Category Archives: Writing samples

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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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.