Vancouver Travel for 20-Somethings

Top 20 things to do in Vancouver

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

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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

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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

2014 GMC Acadia Denali

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

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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

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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...]

Top Places to Visit in Vancouver this Fall

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Tourists typically come out to Vancouver during the summer months because the weather is pretty much guaranteed to be beautiful. Days at the beach or in the mountains/parks followed by some shopping and dining in one of Vancouver's many lively districts is pretty typical. Many people may not think to come to Vancouver in fall, though.  Vancouver is truly beautiful in fall, and the weather stays pleasant in to mid-October. Cooler temperatures and fewer crowds are just a few reasons why I think … [Read more...]

Brittania Mine Museum: Vancouver Excursions

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I'd driven past it many times before, not sure exactly what the giant structure jutting out from the side of the mountain was. Upon closer inspection, I realized that it was a a mine - no longer operational - turned in to a museum. Most people who drive the Sea-to-Sky Highway north from Vancouver are heading to Whistler. Greg and I took a trip up to the Britannia Mine Museum on a lovely, sunny afternoon. We spent a good 2 hours exploring the museum and went to Squamish for lunch at our … [Read more...]

Vancouver Crate and Barrel Store Opening — Spring Ready!

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One of my favourite perks about being a blogger in Vancouver, is attending store openings. A long time fan of Crate and Barrel — having spent hours walking around every one I have come across, while travelling in the USA — I was super-excited when I heard of one opening in Vancouver. The wait was finally over, Greg and I got to check out British Columbia's first Crate and Barrel store, last night, before it was open to the general public. The only other Crate and Barrel store that I've been … [Read more...]

Vintage Modern Spring Picks from Urban Barn

vintage modern urban barn spring picks

This young city doesn't have much in the way of old buildings or historical landmarks. The buildings downtown have to fit in with a rigid style, so that the gorgeous mountain and ocean views can be appreciated — basically, it’s all glass. This doesn't mean that Vancouver's residents don't enjoy classic décor, or only like stark interiors. I also love injecting my décor with pieces that look older than they are — vintage-style furniture and accessories. There’s no doubt that Vancouver is fresh … [Read more...]