Archive of posts tagged "staycation"
I got my bag out from the closet and laid my clothes next to it. Sundress, bathing suit, sandals, floppy hat, sunglasses. I paused for a moment to review my selections, which all reminded me of our last tropical vacation. The fact that I could pack these items, which instantly make me at ease thinking […]
“Meet me at the YVR Canada Line Station,” I requested of John on his birthday. “But we’re not going anywhere and no one is visiting us.” I’m sure he was perplexed. On a Friday afternoon he hopped on transit from Downtown Vancouver to the airport where I was waiting by artist Susan Point’s Cedar Connection […]
Mountains to meadows, waterfalls to farm-gate shopping, there’s so much to explore and enjoy right here in the Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley area. Staying local for leisure and vacation time has its benefits, on top of discovering and experiencing your own backyard. Photo by John Bollwitt A recent TD survey found that for Canadian […]
It was no problem at all for me to find Burnaby’s tallest building the other day, when I set out on foot to visit Element Vancouver Metrotown. The recently opened LEED certified Sovereign building is balanced on the corner of Kingsway and Willingdon, overlooking the activity of Metrotown, the tranquility of Central Park, with a […]
Ending a busy work week with sparkling wine, a view of twinkling city lights, and a multi-course meal at a three-star Michelin chef’s restaurant sounds like a dream but it was a much-enjoyed reality a few weeks ago when John and I spent the night at the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver. Always up for a quick […]