Visit Fort Langley National Historic Site – Vancouver Area Travel

When I think about the types of places I most like to visit, one that comes to mind is a small village. I’m sure you can picture, it now—one main street with little cafés, restaurants, coffee shops, gift shops, maybe a hardware store, too. The façades are a little older and time-worn, benches line sidewalks, people stroll along—there’s no hustling here. The word idyllic comes to mind. That is exactly how one would describe the village of Fort Langley. After spending time wandering the main … [Read more...]

Salt Spring in the City Vancouver Event Preview

What are you doing this weekend? You don't have to leave Vancouver to visit Salt Spring Island. Crazy, right? On March 27-29, Salt Spring in the City will bring the island’s bohemian lifestyle and fresh finds from its most awesome artisans to Vancouver’s Heritage Hall (15th and Main). From the modern to the rustic, chic to traditional — with over 30 unique brands to discover, there’s something for everyone!  … [Read more...]

3 Things that Make me Feel Lucky

Beyond having the basics—food, shelter and clothing—I feel so lucky to have things in my life take things to the next level. It's so easy to focus on the things that aren't going so well, and maybe dwell on them a bit. When I find myself in a negative state of mind, it really helps to think about the things and people I'm grateful for. It doesn't take long to turn things around when I start thinking about these 3 things (and others: … [Read more...]

The Wellness Show Vancouver 2015

This past weekend, I attended the Wellness Show at the Convention Centre in Vancouver. The show ran from February 13, 14 and 15th. With the amount of workshops going on throughout the day, it was hard for me to decide where to spend my time! Should I learn about overcoming allergies or watch a cooking demo?! #wellness15 @TheWellnessShow — Tazim Damji (@beingtazim) February 15, 2015 Obviously, I chose to attend the "Got Allergies" talk given by Lisa Kilgour at the … [Read more...]

Vancouver Travel for 20-Somethings

Vancouver is well-known for a few different things: its gorgeous natural scenery, and maybe the high cost of living. That last one need not effect travels, though—and there are plenty of free or inexpensive things to do and see in the city. Here are just 20 things to do in Vancouver for 20-somethings (that other age groups will likely also enjoy): … [Read more...]

YVR Foodies Event — Where Vancouver Foodies Come Together

On June 1st, members of Vancouver meetup group YVR Foodies descended upon a foodie paradise. I never would have imagined that a black brick building along Hastings St. would contain an authentic Italian restaurant, catering service and private function room. The Cotto Enoteca Pizzeria served food, and hosted a group of foodies, bloggers and food bloggers. YVR Foodies is the joint venture of Ricky Shetty, Justin Ruscheinski, and Nadeem Ahmad. YVR Foodies has a meetup group page and a Facebook … [Read more...]

The YP App Shows me the Local Essentials: Coffee Shops and Gas Stations

Let's talk way finding. With the lovely weather and a long list of things to do and experience on my summer-fun-list, my sweet station wagon is going to be getting a lot more use soon. Okay, so picture this: I'm out driving around, enjoying the sunshine and beautiful views. I want to keep going—on a drive that may include stopping by some local malls or shopping areas—but I need a coffee pronto! What's a girl to do? Now, I just pull out my iPhone and use the YP App to super-quickly give me … [Read more...]

My GMC Acadia Denali Adventure #ChevyDrive

I love my car, but she doesn't get jealous when I drive other vehicles—so I took the opportunity to check out the new 2014 GMC Acadia Denali. I had a little #ChevyDrive adventure recently. It should be pretty obvious that a vehicle like the GMC Acadia Denali is family-friendly. There's room for 7 people in it! Of course, there are other types of families that don't necessarily have little ones that need to be put in to their car seats and strapped in. How about a group of ladies who want to … [Read more...]

Why the #mSummit Made Me Wish I Were a Mom

The mSummit is all about "reinventing today's savvy working mom." The new working mom has become a powerful group that is challenging traditions and taking on the 'just a mom' label with a revitalized sense of optimism. These hard working women are well educated, savvy, and balancing lifestyle of family and career. -Meghan Simington, founder of the mSummit and the Reinventing M Network Moms sound pretty great, don't they? Of course, only certain workshops were specifically mommy-focused … [Read more...]

Circus Adventures #AdventuresWithTazim

Isn't it every kid's dream to run away and join the circus and have circus adventures? Okay, I might have just stepped back to the last century there for a minute.  But seriously, weren't you totally mesmerized by the acrobatics, animal tricks and excitement when you went to the circus? I know I was - and still am. My mom and I went to a performance of Cirque du Soleil over the summer when I was in Calgary on an impromptu visit. I was really excited to feel like I was part of the performance, … [Read more...]