Archive for the category "personal"

Girls Winter Getaway in Whistler


Thursday, December 12th, 2013 — 11:16am PDT
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The advantage of living in Vancouver, a beautifully vibrant city on its own, is that it’s so close to so many fantastic getaway options. A weekend in the Fraser Valley, on Vancouver Island, across the border, or up the Sea to Sky is rarely out of the question in any season. For that reason, I […]

A Different Kind of Tigh-Na-Mara Getaway


Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 — 1:29pm PDT
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“We should do this when your parents visit,” is a phrase that I’ve said to John for the last six years, which is the amount of time it’s been since his mother and father traveled to Vancouver from Iowa. My in-laws are incredible people who just happened to be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this […]

Best of Vancouver 2013


Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 — 9:56am PDT
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The Georgia Straight has released their 18th annual Best of Vancouver survey results and I am very honoured to be included among the list again this year. Voted #1 Best Local Blog (tie with Vancouver is Awesome) Voted #1 Best Local Twitterer (4th year in a row) The Straight’s Best of Vancouver issue is always […]

Maquoketa Caves State Park Iowa


Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 — 2:50pm PDT
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Rolling green prairie, lightning bugs, the smell of sweet corn, the rumble of a farm vehicle going down main street. These are the sights and sounds of our summers in Iowa when we head back to John’s hometown and hang out with his family for a few weeks. While we usually get some work done […]

Snow Day


Thursday, December 20th, 2012 — 8:44am PDT
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A perfect storm of MidWest blizzards, record YVR snowfall, delayed connections, airport sprints, and a pilot’s illness has left us stranded in Denver while we try to get back to John‘s hometown in Iowa for Christmas. As such, I didn’t anticipate having two straight days of travel and I haven’t been able to put today’s […]

Movie Night at the Nat: Field of Dreams


Thursday, August 9th, 2012 — 12:23pm PDT
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Free outdoor movie nights have become a Vancouver summertime staple in recent years. Dirty Dancing in Yaletown, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in Stanley Park, but none is more fitting than Field of Dreams at Nat Bailey Stadium. What: Movie Night at the Nat outdoor movie night presented by the Vancouver Canadians Where: Nat Bailey Stadium […]