Sometimes, your evening walks have a way of surprising you. Sometimes, residents of your neighbourhood contribute magical and heartwarming pieces of themselves to the public space. Sometimes, you can't help but smile (and maybe tear up a little) at the humanity that is found when you least expect it. As I spent time reading through… Continue reading Discovering a Wish Tree
"Entering Malibu, I was overwhelmed by a feeling of nostalgia and long lost sadness, like seeing a home I had left a long time ago and had returned to."
Sharing a cabin weekend away with your best friends is a quintessential Gulf Island experience. Mayne Island has charm, beauty and quiet - perfect for a low-key holiday trip to celebrate the New Year. Note: Mayne Island is accessible from both Vancouver and Victoria via BC Ferries. Trips can take anywhere from 45 minutes to… Continue reading Mayne Island Getaway
I've always loved spending time at local markets, particularly farmers markets full of fresh and local produce. The markets are always a great opportunity to observe locals in a foreign city, and when visiting a market in my own city it is nice to interact with other members of the community. They help to shape and develop… Continue reading West End Farmers Market
Ever since I moved to Vancouver in 2010, I have been happy to call the West End home. This community is vibrant and lively, with a diverse mix of people from all different backgrounds. Not only is the West End home to the Davie Village, which has been the heart of the city's LGBT community for many… Continue reading Springtime in the West End
On my recent trip to New York, my mum and I opted to forgo the hustle and bustle of Midtown for the relative peace and quiet of Greenwich Village. Having been to NYC before, I knew from experience that staying in the tourist 'hot-zone' didn't really connect you to the best of the city. I… Continue reading Meandering through Greenwich
Views from the Empire State Building from my quick trip to New York City in December.
Last year, I spent five months living just north of London from January until May. Last year also seemed to be a particularly cold winter for the southeast of England, and my wussy Pacific Northwest manner could not cope. On one of the coldest days in March, I took the train down to Richmond to meet my… Continue reading Colours + textures of Kew Gardens
Brighton, a photo essay.
When I first arrived in Hatfield, I was truly underwhelmed by the town and its lack of personality. Instead of street markets, there is a shopping mall or a Walmart-like grocery store. Instead of independent coffee shops, there is a Costa. Truly, the town possesses very little that appears to the kind of traveller I… Continue reading market day in st albans