places, usa

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… Continue reading Riding the Rails to Los Angeles (Part 1)

Photo by Caitlin Rowe
daily life, photography, vancouver

Springtime in the West End

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

daily life, nova scotia

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… Continue reading review: indochine in halifax

daily life, vancouver

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.… Continue reading international buddhist temple