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I’ve just finished up a two-week stint covering a staff vacation at, the online arm of Real Estate Weekly, which is the largest real estate market newspaper in the Lower Mainland. Here’s my news writing from last week:

News reporting for

I’m halfway through a two-week stint covering a staff vacation at Here’s  my news reporting from last week:

For Five Great Things About Living in… Whistler

Whistler is a world-famous resort town that draws in 2.7 million visitors per year. But Whistler is more than a haven for tourists – nearly 10,000 lucky individuals call the area home all year long, and there’s plenty to recommend this thriving resort municipality as a permanent home base. Here are just five reasons to consider Whistler as much more than a weekend getaway…

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For Five Great Things About Living in … South Cambie

“South Cambie” can mean different things to different people. As far as the real estate world is concerned, as formalized by the MLS system, South Cambie is the 10-block parcel between West 49th and West 59th Streets, with Ontario and Oak marking the east and west borders.

This neighbourhood may be tiny, but it’s got much to recommend it as a home base. Here are five great reasons to call the area home…

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For PAX News: Crystal Cruises showcases major brand expansion

Customers want different ways to experience the Crystal Cruises style – and the luxury cruise line is undergoing a major brand expansion to satisfy their desires. That’s what Crystal Cruises CEO and president Edie Rodriguez told members of the travel media during a breakfast overview of key company developments during Cruise360 in Vancouver last week…

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For PAX News: Cruise360: Technology, multigenerational travel and the agent’s role

Cruising is booming. That was the message from the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) at Cruise360 in Vancouver last week.

To get a sense of what that bright future has in store, CLIA gathered the presidents of four major cruise lines for a panel discussion on the state of the industry and where things are headed. Christine Duffy of Carnival Cruise Line, Adam Goldstein of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Rick Sasso of MSC Cruises USA and Andy Stuart of Norwegian Cruise Lines sat down with Cindy D’Aoust, CLIA’s president and CEO, to share their thoughts…

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For PAX News: Cruise360 sets sail in Vancouver

Cruise360, the largest cruise industry conference, kicked off in Vancouver this week, welcoming more than 1,200 travel professionals and representatives from 25 cruise lines to a six-day event featuring product and destination workshops, daily training sessions and plenty of ship inspections.

“This week will offer a truly panoramic view of our ever-changing industry,” said Cindy D’Aoust, president and CEO of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), at the event’s opening session…

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For PAX News West: Transat announces unified brand, changes to cruise program

Transat representatives announced big changes for the brand during an intimate lunch at Vancouver’s Seasons in the Park restaurant yesterday, including the retirement of Nolitours as of today.

“It’s very positive news,” said Nicole Bursey, commercial director. “This simplification makes it easier for the traveller and travel agency partners to understand our brand.”…

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