Visiting Victoria, BC this Spring, we found that a walk along James Bay is a great way to start the morning. We stayed at the Fairmont Empress Hotel, in a room overlooking the city’s inner harbour. The downtown views are impressive, but it’s also worth turning left when you step out the hotel’s front door … More Let’s Go Crabbing
It’s raining umbrellas on this gorgeous Spring afternoon in Vancouver, and locals and visitors alike are taking notice. Stop by the Canada Line’s Yaletown-Roundhouse Canada Line Station to enjoy this public display.
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In Havana, I stayed at a casas particulare, a private home a couple of blocks off the city’s famous Malecon. While I’d not have wanted to miss sights such as Parque Central, El Capitolio, the gorgeous pastel-coloured buildings flanking Paseo de Marti or any of the other spots that are popular with visitors, staying in a … More Faces of Cuba: Girl at the Window
Just a little tired after a late night flight from Budapest, I began my first full day in Bruges with a walk along the Groenerei Canal. While itineraries are great, I enjoy letting some travel days unfold without any plan other than soaking up the sights. Walking along the canal, one building after another was a … More Keepsakes from Bruges – Jewelry by Blaton
I’ll be visiting London again this Spring, which has me reflecting on last Fall’s stay – and remembering the symmetry of these particular properties on Upper Belgrave Street in Belgravia. Belgravia is named for the Duke of Westminster – or rather, for one of his subsidiary titles -Viscount Belgrave -since the 1800s. This is one neighbourhood … More London Calling: Beautiful Belgravia
You saw in my last post that we continued our New Year’s tradition with a running dip into the cool winter waters of Vancouver’s English Bay. Here, I thought I’d bring you some footage and photos of the wild and woolly antics. The interesting thing is that, on this particular occasion in Vancouver, strangers don’t … More Only in Vancouver: Characters from Our Polar Bear Swim