Category Archives: Vancouver

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Although I’m currently based in Amsterdam, a large part of my heart still belongs to Vancouver, Canada, my much-beloved hometown. I return to Vancouver often and continue to write about this great city whenever I can.

My Vancouver travel writing has appeared in Fodor’s guidebooks, the Vancouver Courier, PAX News West, Hitched Magazine, North Shore Living Magazine, YP Dine, and more.

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 REW.ca: Five Great Things about Living in… Oakridge

Oakridge is already a sought-after neighbourhood, with lots of large detached homes for those who can afford them, as well as great transport links and shopping. And soon, with major new retail and residential development plans on the table, it’s about to get even more desirable as a go-to hot spot. Here are five reasons why buying into Oakridge is a good purchase…

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For YP.ca: A culinary journey around the world in Vancouver

With so many Vancouver restaurants serving truly delicious food from all around the world, the city offers foodies the chance to take a global culinary journey without setting foot on a plane. Here, we look at prime spots to tuck into the best of Asia, Europe and North America, no packing required…

Read my list of Vancouver restaurants for outstanding international cuisine at yp.ca.

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 REW.ca/The Vancouver Courier: Five Great Things About Living in… Cambie

Stretching north-south between 16th and 1st Avenues and east-west between Granville and Ontario streets, the MLS-defined Cambie neighbourhood represents a huge chunk of central Vancouver real estate. From bustling Cambie Street to the sprawling Queen Elizabeth Park, this neighbourhood combines the benefits of well-connected city life with the joys of nature and some of the city’s best recreational facilities.

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This article also appeared in The Vancouver Courier

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

At just over five square kilometres in size, White Rock is one of BC’s smallest cities – but it’s big on personality. With a dazzling beach and bustling seaside community lifestyle, this town once known as the home of the Lower Mainland’s “newly wed and nearly dead” has become an attractive home for people of all ages seeking a slice of the waterfront lifestyle just an hour’s drive from Vancouver. Here are five key reasons that White Rock is a great place to live for residents both young and old…

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Article for REW.ca/The Vancouver Courier: Five Great Things About Living in … the West End

With leafy streets, a diverse and friendly population, easy access to the seawall and Stanley Park, and plenty of great restaurants and bars, the West End offers many charms. Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that it was recently named the best neighbourhood in Canada in the 2015 Great Places in Canada contest. Here are just five of the things both the contest jurors and neighbourhood residents love about Vancouver’s own village by the sea…

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This article also appeared in the Vancouver Courier

For YP.ca: Dockside date-night ideas along False Creek

The mini-ferries that dart along False Creek provide the ideal opportunity to embrace coastal life. There’s nothing more charming than bobbing along to your destination with a seal’s-eye view of the city. With the romance factor upped the moment you step aboard, the little boats are a prime way to kick off date night. Hop aboard and head to one of these dockside spots for an arrival that beats rock star parking any day…

Read the rest of my dockside date-night ideas along False Creek at yp.ca.

For YP.ca: Lunch specials in South Granville

Let’s face it: packing lunch is no fun – but neither is blowing your budget on pricy and underwhelming lunches out. Enter these South Granville neighbourhood favourites that’ll trim your lunch budget with specials designed to let you leave your lunchbox at home. With a wide range of cuisines offering flavours from around the world, you’ll never go for a boring sandwich again…

Read the rest of my list of tasty lunch specials in South Granville at yp.ca