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A FlyOver Canada Christmas Special (Video)

December 5th, 2016

Feeling in the festive spirit and want to take the family on a different kind of holiday adventure? They’re celebrating Christmas at FlyOver Canada by taking us on a virtual journey across the country with Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, culminating in a flight to Santa’s Workshop in the North Pole. We attended a special media […]

Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa (Video Tour)

July 25th, 2016

A few weeks ago, I took a quick business trip down to Napa Valley in California to check out some new computer gear and to sample some fine wine. Packing up my day bag once again, I made my way over to Harrison Hot Springs last week for a similar kind of adventure. The difference […]

Marriott Napa Valley Hotel & Spa Room Tour

July 5th, 2016

I’ve been to San Francisco a couple of times before, but I’d never ventured into the neighboring wine country. The good folks at Gigabyte, Intel and Corsair invited me — along with a few other tech journalists — out to Northern California last week to familiarize us with some of their new gear. That post […]

Travel Tips: Montreal with the Kids

June 28th, 2016

Every city has its quirks and every city has its charm. What you’ll find is that your experience can vary considerably based on your travel companions. It’s one thing when you’re jetsetting around the world as a romantic couple. It’s another thing altogether when you’ve got a rambunctious toddler at your side. We recently made […]

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 […]