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April 2, 2014

9 Reasons to Love Toronto

You’ve imported the maple syrup, binge-watched every season of Degrassi, and copped the latest album by Toronto-born Drake. It doesn’t take a T-Dot native to think up reasons to love Toronto. But what’s an intrepid traveler to do when it’s time to take the passion one step further? What are the coolest things to do […]

December 13, 2013

A Warm Welcome Home: Wedgewood Hotel Review

There’s a reason why the Wedgewood Hotel & Spa in Vancouver has been placed on Conde Naste’s Gold List and named Reader’s Choice  #1 Hotel in Western Canada and Traveler’s Choice Luxury Hotel by Tripadvisor, among other honours. It’s warm welcome, rich rooms and exceptional customer service provided me with a much needed and gentle re-entry to […]

July 1, 2013

Canada, My Love, My Freedom

It’s true. Absence does make the heart grow fonder. At least in this case.  The longer I am away from Canada, the more I love and appreciate the colourful, inclusive, safe and just plain cool country which I call home. Being Canadian grants me so many freedoms; to be me, to travel the world, to […]

March 14, 2013

Oh Canada! 6 Must-Eat Canadian Recipes

One of the most important elements of any trip overseas is being able to indulge in different cuisines from around the world. Whether you are a student seeking out cheap but tasty eats, are on holiday to a new land or a native simply wanting to sample new delights, Canada has a wide variety of […]

June 18, 2012

This is East Van

I soooooo wish I could be at the Interurban Gallery in Vancouver in July to launch this book and see all the great street photography coming out of the This is East Van project.  I’m thankful to be included in the second book and share my love of Vancouver and my Brownie Hawkeye box camera […]

December 27, 2011

My 10 Favourite Street Art Shots

I love street art and thought I would share a few of my favourite pieces discovered at home and in my travels.  In no particular order, here they are! Enjoy! Sao Paulo, Brazil Sao Paulo, Brazil Vancouver, Canada Istanbul, Turkey Taichung, Taiwan Taichung, Taiwan http://www.flickr.com/photos/justjeanette/5120764040/in/photostream Sao Paulo, Brazil Sao Paulo, Brazil Zurich, Switzerland Casa Grande, […]

November 7, 2011

Why You Wish You Were Here (Vancouver in Pictures)

It’s sometimes hard to see the forest for the trees.  In other words, it’s often hard to appreciate your own city when you’ve lived there too long to see it exactly as newcomers and tourists do.  Vancouver is exceptionally beautiful, especially when the sun shines, so in an effort to see my city through the […]

September 5, 2011

Me, My Dad & My Hawkeye ♥

This tried & true Brownie Hawkeye Flash camera was given to me by my Brother who acquired it somehow from our Dad. Dad picked it up in the late 1950’s as a young, Dutch immigrant guy living & farming in Southern Alberta. Seeing that I love this camera so much and tote it around faithfully […]

July 11, 2011

Belated but Blogged: Canada Day in Steveston

Ok it really is July 11th and I’m only blogging about Canada Day just now.  Oops… but it was such a great day that I can’t let it go unblogged about!  My brother and I decide to take our visiting parents to the annual Steveston Salmon Festival on Canada Day.  It was a beautiful day […]

June 17, 2011

Vancouver: Cool Conference City

The last 6 weeks saw me taking in conference after conference after conference here in the beautiful city of Vancouver. Needless to say I met a lot of people and learned a few things along the way. Northern Voice (#nv11) kicked off my conference tour in the lovely, light and linear Life Sciences Centre at […]