Neighbors to the North – Visiting Toronto

November 10th, 2017

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One of my favorite family vacations as a kid was my first time out of the U.S.  – a trip to Toronto.  It was also one of the first trips that I helped my parents plan, weighing in on what to see and do.  I’ll never forget crossing the border under the Maple Leaf flag, … Continued

Island Escape the perfect remedy for recharging your Soul Hard to believe we are already into the fall swing of things. Now is a good time to recharge with a mini Canadian Island escape to the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Just a quick flight from Vancouver, BC or Seattle, WA. My fiancé and I … Continued

Thank you to USA Today 10best for inviting me to write: “Explore the history of Canada at these 10 fascinating sites. Take a peek into the past” As the world’s second largest country that spans six time zones, borders three oceans and shares the longest undefended border in the world, Canada has much to offer any tourist … Continued

Thank you to USA Today 10best for inviting me to write: “10 of the best places to have an outdoor adventure in Canada. From sports to wildlife, these are experiences of a lifetime” Go on a new journey and explore 10 great outdoor experiences across Canada. From the west to the east, and everything in between, adventures … Continued

Thank you to USA Today 10best for inviting me to write: “Now for something completely different: 10 unique places to see in Canada. These destinations offer something you won’t find elsewhere” Ready for a wild ride? If you turn right at unique, you’ll arrive at these uncommon Canadian attractions. From east to west, there are dinosaurs, … Continued

Thank you to USA Today 10best for inviting to write about 30 amazing adventures in Canada. 15 lists of 10 were combined to create 150 things to see and do in Canada Did you know Canada turns 150 this year?  To help celebrate, we’ve created a list of 150 things to see and do – … Continued

June 2017 NEWS: Finalist at the Award Ceremony I am a finalist in two categories for the Southern California Journalism Awards! The ceremony is June 25 at the Biltmore. I am honored to be included. There were 1200 entries for the 59th annual awards. Thank you to the Los Angeles Press Club for my nominations. I will … Continued

There is deep symbolism in a place where three major highways meet as well as the mighty Fraser and Coquihalla rivers. Hope, British Columbia is known as a top wedding destination, fertile salmon spawning site, historic trading route and so much more. From sidewalks lined with chainsaw carvings to antique cars bumbling down narrow streets, Hope’s culture surprises those … Continued

Ah, Christmas. There’s something romantic in the air, making it the perfect time to show how you really feel; perhaps with a proposal? We’ve put together some of the best places in the world to ask that special someone: “Will you be mine?” New York: “The city that never sleeps.” This could be the perfect place to … Continued

By Jess Marchand Montreal is home to both Anglophones and Francophones, the delightfully queer and the wonderfully straight, both old and new architecture, delicious cheap eats, intricate upscale meals, swanky clubs, laid-back bars, and so much more. If you’ve ever visited Montreal, you know a couple things for certain: They love to party, they love … Continued