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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For Flight Network: Eat Local in Greater Phoenix – Farm-to-Table Dining in the Valley of the Sun

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When you think of Arizona, lettuce is probably not top of mind. But the state produces almost all of the leafy greens Americans eat during the winter months, as well as a whole host of other crops, from citrus to garlic and everything in between. In the Greater Phoenix area, plenty of restaurants are building a reputation for maximizing local farmers’ bounty. Here are six spots in Phoenix and the East Valley to get a taste of what the area’s farm country has to offer…

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For REW.ca: Five Great Things about Living in… Coal Harbour

With its shimmering high-rises decked out in glass to maximize the stunning views of the water and mountains, Coal Harbour is a unique neighbourhood of high-end condos catering to successful professionals looking for a slice of the good life. Bordered by the financial district, the waterfront and Stanley Park, Coal Harbour is perfectly positioned at the intersection of work and play. It’s not for the budget-conscious, but if you’ve got the money, here are five great reasons to call Coal Harbour home…

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This article also appeared in the Vancouver Courier newspaper.

 

For PAX News West: Bahamas highlights new hotels, niche branding strategy

Representatives from the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism met with travel media in Vancouver yesterday to showcase the many new developments in the archipelago nation.

Grand Bahama and Nassau are “the most popular and populous islands,” said Paul A. Strachan, director, Canada for the Bahamas Tourist Office, but the ministry is working to create more awareness of the Out Islands. That means a new niche marketing strategy, with various islands specializing in deep-sea diving, bird watching or fly fishing, for example…

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For PAX News West: Air New Zealand brings Australia to Vancouver

Vancouverites surfed Australia’s Gold Coast and watched the sun set over Sydney Harbour this weekend, all without getting on a plane. These were two of the 17 immersive experiences at Virtual Australia by Air New Zealand, a first-of-its-kind pop-up virtual reality exhibit presented as part of a three-year partnership between the airline and Tourism Australia…

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For Flight Network: Kauai’s Napali Coast – Get Up Close by Sea, Sky or Sole

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There may be no image of Hawaii’s Garden Isle more iconic than the 27-kilometre stretch of rippling green cliffs along the island’s north shore. Kauai’s Napali Coast is a staple of postcards, travel guides and Instagram feeds everywhere. No visit to the island is complete without at least one look, but you’ll need to think beyond your rental car.

“There’s no road to get there,” said Peggy Sowl of Outfitters Kauai “You can’t see it unless you go out and do something fun.”

Here, we explore three ways to experience this very special place…

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