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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!

Are You Coming to GottaCon 2015 in Victoria?

February 13th, 2015

One of the best things about an event like GottaCon is that it is very inclusive in celebrating so many aspects of geek and gaming culture. Some gaming events can feel very intimidating as you hear about those touting the supremacy of the PC gaming master race, for instance, but that’s not what GottaCon is […]

Wanderlust: 25 Places to Visit Before I Retire

January 23rd, 2015

Something that I’ve said before and I likely will say again is that travel is one of the best ways to spend your money. It may feel awfully tempting to spend your money on shiny new gadgets or a spiffy new outfit, but the memories and experiences you gain through international travel are invaluable. The […]

Why CES 2015 Was Totally Different for Me

January 13th, 2015

When I went to my first CES in 2008, I didn’t know exactly what to expect and I wanted to take advantage of every opportunity. I met with tons of different tech companies, I met up with many of my fellow tech journalists, I played in a charity poker tournament, and I hopped between multiple […]