Riding the Rails to Los Angeles (Part 1)

Always craving an escape from Vancouver, I recently decided at the very last minute to book a seat on the Coast Starlight and head to Los Angeles for some sunshine and to visit my friend Ben. According to Amtrak, the Coast Starlight route from Seattle to Los Angeles is "widely regarded as one of the most spectacular [...]

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review: indochine in halifax

Recently, I spent a week in Nova Scotia. My time was mostly split between Halifax and my husband's childhood home in Windsor. We had lots of adventures, including a trip to Prince Edward Island and a beautiful family wedding at the Halifax train station. One of our days, however, was dedicated to exploring the sights of [...]

international buddhist temple

This past week, as part of my Visitor Information Counsellor training with Tourism Vancouver, I had the chance to visit one of the Vancouver region's lesser known attractions. The International Buddhist Temple (or Guan-Yin Temple) is located just outside of Vancouver, in Richmond, and is a beautiful temple located on farmland off the Steveston Highway. [...]