Tag Archives: vancouver
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 […]

May 5, 2013

All the Things You Never Knew That Barcelona & Vancouver Have in Common

In case you don’t already know, Barcelona is fantastic. As in, Vancouver-fantastic. World-class-city-fantastic. A status often brought on by having hosted the Olympics perhaps. I knew this place was amazing when I stepped off the airplane and into the city via very easy, very modern public transportation. Barcelona was a glimpse of home for me […]

November 28, 2012

The Traveler & The Tattoo

Over the years I’ve contemplated getting a tattoo to mark my love of travel, colour & design. Today I got to wondering how many others have tattooed themselves while on the road. Surely people get tattooed while traveling to ink their adventures & their confidence on their skin.  I wonder if the destination and the […]

July 2, 2012

Free Art from Burnaby Heights

I’m a big, big fan of my North Burnaby neighbourhood, The Heights.  While I’m away from home, I miss my Hastings Street apartment, the friendly people at the nearby shops and restaurants, the Eileen Dailly leisure centre as well as regular chats with my dear, sweet neighbour and long-time Burnaby resident, Maria. I shot this […]

June 24, 2012

Photos 15 & 16 – Free Art

The next 2 photos are a set. Probably only those that live in Vancouver know that these belong together.  The colosseum-like building that takes up one city block in downtown is the beautiful Vancouver Central Library.  Just outside the library you will find this light installation by Vancouver artist, Ron Terada. I am using this […]

June 21, 2012

Photos 13 – Free Art Project

Photo 13 is a surprise photo to remind a former student and friend from Mexico of the beauty of Vancouver! I hope she enjoys the view of False Creek below.  

June 13, 2012

Photo 5 & 6 / 30 – Free Art!

Photo 5/30:  I wasn’t able to post a photo yesterday, so I’m sending a surprise photo by mail to one of my dear friends in Vancouver. Photo 6/30:  Today’s photo for this free artwork project is of an iconic Vancouver building located in East Van, on the edge of the Burrard inlet. I am using […]

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 […]