Motor Rentals

July 7th, 2015

You don’t have to travel halfway around the world and spend thousands of dollars in order to have a good time. You can be a local tourist in your own city, especially if you’re willing to venture an hour or two outside of town. Here in Vancouver, you can visit the zoo or go horseback […]

Photos from GottaCon 2015 in Victoria

March 2nd, 2015

As you may have heard, I was at GottaCon 2015 this past weekend. It is the largest LAN event in Western Canada (to my knowledge) with 350 seats and it celebrates just about every aspect of gaming culture, from mobile to console, trading card games to minis, cosplay to RPGs. There was even LEGO!