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Best of Vancouver 2013

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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

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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

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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 […]

February is Heart Month 2012

Comments 44 by Rebecca Bollwitt

February is the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada‘s “Heart Month” and while they emailed me weeks ago, I haven’t been able to compose myself enough to write about the topic until now. Photo credit: eych-you-bee-ee-ahr-tee on Flickr – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool. It’s been exactly a year since my Oma was rushed […]

An Afternoon Drive in Iowa

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It’s become a tradition for John and I to return to his hometown in Iowa to ring in the new year. During our winter visits, we usually do our first photowalk of the year, sliding around the ice-covered streets and crunching through knee-deep snow. Winter 2009-2010 in Iowa When we arrived this time around, we […]