• Kits Beach Covered in Snow!

    Putting February 2019 behind us: It was the coldest February Vancouverites have encountered in over 80 years, and among our top 10 snowiest months

  • Incredible Isle of Skye

    One visit to the achingly beautiful Isle of Skye is not enough.

  • We’re Seeing Fireworks!

    Here’s a look at Vancouver, Canada’s annual Celebration of Light

  • It’s Raining Umbrellas

    Vancouver, Canada is also known as the “wet coast”. That makes this public art installation all the more fun as we enjoy gorgeous summer weather.

  • Faces of Cuba: Girl at the Window

    Visiting Havana, I stayed in a casa particulare, a private home just two blocks from the Malecón and removed from the tourist bubble.

  • London Calling: Beautiful Belgravia

    London has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to architectural treats, but Belgravia is in a field of its own.

  • Penthouse Living for Visitors to Budapest

    For my first visit to Budapest, known as the “Paris of the East”, I lived like a very pampered local in this two-bedroom penthouse suite.

  • In Bruge: Bicyling by the Belfry

    Visiting Bruges, Belgium, you’ll be struck by three things: the architecture, the many decadent smelling chocolate shops … and the locals’ reliance on bikes for transportation.

  • Fireweed – Along the roadsides of Newfoundland

    I travelled from one end of Canada to the other last summer – from Vancouver to Newfoundland, which is more than 7,000 kilometers/4,380 miles away. Locals told me the “Rock”, as it’s known, doesn’t have much of a gap between winter and summer. Once summer arrives, though, it’s a beautiful sight.

  • Happy Birthday, Canada!

    Oh, Canada! – July 1st is our national holiday, and we have a great deal to celebrate. Here’s a look across the land.

  • Spoil Yourself in Hong Kong

    Visiting Hong Kong at the tail end of a month away from Vancouver, it was time to put away the sunscreen we’d needed in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. The late February weather offered a marked transition from the sunny islands we’d visited, and was much more like home. Staying at the InterContinental Hong Kong was the best choice I could have made for this visit.


While I appreciate clean lines and could soak up art deco all day, I’m particularly drawn to old structures. For information on these and other such images, go to the Categories drop-down menu and select Architecture.


Since travel wasn’t a significant aspect of life until the last 10 years or so, I’m now making up for lost time. If you’re interested in images of British Columbia or Vancouver, which I call home, click on the Vancouver…

Ink 48: Heavenly Views in Hell’s Kitchen

Housed in a former printing press building just a couple of blocks from the Hudson River, Ink 48 is in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen neighbourhood. This property, situated on West 48th at 11th, was constructed in the 1930s and was originally home…


Let the Good Times Roll: My First Visit to New Orleans

I’ve just returned home from my first (and hopefully not last!) visit to New Orleans. I was there to speak at the Summit 2017 conference hosted by IAAP, the International Association of Administrative Professionals. While I was highly focused on delivering…

History Meets Luxury in NYC: The InterContinental Barclay

If you like a bit of history with very comfortable travel, you’ll be interested in our summer stay at the InterContinental Barclay New York, which is one of NYC’s grand old railroad hotels. Click here to see more.  

Room With A View – Postcard from New York

We’ve been back from New York City just over a couple of weeks now and, while I have a number of pics to share with you, that thing called work swallows up much of my days. So, while there’s more…

Are you looking at me?

This is one of a pair of swans who are anything but shy. I’ve visited them a few times lately, and they make their way to the shoreline when I approach – likely hoping for food. I learned, on visiting…

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Swan Lake

Well, not exactly! I caught these early morning images in a pond. This pair of swans were busily feeding. Bottoms up!  

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Let’s Go Crabbing

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…

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