For REW.ca: Five Great Things About Living in… Main Street

It runs through several neighbourhoods between Burrard Inlet and the Fraser River, but can Main Street really be called a neighbourhood of its own? With some of Vancouver’s hottest restaurants and a modern shopping scene that still hearkens back to the street’s history as Vancouver’s Antique Row, many residents think so – and the MLS® system agrees. Search for a home in the Main neighbourhood and you’ll find listings along Main, stretching each side to Ontario and Prince Edward, from 16th Avenue to 49th (anything north of 16th comes under Mount Pleasant East on the MLS®).

Here are five great reasons to love this this hip and happening ‘hood…

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For Flight Network: Four Luxe Travel Musts for a Bucket-List Trip to India

With new direct Air Canada Dreamliner flights from Vancouver to Delhi launching October 20, a direct flight from Toronto available now and Canada’s recent addition to India’s e-visa program, it’s never been easier for Canadians to travel to India. In light of the royal visit to the subcontinent by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge last month, we sat down with Cris David, president of Insight Vacations Canada, to talk about four luxurious Indian travel experiences fit for a prince…

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For PAX News West: WestJet Travel Trade Expo draws 450 agents in Vancouver

WestJet landed in Vancouver for its Travel Trade Expo last week (May 12), bringing 70 outside suppliers and 450 travel agents together for an evening of learning and celebration at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

The expo, now in its second year and attracting twice as many agents as the inaugural edition, replaces multiple events showcasing individual destinations so agents can get all the information they need about the airline and the destinations it serves at one action-packed showcase…

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For PAX News West: California Dreamin’: What’s new in the Golden State

Visit California touched down in Vancouver this week with a massive media delegation of 21 partners representing destinations from across the state.

“Western Canada is a really important market for us,” Jennifer Sweeney, Visit California’s director of public relations, told PAX, noting that the areas share “proximity and affinity” – for example, with a focus on culinary experiences and outdoor activities…

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For PAX News West: Insight celebrates incredible India in Vancouver

“A wealth of beauty. A huge, hectic place of human experience, colours, cultural elements, art, music, food, celebrations and festivals. An assault on the senses.”

That’s how Cris David, president of Insight Vacations Canada, described India to PAX in an interview ahead of the company’s 2016-17 Luxury Gold India program launch in Vancouver last week (April 28)…

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For FlightNetwork.com: One Fine day in Chiang Mai

Founded in 1296, Chiang Mai is the largest city in northern Thailand and the capital of Chiang Mai Province. Straddling the Ping River and surrounded by old city walls, Chiang Mai is a beauty of a city that offers a peaceful alternative to the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. One day is hardly enough to soak up all that Chiang Mai has to offer, but here’s an action-packed single day itinerary to get the highlights…

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For REW.ca: Five Great Things About Living in … Squamish

While locals have always loved this small town, Squamish has long lived in the shadow of its larger neighbours, Whistler and Vancouver. But with plenty of new development underway and a red-hot real estate market, this outdoor enthusiast’s paradise has come into its own as a highly desirable residential destination along the Sea to Sky corridor, especially for young families…

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A freelance travel & lifestyle writer/editor in Vancouver, BC.